2 things you ABSOLUTELY must check out:
A. http://heyfatchick.tumblr.com/ (just because it's an awesome site dedicated to real, curvy women)
B. SlutWalk (websites differ depending on your area)
This picture would have come in handy during one very charged Facebook debate after I re-posted the following quote (via hiohmegan on tumblr) last May:
Anyone talking is asking to be interrupted.
Anyone carrying money is asking to be robbed.
Anyone eating is asking to choke.
Anyone drinking is asking to be drugged.
Anyone walking is asking to be tripped.
Anyone with a face is asking to be punched.
Anyone with a heart is asking for a heart attack.
Anyone with arteries is asking for an aneurysm.
Anyone not wearing a breastplate is asking to be stabbed.
Anyone not wearing a bulletproof vest is asking to be shot.Sally: Amen sister!
Sara: good point!
Felix: So that gives the excuse to ignore reality that provocitive attire may sometimes attract violent intent? But this is America right the illusion of nothing can happen to me and the world revovles around me right? Just saying
Felix: And what about all of the women around the world kidnapped trafficked and abused because of it. So in short it's take no responsibility for one self but blame someone else ? That's what I'm getting from all this
Me: Are you really implying a correlation between a woman's attire and sex trafficking?
Felix: No what I'm saying is it is typical American programing. To think and be suprized that your attire in public may cause a reaction you don't like. As if the world is like tv. To ignore the subliminal mesaging that even porn promotes is typical. Life isn't some preety play ground were nothing can happen to ppl. ( a fish bowl) it's easy if you don't want the attention like that then be responsable and keep it in a time and place that's all
Me: We are not talking about attention, my dear. We are talking about rape.
Felix: It's the same thing it all deppends on the agressor and his whilling to go through with it sweety. I could take you to some places and show you but like I said typical American programing. Don't get me wrong you all look amazing and beautiful. But the fact remainds it's like swimming with sharks and thinking they won't bite lmao there's no logic it sounds like a happy eneding movie
Lisa: I think that there is such a thing as a desire for control and combined with sexual repression and/or agression may cause a sexual predator or a rapist to force a woman against her will. I don't think it has anything to do with the way someone dresses-that is really close minded and none of us are psychologists, so none of us can really say why
Felix: So let me see if I get this. The fact that around the WORLD and even America. There are such things as rapest. It's easy for one to say dress provocative doesn't attract rapest and I'll minded ppl or even a derogetory comment from a testosterone drivin male couldn't happen. Really even understand how everything on the tv has something to do with sex and your saying that wouldn't happen to drive a indavidual to rapeing someone who is obviously whilling to temp others by showing more? What about the women who been raped? What do they have to say?