Perfect Fish

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daftlypunk:

i hit my coworkers shoulder lightly and he was like “you’re going to make me cry like a girl” and i was like “what’s wrong with being a girl?” and he was quiet for a moment then he looked into the distance and whispered “the social standards they’re forced to live by”

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When you are an affluent-seeming white man and you ask for things that don’t belong to you, sometimes you’re not really asking. It’s sort like Bill Clinton asking Monica Lewinsky to have sex with him. There’s a context behind the asking.

When you ask a serviceperson for something that doesn’t belong to you, there is often a subtext of, “If I complain to your manager, you know your manager is going to listen to me. Just look at me, and look at you.”

And sometimes, of course, this is not the case at all, and you’re just being a garden-variety annoying customer. Or a bully.

If you seem to be “getting everything you want,” you should probably examine whether you’re getting it at someone’s expense, or whether you’re just constantly, in small ways, making the world worse.

Jen Dziura, When “Life Hacking” Is Really White Privilege (via shitrichcollegekidssay)

Go and read the article

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Things I have been asked to do that were not even remotely in my job description (as a retail employee/ retail manager in a media store)

- Balance a customer’s checkbook

- Run glassware *taken from a coffee shop in another building* back to the coffee shop

- give sexual favors in the customer’s car after the sale

- allow myself to be groped because the customer was “going to spend some serious money”

- throw out large quantities of garbage after the customer cleaned their pockets out on the counters

- baby sit while a customer shopped

- baby sit while a customer shopped IN OTHER BUSINESSES

- go outside and flag a taxi

In none of these cases did the person demanding that I do these things think that it was abnormal to ask a minimum wage employee with a line of customers to stop doing their job and do these things for them instead. In several of these cases the words “the customer is always right” were thrown at me when I politely explained that I’d be happy to help when I was free but that other customers were waiting for me to do my actual job.

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In San Francisco last year, a man stabbed a woman in the face and arm after she didn’t respond positively to his sexually harassing her on the street.

In Bradenton, Fla., a man shot a high school senior to death after she and her friends refused to perform oral sex at his request.

In Chicago, a scared 15-year-old was hit by a car and died after she tried escaping from harassers on a bus.

Again, in Chicago, a man grabbed a 19-year-old walking on a public thoroughfare, pulled her onto a gangway and assaulted her.

In Savannah, Georgia, a woman was walking alone at night and three men approached her. She ignored them, but they pushed her to the ground and sexually assaulted her.

In Manhattan, a 29-year-old pregnant woman was killed when men catcalling from a van drove onto the sidewalk and hit her and her friend.

Last week, a runner in California — a woman — was stopped and asked, by a strange man in a car, if she wanted a ride. When she declined he ran her over twice.

FUCK YOU if you think that street harassment is a “compliment” or “no big deal” or that it’s “irrational” of us to be afraid because “what’s actually gonna happen.” Fuck you, fuck you, fuck you some more.
Street Harassment: Is a Man Running Over a 14-Year Old Girl for Refusing Sex Serious Enough? | Soraya Chemaly  (via mooncrumbs)

(Source: brutereason, via sechan19)

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So I was watching Criminal Minds this morning before I opened the bookstore, and I was filling a book order online for Mother Night. As I was wrapping it, the actors were discussing Vonnegut, specifically Mother Night, specifically THIS EXACT LINE that just appeared on my dash.
Vonn-ception!

So I was watching Criminal Minds this morning before I opened the bookstore, and I was filling a book order online for Mother Night. As I was wrapping it, the actors were discussing Vonnegut, specifically Mother Night, specifically THIS EXACT LINE that just appeared on my dash.

Vonn-ception!

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