When young women are sexually assaulted, we question their pasts and critique their clothing choices, yet rarely ask their attackers to simply be accountable for having no self-control, and no respect for the humanity of the girls they’ve violated.
When middle school girls post half–naked photos of themselves on Instagram, we vilify and ostracize them as cheap and easy, while ignoring the dozens of young men who mindlessly vote their approval each time, who feed the insecurity, and who perpetuate each degrading act with the click of a mouse.
When high school girls get jobs at chain restaurants, which require them to expose their body parts to strangers over trays of nachos, we bemoan their lack of humility and class, yet never question the thousands of men who fill these eateries every day; many with daughters the same age as the ones they ogle.
When women embarrassingly writhe on poles for a few sweaty dollar bills, in dimly lit bars ironically called “Gentlemen’s Clubs”, we heap insults and judgement on them, yet let the many married men who pay both the dancers and the mortgage each month, come and go without blemish or critique.
Sooner or later, we need to stop letting boys be boys, and we need to challenge them to be men.
Sooner or later, we need to pull them out of their perpetual adolescence and into adulthood, and ask them to evenly carry the weight of sexual standards.
Sooner or later, we need to show our young men that the they can actually raise the moral temperature in sexual situations, not reflect them.
Every Tuesday is Fat Tuesday for Otis and Funani. Don’t let their size fool you though; hippos can run up to 14 mph on land. Have a safe and fun Mardi Gras!
Jeremy Renner was the only star to come over and talk to the fans
renner was sort of skating past the press in the middle of the carpet (which is where celebs go when they don’t want to talk to any reporters). he didn’t have any handlers with him or anything. we saw him & called his name. i said i loved his wig in american hustle & he was like what? AND ACTUALLY CAME OVER TO US and i literally talked to jeremy renner about his horrible wig for a good 30 seconds. he gave an autograph to the girl next to me & took a picture with another girl. i told him he was the only person to come over to the bleachers & say hi and that he was a cool dude. he really was. nobody came over at all except for jeremy renner. way to be cool, hawkeye.
Renner is the best thing everywhere he goes