Mentally twisted, ill, fucked up people will always exist, and both women and men need to have the appropriate psychological and physiological response to prepare for such a threat, particularly when we are alone and vulnerable in the dark. Striving for a world where women (or more generally, everyone) can roam freely at night is unrealistic.
I regularly hear that women should not have to feel unsafe walking alone at night, as a result of the patriarchy and men preying on vulnerable women. Apparently it's a common assumption that men do not feel this pressure whatsoever, which is entirely bullshit. Everyone should feel this way when walking alone at night. Anything can happen to anyone.
I'm a white male and have been assaulted walking home from work last year, when a group of drunk men asked me to have a drink with them, I declined and they yelled slurs at me and threw empty glass bottles at me. One of my male school friends, who is a bodybuilder, was stabbed walking late at... keep reading on reddit ➡
Like, I listen to music with my earphones, as one does, and I always get reeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaallllllllllyyyyyyyyyy self conscious that everyone can hear my cringey ass music and now I'll be known as the kid who has shitty earphones (They're not shitty btw) that can't keep his shitty music to himself. Like I have to constantly pull out my earphones and if I hear them from 1 cm from my ear then I HAVE to turn the sound down even tho no one wants to go 15 ft near me cuz of covid.
So like, does everyone get this or am I just paranoid weirdo who looks like a fucking loser who constantly takes out his earphones like a creep?
Edit: I'd like to implore everyone to go on my profile and click the link at the top. It'd be a massive favor as it is a form I need people to fill out for an essay
I'm just as fucking scared as the rest of y'all.
I hate when people say that because I'm a guy I'll "never know" what it's like to walk down the street at night in fear. To me that's just the most idiotic thing - just about EVERYONE has that fear to some degree. It's just my fear is about dying or ending up in the hospital while women's fears are more likely to be about sexual assault. That's all the difference there is.
I'm not a fighter by any means. I'm not trained, qualified, or confident in my ability to fight off someone who is being violent for whatever reason. Me being a man doesn't mean I'm imbued with crazy hulk-strength automatically, much less know how to use it.
So yeah, I walk down the street at night clutching the knife I carry with me, or my phone unlocked and on the call screen. Stop acting like men never know this fear because they are men. It's unempathetic and makes you look like you struggle to care about other people.
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TLDR: Broke down crying in the middle of the street because the acid made me realize how hurt and broken I really am. Customer I was delivering food too saw the whole thing and gave me a nice tip.
I do Uber eats on my ebike and at times it gets so incredibly boring so I usually smoke weed. However I’m about to start a government job so I can’t fail a drug test. So I thought, okay I’ll just stop smoking and do psychs.
I took one tab which I was told was 90ug but it felt way stronger. The come up was intense yet beautiful and euphoric. I was zooming thru the street and I felt hyper aware of all the cars and my surroundings. Was making good time and I was so happy with life. Had my music blasting, the wind in my face, the weather was beautiful, the sky was gorgeous. Life was perfect.
Then I asked myself “why did I do this?”. That’s when everything took a turn for the worst. I started going down the rabbit hole of my pattern of addictions and compulsive habits. Why couldn’t I just do... keep reading on reddit ➡
I can't imagine any other reason for the huge disparity between how the Kenosha police acted in those two instances, except racism.
I listened to Sam in his infamous podcast episode on BLM, I followed up and listened to Coleman.
I agree to a bunch of points there, but can someone here, really tell me what of those explanations can apply to the Kenosha situation besides the color of someone's skin?
An ARMED 17yt white boy, with an AR15, in an intense situation of protests and violence, at night, is getting water, getting thanked, and then after killing 2 people, on camera, is not getting arrested.
While a black man, who refuses to comply, gets shot 7 times, in front of cameras and his family.
I admit, without victim blaming, that Jacob Blake, while guns pointed at him, refused to comply with police, and continued walking to his car, irked me when I saw the video. But surely that's not a reason to KILL someone? He can be tackled, he can be tased, he can be handcuffed.
While a AR15,... keep reading on reddit ➡
I’m broke asf and just want stable housing. Old apartment’s rent is unaffordable now, so I found a new apartment somewhere else. It’s super cheap and decent, and I’ll take what I can get rn. However, it’s on a street named after a very controversial person. Think “Robert Lee Road” (obviously not going to tell you the actual address of the place I’ll be living at).
I sent the apartment listing to my family, and my 17 year old sister insists I choose a different apartment because of how distasteful the street name is. She said “imagine how uncomfortable a coworker or friend of color would be knowing you live there”. I told her she was an idiot who spent too much time on tumblr and my friends wouldn’t care bc it’s just a street.
Now she says she won’t visit me if live there, but I honestly don’t care if she visits me or not. But my parents are mad that I called her an idiot and told me to be “gentler” and “try to see things from her perspective”, so AITA?
> The Thunder are using the same locker room that the Milwaukee Bucks were in when they staged their historic protest. Paul, dressed in street clothes, exited the locker room to head down the hallway toward the bathroom, and let out a “Woooo.” On his way back, he told an NBA PR official, “We gotta get those ratings up.” …
> I’m taking Paul out of context here, but he was talking about the instruction to teammates he gives during games and he said: “I just love it that they know i’m going to talk the whole game. Sometimes I probably need to shut the hell up, but they’re going to hear me, that’s what I’m here for.”
Diesel eats away asphalt. If you pour it on a roadway it will cause the heavy petroleum used to bind asphalt together to become diluted and will breakup. Once the asphalt has sat for about for about 24 hours the asphalt will become soft and can be easily broken/shoveled. You may have to repeat the process a couple times to get a nice deep pothole. Congrats on your new DIY speed bump.
Also, not to state the obvious but this is terrible for the environment. I recommend going through the proper channels to get a speed bump put in first.
Edit: pour not poor. I normally don’t have a problem with speeding at all; just not in the neighborhood where kids run around and play. On the highway? Send it
Edit: This also works for removing unwanted asphalt speed bumps.
"I wouldn't worry--he's only got one stone," the second bird replied.
Of course as soon as drugs wore off I realized the zombie apocalypse had not come after-all and my wrench was still drenched in blood.