In Search of the Happiness Max
dakotaaaa:

 

Reasons why I reviewed The Wolf Within, by Pamela Belle (I HAVE SO MANY BRON FEELS YOU GUYS!!!). And, hey, the author responded to my reviews, so that was cool.
Sadly, though, I failed to make a fandom materialise :(

dakotaaaa:

 

Reasons why I reviewed The Wolf Within, by Pamela Belle (I HAVE SO MANY BRON FEELS YOU GUYS!!!). And, hey, the author responded to my reviews, so that was cool.

Sadly, though, I failed to make a fandom materialise :(

An Open Letter to Sam Pepper

lacigreen:

Hi Sam!

Thanks for taking the time to read this letter.  As fellow YouTubers, we have much respect for others who put so much hard work into building their channel.  It’s not easy, and you should be proud!  That said, we’ve noticed that in your success, there has been a lack of respect in return…namely, for women and girls.

You may have noticed that your latest video “Fake Hand Ass Pinch Prank” has garnered considerable negative attention.  In this video, you sexually violate a number of unsuspecting women on the street, many of whom are visibly confused and upset at being touched by you without permission.  One woman even says “I don’t like that!” while you proceed to laugh and touch her more.  In “How to Make Out with Strangers”, made a year ago, you pressure women on camera to make out with you - again, many of whom are visibly uncool with it.  Confused and caught off guard, they painfully follow through with your requests, clearly uncomfortable.  In “How to Pick Up Girls with a Lasso”, you physically restrain women on the street with lassos - many of whom look alarmed to be restrained by a stranger on the street.

You’d probably be alarmed too, wouldn’t you?  Imagine someone on the street comes up and rubs their hand on your bottom, or a girl walks up to you with a camera and forces her mouth onto yours while you’re trying to figure out what’s going on.  Imagine walking down the alley alone, when a guy much larger than you physically restrains you with rope and pulls you toward him.  You probably wouldn’t like it, right?

People don’t like to be violated and they don’t like to see their friends and girlfriends be violated either (hence the group of men that tried to beat you up in the lasso video).  And yet, history suggests that perhaps you find this humorous.  It is very disturbing that we live in a world where the violation of women and girls’ bodies is not only funny, but profitable, and can garner considerable notoriety and views on YouTube.

We are deeply disturbed by this trend and would like to ask you, from one creator to another, to please stop.  Please stop violating women and making them uncomfortable on the street for views.  Please stop physically restraining them and pressuring them to be sexual when they are uncomfortable.  Please show some respect for women’s right to their own bodies.  While it may seem like harmless fun, a simple prank, or a “social experiment”, these videos encourage millions of young men and women to see this violation as a normal way to interact with women.  1 in 6 young women (real life ones, just like the ones in your video) are sexually assaulted, and sadly, videos like these will only further increase those numbers.

We realize that people make mistakes, and that sometimes it’s hard to see the ripple effect of one’s actions.  We really hope that you will take a step back and consider the power you have to be someone who makes the world a better place.  It’s not too late to make a change!  We invite you to join us in ending widespread bodily violation that takes place in so many forms all around in the world.

Thanks so much.

Laci GreenMeghan TonjesTyler OakleyTomSkaViHartALBRoss EverettMatt LiebermanMeg TurneyTom FlynnTyrannosaurus LexArielle ScarcellaDan at NerdCubedRachel WhitehurstHannah Witton, Jefferson Bethke, MusicalBethan, Kaleb Nation, Chris Thompson, Michael Buckley, Jared Oban, Liam Dryden, Sanne Vliegenthart, Bryarly Bishop, Nicola Foti, Chescaleigh, Grace Helbig, Wheezy Waiter, Morgan Paige, Nathan Z., MumboJumbo, Miles Jai, Adorian Deck, Alli Speed, Matthew Santoro, Jaclyn Glenn, Hank Green, Rosianna Rojas, Grayson, Taryn Southern, Carrie Hope Fletcher, Adam Hattan, Drew Monson, Josh Sundquist, Mamrie Hart, Strawburry17, Catie Wayne, Hannah Hart, Catrific

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Co-signed!

edwardspoonhands:

I know I just said we shouldn’t respond to trolls…but I spent some time in the comments of THE VIDEO IN QUESTION and there are a number of ladies just being totally badass and awesome, so I wanted to share.

Please never tell people (especially women, who are told this form birth) to just ignore trolls. That’s dangerous shit. That’s how trolls live their lives thinking they are doing something funny and no one really minds. And that’s how women like me live through hell because we are told the best thing we can do is put up with it.

