a song about invalids
Anonymous: While I do agree everyone should know about someone being a sex offender, at the same time that shouldn't be THE ONLY thing he is known for. Of course, there is a "turn the other cheek" attitude towards the situation, you're at a place of work! You are not there to prosecute the guy for something you weren't there for. Some people change, some don't. You acquired knowledge about something, and all you have to do is interact at the minimum with him.

Of course I’m not going to call him out at work, I’m mostly mad at how everyone else is reacting to the situation (aka saying things like when he brought his baby nephew in like “get that baby away from him, haha, he might rape it”). And he’s an okay guy, I’m not going to unbury something he did without taking into consideration that he’s not done anything to me. I’m just pissed that it’s more like a workplace joke or it’s defendable to everyone else. Not to mention the fact that people are treating it like it’s some dumb mistake he made when he was 18 when his conviction was November, which is not that long ago and it’s terrifying to me.

reached the “unable to fantasize about you sexually” phase of my crush and I am reduced to just child-like daydreams of running my hands through your hair at a party and slow dancing without shoes on and the way your lips look on the rim of a red cup and if you’d ever notice how much I blink when you’re around or the way I smell or how the skin on my ankles looks. crushes fuckin suck dawg.

Alright so at work, one of my coworkers found out another coworker (we will call him L, which is not even his actual initial) is a registered sex offender, with the charge of “unlawful sexual contact- no consent.” And all my coworkers seem to think it’s hilarious, that “of course, we all knew something was wrong with him,” even though it’s actually terrifying, especially after working with him so long, having him ask me and other female employees out countless times and not understanding that we don’t like his attention. What peeves me most, is that when the subject was brought up to a supervisor, she said “That really needs to stop going around.” And she said it in a way that it was hurting his reputation, that it would hurt his feelings, and that he didn’t deserve this hanging over his head. And that seriously upsets me so much, that she thinks it’s just a blemish in his past, nothing too serious, when I train 16-17 year old girls that just might one of these days accept his offer to buy her lunch or to go to the movies or to get a ride home, and I’m not okay with the fact that they could potentially be hurt or violated by him. There’s this kind of “turn the other cheek” policy going on, like “Shhh, be quiet about it, don’t offend the criminal, he has feelings too.” And the fact I had to explain to another coworker (who was defending him by saying that they were probably just drunk) what consent is, and that no matter if she says yes, that doesn’t fully guarantee consent, that no matter what you do not take advantage of a girl when she is drunk, that no matter what, there’s no defending him because whatever he did was bad enough to press charges against him, that whatever he did violated this girl. And having to explain what consent is, that’s not rewarding, not when it’s response is “according to you, anyway.”

-______- I’m so mad.

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girlsgetbusyzine:

Taken from MANTRAS zine
This zine is a culmination of how i got myself thru/still getting myself thru things and also things that i love and things that make me happy, mostly Stevie Nicks. I hope i don’t come off as someone who has her shit together, most of this zine is me yelling at myself and it’s really difficult to follow the directions that i give to myself, like “TAKE WHAT’S YOURS” and “DON’T HIDE!” it’s very difficult and on most days i don’t follow these directions and i fail completely. But i still yell at myself because it’s necessary that i always have these things etched in me so i have something to hold on to when shit hits the fan. - Fabiola

i cant believe this im so giddy n honoured!
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'Bubblegum' Beauty Daily August Shot By Romain Duquesne
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Prada, Fall 2001
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Amber Valletta photographed by Glen Luchford for Prada Fall/Winter 1997 Ad Campaign.

Naomi Campbell - Have You Seen Me (1999), David LaChapelle

that chad future guy trying to market american kpop is definitely the guy who made myspace the movie

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MARTIN MARGIELA A/W 2007-2008 Via Dandygum
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of ME and JODIE SMITH by ELIAS TAHAN
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Tilda on the cover of Zembla, 2003.
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Eli Hall @ Wilhelmina by Dana Scruggs for CREEM #11
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