BREAKING: Ferguson Protesters Blocked A Freeway Monday

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People protesting the death of Michael Brownstopped traffic on Interstate 270 Monday near St. Louis.

People protesting the death of Michael Brown stopped traffic on Interstate 270 Monday near St. Louis.
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The incident was broadcasted online by Argus Streaming News. According toKMOV 4, the blockage happened near W. Florissant, the Ferguson street where most of the protesting has happened.

The protest happened about 4:30 p.m. CDT as a group of people moved onto the freeway with their hands up.

The protest happened about 4:30 p.m. CDT as a group of people moved onto the freeway with their hands up.
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The protesters were calling for Prosecutor Robert McCulloch to step down from the case, among other things.

The protesters were calling for Prosecutor Robert McCulloch to step down from the case, among other things.
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McCulloch is investigating Brown’s shooting by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. However, protesters and many community members generally have argued that his background makes it impossible for him to objectively run the case. Getting McCulloch to step aside has been one of the primary demands protesters have made in the weeks following Brown’s death.

Monday’s protest was brief; the freeway was only supposed to be shut for four and a half minutes to represent the four and a half hours Michael Brown’s body reportedly lay in the street.

Monday's protest was brief; the freeway was only supposed to be shut for four and a half minutes to represent the four and a half hours Michael Brown's body reportedly lay in the street.
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During the two weeks after Brown’s death, numerous protesters also told BuzzFeed they were particularly upset that Brown’s body was left in the street for hours. Many in the community felt that it was disrespectful both for Brown and passersby, and that if Brown had been white the situation would have been handled differently.

Earlier Monday afternoon, it looked as though the freeway blockade wouldn’t happen.

Earlier Monday afternoon, it looked as though the freeway blockade wouldn't happen.
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Protesters had discussed shutting down Interstate 270, but told The St. Louis Post-Dispatch they ultimately opted to postpone the event. “Until our demands are met it’s still on the table — some kind of highway action. When we’re ready we’ll tell everyone about it,” organizer Zaki Baruti told the paper Monday.

The call to postpone the protest came from Michael Brown’s family, the Post-Dispatch reported. The fact that some protesters opted to disregard Brown’s family’s request emphasizes the fact that the protests are populated by a diverse group of people who at times have differing views on what should happen.

Police were on the scene as the protesters blocked the freeway Monday, but members of Argus Streaming News said there were no conflicts and the protest remained orderly.

Police were on the scene as the protesters blocked the freeway Monday, but members of Argus Streaming News said there were no conflicts and the protest remained orderly.
Argus Streaming News / Via argusradio.com

