Anonymous asked: lol, get out of boston. no one cares about that "ko barstool" shit. barstool rules. from a REAL bostonian.
if you say so anonymous person. you don’t have to care about it, but at least respect it.
I marched with KO Barstool last night. I wasn’t initially planning on it because I already had plans for that night (not the Barstool Blackout Party), but my plans changed short notice. When I left Stetson East after dinner though, the first protesters were there, and there were women and men standing in the front, telling their stories. I was immediately drawn in. First I just stood there and watched in silent solidarity, I was planning on going back to my dorm when they left because I was having someone over that night and still had some cleaning up to do. But after one survivor brought me to tears saying that she felt like she got a big piece of herself back tonight, I knew it would be wrong to leave. So I marched with them. And I felt so good about it. It made me happy to be in a group of people who took me seriously, because sadly, I have not been getting the support I would want from my guy friends. I know that deep down, they understand me and most likely agree with me on this topic, they are good guys. But they just tend to shrug it off and joke about it, and it was starting to really frustrate me that I could not talk to them about this.
There were a few individuals I heard insulting the girls attending barstool, calling them whores and saying they had no self respect. This sheds bad light on the movement. Please, everyone who supports KO Barstool, refrain from such behavior if you want the movement to be taken seriously.
Does anyone else think this is going a bit too far? I understand that they want us to be safe, but what gives them the right to arrest us if we, as adults, choose to stay outside at our own risk and celebrate the superbowl peacefully?
The anxiety around the city - stay inside! When Boston sports teams were in previous championships, people took to the streets. Some were just walking around to hug or high-five other excited Bostonians, some were cheering – but there was also significant rioting and excessive consumption of alcohol/drugs. This was true surrounding Boston college campuses as well. Near Fenway Park, a college student died tragically during a riot following the World Series in 2004. As a result, the Boston and Northeastern University Police Departments have asked us to keep people inside as much as possible. We don’t believe that NU students will behave that way, but do we want you to be safe - being swept into such a crowd is dangerous because you don’t have control of the decisions of others and the mood of the crowd can turn without warning. If you do choose to go outside during or after the Superbowl, know that you will likely be questioned and directed to go somewhere indoors as quickly as possible. If you refuse, you are subject to immediate arrest. Since an arrest could have serious consequences with OSCCR, for co-ops & jobs you apply for later, and your visa status if you are an international student …just stay inside!
“We have a lot of brave and strong women here tonight. We need more of those in this world” - Tim McIlrath
All because of you, Tim McIlrath, I believe in angels. Thank you for restoring my faith in humanity tonight. I absolutely adore everything Rise Against stands for. These guys are angels. Not the kind with wings or halos.
Commenters on Barstool Sports have already posted the personal information of Knockout Barstool members, along with rape threats.
Today, however, they have reached a whole new level. They have dredged through and posted numerous personal photos of members and their families, and even made rape threats towards members’ families. This is disgusting.
Northeastern MUST take action to protect its students!!!!!
After just being frustrated with everyone around me the last few days, I can’t wait to let everything out when I give it all with these guys tonight.
The following was written by a nineteen-year-old woman and sophomore at Northeastern University.If you are not outraged, then you are not paying attention.
Hi, everyone. I am a sophomore at Northeastern University.
As many of you may have heard, the Northeastern Barstool Blackout Tour is…
I haven’t posted in ages, I know. I was really busy with my internship and all and then just completely forgot about this thing here. But due to recent happenings I’ve decided to start posting again.
So I am now settled in in Boston, I live in a freshman dorm with my wonderful roomie Molly. I love my major, I love my professors (most of the time). I love the city life, I love a lot about living here. But there’s one thing that I hate. And this one thing is the reason why I decided to start blogging again, because my rants about this were no longer welcome on Facebook. This might lose me a few followers, but I think it will also gain me some. And I’m not doing this for the publicity anyway, I’m doing it to have a place to vent my feelings and maybe get some feedback from others who feel the same.
The thing I have come to hate more than anything is the way women are treated here. And the way many women let themselves be treated. All those classless, sleazy woo girls out there who willingly let themselves be degraded by men to get attention are just reinforcing this behavior. This is what I’m talking about:
I spent 13 years as a foreigner in Germany, a country that has a history of racism and hatred. And not once did I feel discriminated because of my nationality. Well, except that one time, you might remember my rant about my friend who said “You know I’m not racist, but….” and then began to tell me that she thinks that Germans should BY LAW get first pick at jobs and foreigners should have to wait in line. Except for that, never ever ever did I feel inferior or suppressed. Now I’m in THE country that prides itself on treating everyone equally, and I feel discriminated for being a woman. I never thought of myself as much of a feminist, I guess I just took the way my gender was treated with dignity and respect in Germany for granted.
I don’t have the energy to go on a whole rant right now, I’ve done it too much these past couple days and thinking about this topic just makes me so frustrated and has driven me to tears as well because I can’t believe what is happening around me. But there will be rants coming up and I thought it would be fair to warn you so you can unfollow if you so wish. I gave you a chance to leave, don’t come complaining about it later.