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puphei:

The girl in the background made the blonde girl’s desktop background a picture of her holding a sign that said “Hi there. So um…Will you be my girlfriend?” while she was in the bathroom. This is the girl’s response. 

THIS IS THE CUTEST THING ASDFGHJKL

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emmygoat:

So last week I had a very uncomfortable experience at my work, and my mom wrote about it to show people and explain what happened. I never thought something like this would happen to me, so I want other women to realize it can happen to them too. If you see this, please do pass it on. I feel…

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So last week I had a very uncomfortable experience at my work, and my mom wrote about it to show people and explain what happened. I never thought something like this would happen to me, so I want other women to realize it can happen to them too. If you see this, please do pass it on. I feel people need to see it. Here’s what she wrote:

My daughter had an encounter last week that has been on my mind constantly since she told me about it. And Ihave asked a few close friends and family about how they would handle the situation. Their responses were anywhere from amused to slightly offend.However one response has me worried. Here is what happened:

My oldest daughter is rather chesty, so much so that she will probably need a chest reduction in the future. She was at work one day last week and not yet in her uniform, getting her lunch before her shift started. Her shirt she was wearing that day does show cleavage, it’s hard to find shirts that don’t. She doesn’t like shirts with collars around the neck a she hates anything tight against her throat, always has. Any ways one of the male customers at her work told her she needed to slow down as she walked because she was exciting him.

She was so upset that after her shift at work she got a ride down to my office and waited in the lobby for three hours until I got off work.She usually stays at her work and talks with the regulars that stop by and uses the Wi-Fi to watch Netflix. When she first told me about it on our way home my reaction was try to brush it off as something dirty old men say. But after looking at her face and realizing just how upset she was I realized it wasn’t just something dirty old men say. It was something no one should ever say to a young woman and I got mad. How dare anyone say such a thing to my daughter! To any woman for that matter!

When I told family and friends about what happened one of the responses was that she shouldn’t be showing so much cleavage. I felt like that was blaming the victim and it hurt. That’s not the attitude I expected from anyone, especially from someone in her family. I didn’t say anything at the time, but it’s really gotten under my skin.

That sentence ‘she shouldn’t be showing so much cleavage’seems so similar to saying ‘well she shouldn’t have been wearing that short skirt, or a provocative dress’ in regards to rape victims. The comment made to my daughter made her turned her from a human being into an object. And it hurts that anyone would not see how this has made her feel degraded and then turn around and say it was her fault. I hate that she was made to feel this way. She is still unset over this and I have no way of helping her feel better. I know as women we all have had someone say something inappropriate to us. Things that stick with us all our lives that affect how we view ourselves and how we think others view us. I don’t want this to be one of those times for my daughter. And I don’t want her to feel defenseless anymore either.

I guess what I am saying is there are still a lot of people out there, men and women that can’t see past the clothes to the wonderful,beautiful person they are demeaning with their comments and attitudes. And I wonder if the man that had said that to my daughter had stopped staring at her chest long enough to look into her eyes and see the hurt there, would he have apologized?

Sorry for the long post*

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