well he really should have worn more protective clothing if he didn’t want that to happen
sounds to me like he was asking for it
Are we really sure he was actually shot and decapitated? Idk, sounds like something he would’ve made up. Guys make false decapitation accusations all the time, you know.
If he didn’t want to be decapitated, he shouldn’t have worn a shirt that showed off his neck
Did the guy have a drink? because if he was drunk then what did he expect?
Maybe he wanted to be decapitated!
I have been trying to come up with a way to formulate the things I want to say about my day. I have decided the best way to do this is to just type out how you made me feel.
I have been working a lot of hours between my two jobs. I haven’t been wearing makeup, doing my hair, or dressing particularly nice. Recently this behavior has been impacting my self confidence, I hadn’t felt pretty. Today didn’t change that, in fact I felt worse about myself and it is because of how you all behaved. Since I won’t be able to write this without documenting what I wore or drank coming into play, I will go ahead and document it step-by-step.
I woke up a bit early, straightened my hair, and put on mascara, nothing particularly special. I then put on a polka dotted dress and cute black flats. The dress is an inch above my knee, boat neck, and sleeveless. Nothing “sexual” was showing. No extra skin was there. Just my chubby little arms and lower legs. I then went to work. While at work two men (that I noticed) stared at me so intently I wanted to crawl into my own skin. One even asked me if we could be friends while smiling and winking. The other left the store to only return a few minutes later with a present for me. I felt dirty.
I then came home, relaxed, and put on a bit of makeup for my weekly board game evening. The dress I wore was a gorgeous Tardis/Cobalt Blue with a black belt and adorable gold flats. It goes right to my knee, is boat neck, and has 3/4 sleeves. Again, no excess skin was showing. My forearm, and lower legs were the only things visible. I had done a purple smokey eye, with purple lipstick and my hair was pulled back into a bun. I went and knitted in a coffee shop for a couple hours, then went to play board games. Nothing particularly creepy happened in the bar. I ate a sandwich and drank iced tea, played a few games, cracked a few jokes and had a fun time. A few guys said hi or smiled in my direction, which were completely appropriate behaviors. Then outside a male friend and I were smoking cigarettes, I was the only person on this stretch of sidewalk besides my male friend. During our 10 minute smoke break I was whistled at and stared at by 2 different men. I pointed out both of the staring guys and my friend stared back causing them to advert their gazes. I asked him if I was over-thinking things or being sensitive. He replied that I definitely wasn’t, that they were definitely not in the realm of appropriate. I then told him I never wanted to dress cute again, he frowned and gave me a hug.
Let me reiterate the fact that I have not felt pretty lately. Today that didn’t change. It made me never want to wear my hair down. It made me never want to wear makeup. It made me never want to wear a dress or cute shoes. It made me feel dirty. It made me feel uncomfortable. Your behavior was not okay. The way you made me feel is NOT okay. Staring at women, whistling at women, it does nothing but make us feel horrible. Your catcalls, your advances, your stares don’t make me feel desired. They make me feel dirty. Sure, not every man I encountered today made me feel this way, but enough did that it negatively impacted the way I felt about myself. I am not the Hollywood beauty with a perfect figure and gorgeous mane. I am a chubby woman, with long hair with split ends and roots that need coloring. I am pretty, but in no way am I the media’s idea of beauty. It makes me curious how a woman who fits this portrayed image of beauty must feel. Because of your behavior do they feel the need to walk around in potato sacks? Would potato sacks even help? I had on nothing flashy, nothing revealing, I don’t fit the “ideal” image and I wanted to crawl under a rock and never come out.
The next time you want to “admire” a pretty woman, don’t stare, don’t buy them presents, don’t ask them to be friends while winking and groaning, Say hi, give a quick smile and move on.
If I was a porn star my name would be Clarise…because I detect all the best penis.
Guaranteed basic income to every citizen, whether or not they are employed to ensure their survival and that they live in a dignified, humane way, preventing poverty, illness, homelessness, reducing crime, encouraging higher education and learning vocations as well as helping society become more prosperous as a whole.