Source: Jim Dalrymple II for Buzzfeed News


“Men still have trouble recognizing that a woman can be complex, can have ambition, good looks, sexuality, erudition, and common sense. A woman can have all those facets, and yet men, in literature and in drama, seem to need to simplify women, to polarize us as either the whore or the angel.”
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“Men still have trouble recognizing that a woman can be complex, can have ambition, good looks, sexuality, erudition, and common sense. A woman can have all those facets, and yet men, in literature and in drama, seem to need to simplify women, to polarize us as either the whore or the angel.”
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“Men still have trouble recognizing that a woman can be complex, can have ambition, good looks, sexuality, erudition, and common sense. A woman can have all those facets, and yet men, in literature and in drama, seem to need to simplify women, to polarize us as either the whore or the angel.”
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“Men still have trouble recognizing that a woman can be complex, can have ambition, good looks, sexuality, erudition, and common sense. A woman can have all those facets, and yet men, in literature and in drama, seem to need to simplify women, to polarize us as either the whore or the angel.”
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“Men still have trouble recognizing that a woman can be complex, can have ambition, good looks, sexuality, erudition, and common sense. A woman can have all those facets, and yet men, in literature and in drama, seem to need to simplify women, to polarize us as either the whore or the angel.”
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“Men still have trouble recognizing that a woman can be complex, can have ambition, good looks, sexuality, erudition, and common sense. A woman can have all those facets, and yet men, in literature and in drama, seem to need to simplify women, to polarize us as either the whore or the angel.”
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“Men still have trouble recognizing that a woman can be complex, can have ambition, good looks, sexuality, erudition, and common sense. A woman can have all those facets, and yet men, in literature and in drama, seem to need to simplify women, to polarize us as either the whore or the angel.”
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“Men still have trouble recognizing that a woman can be complex, can have ambition, good looks, sexuality, erudition, and common sense. A woman can have all those facets, and yet men, in literature and in drama, seem to need to simplify women, to polarize us as either the whore or the angel.”
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“Men still have trouble recognizing that a woman can be complex, can have ambition, good looks, sexuality, erudition, and common sense. A woman can have all those facets, and yet men, in literature and in drama, seem to need to simplify women, to polarize us as either the whore or the angel.”
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"A cadet shall not lie, cheat or steal, not suffer others to do so. I’m sorry, sir. I can’t.”
The Batman gave her the inspiration. Her father gave her the discipline. Years of training gave her the skills. But only Kate Kane herself knows what gave her the unbreakable drive to serve in the war on crime…as the Batwoman. Marked by the blood-red bat emblem, Kate Kane is a soldier fighting her own private war - one that began years ago and haunts her every waking moment.
Batwoman is Kate Kane’s ongoing solo title written by Greg Rucka, W. Haden Blackman, & J.H. Williams III and drawn by J.H Williams III, Amy Reeder, & Trevor McCarthy. Kate Kane was raised in a military family. When she was a child, she was kidnapped along with her twin sister and mother by political extremists. Kate was the only survivor.
Driven by the murder of her family, Kate eventually joins the military. Unfortunately, right after her graduation from training, she is outed as a lesbian- and kicked out after she refuses to deny it. Kate drifts through life for a while, feeling like she no longer has a purpose, until she crosses paths with the Caped Crusader…
Possibly my all-time favorite cape comic, Batwoman has all the best parts of a Batfamily comic: a compelling lead character, the technological mixed with the mystical, a touch of the gothic, and a strong family theme. Kate Kane is also one of the best representations of what it’s like to be a lesbian I have ever come across. As a lesbian myself, I cannot even begin to tell you just how refreshing it was to read about a lesbian who was not only the lead character, but actually dates other women ‘on-screen’, has interesting adventures, and does not die horribly. Also, the art is gorgeous. READ THIS BOOK!
WARNING: Elegy, and the overarching plot for volumes 1-3, deal with child kidnapping, abuse, and death.
Completed: No (Ongoing)Publisher: DC ComicsLevel of Violence: Moderate to highNumber of page layouts that will make you seethe with jealousy: TOO. MANY.For fans of: Lesbian characters who DON’T DIE OR TURN STRAIGHT, Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight, The Killing Joke, Batman: The Animated Series, Lazarus, Rucka’s Punisher run, Elektra (current run), Kelly Sue Deconnick’s Ghost, Black Widow: The Name of the Rose, X-23, possibly Velvet, possibly Promethea. 
Where to buy: Comixology: here; Amazon: Elegy Vol 1 Vol 2 Vol 3 Vol 4*; BN: Elegy Vol 1 Vol 2 Vol 3 Vol 4*.
*I haven’t read volume 4 yet, so I cannot vouch for how good it is. I have, thankfully, heard good things about it.
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toxicnotebook:

Toxicnotebook Recommends: Batwoman
"A cadet shall not lie, cheat or steal, not suffer others to do so. I’m sorry, sir. I can’t.”
The Batman gave her the inspiration. Her father gave her the discipline. Years of training gave her the skills. But only Kate Kane herself knows what gave her the unbreakable drive to serve in the war on crime…as the Batwoman. Marked by the blood-red bat emblem, Kate Kane is a soldier fighting her own private war - one that began years ago and haunts her every waking moment.
Batwoman is Kate Kane’s ongoing solo title written by Greg Rucka, W. Haden Blackman, & J.H. Williams III and drawn by J.H Williams III, Amy Reeder, & Trevor McCarthy. Kate Kane was raised in a military family. When she was a child, she was kidnapped along with her twin sister and mother by political extremists. Kate was the only survivor.
Driven by the murder of her family, Kate eventually joins the military. Unfortunately, right after her graduation from training, she is outed as a lesbian- and kicked out after she refuses to deny it. Kate drifts through life for a while, feeling like she no longer has a purpose, until she crosses paths with the Caped Crusader…
Possibly my all-time favorite cape comic, Batwoman has all the best parts of a Batfamily comic: a compelling lead character, the technological mixed with the mystical, a touch of the gothic, and a strong family theme. Kate Kane is also one of the best representations of what it’s like to be a lesbian I have ever come across. As a lesbian myself, I cannot even begin to tell you just how refreshing it was to read about a lesbian who was not only the lead character, but actually dates other women ‘on-screen’, has interesting adventures, and does not die horribly. Also, the art is gorgeous. READ THIS BOOK!
WARNING: Elegy, and the overarching plot for volumes 1-3, deal with child kidnapping, abuse, and death.
Completed: No (Ongoing)Publisher: DC ComicsLevel of Violence: Moderate to highNumber of page layouts that will make you seethe with jealousy: TOO. MANY.For fans of: Lesbian characters who DON’T DIE OR TURN STRAIGHT, Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight, The Killing Joke, Batman: The Animated Series, Lazarus, Rucka’s Punisher run, Elektra (current run), Kelly Sue Deconnick’s Ghost, Black Widow: The Name of the Rose, X-23, possibly Velvet, possibly Promethea. 
Where to buy: Comixology: here; Amazon: Elegy Vol 1 Vol 2 Vol 3 Vol 4*; BN: Elegy Vol 1 Vol 2 Vol 3 Vol 4*.
*I haven’t read volume 4 yet, so I cannot vouch for how good it is. I have, thankfully, heard good things about it.
See more recs here! Intro post to this series
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toxicnotebook:

Toxicnotebook Recommends: Batwoman
"A cadet shall not lie, cheat or steal, not suffer others to do so. I’m sorry, sir. I can’t.”
The Batman gave her the inspiration. Her father gave her the discipline. Years of training gave her the skills. But only Kate Kane herself knows what gave her the unbreakable drive to serve in the war on crime…as the Batwoman. Marked by the blood-red bat emblem, Kate Kane is a soldier fighting her own private war - one that began years ago and haunts her every waking moment.
Batwoman is Kate Kane’s ongoing solo title written by Greg Rucka, W. Haden Blackman, & J.H. Williams III and drawn by J.H Williams III, Amy Reeder, & Trevor McCarthy. Kate Kane was raised in a military family. When she was a child, she was kidnapped along with her twin sister and mother by political extremists. Kate was the only survivor.
Driven by the murder of her family, Kate eventually joins the military. Unfortunately, right after her graduation from training, she is outed as a lesbian- and kicked out after she refuses to deny it. Kate drifts through life for a while, feeling like she no longer has a purpose, until she crosses paths with the Caped Crusader…
Possibly my all-time favorite cape comic, Batwoman has all the best parts of a Batfamily comic: a compelling lead character, the technological mixed with the mystical, a touch of the gothic, and a strong family theme. Kate Kane is also one of the best representations of what it’s like to be a lesbian I have ever come across. As a lesbian myself, I cannot even begin to tell you just how refreshing it was to read about a lesbian who was not only the lead character, but actually dates other women ‘on-screen’, has interesting adventures, and does not die horribly. Also, the art is gorgeous. READ THIS BOOK!
WARNING: Elegy, and the overarching plot for volumes 1-3, deal with child kidnapping, abuse, and death.
Completed: No (Ongoing)Publisher: DC ComicsLevel of Violence: Moderate to highNumber of page layouts that will make you seethe with jealousy: TOO. MANY.For fans of: Lesbian characters who DON’T DIE OR TURN STRAIGHT, Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight, The Killing Joke, Batman: The Animated Series, Lazarus, Rucka’s Punisher run, Elektra (current run), Kelly Sue Deconnick’s Ghost, Black Widow: The Name of the Rose, X-23, possibly Velvet, possibly Promethea. 
Where to buy: Comixology: here; Amazon: Elegy Vol 1 Vol 2 Vol 3 Vol 4*; BN: Elegy Vol 1 Vol 2 Vol 3 Vol 4*.
*I haven’t read volume 4 yet, so I cannot vouch for how good it is. I have, thankfully, heard good things about it.
See more recs here! Intro post to this series
Zoom Info
toxicnotebook:

