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He waited until the train was in motion to make his move—a true sign of someone who knows how to make the environment work to their advantage. Then he leaned forward. “Hi.” “How you doing?” “What are you reading?” “What’s your name?” “I really like your hair.” “That’s a really nice skirt.” “You must work out.”

It was painful to watch. She clearly wanted nothing to do with him, and he clearly wasn’t going to take the hint. Her rebukes got firmer. “I’d like to read my book.” And he pulled out the social pressure. “Hey, I’m just asking you a question. You don’t have to be so rude.” She started to look around for outs. Her head swiveled from one exit to another.

The thing was, I had already heard this story, many many times. I knew how it would play out. I knew all the tropes. I probably could have quoted the lines before they said them. I wanted a new narrative. Time to mix it up.

So I moved seats until I was sitting behind him. I leaned forward with my head on the back of his seat.

"Hi," I said with a little smile.

He looked at me like I was a little crazy—which isn’t exactly untrue—and turned back to her.

"How are you doing?" I asked.

"I’m fine," he said flatly without ever looking back.

"I really like your hair," I said. “It looks soft."

That’s about when it got…..weird.

He sort of half turned and glared back me, and I could tell I was pissing him off. His eyes told me to back the hell away, and his lips were pressed together tightly enough to drain the color from them completely.

But no good story ever ends with the conflict just defusing. He started to turn back to her.

"Wait, don’t be like that," I said. “Lemmie just ask you one question…"

"What!" he said in that you-have-clearly-gone-too-far voice that is part of the freshmen year finals at the school of machismo.

And I’m not exactly a hundred percent sure why I didn’t call it a day at that point, but…..maybe I just love turning the screw to see what happens. I gave him the bedroomy-est eyes I could muster. “What’s your name?”

Right now I’m sitting here typing out this story, and I’m still not entirely sure why I’m not nursing a fat lip or a black eye. Because that obviously made him so mad that I still am not sure why it didn’t come to blows. There are cliches about eyes flaring and rage behind someones eyes and shit like that that are so overdone. But it really does look like that. When someone gets violent, their eyes just kind of “pop” with intention—pupils dilate, eyelids widen. And his did. Even sitting down he was clearly bigger than me and I was pretty sure he was kind of muscular too, so at that moment I was figuring I was probably going to need an ice pack and sympathy sex from my girlfriend by day’s end.

"DUDE," he shouted. “I’M NOT GAY."

That’s when I dropped the bedroom eyes and switched to a normal voice. “Oh well I could see not being interested didn’t matter to you when you were hitting on her, so I just thought that’s how you rolled.”

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Writing About Writing (And Occasionally Some Writing): Changing The Creepy Guy Narrative (via veruca-assault)

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littlemenmcleod:

What Tree Did You Fall From?
Dec 23 to Jan 01 —- Apple TreeJan 01 to Jan 11 —- Fir TreeJan 12 to Jan 24 —- Elm TreeJan 25 to Feb 03 — Cypress TreeFeb 04 to Feb 08 — Poplar TreeFeb 09 to Feb 18 — Cedar TreeFeb 19 to Feb 28 — Pine TreeMar 01 to Mar 10 — Weeping Willow TreeMar 11 to Mar 20 — Lime TreeMar 21 (only) ——— Oak TreeMar 22 to Mar 31 — Hazelnut TreeApr 01 to Apr 10 —- Rowan TreeApr 11 to Apr 20 —- Maple TreeApr 21 to Apr 30 —- Walnut TreeMay 01 to May 14 - Poplar TreeMay 15 to May 24 - Chestnut TreeMay 25 to Jun 03 — Ash TreeJun 04 to Jun 13 —- Hornbeam TreeJun 14 to Jun 23 —- Fig TreeJun 24 (only) ———— Birch TreeJun 25 to Jul 04 —— Apple TreeJul 05 to Jul 14 ——- Fir TreeJul 15 to Jul 25 ——- Elm TreeJul 26 to Aug 04 —- Cypress TreeAug 05 to Aug 13 — Poplar TreeAug 14 to Aug 23 — Cedar TreeAug 24 to Sep 02 — Pine TreeSep 03 to Sep 12 — Weeping Willow TreeSep 13 to Sep 22 — Lime TreeSep 23 (only) ——— Olive TreeSep 24 to Oct 03 —- Hazelnut TreeOct 04 to Oct 13 —— Rowan TreeOct 14 to Oct 23 —— Maple TreeOct 24 to Nov 11 — Walnut TreeNov 12 to Nov 21 — Chestnut TreeNov 22 to Dec 01 — Ash TreeDec 02 to Dec 11 — Hornbeam TreeDec 12 to Dec 21 — Fig TreeDec 22 (only) ——— Beech TreeDec 23 to Dec 31 — Apple Tree
NOW FIND YOUR TREE(Listed in alphabetical order)Apple Tree (Love) — quiet and shy at times, lots of charm,appeal, and attraction, pleasant attitude, flirtatious smile,adventurous, sensitive, loyal in love, wants to love and be loved,faithful and tender partner, very generous, many talents, loveschildren, needs affectionate partner.Ash Tree (Ambition) — extremely attractive, vivacious,impulsive, demanding, does not care for criticism, ambitious,intelligent, talented, likes to play with fate, can be very egotistic,reliable, restless lover, sometimes money rules over the heart,demands attention, needs love and much emotional support.Beech Tree (Creative) — has good taste, concerned about itslooks, materialistic, good organization of life and career,economical, good leader, takes no unnecessary risks, reasonable,splendid lifetime companion, keen on keeping fit (diets, sports,etc.).Birch Tree (Inspirational) — vivacious, attractive, elegant,friendly, unpretentious, modest, does not like anything in excess,abhors the vulgar, loves life in nature and in calm, not verypassionate, full of imagination, little ambition, creates a calm andcontent atmosphere.Cedar Tree (Confident) — of rare strength, knows how to adapt,likes unexpected presents, of good health, not in the least shy,tends to look down on others, self-confident, a great speaker,determined, often impatient, likes to impress others, has many talents,industrious, healthy optimism, waits for the one true love, able tomake quick decisions.Chestnut Tree (Honest) — of unusual stature, impressive,well-developed sense of justice, fun to be around, a planner, borndiplomat, can be irritated easily, sensitive of others feelings,hard worker, sometimes acts superior, feels misunderstood at times,fiercely family oriented, very loyal in love, physically fit.Cypress Tree (Faithfulness) — strong, muscular, adaptable,
takes what life has to give but doesn’t necessarily like it, strives to becontent, optimistic, wants to be financially independent, wants loveand affection, hates loneliness, passionate lover which cannot besatisfied, faithful, quick-tempered at times, can be unruly andcareless, loves to gain knowledge, needs to! be needed.Elm Tree (Noble-minded) — pleasant shape, tasteful clothes,modest demands, tends not to forgive mistakes, cheerful, likes tolead but not to obey, honest and faithful partner, likes making decisionsfor others, noble-minded, generous, good sense of humor, practical.Fig Tree (Sensibility) — very strong minded, a bit self-willed,honest, loyal, independent, hates contradiction or arguments, loveslife and friends, enjoys children and animals, a social butterfly,great sense of humor, likes idleness and