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  • The most beautiful thing I read on Tumblr this week
     OP - March 28, 2013, 02:00 AM

    This right here:

    “We were discussing homosexuality because of an allusion to it in the book we were reading, and several boys made comments such as, “That’s disgusting.” We got into the debate and eventually a boy admitted that he was terrified/disgusted when he was once sharing a taxi and the other male passenger made a pass at him. The lightbulb went off. “Oh,” I said. “I get it. See, you are afraid, because for the first time in your life you have found yourself a victim of unwanted sexual advances by someone who has the physical ability to use force against you.” The boy nodded and shuddered visibly.“But,” I continued. “As a woman, you learn to live with that from the time you are fourteen, and it never stops. We live with that fear every day of our lives. Every man walking through the parking garage the same time you are is either just a harmless stranger or a potential rapist. Every time.” The girls in the room nodded, agreeing. The boys seemed genuinely shocked. “So think about that the next time you hit on a girl. Maybe, like you in the taxi, she doesn’t actually want you to.”


    Homophobia: The fear that another man will treat you like you treat women. Andrew Sullivan.

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  • The most beautiful thing I read on Tumblr this week
     Reply #1 - March 28, 2013, 02:42 AM


    Too fucking busy, and vice versa.
  • The most beautiful thing I read on Tumblr this week
     Reply #2 - March 28, 2013, 02:55 AM

    In the old days, a good chaperon was one deemed to be S.I.T. - safe in taxis.
  • The most beautiful thing I read on Tumblr this week
     Reply #3 - March 28, 2013, 08:58 PM

     Afro

  • The most beautiful thing I read on Tumblr this week
     Reply #4 - March 28, 2013, 11:25 PM

    Bravo.


  • The most beautiful thing I read on Tumblr this week
     Reply #5 - May 13, 2015, 10:36 PM

    I was just trying to explain that to someone earlier.

    `But I don't want to go among mad people,' Alice remarked.
     `Oh, you can't help that,' said the Cat: `we're all mad here. I'm mad.  You're mad.'
     `How do you know I'm mad?' said Alice.
     `You must be,' said the Cat, `or you wouldn't have come here.'
  • The most beautiful thing I read on Tumblr this week
     Reply #6 - March 23, 2017, 09:37 AM

    I agree that homophobia makes no rational sense. However, do you actually believe this explanation for it? Does it explain why some women can be homophobic or would you say that what women feel when it comes to homophobia is rather different from what men feel about it?
  • The most beautiful thing I read on Tumblr this week
     Reply #7 - May 01, 2017, 11:07 PM

    Not as a whole, no.

    `But I don't want to go among mad people,' Alice remarked.
     `Oh, you can't help that,' said the Cat: `we're all mad here. I'm mad.  You're mad.'
     `How do you know I'm mad?' said Alice.
     `You must be,' said the Cat, `or you wouldn't have come here.'
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