It’s OK to not deal with trolls if you don’t want to and don’t have the energy. I don’t anymore. It’s exhausting and I shouldn’t have to. But telling people that they shouldn’t respond to trolls is not OK. shouldn’t is normative - negative value, a moral rule or a duty not to do something. It’s blaming and chastising victims for defending themselves, as though they are the ones who have transgressed. And in cases like this it’s curbing women’s behaviour to ensure we put up with men’s actions.

'Don't feed the trolls' is a part of rape culture, is what it is. Especially when you elevate that from advice because you think it will help, to something you want to limit other people from doing - telling them it’s something they shouldn’t do.

fashionsfromhistory:

Court Robe
c.1878-1885
Burma 
V&A

Wow. Now THAT is stunning.

fashionsfromhistory:

Court Robe

c.1878-1885

Burma 

V&A

Wow. Now THAT is stunning.

stardustandstrawberries:

terriblerealestateagentphotos:

The view isn’t great, but you’ll be first to hear if it turns out there’s life on other planets.
Book now available on Amazon
Follow on Twitter @BadRealtyPhotos

So I know this is a joke but it kind of makes me want to live there

Honestly, I saw this one and thought… I would kind of love that view?

stardustandstrawberries:

terriblerealestateagentphotos:

The view isn’t great, but you’ll be first to hear if it turns out there’s life on other planets.

Book now available on Amazon

Follow on Twitter @BadRealtyPhotos

So I know this is a joke but it kind of makes me want to live there

Honestly, I saw this one and thought… I would kind of love that view?

in3ffable-lib3rty:

black—lamb:

cute-pubes:

As I was sitting in the back of the police car, I remembered the countless times my father came home frustrated or humiliated by the cops when he had done nothing wrong. I felt his shame, his anger, and my own feelings of frustration for existing in a world where I have allowed myself to believe that “authority figures” could control my BEING… my ability to BE!
Danièle’s husband, Brian Lucas, who is white, says he believes they were targeted because they are an interracial couple.
Read more here

black privilege….

they literally saw a black woman kissing a white man and ASSUMED SHE WAS A PROSTITUTE. and then they said they were married AND THE COPS FUCKING ASKED FOR ID???? what the fuck? what the fuck? and she said no AND WAS ARRESTED? they need to be fired but God knows that’s not going to happen. LISTEN: she’s an actress. this happened to a producer. even fucking Oprah. no matter what you accomplish as a black person, you are still black and people don’t think their rights apply to you despite the constitution it’s really scaryit’s really infuriatingit’s really exhausting

in3ffable-lib3rty:

black—lamb:

cute-pubes:

As I was sitting in the back of the police car, I remembered the countless times my father came home frustrated or humiliated by the cops when he had done nothing wrong. I felt his shame, his anger, and my own feelings of frustration for existing in a world where I have allowed myself to believe that “authority figures” could control my BEING… my ability to BE!

Danièle’s husband, Brian Lucas, who is white, says he believes they were targeted because they are an interracial couple.

Read more here

black privilege….

they literally saw a black woman kissing a white man and ASSUMED SHE WAS A PROSTITUTE. and then they said they were married AND THE COPS FUCKING ASKED FOR ID???? what the fuck? what the fuck? and she said no AND WAS ARRESTED? they need to be fired but God knows that’s not going to happen. LISTEN: she’s an actress. this happened to a producer. even fucking Oprah. no matter what you accomplish as a black person, you are still black and people don’t think their rights apply to you despite the constitution
it’s really scary
it’s really infuriating
it’s really exhausting

socialjusticekoolaid:

Can’t stop, won’t stop: Protesters in Ferguson rally again, seeking justice for Mike Brown. More than a month and a half after his death, his killer, Darren Wilson, is still a free man. (Pt 2) 

Because it wouldn’t be a protest in Ferguson without fuckery from the police. A driver plowed his car through protesters, grazing several and running over a young boys foot. Beyond taking several hours to transport the boy to the hospital, they took even longer to arrest the motorist. Who did they not wait long to arrest? Two of the protesters who had been documenting the altercation for the world to see. If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention. #staywoke #farfromover #nojusticenopeace

taliabobalia:

my ascent into adulthood

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Spock. Cats. You really don’t need anything else.

So my dad doesnt think that girls would watch a Deadpool movie. Please reblog this to help me prove a point.

christankyleg:

Deadpool would want girls to see his movie. When else would he be able to encounter so many fine ladies through the fourth wall?

WAT.

Your dad is a sexist pig and needs to rethink the damaging shit he says to his daughter.