laziness after longdemanding hours at work, has artistic talent and great intelligence.Fir tree (Mysterious) — extraordinary taste, handles stresspoorly, loves anything beautiful, can become depressed at times,stubborn, tends to care for those close to them as well as helpingstrangers, rather modest, hard worker, talented, unselfish, fewsexual relationships, many friends, doesn’t want foes,! very reliable.Hazelnut Tree (Extraordinary) — charming, sense of humor, verydemanding but can also be very understanding, knows how to make alasting impression, active fighter for social causes and politics,popular, quite moody, sexually oriented, honest, a perfectionist,has a precise sense of judgment and expects complete fairness.Hornbeam Tree (Good Taste) — of cool beauty, cares for itslooks and condition, good taste, is not egoistic, makes life ascomfortable as possible, leads a reasonable and disciplined life,looks for kindness and acknowledgment in an emotional partner,dreams of unusual lovers, is seldom happy with its feelings,mistrusts most people, is never sure of its decisions,very conscientious.Lime Tree (Doubt) - intelligent, hard working, accepts what lifedishes out, but not before trying to change bad circumstances intogood ones, hates fighting and stress, enjoys getaway vacations, mayappear tough, but is actually soft and relenting, always willing to
make sacrifices for family and friends, has many talents but notalways enough time to use them, can become a complainer, greatleadership qualities, is jealous at times but extremely loyal.Maple Tree (Independence of Mind) — no ordinary person, full ofimagination and originality, shy and reserved, ambitious, proud,self-confident, hungers for new experiences, sometimes nervous, hasmany complexities, good memory, learns easily, complicated lovelife, wants to impress.Oak Tree (Brave) — robust nature, courageous, strong,unrelenting, independent, sensible, does not like change,keeps its feet on the ground, person of action.Olive Tree (Wisdom) — loves sun, warmth and kind feelings,reasonable, balanced, avoids aggression and violence, tolerant,cheerful, calm, well-developed sense of justice, sensitive,empathetic, free of jealousy, ! loves to read, and enjoysthe company of sophisticated people.Pine Tree (the Peacemaker) — loves agreeable company, craves peaceand harmony, loves to help others, active imagination, likes to writepoetry, not fashion conscious, great compassion, friendly to all,falls strongly in love but will leave if betrayed or lied to, emotionallysoft, low self esteem, needs affection and reassurance.Poplar Tree (Uncertainty) — looks very decorative, talented,not very self-confident, extremely courageous if necessary, needsgoodwill and pleasant surroundings, very choosy, often lonely, greatanimosity, great artistic nature, good organizer, tends to lean towardphilosophy, reliable in any situation, takes partnership seriously.Rowan Tree (Sensitivity) — full of charm, cheerful, gifted
without egotism, likes to draw attention, loves life, motion,unrest, and even complications, is both dependent andindependent, good taste, artistic, passionate, emotional,good company, does not forgive.Walnut Tree (Passionate) — unrelenting, strange and full ofcontrasts, often egotistic, aggressive, noble, broad horizon,unexpected reactions, spontaneous, unlimited ambition, noflexibility, difficult and uncommon partner, not always likedbut often admired, ingenious strategist, very jealous andpassionate, no compromise.Weeping Willow (Melancholy) - likes to be stress free, loves
family life, full of hopes and dreams, attractive, very empathetic,loves anything beautiful, musically inclined, loves to travel toexotic places, restless, capricious, honest, can be influenced butis not easy to live with when pressured, sometimes demanding,good intuition, suffers in love until they find that one loyal,steadfast partner; loves to make others laugh.

