I'm a 38 year old woman and this incident happened when I was 24. My uncle, my dad's younger brother is a misogynistic piece of shit. He often cat calls women and gets mad when they don't open their legs for him. He does this even though he's married. Any woman who has been raped was "asking for it". A woman who pursued higher education, or had a high powered job was "going to end up an old maid". A woman asserting herself was automatically a bitch in his mind. When I was growing up, he had often bullied me for being interested in martial arts, comic books etc because "that's for boys". He would often ask "are you trying to be a boy?" and the other family members, including my own parents would laugh as if it was a joke. And don't even get me started on his homophobia.
14 years ago , I was attending university to get my Master's degree while working. My uncle's friend's son attended the same college. He had asked me out several times but I always turned him down. At times he would get on my nerve as he wouldn't take no for an answer and i had to tell him to fuck off. My uncle kept insisting that I give him a chance.
One day , my uncle invited me to his place on the pretext of helping my aunt with something. When I got there , my aunt wasn't there but the guy who had been pursuing me was. My uncle laughed like he had played this awesome prank and told me I needed tone alone with the guy "so I'd see how great he is". For a second interview froze , but then flight or fight kicked in and I ran out of the house. My uncle yelled at me to come back.
The creep (the guy who had been pursuing me) ran out after me. He caught up to me but I had already taken the pepper spray out of my purse. I sprayed him right in the eye. Then I went to a police station and filed a complaint.
I later found out that the guy had filed an assault complaint against me too. But in the past several woman had accused him of inappropriate behavior, the cops didn't take any action against me. The university was notified of his attempt to assault me and he was kicked out.
My uncle was livid when this happened and came to my apartment to confront me. He told me I had ruined an innocent man. That I was a "tease who leads men on". He told me that "too much education had ruined me". At the time I was so ready dealing with a lot of shit and I fucking lost it. I yelled at my uncle and asked if he had been paid by the guy to set me up with him. I asked if he was planning to whore... keep reading on reddit ➡
A teen who reported her own family for attending the DC Capitol
protest insurrection/coup started a GoFundMe to get her through college. Just want to spread the word.
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I had enjoyed your videos. But I've just unsubscribed from your channel because I won't be able to watch them in good conscience, knowing that your comic relief comes with strings attached that aim to appease a totalitarian regime. This is the same regime that is actively pursing ethnic genocide against Tibetans and Uighurs, spying, tracking and harassing overseas dissidents, and mercilessly suppressing the human rights and freedoms of people in Hong Kong.
No one expects you to become political and take a stand on these serious issues. After all, people watch your videos to get a good laugh and escape from the daily grind. Your political preference is your sole prerogative. However, when you issued the letter apologizing for a collaborator's "political thoughts" and "past incorrect remarks", and vowed that you would strengthen your "content management review" from now on, you have effectively announced where you stand on fundamental values. It doesn't matter whether you did so only under the the fear of revenue loss if your mainland Chinese fans decide to unsubscribe. The end result is the same. It shows what you are made of.
There are many other good comedians who don't need to kowtow to a brutal regime. We have options. You've made your choice. Your audience, like myself, make ours.
So this happened 3 years ago, way before the pandemic had started, thus live-streaming at funerals was extremely weird back then.
My aunt (by marriage to my uncle) has always been quite entitled. It had always been very clear to my entire family from the start that she mainly married my uncle for his money and expected to always be treated like a princess by him (and everyone else around her) and always got a horrible attitude whenever things didn't go exactly as she wanted.
My mother had just passed away from cancer after only having been diagnosed a few months prior, and we were doing final preparations for her funeral that would take place the next day. Note, I was just 19 during this time, and with everything that had happened, I of course already was not in the best state of mind. I was very much grieving the loss of my mother who I was extremely close to and just wanted everything to go as smoothly as possible without any hassle of disturbances that could potentially make me even more stressed out and depressed. Thus, I decided that I did not want to have young children at the funeral. At least not during the reception and the speeches. Young children make lots of noise, especially when it's very quiet and they are in "negative" environments where there is a lot of sadness and when they aren't the center of their parent's attention. I didn't want anything to disturb the reception and the people who wanted to give a speech about my mother, and thus I did not want any young children to attend.
Everyone who got invited for the funeral with young children was very understanding and did not make any fuss about it. Everyone except for my aunt.
I first told my uncle that I didn't want any young children to attend the funeral a few days before, and thus asked him if he could make sure he got a babysitter for his 1 year old son. He appeared to not have any problem with it and said he'd tell my aunt about it. That night I got a text from him asking why I didn't want any young children to attend. I explained the above mentioned reasons to him, and then he asked if I couldn't make an exception for his son. I found this to be very odd and very annoying and said that I would not be making any exceptions for anyone. The following day in the evening, I received yet another text message from him, yet this time it had very emotionally manipulative undertones to it. He said something along the lines of "Please don't make this time harder on us than it already is... keep reading on reddit ➡
My uncle with his son (8 years, let's call him Peter) decided to visit us today. They live in a different city and wanted to meet us all for the first time this year.
So the tech addicted Peter came with his tablet and his smartphone. Sat near my grandma and started playing. Both the tablet and his smartphone have an iphone sticker on the back, for the fun I guess, because neither is Apple's product.
Later in the day some family members including my uncle & son went for a short walk. My grandma and I stayed.
Grandma asks me : "You saw? Small Peter has an iPhone right? Must be expensive" Me: "No no, those are just stickers" Grandma : "Oh haha, it looks pretty anyways"
Then I recall that I have 2 new stickers which came with a Macbook that I recently bought. So I decide to give 1 of them to Peter when he comes back.
He returns, I show him the gold colored sticker, he seems excited, we start the replacement process. Peter takes his smartphone, pulls off the old Apple sticker and handles the phone to me. I place the new sticker by making sure that it covers the "SAMSUNG" mark that was hidden by previous sticker.
I am proud of myself. The new sticker is way shinier and is perfectly centered. Peter thanks me but seems concerned. 5 mins later he approaches his father and I hear him say "Daddy, daddy ... my phone is a Samsung ... did you know? ...".
I shouldn't had given him the new sticker.
TL;DR : My uncle's 8 year old son had an Apple sticker on the back of his smartphone. I gave him a brand new sticker for replacement. During the process the kid discovers that his phone is indeed a Samsung. Starts complaining to his father.