rosiedance asked: not disagreeing with anything you have said, but thought that perhaps i could point out that she did apologise on twitter? i dunno, if there was a problem with that i havent seen then i'm sorry for misinforming you/saying the wrong thing.
yeah i saw it but 1. this is a half assed apology if i’ve ever seen one 2. it’s less ‘i’m sorry about what i did’ and more ‘sorry that you misunderstood’ and 3. she outright denies that she was victim blaming when …she was? that’s not how you apologise for something? by denying that it happened?
I’d just like the point out the 4:01 show video was aimed at teenagers who are in their early relationships who are only just approaching sexual encounters. It wasn’t aimed at those who have been raped or abused but to those who may be made to feel uncomfortable or pressured in their own relationships. I’m very sorry again that my wording made it sound like I was accusing those who have been abused, weren’t strong enough to say no. That is obviously not what I think because I’d be a stupid, horrible person if I did! If you have been abused, it’s your abusers fault entirely. But this video was aimed at those who are just finding approaching their first sexual encounters tricky because they’re not sure how to go about it. Due to everything that’s gone on recently within the YouTube community, everyone jumped to the conclusion that the video was aimed at the victims or to people who are currently being seriously abused. I feel my responsibility lies with the generation below me who watch my videos every day, to empower them and make sure they know how wonderful they all are and how much they’re worth so they recognise when someone’s treating them less than that.
I’m still getting streams of abuse, calling me a victim blamer and a rape apologist when I’m just someone who worded a sentence badly in a 4 second clip of an entirely well meaning, and hopefully helpful video.
Please can we stop this now and focus our energy and efforts on those who actually need our love and support.
god i don’t know why this is so hard to understand
it doesn’t matter what you meant, it matters what you said. your intent is completely moot when you end up not only being incredibly offensive, but really really misinformative. even if the video was aimed at ‘teenagers who are in their early relationships who are only just approaching sexual encounters’, that’s still absolutely the wrong message to be sending out! rape is never a matter of a lack of self respect or anything of the sort!
just accept that what you said was remarkably wrong and apologise, don’t backpedal and certainly don’t make yourself the victim here. saying shit like ‘well obviously i wouldn’t think that because only a horrible person would think that and i’m obviously not a totally horrible person’ is just such an incredibly dense self righteous thing to say good god just own up to it. stop apologising for people misunderstanding you, and apologise for what you actually said. learn from this.
watching carrie hope fletcher desperately try to backpedal her way out of her stupid comments is so incredibly satisfying
DOES ANYONE ELSE GET LIKE REALLY HAPPY WHEN SOMEONE LEANS THEIR HEAD ON YOUR SHOULDER AND YOURE LIKE FUCK YEAH IVE BEEN CHOSEN AND YOU FEEL REALLY SPECIAL BUT THEN YOU HAVE TO STAY SO FUCKIBG STILL COS IF YOU MOVE THEYLL STOP LEANING ON YOU AND ITS LIKE NO COME BACK IM SORRRRYUWYY
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I was stopped and questioned seven times by University police on my way into the physics building,” he explained. “Seven times. Zero times was I stopped going into the gym — and I went to the gym a lot. That says all you need to know about how welcome I felt at Texas."
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