littlemenmcleod:

What Tree Did You Fall From?

Dec 23 to Jan 01 —- Apple Tree
Jan 01 to Jan 11 —- Fir Tree
Jan 12 to Jan 24 —- Elm Tree
Jan 25 to Feb 03 — Cypress Tree
Feb 04 to Feb 08 — Poplar Tree
Feb 09 to Feb 18 — Cedar Tree
Feb 19 to Feb 28 — Pine Tree
Mar 01 to Mar 10 — Weeping Willow Tree
Mar 11 to Mar 20 — Lime Tree
Mar 21 (only) ——— Oak Tree
Mar 22 to Mar 31 — Hazelnut Tree
Apr 01 to Apr 10 —- Rowan Tree
Apr 11 to Apr 20 —- Maple Tree
Apr 21 to Apr 30 —- Walnut Tree
May 01 to May 14 - Poplar Tree
May 15 to May 24 - Chestnut Tree
May 25 to Jun 03 — Ash Tree
Jun 04 to Jun 13 —- Hornbeam Tree
Jun 14 to Jun 23 —- Fig Tree
Jun 24 (only) ———— Birch Tree
Jun 25 to Jul 04 —— Apple Tree
Jul 05 to Jul 14 ——- Fir Tree
Jul 15 to Jul 25 ——- Elm Tree
Jul 26 to Aug 04 —- Cypress Tree
Aug 05 to Aug 13 — Poplar Tree
Aug 14 to Aug 23 — Cedar Tree
Aug 24 to Sep 02 — Pine Tree
Sep 03 to Sep 12 — Weeping Willow Tree
Sep 13 to Sep 22 — Lime Tree
Sep 23 (only) ——— Olive Tree
Sep 24 to Oct 03 —- Hazelnut Tree
Oct 04 to Oct 13 —— Rowan Tree
Oct 14 to Oct 23 —— Maple Tree
Oct 24 to Nov 11 — Walnut Tree
Nov 12 to Nov 21 — Chestnut Tree
Nov 22 to Dec 01 — Ash Tree
Dec 02 to Dec 11 — Hornbeam Tree
Dec 12 to Dec 21 — Fig Tree
Dec 22 (only) ——— Beech Tree
Dec 23 to Dec 31 — Apple Tree

NOW FIND YOUR TREE
(Listed in alphabetical order)

Apple Tree (Love) — quiet and shy at times, lots of charm,
appeal, and attraction, pleasant attitude, flirtatious smile,
adventurous, sensitive, loyal in love, wants to love and be loved,
faithful and tender partner, very generous, many talents, loves
children, needs affectionate partner.

Ash Tree (Ambition) — extremely attractive, vivacious,
impulsive, demanding, does not care for criticism, ambitious,
intelligent, talented, likes to play with fate, can be very egotistic,
reliable, restless lover, sometimes money rules over the heart,
demands attention, needs love and much emotional support.

Beech Tree (Creative) — has good taste, concerned about its
looks, materialistic, good organization of life and career,
economical, good leader, takes no unnecessary risks, reasonable,
splendid lifetime companion, keen on keeping fit (diets, sports,
etc.).

Birch Tree (Inspirational) — vivacious, attractive, elegant,
friendly, unpretentious, modest, does not like anything in excess,
abhors the vulgar, loves life in nature and in calm, not very
passionate, full of imagination, little ambition, creates a calm and
content atmosphere.

Cedar Tree (Confident) — of rare strength, knows how to adapt,
likes unexpected presents, of good health, not in the least shy,
tends to look down on others, self-confident, a great speaker,
determined, often impatient, likes to impress others, has many talents,
industrious, healthy optimism, waits for the one true love, able to
make quick decisions.

Chestnut Tree (Honest) — of unusual stature, impressive,
well-developed sense of justice, fun to be around, a planner, born
diplomat, can be irritated easily, sensitive of others feelings,
hard worker, sometimes acts superior, feels misunderstood at times,
fiercely family oriented, very loyal in love, physically fit.

Cypress Tree (Faithfulness) — strong, muscular, adaptable,

takes what life has to give but doesn’t necessarily like it, strives to be
content, optimistic, wants to be financially independent, wants love
and affection, hates loneliness, passionate lover which cannot be
satisfied, faithful, quick-tempered at times, can be unruly and
careless, loves to gain knowledge, needs to! be needed.

Elm Tree (Noble-minded) — pleasant shape, tasteful clothes,
modest demands, tends not to forgive mistakes, cheerful, likes to
lead but not to obey, honest and faithful partner, likes making decisions
for others, noble-minded, generous, good sense of humor, practical.

Fig Tree (Sensibility) — very strong minded, a bit self-willed,
honest, loyal, independent, hates contradiction or arguments, loves
life and friends, enjoys children and animals, a social butterfly,
great sense of humor, likes idleness and laziness after long
demanding hours at work, has artistic talent and great intelligence.

