do you ever just look at someone’s interpretation of a character and want to gently put your hands on their shoulders, look them kindly in the eyes and say you got it all wrong
This was read to me in class today. Out loud, by my feminist male teacher. The same teacher who had to say it in a low sensual voice and to stop himself and say he needed to pause because of how sexual it was. While I and about 15 other girls sat uncomfortably in silence as this imaginary woman was preyed upon by my teacher. Because we had to know about women stereotypes. Because reading it alone wasn’t enough we had to hear him imagine this woman and take her apart. In a school where i was told multiple times in biology that if I wasn’t comfortable seeing a woman give birth I could leave, I had to sit and watch as my teacher ravished some fictional character with his mind. And I just have to ask how in anyway it was seen as appropriate? The book itself isn’t horrible but I had to read through an explicit rape scene and take notes. And I wasn’t allowed to opt out. When some woman is sexualized and degraded I have no choice but to sit there and read it because of a grade. And being the thinker that I am wondered what if it had been a guy? What if some teacher read out loud of some guy’s rock hard abs and his dick, color and all? Have a teacher pause and sigh then keep going? Well that’d be too inappropriate. How dare we expose girls to the sexual body of a man! The girls can’t handle it or will be uncomfortable. Their poor innocent minds!
So let’s just have them sit and watch as every boy listens attentively as a woman is destroyed by our teacher. That will protect the girls.
a series of stupidly gorgeous collections
↳ jj valaya india bridal fashion week 2013
12 people have unfollowed me in the last 5 minutes really if you think john green or benedict cumberbatch deserve to be on times most influential people list more than laverne cox or lupita nyong’o i wish you’d never followed me in the first place
Just saw a girl in high heels long boarding to class. Godspeed, my queen.
#i like to imagine that stiles has a mental list of this for everyone he knows#danny: bad taste in friends. skips spanish sometimes.#allison: vengeful. never has hair ties. cuts nails too short.#isaac: fucking scarves. thinks scott likes him a lot. scarves again bcuz really.#lydia: wears too much perfume. bad taste in dudes.#derek: grumpy. bad at communication. eyebrows#jackson: everything. (via masonjo)