It still amazes me that I talk to guys who still think they get harassed just as much as women online. Like even from people who aren’t clearly and totally gross dumbasses. It kinda makes me think that, even in the best cases, it might be hard to really understand the sheer difference in frequency. You see a woman get harassed on a game and you go “Oh well I’ve been harassed” without understanding that there is seldom a session for her where that doesn’t happen or understanding what her inbox might look like…
That is a sort of stunning degree of difference.
"The data’s in! Women were lying about online harassment!”
"Aha! We knew it!"
“Yeah, they’ve been severely underreporting how bad things are for them, turns out.”
Smoochies for the bae when he comes home 🌸♥🌸♥
And done. It’s funny how the things I only intend to be quick sketches always end up taking forever.
..If I can’t have Haru in Australia, you bet your ass I’ll take a sappy long distance relationship until Rin comes home for good.
If you don’t already know the story behind this photo, it’s a good one. When Keshia Thomas was 18, the KKK held a rally in her home town of Ann Arbor, Michigan. Counter protesters came out in droves to tell the KKK that they were not welcome. At one point, a man with SS tattoos and a vest emblazoned with the confederate flag wound up on the side of the counter-protesters. He was thrown to the ground and multiple protesters began to beat him with picket signs and sticks. Keshia Thomas became uncomfortable with the scene, so much so that she threw herself over the man to protect him, and begged the crowd to stop.
When asked about why she protected a man who almost certainly hated her for the color of her skin, she responded:
I knew what it was like to be hurt. The many times that that happened, I wish someone would have stood up for me… violence is violence - nobody deserves to be hurt, especially not for an idea.”
A little while ago, AZSpot posted about Robert Farrar Capon, who talked about the idea of “vulgar grace” within the Christian religious tradition. He described it as “indiscriminate compassion,” which could be slightly re-worded as “unconditional compassion.” The idea is that you show compassion even to those that don’t deserve it. So you give a dollar to the homeless man who may or may not use it to buy drugs—but you do it anyway because there’s a chance he’s telling the truth. Or When your screw-up of a brother needs a place to stay because he got fired from another job, you give it to him, because he’s your brother. When someone does something to hurt you, you give them the benefit of the doubt and assume it wasn’t personal.
Or in the case of Keshia Thomas, you sacrifice your own body to protect someone who rejects the legitimacy of your very existence. But you still do it. Because “violence is violence - nobody deserves to be hurt, especially not for an idea.”
h/t A Mighty Girl