Fir tree (Mysterious) — extraordinary taste, handles stress
poorly, loves anything beautiful, can become depressed at times,
stubborn, tends to care for those close to them as well as helping
strangers, rather modest, hard worker, talented, unselfish, few
sexual relationships, many friends, doesn’t want foes,! very reliable.

Hazelnut Tree (Extraordinary) — charming, sense of humor, very
demanding but can also be very understanding, knows how to make a
lasting impression, active fighter for social causes and politics,
popular, quite moody, sexually oriented, honest, a perfectionist,
has a precise sense of judgment and expects complete fairness.

Hornbeam Tree (Good Taste) — of cool beauty, cares for its
looks and condition, good taste, is not egoistic, makes life as
comfortable as possible, leads a reasonable and disciplined life,
looks for kindness and acknowledgment in an emotional partner,
dreams of unusual lovers, is seldom happy with its feelings,
mistrusts most people, is never sure of its decisions,
very conscientious.

Lime Tree (Doubt) - intelligent, hard working, accepts what life
dishes out, but not before trying to change bad circumstances into
good ones, hates fighting and stress, enjoys getaway vacations, may
appear tough, but is actually soft and relenting, always willing to

make sacrifices for family and friends, has many talents but not
always enough time to use them, can become a complainer, great
leadership qualities, is jealous at times but extremely loyal.

Maple Tree (Independence of Mind) — no ordinary person, full of
imagination and originality, shy and reserved, ambitious, proud,
self-confident, hungers for new experiences, sometimes nervous, has
many complexities, good memory, learns easily, complicated love
life, wants to impress.

Oak Tree (Brave) — robust nature, courageous, strong,
unrelenting, independent, sensible, does not like change,
keeps its feet on the ground, person of action.

Olive Tree (Wisdom) — loves sun, warmth and kind feelings,
reasonable, balanced, avoids aggression and violence, tolerant,
cheerful, calm, well-developed sense of justice, sensitive,
empathetic, free of jealousy, ! loves to read, and enjoys
the company of sophisticated people.

Pine Tree (the Peacemaker) — loves agreeable company, craves peace
and harmony, loves to help others, active imagination, likes to write
poetry, not fashion conscious, great compassion, friendly to all,
falls strongly in love but will leave if betrayed or lied to, emotionally
soft, low self esteem, needs affection and reassurance.

Poplar Tree (Uncertainty) — looks very decorative, talented,
not very self-confident, extremely courageous if necessary, needs
goodwill and pleasant surroundings, very choosy, often lonely, great
animosity, great artistic nature, good organizer, tends to lean toward
philosophy, reliable in any situation, takes partnership seriously.

Rowan Tree (Sensitivity) — full of charm, cheerful, gifted

without egotism, likes to draw attention, loves life, motion,
unrest, and even complications, is both dependent and
independent, good taste, artistic, passionate, emotional,
good company, does not forgive.

Walnut Tree (Passionate) — unrelenting, strange and full of
contrasts, often egotistic, aggressive, noble, broad horizon,
unexpected reactions, spontaneous, unlimited ambition, no
flexibility, difficult and uncommon partner, not always liked
but often admired, ingenious strategist, very jealous and
passionate, no compromise.

Weeping Willow (Melancholy) - likes to be stress free, loves

family life, full of hopes and dreams, attractive, very empathetic,
loves anything beautiful, musically inclined, loves to travel to
exotic places, restless, capricious, honest, can be influenced but
is not easy to live with when pressured, sometimes demanding,
good intuition, suffers in love until they find that one loyal,
steadfast partner; loves to make others laugh.

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fairy-wren:

short eared owls

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Why is that owl upside-down

These photos are really good if you shout “WHEEE!!!” and “HEEEEYYY!!!” while looking at them

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therealhousewivesoftwinpeaks:

there are many things in life that i do not understand
james deen imitating the ikea monkey is one of them

That’s it. Year complete, everyone!

wraparoundcurl:

therealhousewivesoftwinpeaks:

there are many things in life that i do not understand

james deen imitating the ikea monkey is one of them

That’s it. Year complete, everyone!

