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It reminds me of the ‘bike to work’ movement. That is also portrayed as white, but in my city more than half of the people on bike are not white. I was once talking to a white activist who was photographing ‘bike commuters’ and had only pictures of white people with the occasional ‘Black professional’. I asked her why she didn’t photograph the delivery people, construction workers etc., i.e. the Black and [Latin@] and Asian people, and she mumbled something about trying to ‘improve the image of biking’ then admitted that she didn’t really see them as part of the ‘green movement’ since they ‘probably have no choice’.
I was so mad I wanted to quit working on the project she and I were collaborating on.
So, in the same way when people in a poor neighborhood grow food in their yards, it’s just being poor — but when white people do it they are saving the earth or something.❞
When I was a freshman, my sister was in eighth grade. There was a boy in two of her periods who would ask her out every single day. (Third and seventh period, if I remember correctly.) All day during third and seventh she would repeatedly tell him no. She didn’t beat around the bush, she didn’t lie and say she was taken—she just said no.
One day, in third period, after being rejected several times, he said; “I have a gun in my locker. If you don’t say yes, I am going to shoot you in seventh.”
Yeah, one of the things I really never got about the whole “but she should have just given him a chance” logic is that if he’s willing to resort to violence when he doesn’t get a date, what’s he going to do once he’s gone on a date and she doesn’t want to be kissed, have sex, go on other dates?
If your “exit strategy” for a girl who’s being persistently pursued by a guy she’s not interested in is for her to “give him a chance,” so as to avoid violence, then what’s your exit strategy once she’s given him a chance?
is one date somehow a cure for a sense of entitlement and a propensity toward violence?