Courtyard in Oaxaca, Mexico. Taken by Rachel Smith.
Anonymous asked: And women should also not wear short skirts or low necklines to avoid being raped, right? Because women should always modify their behaviour to avoid negative consequences, it's never asshole men doing the wrong thing. Reposting outfit photos for porn (even when clearly indicated as not for that purpose) is a choice made by a man to violate a woman's agency. But sure, go ahead, blame women for flaunting it. That'll fix it.
First of all, this applies to everyone who is posting pictures of themselves online. Once they’re online, you don’t really have a choice where they go. The same way that if a person wears something flashy outside that means it is open to the public’s interpretation, open to be talked about, thought about, even masturbated to if that’s their fancy. By the way, reposting provocative images does not equate to rape, so don’t even go to that extreme. It is understandable to make the relation between wearing a certain garment in public and getting looked at (which is like what this is) versus getting catcalled or harassed about it, which would be like a person seeing these images and sending harassing messages. And if you become so offended that someone is looking at you, then a. don’t post pictures of yourself for the public to see and b. figure out why you react that way because anyone looking at you could be thinking something libidinous, and if you have such a problem with not having that control, then you possibly need to assess why that is. I understand the touchiness of the subject but that’s one major flaw in the carriers of these view points is that they are so extremely touchy and become very reactionary to differing opinions.
And to be fair, I understand where you’re coming from and I admire you for vehemently defending the position of women, but in this scenario, I believe it is misguided.
Stop fucking reblogging and commenting on pictures of girls in their fucking outfits. We don’t fucking like it, it’s not flattering or cute in any way shape or form. Nobody wants to see your gross dick and their picture in the same vicinity.
also, I hate you with a fiery passion. You are the literal worst.
Then… don’t post your pictures on the internet? When you upload something, you are making the choice to subject that photo to being accessed by millions of people and if you are concerned with who is seeing pictures of you ONLINE then don’t post them. It’s really that goddamn simple.
Koi Me The Horizon [ORIGINAL VIDEO] (by Nathan And The Gregs)
I do really like all these things…
"I fell in love with her courage, her sincerity, and her flaming self respect. And it’s these things I’d believe in, even if the whole world indulged in wild suspicions that she wasn’t all she should be. I love her and it is the beginning of everything."
F. Scott Fitzgerald (via realizes)