Women are afraid of meeting a serial killer. Men are afraid of meeting someone fat. —
When Strangers Click, a 2011 documentary about online dating.
It reminds me of that famous Margaret Atwood quote: “Men are afraid that women will laugh at them. Women are afraid that men will kill them.” It also reminds me of something written by one of the mods of Sex Worker Problems: “Misandry irritates. Misogyny kills.”
I mean, it’s just true.
The domestic violence rates are roughly equal, though, as are rape rates.
So while women may fear meeting someone dangerous more than men, those fears don’t actually reflect the facts of the situation.
How about people stop with the pars pro tot statements which only nurture the gender wars.
Most women are physically inferior to men where pure power is concerned, and therefore, when all is said and done, our safety depends almost entirely upon the manners and common sense of the opposite sex. That’s just a sad fact that quite a large group of men feel empowered by.
On the other hand, no matter how large that group, it is still outnumbered by men who also feel unsafe alone on the street at night. Men who recognize their own fears and therefore respect them in us.
I know sexists. There are apes in my own family who I have to deal with day in day out. Still, the majority of men I know are absolute darlings.
Stop blaming men. Start blaming pricks. (Within both sexes)
The (unseen) Ninth Morbius Doctor?
Winston? (after 1984’s Winston Smith, a character played by both John Hurt and non-canonical “Doctor Who” Peter Cushing in those Milton Subotsky Dalek films)
The Storyteller if you’re my age.
(Source: ladyr695, via youre-standing-on-my-scarf)
It kinda looks like she’s enthusiastically waving a spliff around in the dark.
(Source: sjascreencapsthelostboy, via fuckyeahsladenites)
Here you go, Eight fandom. I’m sure we’ll get a lot of use out of it. (Original gif by Harbek!)
Feel like using this every second of every minute of every hour