Wow. Forget raising the minimum wage. This is much much better idea.
The minimum wage could actually drop if we had basic income.
But Americans would never go for it. Miserably slogging through 12 hour days and having businesses open 24/7 is too engrained in our culture.
"BUT WHERE WILL THE GOVERNMENT GET THE MONEY?" screamed Joe Schmoe, slamming a meaty fist onto the table and getting mouth-froth all over the front of his greying tank top. "You libt*rds all think money grows on TREES!! HAHA!"
"But where will people get the incentive to work?!" Mindy Bindy cried, flapping her hands in front of her face. She’d had a fear of the unemployed lollygagging about ever since she was a child and her mother told her to be afraid of the unemployed lollygagging about. "You think people should get paid for nothing? I work hard for my money!”
"But who will serve me?" grumbled Marty McMoneybags. "Who will make me feel important? Who will do my laundry and cook my food and stand in front of me wearing a plastic smile while I take out all my stress—because I do have a lot of stress, you know, being this rich is stressful—on them?” He paused and straightened out the piles of hundred dollar bills on the desk in front of him, then raised his two watery, outraged eyes up to the Heavens. “Lord, if there are no poor people, how will I know that I’m rich??”
I laughed. This is perfect! Well said!
The thing is, while I’m sure you could scrape up a few people who’d be willing to just float by on a guaranteed minimum income? For most people the choice to work would be a no-brainer. “Hmmm. I can get by on 33k a year, or I can take that part time job and make 48k… enough to move to a better apartment, maybe take the family on vacation. Sold.” Hell, most people would want to work simply because it gives one a sense of dignity and something to do with one’s time. (Speaking as someone who’s been unemployed, on extended sick leave, etc. in her time, the boredom and sense of isolation that comes with not having a job is almost as bad as the humiliation of having to depend on other people for one’s survival.)
And with this system, part-time jobs and “non-skilled” jobs would be much more readily available because nobody would need to work two or three jobs just to stay afloat!
Which would ALSO mean that employers and customers couldn’t shamelessly exploit employees the way they can today, because if losing a job weren’t necessarily a financial disaster, more people would be willing to walk out on jobs where they weren’t being treated with dignity.
And if this also applies to students (and it should) then student loans would become much less of a problem, and fewer people would flunk out of school because of having to juggle studies and work.
Far fewer people would be forced to stay with abusive partners, parents or roommates because they couldn’t afford to move out.
And the thing is, all those people who suddenly had money? They’d be spending it. They’d be getting all the stuff they can’t afford now - new clothes, books, toys, locally-produced food, car repairs - and with each purchase money would flow BACK to the government, because VAT, also income tax.
The unemployed and/or disabled wouldn’t need special support any more - which would also mean the government could fire however many admins who are currently engaged in humiliating - *cough* making sure those people aren’t getting money they don’t deserve. Same for medical benefits and pensions. And I’m no legal scholar, but I somehow imagine less financial desperation would lead to less petty crime, and hence less need for police and security everywhere?
TL;DR Doomie thinks this is a good idea, laughs at those who protest.
reblogging for more top commentary
They tried something like this out in Canada as a sort of social experiment, called Mincome. What they found was that, on the whole, people continued to work about as much as they did before. Only new mothers and teenagers worked substantially less hours.
But wait, there’s more. Because parents were spending just a little more time at home and involved with their families, test scores increased. Because teens didn’t have to work to support their families, drop-out rates decreased. Crime rates, hospital visits, psychiatric hospitalizations and domestic abuse rates all dropped, as well. More adults pursued higher education. Those who continued to work reported more job flexibility and more opportunity to choose employment they preferred.
Basically, now you can go prove to your asshole family members that society won’t collapse without poor people for you to feel better than.
The picture is awesome, but read the commentary, that’s what I’m reblogging for.
I just want to add that the vote for this failed.
Food poisoning. Esophagus on fire. Dying.