+ An Open Letter To Lena Dunham
Right now you’re facing some heat for choosing not pay the 7 performers you’re having open for you on your book tour. A quick look at the facts - after holding open auditions on your website, 600 struggling artists applied, 7 were chosen, and now they have to fly themselves to…
Artist: Kendrick Lamar
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.
—Why it’s so hard for men to see misogyny (via lilpunkin)