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It takes two to get one in trouble.
Jo Brand: As a woman, I’m sure other women will back me up on this, at least once if not many more times in your life you have to suffer abuse shouted at you on the street. And it’s really difficult because nine times out of ten you can’t fight back. And in fact, the only time I ever did was, I was in central London and the obligatory white van came past, you know, and some bloke shouted out, oh, I don’t know, “show us your tits you ugly…” whatever it was. And luckily for me, A, I had PMT and B, they were stuck in a traffic jam. So I went up to their van and pulled the windscreen wipers off. And actually I was very pleased about having PMT because I would have been too scared otherwise. But the most rewarding thing was the look on their faces. They could not believe that I’d done it, you know, it was great.
Jo Brand: Hay Sessions 2011
I’ve received countless messages telling me I should kill myself just because I’m a cis guy, but that’s okay because cis men supposedly only exist to “oppress” you and deny people’s rights.
?? Where is your logic?
top story: tumblr user fuckofftranspeople makes blog called “fuckofftranspeople”, shockingly receives hate mail
I am really hoping the OP is actually a parody blog ala birdsrightsactivist
this dudebro in my english class said that ophelia deserved to die because “she led hamlet on” and my teacher threw her book against the wall
your teacher’s aim sucks
Men’s rights activists don’t organize marches; they don’t build shelters or raise funds for abused men; they don’t organize prostate cancer-awareness events or campaign against prison rape. What they actually do, when they’re not simply carping in comments online, is target and harass women—from feminist writers and professors to activists—in an attempt to silence them.
Come here, naughty girl
what u gonna do with that belt, skinny boy? ya clothes dont even fit u gonna run at me trying to hit me with the belt and u gonna trip over the bottom of ur pants like a adult sized toddler
i am dying!
Are they about to do a group PowerPoint presentation for their 10th grade history class? I don’t understand.
LET’S GET DOWN TO BUSINESS AND GET THIS SCIENCE PROJECT DONE.
Sometimes I love tumblr
oh my gosh so i was at the comic book store and this lady walks in and she asks “um, do you have anything with batman in it?” and the store clerk looks at her disbelivingly for one second and then he says, “yeah, um, hang on let me check.” and walks away.
I’ve had this post in my drafts all day, and I still have no idea what to say about it. Not to the OP reporting it but about that clerk. Why would you do this? Was the woman nervous? Was this her first time in a comic store? Was she buying a present for someone who loves comics but doesn’t know anything more than that? Why would you (as a clerk) think that it was a good idea to drive away a paying customer? That instead of letting her exchange money for products, even if she’s clueless, it was a good idea to hide until she went away? Why would you do this?
I think those of us who spend a lot of time in comic shops, and who have the pleasure of going to great shops with great people where you can have great conversations about everything from Steampunk to Nigerian Politics (shout out to the Millenia Coliseum of Comics!) tend to forget that comic shops are really intimidating places. They’re intimidating the way garages are, for people who weren’t raised on cars. They’re intimidating the way sports stores are the first time runner.
And yes, Batman is a really recognizable character. The idea that a comic shop wouldn’t have anything with Batman in it—what are there, like 20 Bat titles now?—is just as silly as the idea that a sports store wouldn’t have running shoes. BUT. If you don’t know anything about sports stores and you’re simply not sure, then it’s not stupid to ask. And if you’re standing at a wall of comics and there are a ton of colors and characters and names of publishers and you just don’t know where to start, then it’s not stupid to ask.
I said it to Nomie like this, earlier:
Not everyone is well-versed in the same things. If I walked into the Yankee Candle and asked if they had anything scented with rose, because you know, YANKEE CANDLE IS A REALLY OVERWHELMING PLACE AND MAYBE I DON’T HAVE TIME TO LOOK AT 500 CANDLES AND EVEN IF I DID I WOULDN’T KNOW WHICH ONES WERE THE BEST AND I WOULD JUST LIKE SOMEONE TO THROW ME A FUCKING BONE, I’d be really mad if they blew me off.
Because look. Some people don’t know that you can pronounce lieutenant with an ‘f’. Some people don’t know that there’s a difference between running shoes and trainers. Some people don’t know how to change their own brakes. Some people like candles that smell like bacon. And some people just want someone to recommend them a fucking Batman comic without copping major attitude. None of those people should be made to feel bad about asking for help.
WHY WOULD YOU NOT TREAT THIS WOMAN AS A GIFT AND A DELIGHT
SHE DOESN’T KNOW THAT COMIC BOOK STORES ARE FULL OF BATMAN
ASK HER WHAT SHE’S LOOKING FOR
ASK HER IF IT’S FOR HER OR SOMEONE ELSE
YOU’RE A FUCKIN NERD
SHE MIGHT NOT KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT BATMAN
THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO GUIDE HER AWAY FROM FRANK MILLER
THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO OPINE ON THE LONG HALLOWEEN
THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO GET A NEW CUSTOMER’S LOYALTY, WHETHER SHE’S BUYING FOR HERSELF OR SOMEONE ELSE
AND INSTEAD YOU TREAT HER LIKE SHIT
I HOPE THE WORLD GIVES YOU A SWIRLY, YOU FAILURE OF A NERD
Argh, this makes my blood boil. God forbid someone not well-versed in comics has the audacity to come into a comic book store and ask for help from people more knowledgeable than they. God forbid she might want to get into comics herself but not know where to start, or have someone in her life for whom she wants to buy a thoughtful gift.
All they’ve done here is blown a chance to create a fan AND missed an opportunity to talk to someone about a thing they ostensibly love (at least enough to work in the shop) and convince them to love it too, maybe.
Way to be an asshole.
It’s people like this that have been the number one reason why I’ve never been to my local comic book store. I just got started the young avengers after a year of “oh god do I go in and ask WHAT IF THEY’RE JACKASSES BECAUSE I DON’T KNOW EVERYTHING THERE IS ABOUT THESE CHARACTERS AND I JUST GOT INTERESTED BECAUSE OF THE MOVIES?????” I still don’t have the guts to go in so I just do online purchases.
Like this person missed the opportunity to make a fucking sale in the first place. Secondly, how cool is it that this woman who probably didn’t know anything at all about batman asked? Like, he could have seen someone experience stuff FOR THE FIRST TIME WITH JUST AWE. Why would you miss the opportunity to see someone experience the thing you love with fresh eyes? It’s so fantastic to see that!
BS like this makes me very thankful for my local comic book store. They’ve never treated me or anyone I know like that. They have wonderful customer service and help you find what you’re looking for even if you don’t have the foggiest idea what you’re doing. But I know they aren’t exactly the norm. >.<
Geez when I worked at the adult store, I can imagine the hell I’d have received from the company owner if I’d tried to pull a ridiculous fucking stunt like that. “Do you have any vibrators with a dolphin/rabbit/butterfly on them?” (the answer is yes, like, half or more of the toys have that.) “What’s the best one?” (impossible to answer due to variety of toys and personal preferences.) I fucking did the best I could with those repetitive questions from clearly ignorant customers — I helped walk them through the process and had many, many, many repeat customers. I wouldn’t treat them like shit just because they didn’t know all the intimate details of the sex toy industry — that was MY job, not theirs. That was why I got paid.
Reblogging for the commentary and fuck that clerk for real.
[Illustration: a dude leering energetically over his sunglasses, text “Good thing I brought my library card, Cause i’m [sic] checkin’ you out!”]
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