Just putting today’s positive experiences out into the universe:
While walking around my state university campus today, a young black man I was passing said “Excuse me, ma’am? I would just like to tell you that you are very beautiful.” I thanked him and continued on to my class.
About three or four hours later, I saw another young black man who works for the university and whom I have spoken briefly with before. This young man has complimented me before, always respectfully, and today he called me a “queen.” I thanked him and he asked if he could have a hug. I politely declined. He waved goodbye and I continued to my class.
Rape is the only crime on the books for which arguing that the temptation to commit it was too clear and obvious to resist is treated as a defence. For every other crime, we call that a confession.
I’ve gotten more angry asks about this post than I have actual reblogs.
I literally put my coffee down, stared at the screen and said “Holy shit…”
this is still my favorite post ever
like when beyonce said “i woke up this way: flawless” she’s saying that flawless is not dependent on how she looks at a given moment; by dent of being alive, just by being authentic to herself, she’s flawless.
not “i woke up with this hair laid and makeup did and decked out clothes”. which is how everyone else apparently interpreted it.
not “I am flawless therefore I am”
but “I am therefore I am flawless”