- Me: Ooh, those DNA bracelets that EvolveFish was selling are really nice. I should get one. I want something pretty for my wrist.
- Random Dude: Well, you could hug me! Then you would have something pretty in your arms for a little bit. [Note: he was wearing a "Hug Me, I'm an Atheist" shirt]
- Me: Hm, I really wanted something pretty for my *wrists*, though. It would take a while to cure your hide and contract it down to bracelet size...
- Random Dude: *slowly backs away*
— SONG Co-Director Caitlin Breedlove (via moyazb)
ajaya-eve-eden-evening asked: Why shouldn't a woman be asked to smile? This is a very real question. Does it come off as diminutive? Granted I'd rather make a woman genuinely smile, as opposed to asking for something free. However, I still wonder what this movement is about? "Stop telling women to smile," "I'm no wifey." It's feeling like a serious disconnect between women & men. I think that is the end of the world...women and men stop interacting all together.
Seriously tho. Why *should* she be asked to smile?
Asking a woman to smile is to make her more approachable. It’s to make you feel more comfortable - not her. I, personally, have zero fucks to give about being approachable to strange men on the street.
Women are not here to entertain and please random folks. Asking me to smile is akin to asking me to jump. Um. For what?
There’s this weird responsibility placed on women to be happy and lady-like and pleasant all of the time. It rids us of being able to express our own range of human emotions.
No one is asking for men and women to not interact with each other. That’s silly. This project is asking for women to be interacted with as if they have agency over their own bodies.
Anxiety is wanting to ask your partner a million questions as to why they’re with you, why they say they care about you, and so on.
Depression is not thinking you’re worth enough to even ask those questions, let alone be with them.
and having both of them is the definition of hell
My life problems
Ugh. This is fucked. Not only did they kill someone for kicks but she apparently posed as a sex worker to do so. Because of course guys who patronize escorts deserve to be killed.