So I got in a huge fight with some of my closest friends the other day about Sam Pepper’s video. It wasn’t that they thought it wasn’t bad or anything. The general consensus was that he shouldn’t have done that. However, the fight was on whether or not this is worth the effort of being angry on as it happens all the time. It truly upset me that my friends weren’t as outraged as I was. One of them said “well at least he’s not doing anything worse.”
This hurt my feelings pretty bad as all of them ganged up on me and dismissed my feelings as “just another one of Lorna’s feminist rants” and the point that’s always brought up was that “feminists hate guys.”
I may have been a bit militant in my argument with them as I was acting out on hurt feelings, but I just felt like it was a personal attack on a core belief of mine. I have been sexually assaulted on the streets where I live. Some asshole grabbed my butt a few years ago. It made me feel so gross, and I took his comment as if he had told me “well it could’ve been worse. He could’ve raped you.” I may have pushed him to that answer because we were in such a heated argument but it hurt to hear him say that.
He also tried to convince me that I was unjustly using the word “assault” when I was talking about Sam Pepper’s video. He and my other friend tried to convince me that it wasn’t sexual assault. But it is. I do want to clarify: grabbing butts is sexual assault.
Anyways, we went our separate ways until after school where we acted like nothing happened. He wants it to stay that way.
I don’t know what to do. I don’t want him to feel like I am attacking him, but he’s taking my feelings on this personally.
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My mom threw up the first time I drove her.
Two hunters are out in the woods when one of them collapses. He doesn’t seem to be breathing and his eyes are glazed. The other guy whips out his phone and calls the emergency services. He gasps, “My friend is dead! What can I do?”. The operator says “Calm down. I can help. First, let’s make sure he’s dead.” There is a silence, then a shot is heard. Back on the phone, the guys says “OK, now what?”
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Two whales are sitting at a bar. One of them suddenly says: “Mmmwaamm!”
The second whale looks over and and says: “Holy shit, you’re fucking drunk.”
A Bosnian catches a goldfish. The goldfish says: “Let me go and I will grant you one wish.”
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Two bandits decide to rob a bank at night. They have planned it carefully so that they will have no trouble entering. On the night of the robbery, not a single alarm goes off. When they enter the bank they come across a room filled with vaults. One of the bandits manages to open one of the vaults, only to discover there is nothing inside except a small bowl of yoghurt. The two bandits open up all the vaults, one by one, and each vault only contains a small bowl of yoghurt. “We have been cheated! Let’s eat all the yoghurt to get back at them!” The two bandits eat all the yoghurt and leave with their bellies full. The next day all the papers have the same headline: “Unexplained robbery at spermbank.”
I hope one day you’ll be so happy that flowers will grow in the saddest parts of you.