#tw sexual assault

[TW Sexual Assault]

When I was fifteen, a friend of a friend forced me to suck him off and then forced his fingers into me in a park. When my friend came to find me, he whispered “I would have fucked you, but I don’t have a condom on me, and only sluts with STIs don’t shave their pussies” in my ear.

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[TW Sexual Assault]

I once had a guy tell me it was perfectly acceptable for him to stick his penis in my mouth while I was asleep; after all, my mouth was open…

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[TW Abuse/Sexual Assault]

I once had a guy tell me how to give a blowjob and then asked if I wanted to practice on him. I said ‘no’ and he proceeded to hit me, pin me down on his bed and feel me up as I cried. I was 9 and he was my 12 year old best friend. Our friendship ceased soon after.

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I know this is a parody film(1968) and it explores PORNO tropes but, it was just not well executed and hard to watch. Everyone just wants to fuck Candy and she’s made to be so weak and ditzy she allows it even though she continuously says she’s not ready or not wanting to. This is just some weird straight guy power fantasy film.


A big yikes.

I think one of the things that always gets me in particular is how often “dark” writers say they’re just trying to “explore the topic / themes” whenever theyre criticized for writing absolutely vile things.

And I always want to know what the hell that’s supposed to mean in the context of these fics.

I DO think some dark topics can be explored in a reasonable manor, I obviously know someone who writes a murder mystery novel is not condoning murder. But the way you engage with a topic matters. Yes you can write a murder mystery, but if you exclusively write only graphic, detailed murder scenes and literally nothing else BUT the murder scenes themselves, I’m absolutely going to assume something is just deeply fucking wrong with you.

And I feel like that’s exactly how some of y'all approach this shit.

(tw for the rest of this post for discussing themes of sexual assault, racism, fetishization, abuse)

If you claim to be exploring sexual assault as a dark topic, to understand the themes of it and explore an understanding of it and the mental impact of it – but then exclusively only write violent, graphic sexual assault scenes and literally nothing else, I’m going to assume something is just deeply wrong with you.

You are not “exploring” a topic by writing a graphically disturbing oneshot. You just have a kink for writing noncon and abuse that you’re trying to pass off any responsibility for, and excusing it in the most pretentious way imagineable.

Ihave seen fics address the mental toll of sexual assault, and seen them do it respectfully, without showing graphic detail. Again I’m not against the exploration of these things. But when you’re writing 60k words of intense brutalization and that’s just… it. That’s the entire story. And then you write it again. And again. And again

What exploration are you doing? What themes are you analyzing? What message are you attempting to send? If this truly is an exploration, you have an end goal to it, yes? What would be the point to it all if there wasn’t?

So besides you just… having a completely obvious kink for Din mentally, physically, and sexually abusing the shit out of Luke for no discernable reason other than you think its hot, go ahead and tell me what the purpose of your literary exploration was.

Go ahead and tell me what, in your analysis of the available canon media, led you to these character decisions. Go ahead and explain to me why you would assume these characters would perform these acts and why. Give me your whole reasoning. Give me examples. Cite your sources.

Oh it’s an AU? It doesn’t follow canon? So as someone with even more control over this universe now, explain to me what led you to these decisions as an author. Why you picked these specific characters for these specific scenarios. Do you even have a solid reason? If this truly is just a harmless fictional exploration of a fictional universe, why do you always seem to draw on and enforce such real-world prejudices?

(This is all rhetorical I don’t want to hear your shitty fucking explanations, but I’m encouraging you guys to ask this shit of yourselves. Be cognizant of your decisions and their implications.)

If the grand majority of your writing is based around Latino and Māori men brutalizing, assaulting, torturing, and abusing other characters, you are not fucking “exploring dark themes” in any way. You’re just fucking racist, and completely unaware of the way in which you fetishize characters. Stop making excuses for yourself.

Stop hiding under the guise of being some dark visionary for the Star Wars writing scene. You’re not ‘pushing boundaries.’ You’re just reinforcing harmful stereotypes for the sake of an irresponsibly handled kink.

I do not fucking trust people that grab at dark topics with both hands and claim it’s fine because they’re not condoning it, or they’re just exploring it. I don’t care what you think you’re doing. If your first thought upon consuming new media is about how much you’d like to write the characters grahically sexually assaulting each other and post it on the internet to share, you need to fucking seek help, not praise.

Anyways I’m so incredibly tired of my trauma being used as a casual kink for shitty racist people. 'Dark’ fic writers go choke challenge✌️

My therapist and I agreed it’s easier for me to write my trauma down then it is for me to say it out loud so I’m starting the list tonight.


I wrote myself a note to help me through it.

