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Sweeter Than Beespit

A Blog of things I've done
I want to do
Or would do if I knew where to begin...

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You want to say Hi to the cute girl on the subway. How will she react? Fortunately, I can tell you with some certainty, because she’s already sending messages to you. Looking out the window, reading a book, working on a computer, arms folded across chest, body away from you = do not disturb. So, y’know, don’t disturb her. Really. Even to say that you like her hair, shoes, or book. A compliment is not always a reason for women to smile and say thank you. You are a threat, remember? You are Schrödinger’s Rapist. Don’t assume that whatever you have to say will win her over with charm or flattery. Believe what she’s signaling, and back off.

If you speak, and she responds in a monosyllabic way without looking at you, she’s saying, “I don’t want to be rude, but please leave me alone.” You don’t know why. It could be “Please leave me alone because I am trying to memorize Beowulf.” It could be “Please leave me alone because you are a scary, scary man with breath like a water buffalo.” It could be “Please leave me alone because I am planning my assassination of a major geopolitical figure and I will have to kill you if you are able to recognize me and blow my cover.”

On the other hand, if she is turned towards you, making eye contact, and she responds in a friendly and talkative manner when you speak to her, you are getting a green light. You can continue the conversation until you start getting signals to back off.

The fourth point: If you fail to respect what women say, you label yourself a problem.

There’s a man with whom I went out on a single date—afternoon coffee, for one hour by the clock—on July 25th. In the two days after the date, he sent me about fifteen e-mails, scolding me for non-responsiveness. I e-mailed him back, saying, “Look, this is a disproportionate response to a single date. You are making me uncomfortable. Do not contact me again.” It is now October 7th. Does he still e-mail?

Yeah. He does. About every two weeks.

This man scores higher on the threat level scale than Man with the Cockroach Tattoos. (Who, after all, is guilty of nothing more than terrifying bad taste.) You see, Mr. E-mail has made it clear that he ignores what I say when he wants something from me. Now, I don’t know if he is an actual rapist, and I sincerely hope he’s not. But he is certainly Schrödinger’s Rapist, and this particular Schrödinger’s Rapist has a probability ratio greater than one in sixty. Because a man who ignores a woman’s NO in a non-sexual setting is more likely to ignore NO in a sexual setting, as well.

So if you speak to a woman who is otherwise occupied, you’re sending a subtle message. It is that your desire to interact trumps her right to be left alone. If you pursue a conversation when she’s tried to cut it off, you send a message. It is that your desire to speak trumps her right to be left alone. And each of those messages indicates that you believe your desires are a legitimate reason to override her rights.

For women, who are watching you very closely to determine how much of a threat you are, this is an important piece of data.

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blue-voids:

1970’s interiors, Verner Panton

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czaplog:

cmov:

the expanding universe

scary

czaplog:

cmov:

the expanding universe

scary

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ceciliajane:

unofficialkaiba:

portmantaur:

there are so many questions. why is this raccoon in someone’s hallway. why is it rolling. why does it stop for a moment to check something and then clearly decide to roll again. what did it find that made it roll to the right instead of the left. why is someone filming all this. why did someone let a raccoon into their house in order o film this. what is that on the floor that the raccoon is rolling away from. why is it rolling away from it. why.



Laugh-crying right now.

ceciliajane:

unofficialkaiba:

portmantaur:

there are so many questions. why is this raccoon in someone’s hallway. why is it rolling. why does it stop for a moment to check something and then clearly decide to roll again. what did it find that made it roll to the right instead of the left. why is someone filming all this. why did someone let a raccoon into their house in order o film this. what is that on the floor that the raccoon is rolling away from. why is it rolling away from it. why.

Laugh-crying right now.

pooryorickdraw:

Astro Boy vs Pluto (can’t find original source of this image)
Really interesting to see Urasawa’s adaptation of Tezuka’s stylized designs, especially the very cartoony humans.

pooryorickdraw:

Astro Boy vs Pluto (can’t find original source of this image)

Really interesting to see Urasawa’s adaptation of Tezuka’s stylized designs, especially the very cartoony humans.

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http://mariecalloway.tumblr.com/post/83022336950/against-any-accusation-of-economism-we-should

mariecalloway:

"Against any accusation of ‘economism’ we should remember that money is capital, i.e. it is the power to command labour. Therefore to reappropriate that money which is the fruit of our labour – of our mothers’ and grandmothers’ labour – means at the same time to undermine capital’s power to…

bastardsinblue:

They were ahead of the game. 2014 punk looks in 1993.

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In order of Appearance: Courtney’s Razors, Shana’s Journal, Exploding Beer, and Andrew’s Dress

Images from the touching and evocative series of people who struggle with Self Harm: I Don’t Know the Names of Flowers by Kristina Knipe

story of my life.

story of my life.

(Source: emilyclocke, via jessabelletails)

theoxfordamerican:

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Eyes on the South: Warren Thompson

With the series Postcards, Florida-based artist Warren Thompson looks at the roadside curiosities throughout the South. His work uses a combination of text and color that forms a distinctly Southern narrative of religion and leisure. Read more….

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the best poster I’ve seen today

the best poster I’ve seen today

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