+10 Common Ignorant Replies Made To Women Who Discuss Experiencing Street Harassment
I recently mentioned a street harassment incident (they occur often, 10-75 times a week for over 20 years now) on Twitter, and I received a plethora of ignorant responses. I realized that these responses are common, so I documented them here.
1) "Gosh, where do YOU…
"There are 40 billion animals every year that are born into suffering; that’s the worst karmic disaster in the history of the world … You can’t save all of them, but by not eating them you can save thousands of them during your lifetime." Russell Simmons (via avianawareness)
I have to admit, I also really dislike the whole implication of ‘It Gets Better’, that LGBTQ kids just have to wait it out until they are adults, and be miserable for now. They don’t want to have to sit in misery and wait for it to get better in 10 years time, they need people in their schools and communities making sure action is taking place to make things better for them right now.
'it gets better' allows adults to sit around and do nothing to help lol
"Be happy for no reason, like a child. If you are happy for a reason, you’re in trouble, because that reason can be taken from you." (via cultivate-solitude)
(Source: weeping-siren, via littlefiggy)
"When someone is unrelentingly critical of you, always finds fault, can never be pleased, and blames you for everything that goes wrong, it is the insidious nature and cumulative effects of the abuse that do the damage. Over time, this type of abuse eats away at your self-confidence and sense of self-worth, undermining any good feelings you have about yourself and about your accomplishments." Beverly Engel, The Emotionally Abusive Relationship: How to Stop Being Abused and How to Stop Abusing (via disabledbyculture)