People often wonder about how attraction affects whether an interaction is sexual harassment or not. I have an answer for that, a story from my own life. This is my story, but I’m so damn tired of starring in it. Let’s make it your story this time. Warning: this piece is scary and disturbing af, and worst of all, true. It is the story of a night-time stalker, and if that’s not for you right now, stop here. No shame in it.
It doesn’t happen all the time, but some sources reach out to journalists at risk to their safety or livelihood. Understanding how to minimize risk begins with understanding how our information flows—who can see our communications, when, and under what circumstances? Of course, it’s not enough to guide tipsters toward meaningful protections—we also want to make sure their information is sound.
Let me tell you something you (most probably) secretly believe, secret even from yourself, Â because you are an American: poor and sick children aren’t going to amount to anything. This is true whether you’re a Republican or a Democrat. The two sides will argue it’s for completely different reasons, but the conclusion is the same.
but the biggest is because i'm pretty damn sure historically that happened because of white racism. that's what caused a civil war, the fight against universal human & civil rights, broke the labor movement, stopped social safety nets, create pariah landscapes. so, yah fuck that.
hatred and fear weather people. hatred of race, or the other, of the people who you don't think are your people. a lot of people hold up stories like mine to say bad things happen to white people too. that pisses me off something fierce, for a lot of reasons.
i heard a recent podcast about weathering, and it was so striking, that this was me. Growing up as a problem, a condition, a weirdo. we had to walk through a maintenance area normal kids weren't allowed to get to class. My jr high special ed teacher called it a pariah landscape.
@cstross to be clear, things are much much much better than when we were chattel. But women who pretend their male partners don't immense power over their careers often end up not having careers for long.
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