I think the fact that more women than men have recognized my Watchmen t-shirt (and have discussed the comic with me) is more than enough proof that the notion of “chicks don’t read comics” is complete crap.
you are in college you are female you have a pretty good idea of what you want to do with your life you are short you text a lot you are single, but like someone you like a lot of different kinds of music you are close with your mom you don’t have a job you have a horrible fear of bees you have quite a few guilty pleasures you don’t have many scars you stay up late you dye your hair (not anymore) you enjoy iced coffee you drink occasionally you like to shop your grades are good you are lazy you are paranoid you have a dog you would consider going to law school you would consider plastic surgery of some kind you are somewhat superstitious your first name is short you have/had a piercing other than ears you are not very athletic you watch a lot of television you read a lot you get nervous easily you have blue eyes you are disorganized you feel that you are friendly you donate time or money to charitable organizations you don’t hear very well you are pale you have a tumblr people ask for your advice you also ask for advice a lot you like sushi you’ve been out of the country you have a food allergy you sleep with a stuffed animal summer is your favorite season your birthday is in the spring your parents are divorced you have moved multiple times people think you are funny but you have a weird sense of humor you carry a purse you think a lot you meditate you seem shy, but only when you first meet someone you like parties something on your body hurts right now you have a sensitive nose you often have strange dreams you are a bit on the hyper side
Rape isn’t about uncontrollable sexual desire. You only have to listen in on a Call of Duty game to see that. When that kid crows, “I raped you!”, he’s not calling the other guy sexy; he’s saying he defeated him, dominated him, humiliated him. That’s what rape is about, and that should scare you.
“The gods envy us. They envy us because we’re mortal, because any moment may be our last. Everything is more beautiful because we’re doomed. You will never be lovelier than you are now. We will never be here again”—Homer | Favorite quote from The Iliad. (via damnyoulauren)
A disturbing story emerged out of the Bronx on Thursday. Two Muslim sisters, Lamis Chapman and Khalia Wilson, aged 12 and 14 respectively, told the New York Daily News that they were thrown to the ground, put in chokeholds, and had their hijabs violently torn off by members of the NYPD, for a reason that remains unclear.
Chapman and Wilson said they were playing handball around 9:30 pm in the park near their home in the Lester Patterson Houses in Mott Haven, the Bronx, when police approached them and asked them to leave, as the park was closed.
The girls recounted that the cops followed them out of the park, and one grabbed Wilson from behind, putting her in a chokehold and wrestling her to the ground. “They said they asked for ID. I didn’t hear them,” reported Wilson. When her sister protested, she was also thrown to the ground, and both sisters’ headscarves were ripped off.
"I kept saying, ‘I’m 14! What are you doing? We’re not bad kids,’" explained Wilson.
When their 15-year-old brother, Shytike Wilson, saw the police assaulting his younger sisters from a window, he ran to their aid. “I asked them why my sisters were in handcuffs,” he said, when the police, “charged me, picked me up, and slammed me on the floor.”
An 18-year-old college student, Jonathan Harris, became involved when he heard the girls screaming and ran to the park to help. He told the cops to leave the teens alone and took out his cell phone to record the incident, but was also subjected to police abuse.