This is making the rounds on Facebook, as it should. Stereotypes about men still need to be shattered, apparently. They are not sharks. Nor beasts. Nor…pussy-grabbers. No matter what.
We found it on Sebastian Bieniek’s Facebook page, and he added this commentary:
This photo was posted on STFU, Conservatives Tumblr page last night. The reason why I’m sharing it is not because of the photo itself (which is epic in it’s own right), but for the comments it generated. One person wrote, “but then again, its kind like putting a meat suit on and telling a shark not to eat you”.
STFU responded to that comment (with bolded text):
“We (men) are not sharks!
We are not rabid animals living off of pure instinct
We are capable of rational thinking and understanding.
Just because someone is cooking food doesn’t mean you’re entitled to eat it.
Just because a banker is counting money doesn’t mean you’re being given free money.
Just because a person is naked doesn’t mean you’re entitled to fuck them.
You are not entitled to someone else’s body just because it’s exposed.
What is so f*cking difficult about this concept?”
The original photo was part of this project:
Project “Not Asking For It” was created with the “intention is to spread awareness that, no matter their clothes, gender, or level of inebriation, no one is ever asking to be sexually assaulted.
University students were provided with the opportunity to have either a picture or a dance video taken of them, wearing anything they chose, in an attempt to show that they are not asking for “it.” The organizers of the project emphasized that “it” refers to unwanted commentary, name-calling, touching, harassment, assault, rape, or anything that makes the victim feel uncomfortable.”
This post is republished on Medium.
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