Toxicnotebook Recommends: Batwoman
"A cadet shall not lie, cheat or steal, not suffer others to do so. I’m sorry, sir. I can’t.”
The Batman gave her the inspiration. Her father gave her the discipline. Years of training gave her the skills. But only Kate Kane herself knows what gave her the unbreakable drive to serve in the war on crime…as the Batwoman. Marked by the blood-red bat emblem, Kate Kane is a soldier fighting her own private war - one that began years ago and haunts her every waking moment.
Batwoman is Kate Kane’s ongoing solo title written by Greg Rucka, W. Haden Blackman, & J.H. Williams III and drawn by J.H Williams III, Amy Reeder, & Trevor McCarthy. Kate Kane was raised in a military family. When she was a child, she was kidnapped along with her twin sister and mother by political extremists. Kate was the only survivor.
Driven by the murder of her family, Kate eventually joins the military. Unfortunately, right after her graduation from training, she is outed as a lesbian- and kicked out after she refuses to deny it. Kate drifts through life for a while, feeling like she no longer has a purpose, until she crosses paths with the Caped Crusader…
Possibly my all-time favorite cape comic, Batwoman has all the best parts of a Batfamily comic: a compelling lead character, the technological mixed with the mystical, a touch of the gothic, and a strong family theme. Kate Kane is also one of the best representations of what it’s like to be a lesbian I have ever come across. As a lesbian myself, I cannot even begin to tell you just how refreshing it was to read about a lesbian who was not only the lead character, but actually dates other women ‘on-screen’, has interesting adventures, and does not die horribly. Also, the art is gorgeous. READ THIS BOOK!
WARNING: Elegy, and the overarching plot for volumes 1-3, deal with child kidnapping, abuse, and death.
Completed: No (Ongoing)Publisher: DC ComicsLevel of Violence: Moderate to highNumber of page layouts that will make you seethe with jealousy: TOO. MANY.For fans of: Lesbian characters who DON’T DIE OR TURN STRAIGHT, Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight, The Killing Joke, Batman: The Animated Series, Lazarus, Rucka’s Punisher run, Elektra (current run), Kelly Sue Deconnick’s Ghost, Black Widow: The Name of the Rose, X-23, possibly Velvet, possibly Promethea. 
Where to buy: Comixology: here; Amazon: Elegy Vol 1 Vol 2 Vol 3 Vol 4*; BN: Elegy Vol 1 Vol 2 Vol 3 Vol 4*.
*I haven’t read volume 4 yet, so I cannot vouch for how good it is. I have, thankfully, heard good things about it.
See more recs here! Intro post to this series
Zoom Info
toxicnotebook:

