FAKE GEEK GUYS: A MESSAGE TO MEN ABOUT SEXUAL HARASSMENT
By Andy Khouri
“I think this woman is wrong about something on the Internet. Clearly my best course of action is to threaten her with rape.”
That’s crazy talk, right? So why does it happen all the time?
Honest question, dudes.
That women are harassed online is not news. That women in comics and the broader fandom cultures are harassed online is not news. That these women are routinely transmitted anonymous messages describing graphic sexual violence perpetrated upon them for transgressions as grave as not liking a thing… that is actually news to me, and it’s probably news to a lot of you guys reading this.
So what do we do about it?
This is important.
A little personal excerpt for the sake of getting words out of my head. It’ll likely get deleted at some future date.
I’ve felt like this a many a times. Honestly I often feel lonelier in a big group of chatty people than when I’m actually alone.
Cost of a year of undergraduate study in the EU
remember when aaron porter posted this on his twitter talking about how sad it was
Wish I could study in Europe, universities in the US are expensive.
thailand’s annual poi sang long festival, which occurs in the first week of april, celebrates the ordination of ethnic shan boys to the theravada buddhist order. for three days, these sang long, or “jewelled sons,” are dressed in bright colours and adorned in flowers and make up, and then carried on the shoulders of their fathers to the the wat pa pao temple in chiang mai, where they will adopt the monk’s traditional saffron robes. the ritual is meant to mimic the buddha’s renunciation of his life of material luxury as prince siddhartha.
I thought maybe some happier news was much needed on this page.
Congratulations to those who were part of this festivity.
Wishing all the best in life!
I wish I could have seen that, I was in Chiang Mai just last month. To bad I couldn’t stay another month.