• Pls don’t delete my caption •

peanut-noodles:

Not to stir the discourse pot further (I totally am) but, to be absolutely astoundingly clear: the problem isn’t with the subject matter but the way it portrays the sequence of events that took place over the course of these last two episodes. Because guess what? You are saying that this show is handling SA better than others in the past, but why are the majority of viewers (at least those reacting on YT) seeing a sexual assault take place and squealing with delight? And while we’re at it, “It was okay with folks before when SA was excused, but now people want to get upset” is generally not a good or helpful argument; it wasn’t ok then, it still isn’t now (society is always playing a catch up game). Nonetheless, there is a large, very apparent disconnect in the way people are understanding what is taking place because the show is making it unclear.

I’ve watched many popular reactors watch episodes 4 and 5, and come away with, “Porsche is in pain because he’s dealing with internalized homophobia,” NOT because he was taken advantage of whilst in a drugged state and unable to give consent with the fullness of his mental faculties. They are coming away with “Porsche is upset because Kinn is just ignoring the fact that ‘they had sex’ and they need to have a heart-to-heart about their feelings,” NOT Kinn brought upon Porsche bodily and psychological harm. People are watching Kinn r*pe a drugged person who to them, only appears to be enjoying himself, with soft piano music in the background, as the score swells while there is heavy erotic breathing, and the folks at home are screeching with excitement that their ship has come to life. Episode 4 absolutely played that scene like it was a climactic, romantic moment so it is no surprise that it is being received as such. Similarly, episode 5 does not do enough to explicitly state: Porsche is struggling with the nature a.k.a. the “how” of what happened to him and not, “woah I had gay sex and now I’m perturbed that maybe I liked it” (although both can be true at the same time except I’m not defining what happened here as sex; there are those who when assaulted are unable to stop their body’s response to stimulation and become confused about why they orgasmed, if they experienced pleasure, etc, etc. However, the show has not explicitly stated which is the case for the character in question).

The fact of the matter is: if audiences are having such opposite responses to what took place, then ultimately the show has failed to successfully communicate that a.) what is happening is assault because b). Porsche is unable to give consent and c). this is not okay! Don’t even get me started on the folks who read the novel that are saying, “well in the book it is way worse”, or “you have to understand this is the mafia we’re dealing with, they don’t care about consent. we’re lucky Kinn even gives a shit.” At the end of the day, this is a couple whose basis for their relationship is rooted in sexual assault and because we know that they will go on to be together, I’m just supposed to be cool with that? Plus the whole, “I can do whatever I want to you”…is that sexy to you? Being treated like property? Again, the problem is not that violence has been introduced into my precious bls, it is that the violence that has taken place has been covered in a shiny candy coating that we’re not going to comment on.

ah-bright-wings:

“When she was helpless in the power of sleep
and even her serpent-hair was slumber-bound,
I struck—”

——

“She was once most beautiful, and the jealous aspiration of many suitors … They say that Neptune, lord of the seas, violated her in the temple of Minerva. Jupiter’s daughter turned away, and hid her chaste eyes behind her aegis. So that it might not go unpunished, she changed the Gorgon’s hair to foul snakes.”

-Ovid, Metamorphoses

adri-le-chat:

Why do people think that because you are a hellenic pagan, they have a right to dm you about r*pe and sexual assault in Greek mythos? Like maybe I really don’t want to have in depth discussions about sexual assault in Greek mythology. And I don’t just say this as a sexual assault survivor, you really shouldn’t be randomly dming people about that??? That’s not normal??? Or kind?!

Like hey maybe I don’t want to discuss that, thanks, especially if you’re an adult :/

Precisely. To add onto that, just because someone may or may not worship a certain god with r*pe and/or sexual assault in certain versions of their myths does not mean that they have to explain their reasoning to you, or how they view the myths. It is inappropriate and invasive of their privacy to assume that a) you can DM a minor/stranger about such topics and b) they owe you an explaination because of their god. Stop being entitled.

mitskiswift:

this johnny depp vs amber heard trial has shown me that a lot of self-proclaimed feminists who champion britney & monica would fall for the tabloid propaganda against them in a second

what feels especially insidious about this situation is how depp’s team have used the “woke” terminology to mask what’s actually going on.

i just keep going back to johnny’s team hiring a quack doctor who diagnosed amber with serious personality disorders, and called her “histrionic” after talking to her for a day. and argued that because amber was obviously hysteric, she couldn’t have been abused.

that is the most regressive, salem era shit. that is the kind of stuff that happened to britney. women being deemed as crazy, and therefore not victims. but because it’s been cloaked in “women can be abusers too!” it’s woke. (obviously women CAN be abusers. amber isn’t.)

and that’s all it takes. that is literally all it takes to make thousands of feminists wish death upon amber and turn her assault into a joke. y’all are not immune to propaganda.