Toxicnotebook Recommends: Batwoman
"A cadet shall not lie, cheat or steal, not suffer others to do so. I’m sorry, sir. I can’t.”
The Batman gave her the inspiration. Her father gave her the discipline. Years of training gave her the skills. But only Kate Kane herself knows what gave her the unbreakable drive to serve in the war on crime…as the Batwoman. Marked by the blood-red bat emblem, Kate Kane is a soldier fighting her own private war - one that began years ago and haunts her every waking moment.
Batwoman is Kate Kane’s ongoing solo title written by Greg Rucka, W. Haden Blackman, & J.H. Williams III and drawn by J.H Williams III, Amy Reeder, & Trevor McCarthy. Kate Kane was raised in a military family. When she was a child, she was kidnapped along with her twin sister and mother by political extremists. Kate was the only survivor.
Driven by the murder of her family, Kate eventually joins the military. Unfortunately, right after her graduation from training, she is outed as a lesbian- and kicked out after she refuses to deny it. Kate drifts through life for a while, feeling like she no longer has a purpose, until she crosses paths with the Caped Crusader…
Possibly my all-time favorite cape comic, Batwoman has all the best parts of a Batfamily comic: a compelling lead character, the technological mixed with the mystical, a touch of the gothic, and a strong family theme. Kate Kane is also one of the best representations of what it’s like to be a lesbian I have ever come across. As a lesbian myself, I cannot even begin to tell you just how refreshing it was to read about a lesbian who was not only the lead character, but actually dates other women ‘on-screen’, has interesting adventures, and does not die horribly. Also, the art is gorgeous. READ THIS BOOK!
WARNING: Elegy, and the overarching plot for volumes 1-3, deal with child kidnapping, abuse, and death.
Completed: No (Ongoing)Publisher: DC ComicsLevel of Violence: Moderate to highNumber of page layouts that will make you seethe with jealousy: TOO. MANY.For fans of: Lesbian characters who DON’T DIE OR TURN STRAIGHT, Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight, The Killing Joke, Batman: The Animated Series, Lazarus, Rucka’s Punisher run, Elektra (current run), Kelly Sue Deconnick’s Ghost, Black Widow: The Name of the Rose, X-23, possibly Velvet, possibly Promethea. 
Where to buy: Comixology: here; Amazon: Elegy Vol 1 Vol 2 Vol 3 Vol 4*; BN: Elegy Vol 1 Vol 2 Vol 3 Vol 4*.
*I haven’t read volume 4 yet, so I cannot vouch for how good it is. I have, thankfully, heard good things about it.
See more recs here! Intro post to this series
Zoom Info
toxicnotebook:

Toxicnotebook Recommends: Batwoman
"A cadet shall not lie, cheat or steal, not suffer others to do so. I’m sorry, sir. I can’t.”
The Batman gave her the inspiration. Her father gave her the discipline. Years of training gave her the skills. But only Kate Kane herself knows what gave her the unbreakable drive to serve in the war on crime…as the Batwoman. Marked by the blood-red bat emblem, Kate Kane is a soldier fighting her own private war - one that began years ago and haunts her every waking moment.
Batwoman is Kate Kane’s ongoing solo title written by Greg Rucka, W. Haden Blackman, & J.H. Williams III and drawn by J.H Williams III, Amy Reeder, & Trevor McCarthy. Kate Kane was raised in a military family. When she was a child, she was kidnapped along with her twin sister and mother by political extremists. Kate was the only survivor.
Driven by the murder of her family, Kate eventually joins the military. Unfortunately, right after her graduation from training, she is outed as a lesbian- and kicked out after she refuses to deny it. Kate drifts through life for a while, feeling like she no longer has a purpose, until she crosses paths with the Caped Crusader…
Possibly my all-time favorite cape comic, Batwoman has all the best parts of a Batfamily comic: a compelling lead character, the technological mixed with the mystical, a touch of the gothic, and a strong family theme. Kate Kane is also one of the best representations of what it’s like to be a lesbian I have ever come across. As a lesbian myself, I cannot even begin to tell you just how refreshing it was to read about a lesbian who was not only the lead character, but actually dates other women ‘on-screen’, has interesting adventures, and does not die horribly. Also, the art is gorgeous. READ THIS BOOK!
WARNING: Elegy, and the overarching plot for volumes 1-3, deal with child kidnapping, abuse, and death.
Completed: No (Ongoing)Publisher: DC ComicsLevel of Violence: Moderate to highNumber of page layouts that will make you seethe with jealousy: TOO. MANY.For fans of: Lesbian characters who DON’T DIE OR TURN STRAIGHT, Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight, The Killing Joke, Batman: The Animated Series, Lazarus, Rucka’s Punisher run, Elektra (current run), Kelly Sue Deconnick’s Ghost, Black Widow: The Name of the Rose, X-23, possibly Velvet, possibly Promethea. 
Where to buy: Comixology: here; Amazon: Elegy Vol 1 Vol 2 Vol 3 Vol 4*; BN: Elegy Vol 1 Vol 2 Vol 3 Vol 4*.
*I haven’t read volume 4 yet, so I cannot vouch for how good it is. I have, thankfully, heard good things about it.
See more recs here! Intro post to this series
Zoom Info

toxicnotebook:

Toxicnotebook Recommends: Batwoman

"A cadet shall not lie, cheat or steal, not suffer others to do so. I’m sorry, sir. I can’t.”