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JESUS CHRIST I ACCIDENTALLY SENT MY POTENTIAL FUTURE BOSS A PICTURE OF NIC CAGE RATHER THAN MY COVER LETTER+RESUME, WHICH WAS A ZIP FILE TITLED WITH A BUNCH OF NUMBERS LIKE THE JPG I ACCIDENTALLY ATTACHED OH MY GOD

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JESUS CHRIST I ACCIDENTALLY SENT MY POTENTIAL FUTURE BOSS A PICTURE OF NIC CAGE RATHER THAN MY COVER LETTER+RESUME, WHICH WAS A ZIP FILE TITLED WITH A BUNCH OF NUMBERS LIKE THE JPG I ACCIDENTALLY ATTACHED OH MY GOD

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"To the first man, who I met by the Eiffel Tower my second week in Paris, when I didn’t know better. Who took me out four times, who waved little red flags that I tried to ignore. Like asking me outright if I was a virgin on the first date, like calling me five different pet names when I’d asked him not to throughout the second, like saying he’d heard that feminists were not real women during the third, like disappearing for a week and a half after the fourth. Who, as it turns out, was not the bullet, but the careening fourteen-wheeler that I narrowly managed to dodge. Who admitted that he hit the young woman that his mother was trying to force him to marry. Who didn’t want to marry her because he believes in romantic love. Who doesn’t see the contradiction in those two sentences.

To the guy in my medieval literature class, who lent me one of Camus’ plays and showed me around the library. Who wants to use his French education not to escape to the West, but to go back to his developing nation to teach at its eight-year-old university. Who I admired until he asked me what my American boyfriend had thought about me coming to Paris, until he demanded to know why I didn’t have one (a boyfriend, that is), until he asked if it was required that I marry an American. Who reached out and touched my earrings, without asking, the next time he saw me. Who won’t take a hint.

To the PhD student who tried to take me up to his apartment after a five minute conversation, when I had just wanted to get lunch, who said there’s a first time for everything. Who told me that we were university students, living in a 21st century democracy, and that relations between men and women were different now, so what was I so scared of? Who recoiled in shock when I told him that I had friends who’d been raped, and by other university students, at that. Who does not have to think about rape on a daily basis. Who insisted on paying for my lunch, because “it was a matter of honor.” Who then physically prevented me from handing my money to the cashier, when I was trying to make it clear that this was not a date. Who didn’t believe me when I said I didn’t want a boyfriend, five times. Whose number I blocked the moment I stepped on the metro. Who has called me three times since. Who told me he wants to go into Senegalese politics. Who, I can only hope, will listen to the women of his country better than he listened to me.

To the delivery guy on the red motorcycle idling outside of the apartments on Avenue de Porte de Vanves, the ones I walk past every day, who said bonsoir and who, because I said it in return to be polite, followed me to the metro as I walked, head twisted down, pretending that I didn’t understand the language I’ve studied for eight years.

To the two men Thursday night in le Marais, swaggering drunk toward me, ignoring the male friend standing by my side, who leered at my chest and slurred, “Bonsoir, comme tu es mignonne,” as I shoved past them, trying to sound angry, not afraid. Who left me feeling fidgety and panicked, so when I took the night bus in the wrong direction and found myself alone with two other strange men at a bus stop at 2:30 A.M., I let the cab driver fleece me out of 25 euro just to take a taxi home.

To the group of teenage boys loitering on the corner by my apartment, who decided to sound a siren at my approach because I was wearing a knee-length dress and a bulky sweater. Who made me regret forgoing tights because I had wanted to feel the spring air on my calves for once. Who will never have to wear an itchy pair of pantyhose in their entire lives. To whom I said nothing, because I still have to walk past that corner twice a day for the next three-and-a-half months, because there were five of them and one of me.

