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Hi, I had posted about this in the nyc_for_free community, but it… 
12th-Nov-2007 03:52 pm
expdog
Hi,

I had posted about this in the nyc_for_free community, but it was suggested that i look here. I apologize if anyone already read this over there..

just curious about bay ridge, bk, as it looks like i'll be moving there soon. i just want to know that i'll be safe walking alone late at night as a little, white girl. i get the feeling that bay ridge is a pretty secure area, but just wanted to be sure..

also, was hoping i might be referred to any cool things to do: coffee shops, quirky clothing or toy stores, good bars (no hip hop or crotchy dancing spots, just something chill or with a rock n' roll vibe), etc.

any help would be really appreciated.

thanks.
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12th-Nov-2007 09:36 pm (UTC) - Re: In before race wank.
it means if you were a girl, or if you had a daughter or a girlfriend or whatever, would you feel it was safe for that person to be alone on the street at night?

it's nothing about race, calling myself a little white girl was more making fun of myself than anything. you people getting so up in arms and assuming this is a matter of race or ignorance are the ones who come across to me as racists.
12th-Nov-2007 09:45 pm (UTC) - Re: In before race wank.
Nowhere is truly safe.

If you want to feel safe, learn how to defend yourself no matter where you are.
12th-Nov-2007 09:51 pm (UTC) - Re: In before race wank.
it implies that "white girl" = weaker and more victim focused.

For example, and be honest, what would your initial reaction be if I had posted "Would I, a little black girl, be safe here?"

Seriously be honest. Would you instantly think:
* The black girl would be fine since they're tougher.
* No one would want to rape a black girl if there are white girls around.
* Who cares?

Yeah, weird questions and thought processes, right? But you bringing up that you're white and a diminutive form of woman, "girl", makes oone fall into assumptions and perhaps even stereotypes.
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12th-Nov-2007 10:02 pm (UTC) - Re: In before race wank.
LOL. *WE* would have to be extra worried being all up in there... especially back in the day. lol.
12th-Nov-2007 10:04 pm (UTC) - Re: In before race wank.
And us Asian chicks would have had to worry about the scary white Italian guys wanting us to "love them long time."
12th-Nov-2007 10:28 pm (UTC) - ICON LOVE
Oh. My. Goddess. May I pleeeeeeeze steal your icon.
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12th-Nov-2007 10:15 pm (UTC) - Re: In before race wank.
...it implies that "white girl" = weaker and more victim focused.
And to extend it further, a more palatable victim.

But you bringing up that you're white and a diminutive form of woman, "girl", makes oone fall into assumptions and perhaps even stereotypes.
There have been too many recent instances where (non-existent) black men have been accused of crimes...and almost everyone bought it. So yeah, my hackles? They're up.
12th-Nov-2007 11:52 pm (UTC) - Re: In before race wank.
Perhaps I'm becoming crotchety and un-fun in my old (27) age, but I'm starting to be really bothered by how many of my peers consistently refer to themselves as "girls," regardless of the circumstances (like, not just in the "going out with the girls" sense). I
12th-Nov-2007 10:04 pm (UTC) - Re: In before race wank.
it means if you were a girl, or if you had a daughter or a girlfriend or whatever, would you feel it was safe for that person to be alone on the street at night?
Then say that.

you people getting so up in arms and assuming this is a matter of race or ignorance are the ones who come across to me as racists.
Gah, you're making this SO EASY. You reek of irony.
12th-Nov-2007 10:05 pm (UTC) - Re: In before race wank.
Calm down. I'm almost certain that in this case "you people" mean "you scary, badass newyorkers". ^_^
12th-Nov-2007 10:16 pm (UTC) - Re: In before race wank.
You don't know me. I'm far from agitated.
Just making the point that, once again, she didn't choose her words well.
13th-Nov-2007 01:08 am (UTC) - Re: In before race wank.
and you don't know me. clearly "you people" meant the ones hyperventilating over this.

you can make an issue out of anything. for me, race is a non issue. i don't judge people on anything other than whether they're kind and intelligent or not.

please. relax.
13th-Nov-2007 01:46 am (UTC) - Re: In before race wank.
I'm pretty sure flavorpacket was just using hyperbole.
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