If you are organizing an event and there is going to be drinking at the event can you please put that information on your fliers/posters and on the fb event page? Transparency about alcohol at events makes it easier for people to make decisions about which events they feel comfortable/safe going to. It also helps to start breaking down intoxication culture because it interrupts the invisible assumption that drinking is a taken-for-granted. We need more sober events. We also need the events that do include alcohol to be more transparent and accountable to our communities. I don’t drink therefore I don’t naturally remember and assume that drinking will be everywhere. I’m tired of changing my plans last minute because my communities do not accommodate or remember me and my friends.
i always see these getting reblogged without the source so here it is in case you were wondering (comes with super relaxing sfx, turn up your speakers)
May you express a difficult truth and find yourself loved and accepted even more fully.
Filming a rainbow when suddenly.
what the fuck
The gays are angry
Yes. Yes we are.
This is so important!
I never know what to ask and end up looking like a fool cause I don’t have a question prepared.
Don’t be me.
I WANT THIS AT WORK
Practice By Using the Following Phrases When the Opportunity Arrises:
"I’m not interested."
"(Please) Leave me alone."
"I’d rather you not."
"That doesn’t interest me at all."
"You need to stop."
"That’s not what I said."
"I don’t owe you/anyone an explanation."
"That’s too personal."
"I would like some privacy."
"That doesn’t work for me."
"I’d like to be by myself."
"I’m going to leave now."
These words and phrases might evoke thoughts of reacting to someone bringing unwanted sexual advances. But how can we expect girls and women to be able to say no in such extreme circumstances when we’ve been socialized to avoid confrontation in such “small” circumstances as when a man is talking us when we’d rather be left alone?
You can practice exercising and nurturing your assertiveness (and confidence) by incorporating phrases like this in your day-to-day life.
I was thinking of this today, because whenever any women had to leave the workshops to run to the restroom, they apologized, and also apologized before asking any questions. I noticed this and made it a point not to say “I’m sorry” before asking my question, and even then, it was so hard not to.