I almost cried when I saw this part. This is what you do. You don’t continue on your way because it doesn’t involve you.
Look at the way she shields the stranger WITH HER OWN BODY.
This is what needs to happen when you see someone being bullied or harassed.
howww does it not get in the way
Alright, here’s something funny. These boys in my hall went outside in their undies to take some photos in the snow. Funny, right? They’re trying to get attention and it’s hilarious. Us ladies choose to do the same, we are wearing more clothing, and are doing the exact same poses. We are wearing as much clothing as is acceptable at the pool or the beach, at the gym, etc.
There is a serious double standard here— us girls have gotten responses like:
"What’s the point of being half naked?"
"*ahem* sluts *ahem*"
"What’s wrong with you females?"
Or worse, what my mother said. Her initial shock was apparently because she thought I was in my underwear, but when I told her I was in a swimsuit, she was suddenly happy I was having fun in college.
The idea here is that we are doing the same thing. When arguing this point with one of my hallmates, he said “But men’s bodies aren’t built the same, you don’t see girls getting pumped up over a topless guy, but how many guys do you think are gonna get all crazy over a topless girl?” Seriously? Really? Women don’t need to dress in order to avoid a reaction from men. You’re mad because you can’t control yourself? Men can pose in their undies in the snow without an issue because women aren’t going to go wild over it? Keep it in your pants, that’s your responsibility, not ours.
The double standards are killin’ me.
"Keep it in your pants, that’s your responsibility, not ours." Is literally one of the best quotes I’ve ever heard. Thank you.
A friend sent me this:
This is Ryan Kopf. He is the head of multiple anime conventions under the company name Chrono, LLC. This includes Anime Zap, Anime-zing!, Anime-SPARK!, AniMinneapolis, Meta Con, Domo Con, and Anime Midwest. In addition to being shady, underhanded, and a jerk in general, he is also a confirmed rapist. Attached is the actual police report, documenting the incident.
I urge you to raise awareness in any way you can. Forward this. Post its contents to Facebook, Tumblr, or whatever you use. The number of staff resigning from service of Chrono, LLC is already exponential, with one key demand for their return: Ryan Kopf must be removed from his position of power. Even guests have backed out, upon gaining the knowledge of Ryan’s reputation.
Ryan has gone to extreme lengths to cover this rape case up, even blacklisting people from his conventions for bringing it up. These are not the actions of an innocent man. These are the actions of someone who is trying desperately to hide something.
He cannot stop knowledge from spreading. He cannot stop awareness from bring raised. He cannot stop the future.
You— We— The people, whether you’re a con-goer or just someone who detests rapists, can make a difference. But only if we act. Now.
I need to add this.
THIS is why I’ve been ill for WEEKS about people going to AniMinneapolis.
Because in my head, I 100% believe he did this because I have worked with him and have seen how he acts
Nothing has been taken to court and convicted, so LEGALLY he hasn’t done anything.
But it IS my opinion that he DEFINITELY has done something, no one can sue me for my opinion.
I have been told I am allowed to talk about it and reblog this, but I cannot say that he is LEGALLY a rapist. I can only say that within my own opinions and say he is ALLEGEDLY a rapist.
Kinda terrible when someone has to feel worried about consequences for spreading the word about a dangerous person.
People should not have that threat hanging over them.
hey guys i know i’ve talked about this guy before and i’ll give it a rest after this but its high time it was put somewhere. if you are going to animinneapolis or any ryan cons— PLEASE be wary. Be careful. Or don’t go.
I will honestly consider not attending future Animins because of this
In case you’re in need of motivation, have some from the Doctor.
You can do it!
Itches so good! (Ugly Christmas Sweaters)
Because tis the season! Check out my DA for the non-gif version (aka high res pic)!
Anonymous: Feferi, Vriska and Aradia with short hair and Terezi Kanaya and Nepeta with long hair?