I really hate victim blaming
Had to ban a couple of folks on my Facebook page because they felt it necessary to blame the victim in my previous post.
Let me make this very clear to all of you - IT IS NEVER THE VICTIMS FAULT.
You want to make up some bullshit excuse that something unspeakable happened to a person because of WHAT THEY WERE WEARING and put the onus on them because it makes you feel better about your own warped view of how the world should work? Take your misogynistic views and get the hell out of my sandbox.
When a girl is told she can’t wear leggings at school because it’s too distracting to the boys - is that her fault, or the culture in which women are personified as sex objects in every waking moment of our lives?
When someone is too drunk to know what is going on around them, and is taken advantage of, and it’s recorded and plastered on the internet for all to see - it’s not the victim’s fault because some stain of the earth couldn’t keep his dick in check. And that our culture celebrates violence as some satirical joke and a way to get likes on some social media application.
When a girl is at a comic book convention, where she is celebrating her love of pop culture surrounded by 160-thousand other nerds who are supposed to be doing the same thing, is found on the side of the road beaten and bloody and nobody seems to have any answers as to why, it is not because of what she was wearing. It’s because our selfish society allows this to happen. We turn our eyes blind to the horrors right in front of us, and make up these excuses that put the fault on the person who should be protected from this. We allow for this to happen because it’s easier to say,”You shouldn’t be dressed like that, you were asking for it,” than to teach our children to be decent human beings who don’t just take what they want.
I’m done for the day. Thanks to all you good people who are trying to get the word out about some of the not great things about our sub culture that happened this past weekend. I really hope some good can come from all of this, but I just need a break from the perpetual stupidity of people who think blaming the victim is a solution to a greater problem.
Thank you, Meredith.
Olga Nikolaevna’s smile in color.
Source for the original gif: here
Colorization by me
Wedding Dress, early 1880s
Mme W.E. Thorne, Modes, Daniels and Fisher, Denver, Co.
via The Met
I LOVE the 18th-century flair this has. Phenomenal!
H.R.H. Princess Edward Countess of Wessex, née Sophie Rhys-Jones
Anonymous said: what does someone mean when they say "one lump or two"
They’re asking you how much sugar you would like in/with your tea.
A lump is a chunk of sugar pressed together, most commonly as a cube shape.
In general, 1 lump/cube is about 1 teaspoon of sugar.
I couldn’t help but admire our lovely harpists hands as she played for us at the #projectillustrious Tea Parlor :3
Anonymous said: If you had to choose which attraction to be restored to its former glory, which would it be: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, or Journey into Imagination?
first of all how dare you
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