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A day to remember: Violence (Enough Is Enough)



Cyber harassment study reveals the unsurprising!
It still amazes me that I talk to guys who still think they get harassed just as much as women online. Like even from people who aren’t clearly and totally gross dumbasses. It kinda makes me think that, even in the best cases, it might be hard to really understand the sheer difference in frequency. You see a woman get harassed on a game and you go “Oh well I’ve been harassed” without understanding that there is seldom a session for her where that doesn’t happen or understanding what her inbox might look like…

That is a sort of stunning degree of difference.

"The data’s in! Women were lying about online harassment!”
"Aha! We knew it!" 
“Yeah, they’ve been severely underreporting how bad things are for them, turns out.”
"Wait, what?"
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Amanda Says: I’ve admired your blog from afar for a good two months.  It’s really been helping me get over my irrational fear of mantids (or any insect for that matter, that is not a ladybug or a butterfly ;^;).
After some time of wishing I could see a real mantis, my wish came true :)  I found this fella hanging out on someone’s bike.  I was too afraid to touch her, so I coaxed her onto a leaf and put her somewhere a bit safer.  She was a bit annoyed with me for being so awkward about it, but for the most part she was very patient.  In a little burst of courage I let one of her feet touch my hand— and I’ll have you know, both of us survived X)~!
I’m curious what species she might be.  I found her at my school in Irvine.  It has many trees and its been pretty humid lately.  Who knows, I might like to try raising one of these guys when I’ve overcome my fear of them.  
Cat Lady Commentary: Oh wow, this such a huge leap!! From fearing them, to letting one touch you, to even considering raising one some day? I’m mega proud of you, that’s fantastic!! * U* <33  This beautiful, cream colored lass is a Stagmomantis sp. (most probably S. californica) :D I’m so glad to hear she was kind and patient with you! What a gentle hostess she is. I’ll bet she appreciated being moved somewhere safer, these ladies can’t fly, and  walking is such a chore!  What a beautiful cat you’ve found, here!! 
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