Okay, this is actually what you do if you’re being sexually harassed in any kind of public space. Draw attention to it, preferably pull away and let EVERYONE know that someone is touching you. This will not only get him to get off you but he’ll definitely think about this situation next time he wants to do something like this.

Spreading the word.

My mom and I were talking about this today after hearing about a woman who was molested on a plane who said nothing until she was picked up at the airport by her parents. My mom looked at me and asked what I would do in that situation and I looked her dead in the eye and I told her “it would take me .02 seconds to realize what was going on and yell angrily, and then I would be straight on to bitch slapping him so hard he wouldn’t be able to see the punch I’d throw with the opposite hand”.

She nodded and accepted my salty language like a seasoned sailor.

I’ve had experience with this before, in Prague a group of five girls and I were followed by three men at night. After a while they started yelling at us, the most common being “how much?” Meaning how much we “cost” as prostitutes. Seeing as they weren’t going to stop, I turned on my heel, faced them (which surprised them), spat at their feet and responded with “You couldn’t afford me.” This prompted the other girls to start yelling back at them as well, starting with our spitfire Czech friend to start slinging curses in Czech as she and the rest of the girls came up beside me. Needless to say the men backed off and pretty much fled. They weren’t expecting a fight. It empowered me and encouraged the rest of the girls to yell back too.

I’ve heard that a lot of people don’t know what to do in this situation because they’ve been taught all their lives to be polite and non-aggressive. Keep your heads down or whatever.

Keep in mind that studies have shown that rapists look for victims who won’t fight back.

Remember that nobody has the right to touch you without your consent or harass you, and you have all the right to make the biggest fuss about it that you can possibly make.

Get angry. Be in command.


If someone is doing something that makes you uncomfortable like this, you do not need to be nice. Swear, kick, scream, make the asshole cry. You don’t have to nice, be as rude as you want

In my experience this true, even if it’s counterintuitive. The safest thing you can do isn’t to run, it’s to go batshit crazy. I wonder if this is true for men, too, if they are worried about assault or mugging or something? I think part of the reason it’s effective when women do it is that it’s such a surprise.

Man those 2 Broke Girls are so streetwise!!!!!


  • skeleton jerking off: *xylophone sounds*

Anyone else get the feeling that iconic-yet-long-absent X-Men writer Chris Claremont’s new comic about iconic-yet-long-absent X-Man Nightcrawler is really about himself?


my job just sent this fun lil email:

"We have recently received complaints from several customers that their delivery guys have been out of uniform"

this is probably just bullshit to reinforce policy, but, considering our clientele, oddly believable:

"We have recently received complaints from…

I’d like us all to talk about class more.

"Best of all is ‘When I Was Cruel No. 2,’ a slinky lounge-dub gossip-fest about a despicable millionaire wedding his fourth trophy bride. As Costello told interviewers, it’s a song about growing up and realizing that people with power and prestige aren’t so special after all. Up close, they’ve got bad breath and toupees, and behind closed doors, they’ve got filthy secrets like the rest of us. Though the Costello of old would have railed against these clowns, he’s now content to stand in the back and make snarky comments. They’re to be pitied, not feared."

Up until the vocals come in, it sounds EXACTLY like Portishead. Then Elvis starts singing with the perfect combination of weary bitterness and resigned contentment. This is the sound of a middle-aged man who has plenty of reasons to feel anger and regret, but has learned that he has better things to do than make a big deal out of it.

This album is what I want a latter-day Elvis Costello album to be. It fits so nicely into his reputation: he spent his youth yelling at everybody, and rather than try to resume that or rebel against it, he acknowledges it, so that it feels like where you’re at 20 years after all the anger. The album/song title sums it up. And the trip-hoppy sound, similar to the song he did with Brian Eno, works really well for him— exactly the right level of buoyant darkness. Gloomy, but not bothered by it. I’d be happy if Elvis just made another When I Was Cruel every few years for the rest of his life.

Full disclosure: I turned 35 one week ago and can’t tell how much of this post is actually about me.

The AV Club ran a really cool review of Elvis Costello’s most underrated album. They even singled out the same song I would’ve singled out as the best song! I’m gonna go post that too.


The Muppets Meets Twin Peaks Is The Strangest Mashup Ever

oh my god it’s like i’ve died and gone to my own brain

(via twinpeakscaptioned)



Now that’s what I call justice 


"What the thinker thinks, the prover proves."

(via cramulus)

You listen to me. While I will admit to a certain cynicism, the fact is that I am a naysayer and hatchet man in the fight against violence.

Usually when I say something, I was trying to say this.

(Source: jillsandwich, via thomasmwilson)


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