we’re terribly sorry, but you can’t put your disobedient child in the stowaway luggage, you’re just going to have to carry on your wayward son
So today I had to throw away a lot of expired condoms, because they were just sitting outside the door to my office and one of my supervisors told me to get rid of the clutter. One of my co-workers told me not to throw them out, saying “An expired condom is better than no condom.”
Once I argued for a while and realized he wasn’t going to be swayed, I just stared at him for a while and threw them all out anyway. In retrospect I realize I probably should have shouted “ABSTINENCE IS BETTER THAN ACCIDENTALLY GENERATING ANOTHER HUMAN BEING”
When you compliment a random woman who doesn’t know you, no matter how nice you are about it, there’s a good chance she’s going to freak out internally because for all she knows, you could be that latter type. And I get that it’s really unfair that women would just assume that about you. I get that it sucks that sometimes, expressing totally reasonable opinions like “hey you’re hot” will make women terrified of you or furious at you. That’s not fair.
But if you’re going to lay the blame for that somewhere, for fuck’s sake, don’t blame the woman. Blame all the guys who have called her a bitch and a cunt for ignoring their advances. Blame all the guys who may have harassed, abused, or assaulted her in the past. Blame all the people who may never do such a thing themselves, but who were quick to blame her and tell her to just get over it. Blame the fact that if she stops and talks to you and then something bad happens, people will blame her for stopping and talking to you. Why You Shouldn’t Tell That Random Girl On The Street That She’s Hot » Brute Reason (via albinwonderland)