Committing suicide is a crime in the US not so that we can punish the depressed, but because, if it weren’t, it would be illegal for the police to enter a home to save someone they suspected was about to kill themselves.
There has to be reasonable belief that a crime is currently being committed or is about to be committed for the police to enter private property.
A lot of men (and probably other genders, but mostly men) like to creepily hit on people (usually women) in contexts in which it’s not ok to hit on people. (Eg: on the subway).
Girls start experiencing this before they’re considered old enough for sex ed.
Creepy men regularly do this in a way that’s slightly deniable.
Like sitting way too close. Or asking an almost innocuous thing. And it feels really horrible to be on the receiving end, but it can be hard to put your finger on why. And if you object, the man who started it will try as hard as he can to say you’re being unreasonable. Often, bystanders or people you tell afterwards will empathically agree and tell you he was just being friendly and that didn’t have to be rude.
This is not your fault. It’s not your fault that creepy guys are awful to you, and it’s not your fault that people punish you for refusing to cooperate with their creepy actions.
There is usually no polite way to object. Because they manipulate the rules of politeness so that you have to be rude to say no.
It’s ok to be rude in that situation.
Being in that situation doesn’t mean you’re a rude inconsiderate person. It means you’re asserting an important boundary in the only available way.
Most of these guys know exactly what they are doing. It’s not innocent awkwardness. It’s a different thing. It’s doing something they know they can probably get away with denying that they’ve done.
(People do sometimes do this kind of thing by mistake, too. But it’s not ok then either. And most people who do this, know damn well what they’re doing.)
false nostalgia;those songs that take you back to an era you never lived in. [listen here]
green onions - booker t. & the mgs // happy together - the turtles // all along the watchtower - jimi hendrix // mr. tambourine man - the byrds // sunny afternoon - the kinks // son of a preacher man - dusty springfield // it’s in his kiss - betty everett // twist & shout - the beatles // you keep me hanging on - the supremes // don’t let me be misunderstood - the animals // wouldn’t it be nice - the beach boys // leader of the pack - the shangri-las // suspicious minds - elvis presley // i want you (she’s so heavy) - the beatles // be my baby - the ronettes // young girl - gary puckett & the union gap // downtown - petula clark // where do you go to - peter sarstedt // dancing in the street - martha and the vandellas
The entertainment industry is aware that Susan Walters isn’t the only actress allowed to play a mother on TV shows targeting the bottom half of the demo, right? Because Star-Crossed makes three in the last few years.
Anonymous said: Actually, disseminating false information on a platform like Tumblr isn't cool at all. Especially when you have as many followers as I'm sure you do. Just because you put "lies are fun" in your tags, doesn't mean that this is acceptable. It's fairly irresponsible of you. I'm kind of disappointed.
I have a pretty sensitive bullshit detector so that “marked for death” thing seemed like a pretty obvious lie to me. I do recognize, however, that I’m seen as a source of high-quality, peculiar information…and I did set that statement up to sound real.
I made up a real-sounding name, I said “like 12 hours” later, as if I was just remembering something I’d read somewhere else. I created something that sounded impossible to believe and used little tricks to make it sound more believable.
I don’t want you to be disappointed in me…but I do want you to be critical thinkers EVEN WHEN IT’S ME! Because even when I’m not lying, I could totally be getting something wrong. The truth is a collaborative process. The lies of Tumblr (which I hate) will not be stopped by people not making stuff up, they’ll be stopped by people doing five seconds of fact checking before they reblog.