To the three men standing on the corner of the periphery five minutes later when I was crossing the street. To the one who motioned for his friends to turn and look at me, quick, and then left his wolf-whistle ringing in my ears, shame like sunburn covering my face. Who didn’t care that it was broad daylight. Who made me wish that I could swear a blue streak back in French, without my accent betraying that I am American, which is another word for “easy” here.

To the two men at sunset on the bridge by Saint Michel, in the middle of tourist central, who made skeeting noises at me, like a pair of sputtering mosquitoes, to get my attention. Who laughed when I flipped them off, and who kept hissing at me anyway. Who forced me to keep checking over my shoulder, all the way to the metro, to make sure that I wasn’t being followed.

But also to the French friend who blamed my problems with French men on my university in the northern suburbs, a Parisian synonym for emeutes, gang violence, and immigration. Who insisted that if he brought me to his upper-crust private (white) university—where the French elite reproduces itself into perpetuity—I would meet nicer French guys. Who forced me to defend the men who’d harassed me against his barely-veiled, racist critique.

And also to the American friend at home who nearly rolled his eyes as he half-listened to my stories, who said, “Oh god, it’s hard being so attractive, isn’t it?” as if I was being vain. Who laughs and does not understand why I always duck out of the frame of photographs, who knows nothing of what my body means to me.

And that’s just two months in Paris.

To all the Italian men who made me wish I had dyed my hair black before studying in Florence, who kept me from going out dancing because I got sick of feeling them creeping up behind me, sneaking their hands around my waist (and lower) when I’d already said NO three times.

To the six-foot-something Georgetown student who prided himself on protecting the girls from being groped on the dance floor. Who chose to write about the rape of the Sabine woman for that week’s assignment. Who described the way her breast slipped free of her tunic when she fell, as if he was writing a porno, not a rape scene, who had the woman fall in love with her Roman rapist the next morning, after he spun her a tale of the coming glory of his country. Who said “in a fit of passion, she thrust herself upon his member” and was not joking. Who ended the story with the titular character saying to her children that she had been raped, but only at first.

To the seventh-grade boy who told my younger sister that he could rape her, if he wanted to.

To the gang of twenty-five year-olds in the Jeep who hollered at her as they drove past, leering at her thirteen-year-old body dressed in sweat pants and a tank top. Who made my sister, fearless on the soccer field and in the classroom and in the karate studio, run home crying. Who were the reason she became afraid to walk the dog by herself in our “safe, suburban” neighborhood.

To my father, who said, “What white male privilege?” who was not being ironic."

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bobbwhy:

Nutella Mug Cake
Ingredients
4 tablespoons self rising flour
4 tablespoons sugar
1 egg
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
3 tablespoons Nutella
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
Method
Combine all ingredients in a large coffee mug. 
Whisk well with a  fork until smooth. 
Microwave on high for 1 1/2 – 3 minutes. (Time  depends on microwave wattage. Mine took 1 /2 minutes.) 
Top with whipped  cream and a little chocolate sauce if desired.
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bobbwhy:

Nutella Mug Cake

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons self rising flour
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons Nutella
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 3 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil

Method

  1. Combine all ingredients in a large coffee mug.
  2. Whisk well with a fork until smooth.
  3. Microwave on high for 1 1/2 – 3 minutes. (Time depends on microwave wattage. Mine took 1 /2 minutes.)
  4. Top with whipped cream and a little chocolate sauce if desired.

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bradofarrell:

This is … relevant to my interests.

bradofarrell:

This is … relevant to my interests.

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cianbarton:

BEST

Almost shitting myself laughing again dear god this was brilliant.

I watched this movie last night and despite it being SO SO CRINGEY I kind of enjoyed it. I couldn’t watch it anywhere but the cinema though, as I would inevitably turn it off after ten minutes.

Neil’s dance moves are the best.

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