The Batman gave her the inspiration. Her father gave her the discipline. Years of training gave her the skills. But only Kate Kane herself knows what gave her the unbreakable drive to serve in the war on crime…as the Batwoman. Marked by the blood-red bat emblem, Kate Kane is a soldier fighting her own private war - one that began years ago and haunts her every waking moment.

Batwoman is Kate Kane’s ongoing solo title written by Greg Rucka, W. Haden Blackman, & J.H. Williams III and drawn by J.H Williams III, Amy Reeder, & Trevor McCarthy. Kate Kane was raised in a military family. When she was a child, she was kidnapped along with her twin sister and mother by political extremists. Kate was the only survivor.

Driven by the murder of her family, Kate eventually joins the military. Unfortunately, right after her graduation from training, she is outed as a lesbian- and kicked out after she refuses to deny it. Kate drifts through life for a while, feeling like she no longer has a purpose, until she crosses paths with the Caped Crusader…

Possibly my all-time favorite cape comic, Batwoman has all the best parts of a Batfamily comic: a compelling lead character, the technological mixed with the mystical, a touch of the gothic, and a strong family theme. Kate Kane is also one of the best representations of what it’s like to be a lesbian I have ever come across. As a lesbian myself, I cannot even begin to tell you just how refreshing it was to read about a lesbian who was not only the lead character, but actually dates other women ‘on-screen’, has interesting adventures, and does not die horribly. Also, the art is gorgeous. READ THIS BOOK!

WARNING: Elegy, and the overarching plot for volumes 1-3, deal with child kidnapping, abuse, and death.

Completed: No (Ongoing)
Publisher: DC Comics
Level of Violence: Moderate to high
Number of page layouts that will make you seethe with jealousy: TOO. MANY.
For fans of: Lesbian characters who DON’T DIE OR TURN STRAIGHT, Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight, The Killing Joke, Batman: The Animated Series, Lazarus, Rucka’s Punisher run, Elektra (current run), Kelly Sue Deconnick’s Ghost, Black Widow: The Name of the Rose, X-23, possibly Velvet, possibly Promethea.

Where to buy: Comixology: here; Amazon: Elegy Vol 1 Vol 2 Vol 3 Vol 4*; BN: Elegy Vol 1 Vol 2 Vol 3 Vol 4*.

*I haven’t read volume 4 yet, so I cannot vouch for how good it is. I have, thankfully, heard good things about it.

See more recs here! Intro post to this series


“I’ve always been a black sheep. That’s a hard thing to be until you find your calling in life. I was bullied a lot at school, probably because I was perceived to be different from everyone else.”

“I’ve always been a black sheep. That’s a hard thing to be until you find your calling in life. I was bullied a lot at school, probably because I was perceived to be different from everyone else.”

But women can never be careful enough, can we? If we take naked pictures of ourselves, we’re asking for it. If someone can manage to hack into our accounts, we’re asking for it. If we’re not wearing anti-rape nail polish, we’re asking for it. If we don’t take self-defence classes, we’re asking for it. If we get drunk, we’re asking for it. If our skirts are too short, we’re asking for it. If we pass out at a party, we’re asking for it. If we are not hyper-vigilant every single fucking second of every single fucking day, we are asking for it. Even when we are hyper-vigilant, we’re still asking for it. The fact that we exist is asking for it.

This is what rape culture looks like.

This is what misogyny looks like.

from What Happened to Jennifer Lawrence Was Sexual Assault  (via catagator)