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v. t. 1.
To handle lightly; - said with reference to awkward fiddling; hence, to influence as if by fiddling; to coax; to allure.
2. To twist.

In San Francisco last year, a man stabbed a woman in the face and arm after she didn’t respond positively to his sexually harassing her on the street.

In Bradenton, Fla., a man shot a high school senior to death after she and her friends refused to perform oral sex at his request.

In Chicago, a scared 15-year-old was hit by a car and died after she tried escaping from harassers on a bus.

Again, in Chicago, a man grabbed a 19-year-old walking on a public thoroughfare, pulled her onto a gangway and assaulted her.

In Savannah, Georgia, a woman was walking alone at night and three men approached her. She ignored them, but they pushed her to the ground and sexually assaulted her.

In Manhattan, a 29-year-old pregnant woman was killed when men catcalling from a van drove onto the sidewalk and hit her and her friend.

Last week, a runner in California — a woman — was stopped and asked, by a strange man in a car, if she wanted a ride. When she declined he ran her over twice.

Street Harassment: Is a Man Running Over a 14-Year Old Girl for Refusing Sex Serious Enough? | Soraya Chemaly

FUCK YOU if you think that street harassment is a “compliment” or “no big deal” or that it’s “irrational” of us to be afraid because “what’s actually gonna happen.” Fuck you, fuck you, fuck you some more.

This is terrorism.

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As the Texas Senate passed HB 2, after almost a month of protests, filibustering, and activism that brought together thousands around our state, there were a series nonviolent actions taken to show conservative legislators who have no regard for women that we will not be silenced.

The pictures above show a group of women who performed a beautiful action in protest to the most offensive and detrimental piece of legislation to affect women in Texas history.

They wore white dresses stained red to represent the women who have and will continue to hurt themselves due to the lack of access to safe, legal abortion care. One of the women successfully chained herself to the brass railing, while others were carried out singing “All we are saying is give us a choice.” The Senate stood at ease for several minutes while DPS officers had to cut the chains off.

These women remained in jail for over 24 hours, and were finally released last night. In the last picture, they’re shown with several others who had been arrested due to actions on Friday and days prior— showing Rick Perry and David Dewhurst what they think of these laws. One of these was a woman stood during the House passing of the bill who announced to legislators, "As a queer woman of color, I object to these proceedings."

I’m proud to say that I know many of these people, because this is the kind of fearlessness that should be celebrated and recognized. These are the voices that need to be heard. Many are associated with Rise Up Texas, a coalition that started in response to the complete and immense disrespect for justice that has escalated within the past month here at the Texas Capitol.

The past few days have been very difficult. But it’s the strength of people, like those who put their bodies on the line Friday night, who make me want to keep fighting.

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My FOURTH giveaway is finally here!! The prize will be a handmade glow-in-the-dark nebula necklace courtesy of glowwormshop!! [This is a handmade glow-in-the-dark necklace featuring a silver-plated tray that contains an image of the Fox Fur Nebula behind a clear 25mm (1 inch) glass dome. The nebula image is printed on high-quality photo paper.] It’s absolutely stunning in person!

Rules & Regulations:

On July 29th, 2013  a winner will be randomly chosen using RANDOM.ORG. The winner will be notified via Tumblr. If I receive no reply within 48 hours a different winner will be chosen. Once a winner has been chosen that person will need to send me their name, address, and e-mail. Good luck!

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