17 9 / 2014
It’s an obvious fact that a woman SHOULD NOT have to invest in various anti-rape, self-defense, etc. products in order to protect herself. It is a fact that regardless of whether she has these things or not, being assaulted will never be her fault. It is a fact that these things are in no way 100% effective. But if that pepper spray, that Safe Trek app, that roofie-detecting nail polish makes even one girl feel safer, if it saves even one girl from being assaulted, if it brings even one would-be rapist to justice, why would we attack it? No, we should not have to pay for these things. No, we should not have to live in fear. No, we are not responsible for preventing rape. Yes, it would be infinitely more effective and healthy to instead teach people not to fucking rape or attack each other. But the fact is that there are women who are afraid, who are made to feel paranoid. There women who are intensely, viciously angry. There are women who CHOOSE to arm themselves in whatever way they can. And if these things make them feel safer, stronger, more powerful, more confident…I don’t see how that’s a bad thing.
17 9 / 2014
a lot of fedora-type dudes don’t actually wear fedoras, you just know them from the way they are. it’s like a personality fedora. an internal fedora
It’s their fedaura.