Monday, May 12, 2014

Future hookups vs. future killers: Why rape culture sucks

"I feel like when guys get contacted by fans from the Internet, it's like, 'Oh, future hookup!' but for girls, it's like, 'Oh, my future killer!’"
I saw this tweet recently fromcomedian Shelby Fero, and it felt really real. And the reason that this is the case is one that I often take for granted or don’t even notice because it’s so constant, kind of like thinking about what you might make for lunch tomorrow or that you have to pee. That’s really sad, but the truth is that as a woman, protecting myself against violence is such a common and ingrained instinct that I think about it about as often as I think about my hydration or what I’ll watch on TV later.

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