matthewtkachuk:

i know this doesn’t need to be said, but just a gentle reminder that you don’t owe anyone anything - esp not today, you don’t owe anyone a post or a reblog about the report that was released today regarding the blackhawks

internet culture and tumblr in particular is very much “if you’re not talking about the thing that must mean you support it!!” and that’s just not the case

if today is triggering for you (as it is for me) you have no obligation to post anything or even be online today

please put yourselves and your mental health and peace first today and every day

love y’all ❤️

i hate that the message of this post is so relevant again, but please please my loves take care of yourselves and dont engage in discourse that will be harmful or triggering to you

when i and many survivors say that ”silence is complicity” it’s never about survivors or victims protecting their mental health and their peace - that declaration is directed towards the aggressors, the abusers, the administration, the bystanders, the ones who were told about it in locker rooms, every single person who knew and didnt do a damn thing about it

i love you, stay safe, stay healthy, put yourselves first and my dms are always always open

matthewtkachuk:

i know this doesn’t need to be said, but just a gentle reminder that you don’t owe anyone anything - esp not today, you don’t owe anyone a post or a reblog about the report that was released today regarding the blackhawks

internet culture and tumblr in particular is very much “if you’re not talking about the thing that must mean you support it!!” and that’s just not the case

if today is triggering for you (as it is for me) you have no obligation to post anything or even be online today

please put yourselves and your mental health and peace first today and every day

love y’all ❤️

i hate that the message of this post is so relevant again, but please please my loves take care of yourselves and dont engage in discourse that will be harmful or triggering to you

when i and many survivors say that ”silence is complicity” it’s never about survivors or victims protecting their mental health and their peace - that declaration is directed towards the aggressors, the abusers, the administration, the bystanders, the ones who were told about it in locker rooms, every single person who knew and didnt do a damn thing about it

i love you, stay safe, stay healthy, put yourselves first and my dms are always always open

rohie:

people really need to stop touching megan thee stallion inappropriately like slapping her ass while she’s performing, grabbing her boobs… that is not hot girl behavior that’s asssault on a black woman who’s body y’all see as public domain…bye

minafi:

Hey, genuine question, why does everyone hate Gaud? I see the name getting brought up so often, but I can’t seem to find the original controversy.

Thanks!

Alright, general conclusions I have come to after some research/thinking:

-Yes Guad has done/said some HIGHLY questionable things (eg. dropping the N word (hard ER) in a quote), not age restricting their NFSW discord channel, dodging very simple questions about their past behaviour

-I have zero clue why the crayon incident is even remotely a problem

-If your callout post includes the claim ‘Guard thinks *EXUAL *SSAULT is FUNNY’ and the only evidence linked is a youtube poop of some anime dude getting ass-blasted by a corn cob, I am going to take the rest of your post with a HEAVY dose of skepticism

harpnotes-joy:

justfandomwritings:

TW: SA

The biggest problem with Amber Heard Stans that we really haven’t addressed in enough detail is their blatant sexism and their fetishizing of abuse.

When women defend Johnny Depp they simply must be doing it because they like him, they can’t possibly be capable of an independent thought; they can’t possibly have looked at the evidence and come to a conclusion based on facts. They simply must be huge Pirates fans who wish he’d make another movie.

When men defend Johnny Depp it’s because they simply must be in the boys club. They must hate all women. They must be abusive. They couldn’t possibly be forming an opinion based on facts; it must be absolute sexist hatred. They couldn’t possibly be victims of DV themselves. They couldn’t possibly be advocating for Johnny to protect the survivors in their own lives.

The worst is being an SA/DV survivor defending Johnny Depp. Because again, there’s no way we looked at the facts. And because we couldn’t possibly be defending him because we know how it feels to not be believed or because we relate to the physical and emotional pain of what he went through. We couldn’t possibly be defending Johnny Depp because we know what it’s like… There’s no way that I spent hours curled up in a corner crying after I saw that video of him and Dakota Johnson.

No, it’s none of that. I simply must have the hots for him. I must like him and wanna fuck him. I’m an SA survivor defending Johnny Depp so I must be a hoe. That’s what Amber Heard Stan’s think. That I was asking for it. That I am asking for it.

What happens when non-binary people defend him?

considering most of her supporters are radfems i highly doubt they’ll even acknowledge the existence of non binary people

kaijukian:

kaijukian:

candythemew:

whisperinghallwaysofmirrors:

Attention to all The Dark Crystal Discord servers or other Jim Henson-related Discord servers

There is a Discord user active named Vagabond who is a sexual abuser. He has admitted in different DM’s (albeit in not directly) he sexually abused a freshman when he was a senior and also has a restraining order against him. He specifically targets young women around the age of 16-24 and has harassed several members. He may deny all accussations and try to shift himself in the victim-role when questioned but do not believe him. We can send evidence if needed, but if he has joined your Dark Crystal server immediately ban him and block him! Cease all contact immediately!

