TODAY IN BIOLOGY CLASS WE LEARNED THAT WHEN YOU MOW THE GRASS THE BLADES RELEASE A CHEMICAL THAT MAKES THAT GLORIOUS SMELL BUT THE REASON WHY THEY RELEASE THE CHEMICAL IS TO WARN OTHER GRASS BLADES OF DANGER SO WHEN WE SMELL THE FRESHLY CUT GRASS SMELL IT’S NOT JUST A GOOD SMELL IT’S THE SMELL OF THE BLOOD AND SCREAMS FOR HELP OF THOUSANDS OF GRASS BLADES
What the fuck purpose does warning the other grass serve.
What’s out gonna do? Run away?
When I was in college, a teacher once said that all women live by a ‘rape schedule.’ I was baffled by the term, but as she went on to explain, I got really freaked out. Because I realized that I knew exactly what she was talking about. And you do too. Because of their constant fear of rape (conscious or not), women do things throughout the day to protect themselves. Whether it’s carrying our keys in our hands as we walk home, locking our car doors as soon as we get in, or not walking down certain streets, we take precautions. While taking precautions is certainly not a bad idea, the fact that certain things women do are so ingrained into our daily routines is truly disturbing. It’s essentially like living in a prison - all the time. We can’t assume that we’re safe anywhere: not on the streets, not in our homes. And we’re so used to feeling unsafe that we don’t even see that there’s something seriously fucked upt about it.
Jessica Valenti (via aquarie)
#TW: RAPE #I WAS SHOPPING WITH MY BROTHER LAST WEEK #IT WAS DARK OUT #I WAS ON AUTOMATIC PILOT #AND I DID MY NORMAL #CHECK THE BACKSEAT AS I WALK TO THE DOOR #THEN IMMEDIATELY LOCK THE DOOR #AND HE WAS LIKE #DUDE WHAT’S WITH THAT? #I DIDN’T KNOW WHAT HE WAS TALKING ABOUT #BUT THEN I DID #HE NEVER HAS TO DO ANY OF THAT #HE DOESN’T HAVE MACE LIKE I CARRY IN MY HAND#WHEN I’M AFRAID OF THE DARK #HE DOESN’T HAVE KEYS IN BETWEEN HIS FINGERS#READY TO JAB #AND WHEN I EXPLAINED TO HIM #WHY I LOOKED IN THE BACKSEAT#WHY I LOCKED THE DOORS SO FAST #HE JUST SAID #THAT’S WEIRD #NO BROTHER#THAT’S RAPE CULTURE(tags by anywhoozles)
I couldn’t imagine not living by some of these things. I really want to ask trans people what different and similar precautions they take. Do anyone want to share something? You can add it anonymously to my ask box as well.
i do the lock car doors immediately thing, even in the middle of the day. + i am terrified when walking alone at night so i walk super fast, make sure i don’t have earphones in, and walk where there’s light :c(via thesweatyvegan)
researchers have found that, more often than not, african americans and women tend to minimize experiences of discrimination, subconsciously denying or knowingly ignoring bias. when other people mistreat them because they are black or female, they often find it less painful to heap blame on themselves than to acknowledge the racist or sexist animus that led to the situation.
for example, in a series of laboratory experiments, karen ruggiero of harvard university and her colleagues asked volunteer subjects to take a test. the experimenter informed the black research subject that one member of a panel of white judges would evaluate his or her test. the experimenter also confided that either none, some, or all of the members of the panel discriminate against blacks. similarly, in the gender study, women research subjects were told that one member of a panel of male judges would evaluate their test, and that either none, some, or all of the members discriminate against women.
after the test had presumably been graded by one of the panelists, the test booklet was returned to the subject with the grade f. subjects were then asked to complete measures that assess how they make sense of the feedback and how they feel about themselves. ruggiero and her colleagues found that although blacks and women sometimes perceived discrimination, they were more likely to minimize discrimination and to blame themselves for their failures.
a similar study with white males as the subjects had rather different findings. white males were substantially less likely to blame themselves and more likely to see discrimination as the reason for their poor performance.
Anonymous asked: Good god, you're cranky. The red river must be flowing hard.
Maybe I just wake up at 5 every morning to go to school?Just because I don’t find that question funny at all doesn’t mean anything other than you aren’t funny.
woman not laughing at every word that falls from my mouth MUST BE HER WOMB HUR HURRR