The name's Caitlyn. I'm 17, a Ravenclaw and INTJ. Definite caffeine addict and feminist. Obsessive over books, films, and television shows. This blog contains posts from too many fandoms to count, so consider yourself warned (if you want to know the basics of it, head over to my about me page). I'm always happy to help people out or talk to you, so feel free to hit up my ask box.
Whenever I think about the New Year’s eve scene post the Battersea Station I always see it from John’s perspective when asking “how are we feeling about that” - on one level he’s referring to whether Sherlock has feelings for Irene, but also whether Sherlock has thoughts on overhearing him putting his feelings out in the open by remaining silent after Irene says “Look at us both” - but I’ve been totally remiss in thinking about it from Sherlock’s perspective. Sherlock would have focussed on a different part of the conversation, the part where John says “I’m not actually gay” and “We’re not a couple”. Sherlock either thinks John wants to talk about Irene and/or that John wants to make his rejection from earlier clear so he stops him before he can continue, meanwhile John interprets Sherlock shutting the convo down and playing the violin as a rejection of his (much more self aware) feelings and oh my god when will the misunderstandings endddd
Women and young girls are assaulted, raped, and killed everyday… All because they said no or did not make themselves more available to men…
YET all you have to say is “Not all men”
Not only are you disregarding all of the facts..all of the proof that men have the power to do horrific things when rejected or denied, but you are placing the blame on the oppressed… You are telling victims that they are not entitled enough to fear you.. How dare they fear YOU…even if they have every right to do so.
You are getting into their heads… making them second guess themselves.
Making them believe that the uncomfortable situations they were forced into could have been avoided if they had just accepted the advances.. Or that every single situation is harmless and should not be viewed as the same or with the same caution…. Because being cautious is offensive to you.
How selfish is that? To tell someone that their safety doesn’t matter because catcalls and street harassment are expected and part of the norm… That it’s flattering and not harmful…Because boys will be boys…
When you bring life to that phrase “not all men ” you are saying
“I am aware of the dangers that women face at the hands of men…..but I’m not willing to fix the issue or advocate for it.. But what I AM willing to do is point the blame in any direction other than my own..”
"I don’t truly care about women at all.."