He’s a good manipulator who knows what tactics he’s using. Upon first meeting me and finding out i freshly turned 19 (himself claiming to be 20) he gave me a gift card and immediately wanted to meet up with me. At the moment I thought he was just being friendly, I never used the card. He would talk about his ex a lot to me in DMs and talk about how I reminded him of her. A red flag. I was later warned by Whispers and KaijuKian that he was attempting to isolate me from my other friends. He asked me if I was uncomfortable multiple times in their presence and later, would subtly threaten my friends behind my back. Especially my good friend @kaijukian who he thought was my boyfriend. Sizing him up to see if he was a threat or not. Which is frankly hilarious because Elias and I are strictly just friends.

One more thing to know about is that this man is an art theif. He took a lot of my uncolored sketches without asking me first telling me that he would color them for me and hang them on his wall. Specifically calling my UrSu from UrRedesign: “My Vision” Despite the fact that I made this sketch all by myself. And being one of my favorite drawings, really freaked me out that he was taking it without permission.

The most damning piece of evidence for his crimes and bad behavior Iswhen we confronted him directly about it. We were willing to give him a second chance but instead he just blocked us all and left the server. We caught him so he ran away. His tail inbetween his legs.

Although he may seem nice at first, Don’t trust Vagabond. He will try to manipulate and separate you from your friends If you ever meet him, please tread carefully.

More context:

We tried some tactics into getting him to drop his pursuit of our members- I insinuated I was Candy’s boyfriend as seen above (with permission we were all on a call) another member said she just started a relationship and as expected, he responded by trying to guilt trip all of us.

Immediately after these, he began trying to guilt trip our members and was generally being rude about it.


Instead of solving any conflict that came about the server he instead came to DMs saying they were being uncivilized dicks and they should leave… for asking him not to make light of 1) sexual slavery 2)  George Floyd.

Like dude you were here for 3 days and you’re already causing this many problems?? what. 

He tried some isolating tactics, constantly questioning the nature of Candy and my friendship, literally asking her “are they bothering you” and shit around her own friends?? 

Twice he said that it was “a shame the server is dominated by the LGBTQ” 

Aaaaand then we found out he “almost” went to court for sexual assault allegations :/

some screenshots:

Look im Gay as fuck but openly admitting you were trying to break up what you thought was a couple is so fuckin rude

of course we’ll think different of you cuck 

its a shame my fuckin server got touched by an incel but go off i guess

Sorry for the double reblog but there’s more stuff on this guy and I’d rather share again than just tell people to look in the notes

beroyas:

I think one of the things that always gets me in particular is how often “dark” writers say they’re just trying to “explore the topic / themes” whenever theyre criticized for writing absolutely vile things.

And I always want to know what the hell that’s supposed to mean in the context of these fics.

I DO think some dark topics can be explored in a reasonable manor, I obviously know someone who writes a murder mystery novel is not condoning murder. But the way you engage with a topic matters. Yes you can write a murder mystery, but if you exclusively write only graphic, detailed murder scenes and literally nothing else BUT the murder scenes themselves, I’m absolutely going to assume something is just deeply fucking wrong with you.

And I feel like that’s exactly how some of y'all approach this shit.

(tw for the rest of this post for discussing themes of sexual assault, racism, fetishization, abuse)

Keep reading

02print:

if anyone wants to read the actual tweet from op, go here. theres too many twt accs drawing their own conclusion and connecting their own dots. and fake anonymous accs/impersonating op are popping up every second. pls beware there are mentions of events of sexual assault

terventenko:

mage-propaganda:

terventenko:

femcel-eren:

ohohohohohoohoho:

mage-propaganda:

Loving men is fun and good actually. Men can be soft and wonderful and caring and kind. My boyfriend has actually improved my life and I don’t get why I would feel bad for that. If I see any fellow bisexuals pull the whole “too bad I have my (yuck) boyfriend when I could have a good woman :((“ bs one more time I will scream.

Men are hot, they’re handsome, they’re pretty, they’re wonderful. They’re spectacular, they’re soft, they’re caring, they’re silly, their laughs are like music. Men give some of the warmest hugs, and the best snuggles. This goes for ALL men - yes, even the “fat” man you saw, even the punk guy with the tattoos and piercings, and men of color. Men are WONDERFUL. Men aren’t inherently violent, dangerous, angry animals. Can we please stop vilifying men and men who love men please?

