A copy of an unknown Robert the Bruce letter from the build-up to the Battle of Bannockburn has been discovered.
The letter, sent in 1310, asks English King Edward II to stop persecuting the Scots.
It shows Robert asserting his God-given authority as king of the Scots and addressing…
Ive been thinking about words to describe people the past while. And even these things are culturally dependent. And valued differently. For me a massive trigger word is “dramatic” because of being called that so much as a put down to shut me up. What people mean is “needlessly emotional” and “…
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.
Edited to add: The quote from the documentary is referring to heterosexual men who meet women through online dating, and vice versa. And the “it’s just true” comment is referring to the quotes from Margaret Atwood and SWP.
SO VERY TRUE! And thanks for shouting us out!
when women “can’t take a compliment” because she doesn’t know the person talking to her, he’s male and he’s sexualising her, this is why. 90% of the compliments I received on the street in London turned into harassment if I aknowledged them with even so much as focused eye contact.Don’t try and pick up women in a supermarket, go to a bloody book club. Or of you do, don’t be suprised if you are blanked or told to fuck off. Don’t blame her, blame the 6 other assholes that day that told her how hot her tits were or that’s a nice dress while staring at her nipples. When we go out to get milk at the shop, we aren’t actually going out to get fucked, suprisingly. We are actually out to get a fucking pint of milk. The creepy guy that’s staring at us might follow us around the corner and throw bottles at us all the way home. It’s certainly happened to me before. I’d much rather aviod any possibility of being followed *again* by making it absolutely clear that I am not interested and I find you creepy. I’d rather offend you than get assaulted. Thanks.
thoughts about my date last night. first very open conversation I’ve had with a date since I’ve been back. It was nice to be able to talk about divorce and internet dating with someone who seemed like a friend, rather than the focus be on romance. I’m not really a big fan of it right now.
AGH i forgot to preface this with the fact that the piece i am writing and what this is referring to and is a brainstorm for and what this is period is about WHITE BUTCHNESS and WHITE DAPPERNESS which is a whole different thing than qpoc doing dapper, whole different set of inherent structures…
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