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Candice Sortino, age 17, ran out on the field during the 7th inning of the Arizona vs. South Carolina game at CWS on June 25th. She smacked two players butts; the one shown here is center fielder Joey Rickard.
HEROES DO EXIST
HER FUCKING FACES. AHAHAHAA
the smile on the player’s face in the third pic
See why can’t I do anything worthwhile like this in my life
my goal is to find her tumblr
Woah sexual harassment, though? I mean, if this were the other way around, like say, someone ran onto a Tennis match and smacked some womens’ asses, people would FREAK THE FUCK OUT.
Here’s my take on this…
Expressions of power against those the dominant culture perceives as powerless are terrible.
Expressions of power /by/ those the dominant culture perceives as powerless are not.
The baseball players here aren’t just seen as powerful because they’re men…they’re also some of the most lauded and respected and culturally important men in our society (because they’re super good at hitting balls with sticks.)
That’s why this is funny and charming to us, and why it would not be if the genders were switched. I do not believe that there is anything wrong with that, though I may be wrong.
So if a woman were to assault a man would that be ok because it’s an “expression of power by those the dominant culture perceives as powerless”? Would that be “funny and charming”? How about if she were to cause him actual bodily harm? Or grievous bodily harm? Murder?!
Obviously none of this is acceptable in any way - so why are you condoning blatant sexual harassment?
Men make up 50% of rape victims and yet receive little to no support or acknowledgement from society. And posts like this - which dismiss and mock victims of sexual harassment simply because they happen to be male - serve only to contribute to a culture which silences male victims of rape and sexual harassment.
Your attitude is sexist and abhorrent; congratulations for upholding rape culture.
You know, for a second I was like “lol this is funny I would so do that” and then I was like wait, nah, that actually is totally inappropriate. She doesn’t know them and she’s touching them without their consent. Like it’s just not cool.