And by the grace of Goddess I will keep villifying men until they all commit 70%

this is so fucking funny because imagine if someone did this for any other privileged/oppressor class. white people, straight people, able-bodied people etc. it’d look ridiculous and everyone would realize immediately that it’s stupid. but because misogyny is so normalized, women aren’t allowed to name their oppressors, and we certainly aren’t allowed to be mean to them

Okay, but Able-bodied, Cis, Straight, etc. people aren’t disbelieved or put down for being abused, raped, etc. by other people. They aren’t being genuinely harmed, nor is anyone trying to genuinely hurt them, for being those things. I haven’t heard a single person legitimately say “love those able-bodied suicide rates”.

Meanwhile, you hear radfems saying this shit, supporting abusers, raping/sexually assaulting trans kids (to turn them female again, speaking from experience here), being apologists for women who have raped/abused/etc. men (or even other women) or have said they would rape their own fucking child if it turned out they were a trans man. Having a whole internet culture go “I legitimately hope you die <33 you should feel ashamed to love men <<3” to the point it’s homophobic and I’ve heard gay men feel ashamed for being gay…like.

These things aren’t comparable because the same damage ain’t happening.

Anyways, I see you using “tra” so I’m also going to assume you’re one of those people who excuse (and secretly support) the rape of transmen (to turn them back!!), abuse of men (know you support that one oof), etc. And it’s gross and also reductive. Believing all men are inherently evil isn’t just harmful to men, it’s harmful to woman dumbass. “Men are inherently evil” is just another “boys will be boys” and men who are gross will use that as an excuse. Congratulations, instead of holding men up to a higher standard and bad men accountable for their actions you’ve played literally every woman! So smart, so wow. /S

radfems don’t support rape. at all. you literally cannot be a radfem if you support rape or any other form of sexual assault. that isn’t a “no true scotsman” moment either, before you say that, because radical feminism is a set of political beliefs that is (among many other things) explicitly anti-SA. that being said, if you have evidence of self-proclaimed radical feminists sexually assaulting or raping anyone, especially minors, PLEASE make a post about it so that those people can be held accountable and kept out of our circles. that’s absolutely disgusting and it won’t be tolerated.

acknowledging that men are an oppressor class and being cautious around them isn’t on par with saying “boys will be boys”. women are not “playing” each other, making excuses, or enabling men by pointing out how shitty they’ve been towards us. you’re drawing on the first rule of misogyny here.

i don’t believe men are born evil. i believe the way they are socialized in a misogynistic society severely impacts the way they see and treat women, that all men benefit from patriarchy, and that women have every right to be wary of them and talk shit about them online. i’ve also never advocated for anyone to go out out their way and abuse men, but if you want to lie about what myself and others like me believe in order to demonize us, i guess i can’t stop you.

I’ve seen jokes against those people, never seen the genuine hate or the vitriol I’ve seen for men. I’m curious about the homophobia that the trans community does, genuinely, how exactly are we homophobic?

As for the rape-apologist and actual sexual assault stuff - you can say that it’s not ideologically supported, but boy is it common. Through this post I’ve gotten rape-threats by radfem anons (when more radfems were responding) and I think that shows you how okay it is to do as long as it’s against one of the “bad ones”. The last thing about raping trans sons came from Lily Cade herself, in one of her rants about lynching trans women.

But, no seriously, how do you want me to prove that these personal experiences happened? I was sexually assaulted 4 years ago, by a radfem who was 30 and wanted to turn me female again. It did not happen over tumblr or Twitter. How do I prove it happened? How do I prove any of the abuse or sexual assault, or rape apologisism, that radfems have thrown towards me or friends personally happened if it didn’t happen over Twitter, or tumblr, or (worse) if it happened irl. Would Twitter screenshots even count, because I have screenshots from radfems who absolutely used demolish me before I got off Twitter for being trans. Would old discord screenshots count, or is there like a date-limit on this stuff?

I mean, just scrolling through the notes you can see radfems 100% support a rise in male suicide rates, is that not enough? What will be enough for you, because in my experience radfems don’t believe what they don’t want to. That is in my personal experience. I’m really glad you’ve never had to personally experience a radfem going up to a trans guy and letting them know that all they’ll need to be normal again is the feeling of another vagina, but sadly that’s a normal experience for trans men.

And yes, saying all men are evil (a common radfem phrase) does act like a “boys will be boys”. Just think about it. “Oh, I’m a man so I’m evil, so of course I abused my wife”. Like. That’s what is going to happen.

These are things that the radfem community is known for, if you haven’t encountered them I’m glad! Genuinely. Because in my experience the radfem community is one of the most disgusting, infantilizing, abuse-apologizing communities I have had the misfortune to encounter. And I’ve had run ins with MRAs (gross).

