this 5 second video of my boyfriend is the cutest
If your feminism doesn’t include allowing girls to be feminine and still be badass, you’ve never been so wrong.
Read it over.
Let those words resonate in your mind.
CREEPYPASTA & /NOSLEEP/ : A COLLECTION
- The Children Knew
- Abandoned by Disney
- Normal Porn for Normal People
- I’m Hungry
- The Comfy and Cozy Cabin
- The Basement
- Squidward’s Suicide
- A Warning to Those Thinking About Accessing the Shadow Web
- Patient #0017983
- For Fear Addicts Like Me
- The Dionaea House
- Box Fort
- The World’s Best School Psychologist
- Mr. Widemouth
- The Gallery of Henri Beauchamp
- NoEnd House
- Case 731-9401: A Lack of Evidence
- My Daughter is a Doll
- The Girl in the Log
- Candle Cove
- The Angel Without a Face
- Both My Parents Were Surgeons and I Used To Talk To Furniture
- Kisaragi Station
- The Art of Jacob Emory
- Grandpa’s Second Voice
- You Won’t Hear About This On the News
- White with Red (The Keyhole)
- The Smiling Man
- Wake Up
- Ted the Caver
- Where Bad Kids Go
- The Russian Sleep Experiment
- The Soul Game
- He Waits for You
- The Grifter
- The Thing That Stalks the Fields
- Boothworld Industries
- The White Face in the Window
- The Rake
- My Fear of Water
- Gateway of the Mind
- Dangerous Roads
- Next Time You’ll Know Better
- Death at 423 Stockholm Street
- You Wan See Uh Show?
- The Thump
- Guardian Angel/And I Am Always With You
This drives me mad. I used to work in a bookstore, and was talking to my coworker and he just yelled out “stop flirting with me!” at this ridiculous volume and it was humiliating because
1. I wasn’t
2. I got in trouble for acting unprofessional
3. He embarrassed me in front of a line of people
4. And he only stopped insisting that I was flirting when my boyfriend (who is now my husband) said, “dude, trust me, she’s not flirting with you” to him
That asshole respected my BOYFRIEND saying I wasn’t flirting more than he respected me saying it and I was the one who was talking! The whole scene got me in trouble at work. And the most ridiculous part is we were talking about a fucking book. In a bookstore.
One time, my ex boyfriend had a crush on some girl, and said that he thought he might have “a chance” with her.
When I asked him what made him think that, he said “Well, she talks to me.”
And this is why it is so difficult to be a girl and be friends with men who are attracted to women.
Can we also add that this is why a lot of women do the resting bitch face when out in public. Cause dudes swear a glance or a smile is flirting.
So yesterday something that perfectly illustrates this happened. I work at a fast food place and this guy comes in at 7am on a Sunday, still probably drunk from the night before, and when I smiled and said goodmorning he said “Did you just say that because you’re being paid to say that?”
I repressed my urge to sarcastically answer, and said “Nope, I just enjoy saying hi to everyone!” To which he responded, “Oh, so you weren’t flirting with me then.”
Dude, I’m not flirting with your gross 7am-on-a-Sunday-ass, trust me.
My defense mechanism when I’m uncomfortable at work is to smile, so I did that and said “Is there anything I can get you this morning?” to which he responded,
"There, you just smiled! What does that mean?"
At this point I was fed up, so I said,
"I smile at everyone sir, its just what I do. What can I get you, coffee, a bagel?"
And he said “I’m gonna be watching to see if you smile at everyone. I don’t like it when girls lie to me” and then ordered a coffee and a muffin like he hadn’t just said something at 11 on the “Is this guy a serial rapist” scale (where 0 is ‘no’ and 10 is ‘Yes, run away as fast as you can right now.”).
Then he sat there for another hour and a half, staring at me from his table. When he got up and left he came back to the counter, and said “You do smile at everyone. That’s fucked up.” and walked out.
I can’t even be innocuously polite and pleasant to people at my job (where customer service is the number one thing we are supposed to be focusing on) for fear of this shit happening. What happens if he had decided to wait until my shift was over?
New Rule: If she’s at work, SHE’S NOT FLIRTING WITH YOU.
a broken man
And people laugh when I tell them women are still invisible in this world.
Things I did not know, but should.
This is a post that might save a life.
My mom worked for 25 years as an ER nurse and is convinced that a lot of women die simply because folks only know heart attack symptoms that occur in males.
Apparently it’s not socially acceptable for a man to invite another man out just for coffee or to go out for a meal, in case it’s perceived as a date. Like it’s fine if you wanna go to the pub and drink beer and have a chat but make it non-alcoholic and suddenly you’re not straight anymore? You can go to the cinema together but ONLY if it’s an action movie. You guys can’t even just go shopping with each other. Oh masculinity, so fragile, so strange.