These are forms of male aggression that only women see. But even when men are afforded a front seat to harassment, they don’t always have the correct vantage point for recognizing the subtlety of its operation. Four years before the murders, I was sitting in a bar in Washington, D.C. with a male friend. Another young woman was alone at the bar when an older man scooted next to her. He was aggressive, wasted, and sitting too close, but she smiled curtly at his ramblings and laughed softly at his jokes as she patiently downed her drink. ‘Why is she humoring him?’ my friend asked me. ‘You would never do that.’ I was too embarrassed to say: ‘Because he looks scary’ and ‘I do it all the time.’
Women who have experienced this can recognize that placating these men is a rational choice, a form of self-defense to protect against setting off an aggressor. But to male bystanders, it often looks like a warm welcome, and that helps to shift blame in the public eye from the harasser and onto his target, who’s failed to respond with the type of masculine bravado that men more easily recognize.”
BOOOM. Read this if you are a dude, please.
Tōrō nagashi (灯籠流し Tōrō = lantern / nagashi = cruise, flow) is a Japanese ceremony in which participants float paper lanterns down a river. This is primarily done on the last evening of the Bon Festival, festival based on the belief that this guides the spirits of the departed back to the other world. The white lanterns are for those who have died in the past year. Traditional Japanese beliefs state that humans come from water, so the lanterns represent their bodies returning to water.
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Watching Pokémon on Saturday mornings as a kid
Pissed: either angry or drunk. Sometimes both.
Piss easy: extremely easy.
Pissed off: either in the context of being angry, or having left a place.
Piss Up: an event containing alcohol.
Pissing down: Raining heavily.
Pissed on: usually used to describe being rained on.
Piss around: dawdle or delay; procrastinate.
Pissing contest: attempting to prove one's abilities are better than someone else's, for no discernible gain.
Piss faced (see also 'shitfaced'): inebriated.
Pissy: either angry, or something very small.
Piss-poor/piss-weak: weak or disappointing.
Piss head: Alcoholic individual.
As an example: George and some other piss head got into a pissing contest, where George put in a piss poor effort and got pissed off because it started pissing down. He'd figured it would be piss easy to win, so he was pissy and spent the rest of the afternoon pissing around before deciding to piss off and avoid getting pissed on any further by the rain.
Even if we are separated
Even if we can’t meet up with each other
This heart, will think of you
I’ll watch over you
Whenever it may be
If you think of me
I’ll be by your side.
— 日笠陽子, 終わらない詩 (via retain-sentiment)