Lastly; I do not believe women are responsible for what men do. There are some real shitty men out there, I get that. I get that in some parts of the world, weariness against men is needed. I get that there’s nuance here. Feel free to call out shitty men for the things they do; I like knowing who to avoid, and I think all shitty people deserve consequences. But men aren’t responsible for what women do either.

I don’t want to have anymore messages in my inbox telling me that if I were a real man I’d kill myself like one, so I’m going to disengage now. Have a nice day!

tacktrunkstudiesdeclassified:

terfclairenovak:

22v6:

mage-propaganda:

I’m mad enough about seeing that “ew men I hate being bisexual” post on my dash, that you know what? If you can, please reblog this with at least one thing you love about men. It can be anything! Physical, an emotional trait - anything.

I’ll go first: I love men’s smiles. They’re so warm, and pure, and bright. Seeing men smile genuinely makes my day better.

girl you’re so brave ❤️

i love when grown ass men aren’t part of the over a million members of / aren’t lurking r/18_19 and aren’t beating their meat to barely legal still in highschool naked teenage girls

I love when grown ass men only deny, deflect, and drink to deal with their issues with no regard for the girls they fuck up in the process. Fuck men.

Oh no, I’ve known some shitty ass men. Was sexually assaulted by a man too, thought he was my friend. First relationship was me being groomed and abused by an adult as a tween (don’t count that one). My dad abused me emotionally (maybe a bit physically but I’m still unclear on how to define that).

Shit still wasn’t as bad as the women (multiple) who sexually assaulted me, the abuse endured by my mother from her mom, the abuse I faced from my mother, or any of the abuse you assholes are excusing from women that I have experienced, and that I know others close to me have experienced. My father said shitty things to me, he never once said I was a failure who he wished he never loved and would never love from that moment on and insinuated he wished I was never born. You know who did? My mom! Wow! I could go on, and on, an on about shitty ass women I’ve had in my life. Because there are shitty ass women, believe it or not.

I don’t seem to understand how many shitty men there are out there? I think I do actually. I’m not paranoid and thinking all men are secretly evil masterminds out to get me, if that’s the issue. But y’all refuse to acknowledge how many evil women there are, hiding perfectly in plain site, out there. Hell, anytime I respond with personal antidotes or the fact that there are shitty women I never get a response. I only do get a response if it can fit your guy’s propaganda, your whole agenda and lies. Because I know for a fact y’all don’t want to think about the gross, and disgusting, and awful women there are out there because that throws your whole argument out the window.

Because it’s almost like…people can choose to be bad people, and it’s not just a disease that plagues one specific half of the population. Wow! Maybe no one is inherently evil!

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John Mulaney openly platforms and supports transphobia

Guillermo Del Toro signed a petition calling for a child r*pist to be allowed at a film festival

Chris Pratt is one of the top donors to an ultra homophobic/transphobic mega church

Clint Eastwood is a shameless, violent racist

Lin Manuel Miranda and his family openly support and help fund PROMESA, a federal law that allows the united states to forcibly colonize and gentrify puerto rico to this day

I could spend YEARS listing every shitty garbage celebrity and why theyre so awful, meanwhile I could probably count any “unproblematic faves” on one hand.

Is it okay to like the media these people create/star in? Absolutely. The shale of water is my favorite film. I enjoyed guardians of the galaxy. I think spiderverse is one of the greatest animated movies ever made.

BUT LIKING THE THINGS THESE PEOPLE ARE IN DOES NOT MEAN YOU HAVE TO IDOLIZE THEM!!! im not saying this because im mad at folks for doing it, I just want yall to stop building yourself up to be hurt. Because I was like this too, and finding out stuff about my favorite celebrities used to genuinely upset me. But now I know better and I want yall to too. Because you’ll be happier people once you remember that THESE PEOPLE ARE ALL PIECES OF SHIT AND YOU DO NOT NEED TO LOVE THEM TO LOVE ART THAT INCLUDES THEM.

The problem with listening to modern, mens country music. Is that there are instances where you’re just like….you have no idea what being a woman is like. You sing A LOT about girls, but you don’t seem to have thought about how some of those girls would hear your song. Or what you’re saying even MEANS.

This song for example, sounds really good, but the lyrics:

I just wanna turn in early
I don’t want to see where this goes
You’re getting just a little too flirty
You’re getting just a little too close

Said nobody
Said nobody, ever
Said nobody
Said nobody, ever

Don’t come any closer
Don’t give me a kiss
‘Cause I don’t wanna taste your lips

Said nobody
Said nobody, ever

…..pretty sure there are women, not even a small number, who’ve said these exact things, to men, and been ignored. 

I get it, it’s a good time song…but I can’t listen to it without thinking about this, and to me that says that, this song is not for women, it’s just about them.

poeticmoonspirit:

zutarawasrobbed:

Honestly, after the shit Aang pulled at the ember island players, I 100%would’vesupported the episode ending with Aang walking in on Zuko and Katara making out.

Oh straight up, because that shit was nonconsensual and the fact that Aang threw another temper tantrum just pissed me off. I don’t care that he’s 12, the narrative needs to show him actually learning and taking accountability.

I hate the whole “he was 12. He was just a kid” excuse. So what? Katara was also a kid. Hell- I was a kid when I was assaulted. And my assault was way more than an unwanted kiss.

Just because someone is “a kid” doesn’t make their actions any less damaging to the victim. Why is it that when a male forces themselves on someone at a young age it’s “just a mistake?” But when it comes to the female victim it’s always “she should’ve known better?”

I was 13, and it’s almost been a decade since I was attacked, and I’m still trying to move on. I lost my childhood and experiences all girls should have growing up because of him and what he did to me at that same age.

Meanwhile, he’s off accomplishing his ten-year plan as if nothing happened. And that’s because it didn’t- not to him. To him, I’m just collateral damage. It’s not fair. It’s not fair that men like him get away with these things and society lets them because people are conditioned to defend them.

That’s where the excuses of “he was just a kid. You should’ve known better. What were you wearing? Don’t ruin his life, etc.” all come from. “Don’t ruin his life.” What about mine?

This whole scene triggers me because the way the show presents it was “a mistake” and quickly forgotten by the end of the series. I personally would’ve been fine if they kept that in if they showed some form of repercussion to signify that this type of behavior is not okay because this type of messaging is dangerous to children, especially to young girls.

But instead of using that scene- that is recognizable to almost every woman and afab person out there- as a learning opportunity on boundaries, it’s just used as a way to further the “will they won’t they” dynamic.

lifeofroos:

A/N: The Athena & Hephaestus chapter. Tell me what you think, because I can’t be sure. It’s heavy, so be warned. 

AO3-KoFi

Mind and Matter

‘Hephaestus…’ Athena felt her heart skip a beat. The confidence she had had before walking into the workshop faltered. 

Hephaestus froze. She was the last one he had expected to show up to his forge unannounced. ‘Athena?’

The goddess took a deep breath. ‘I need you to tell me about making humanoid automatons.’ 

‘That’s not difficult.’

‘I mean automatons that act and think like a human does, not automatons that look like one.’ 

Hephaestus slowly turned around. Athena sat further away then she used to, back when. ‘You want my opinion?’

‘Why else would I be here, in this dirty, oily workshop?’

‘You used to say it was dusty.’

‘I think it’s oily now.’

He sighed. ‘Why exactly do you want my opinion on this matter?’

‘Because you are the one who will inevitably make a machine like that. The rest of us can theorise what it will be like, but that’s not worth much if we can’t make it. We should work together on this one.’ 

Hephaestus felt cold inside. ‘Perhaps we should.’

Athena nodded as she glanced around the workshop. She’s must be looking for escape routes. The thought didn’t make Hephaestus feel better. ‘I am sure this place used to be a lot cleaner.’

‘A lot cleaner when?’

‘Back when we…’ She stopped. ‘Not important. We are here to talk about automatons.’

‘You are. I think we should start with… defining human behaviour. What sets them apart from automatons in the first place.’

‘Yes, that would be apt.’ Athena was quiet until she realised Hephaestus wouldn’t talk first either. ‘They… ahem. Automatons can be easily taught to move and act and talk like humans. What sets humans apart from them is… their emotions. It’s… it’s a core part of who they are.’

The silence became almost unbearable. Athena had learned the sentences she would say by heart. She hadn’t taken into consideration what it would mean to say those sentences to Hephaestus. 

Hephaestus took a deep breath. ‘Well…’

Um, yeah…’

‘So…’

Athena threw a bolt across the room in a sudden fit of anger. ‘This is impossible.’

‘You look defeated.’

‘Yes, because I have to give in to Artemis that I’ve got two choices: Never see you ever again, or work it out.’

Hephaestus pulled up his shoulders. ‘Dionysus said something similair. But I don’t know where to start, Athena. I don’t understand what happened.’

Athena looked at her hands. ‘What happened is that we were friends, and suddenly you wanted to be more than that and I didn’t, and then…’ she shrugged and shook her hair. ‘Then nothing.’

‘I get it.’ Athena cringed. They used to always get each other, back when. Up until the incident. ‘Someone… someone told me you did want more.’

‘Who?’

‘Someone. They told me you did like me that way…’

‘They told you I was in love with you.’ 

‘…they told me that you were in love with me. After a few times, I was tempted to believe them. I think I knew, deep down, that you didn’t, but I never trusted my own feelings. When it turned out you weren’t in love with me, I was… so ashamed, Athena, and with good reason.’

‘Why are you not saying the name of the person who told you all that?’

‘I…’

‘Is it to protect them? Why would you do that?’

Hephaestus slowly shook his head. ‘Too much shame.’ 

Athena bit the inside of her cheek. ‘When it happened, I felt…’ She hesitated. 

‘Throw it out.’

‘I felt gross and betrayed. I thought we could make things together, beautiful things, without having love involved. And then…’ She sighed. ‘Yet, that you were lied to…’ She stared at her lap. He should have been less insecure, she thought to herself. Look at the mess we’re in now. ‘Sorry.’

 ‘Don’t. It… I already knew it. And it’s true.’

‘Doesn’t mean it doesn’t hurt.’

‘No, but…’ Hephaestus felt the tears burning behind his eyes. ‘It is just that it makes sense that you feel that way after what I did.’

Athena half-snickered, half-sobbed. ‘You really understand.’ She wiped her eyes.

‘How do we recover now?’

‘I thought I already did.’ Athena swallowed. ‘That’s why I said I would go here. I wanted to prove I could do it.’

When she looked up at Hephaestus, she gasped. ‘I am hurting you.’

Hephaestus stared at the silver on his anvil. ‘Maybe that’s not bad. Dionysus says that feelings need to be a mess in order to make sense of them. Like with cleaning a workshop. You need to make more of a mess to see everything you’ve got. Then you can detangle and sort it all.’

Athena shrugged. ‘I didn’t want to have those feelings. It’s not wise to carry grudges.’

‘Emotions don’t care about wisdom. Or logic.’ 

‘We can deal with them wisely.’

Hephaestus nodded. ‘Perhaps it’s time to do that. I… I am sorry, Athena. Sorry for what I did and sorry for making such a mess of your mind.’ 

‘I accept your apologies. Perhaps…’ she swallowed. ‘You know, I always hoped we could work together again, but I know it would never be the same. It won’t be like back when.’

‘No.’

‘No.’  They were quiet for a little while.

‘We didn’t even get to talk about automatons.’

‘We did get to talk about emotions though. I think I understand those better now.’ 

Hephaestus nodded. ‘Perhaps feelings are too advanced for any Automaton to have.’

‘I am almost sure of it.’ Athena felt like it had been enough. She stood up. ‘I’ll come back. We need to talk again.’

Hephaestus quietly nodded. 

‘Is there something?’

‘It was Poseidon, Athena.’ 

Athena felt a cold knot in her stomach. ‘That… that…’ 

‘I am so…’

‘Don’t. He made us both victims. He used you to get at me and as such destroyed our friendship.’ She slowly shook her head. ‘I… I need to think.’

‘Bye… goodbye.’

While she stepped outside, it felt like a weight was lifted off of Athena’s shoulders. She chuckled. But what did it mean? She didn’t know. She needed rest. 

A/N: I haven’t written about Athena like this often. She always feels like a bit of an automaton. It was interesting, because of course she would have feelings under the tough attitude. It probably takes a lot to make her lose her cool, because with wisdom you can always find the right solution, but that doesn’t mean it can’t happen. Some feelings and events just don’t care for all your wisdom, or it’s wiser to let the feelings flow out. 

No hard feelings to the old Pos but in this story he is kind of a total jerk. This is going to lead to me explaining my interpretation of old Pos isn’t it-

This was incredibly difficult to write. I didn’t name the incident that created the first king of Athens, because that would create implications I didn’t know how to deal with. I still don’t know if this was written good enough. I might return to the Athena & Hephaestus friendship, mostly because it turned out way heavier than I intended. It also felt like I couldn’t make it better, the words wouldn’t change anymore. 

ilikepipecleanerswitheyes:

aaron taylor johnsonandcharlie heaton were both groomed by older, more powerful women when they were new to the industry. terry crews spoke of being sexually harassed by an executive. brendan fraser was sexually assaulted and the experience was so horrible for him that it spiraled him into a depression, affecting his career. his assaulter never faced charges. the kevin spacey trial is coming up where he is being charged for sexual assault.

if you GENUINELY care for male victims, at least famous ones, you’d make some noise about these cases. however, these past few months, i have hardly seen a bolstering of these cases. instead i see a campaign of inappropriate memes and edits being made. is that your way to show you “care about male victims” lmao?? by making a mockery of a case discussing dv topics?? i think people like to hide behind the guise of caring about male victims when it’s really just an excuse to engage in inappropriate, obscene behaviors.

leatherwhiskeycoffeeplaid:

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