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Anaconda, Betty White, and Chris Evans: bundibird: wrangletangle: stevenrogered: Chris Evans helps Regina King up the stairs to the stage after her Oscars win Okay listen up, all you dudes out there! It’s time for some life lessons from Chris Evans. Wonder why women are fine with this when he does it, but they find you opening a car door or offering to carry stuff for them annoying? Well, wonder no more! It works like this: A large number of women have had to learn how to dodge and swerve and sometimes even slap away men’s hands from the time they hit puberty - and sometimes before. Ladies, cis and trans both, are unfortunately experienced at being groped, poked, prodded, “helped”, and otherwise humiliated and threatened by men. Then also there’s the condescending attitude that of course we need a man’s help, and we should be grateful he offered it. No thanks. Chris is doing something very different here, and you’ll see it in similar video clips of him at other events. You can read his mental process in his body language. He starts with just clapping and congratulating. He offers nothing until there is a need, which doesn’t happen here until Regina’s shoe gets caught on her dress. Since women have literally tripped up the stairs at this ceremony several times over the years (because the shoe and clothing requirements are ridiculous), it is reasonable at this stage to think that my-shoe-caught-on-my-dress is a problem that actually needs to be addressed. This is when Chris offers. How he offers matters. He starts with an open hand toward her, but this is a big no-no. Open hands are a red flag. Open hands grope and grab and shove. He quickly corrects by flipping his arm over and offering his forearm instead. This makes it her choice whether to grab on or ignore him. She doesn’t have to contend with a potentially threatening hand while she’s also contending with her dress. He also bends down a bit to do this. I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but Chris is kind of a tall, beefy guy. Guys like that can be a bit intimidating without meaning to be, at least when they’re up close. Also, his arm is a bit too high to be useful to her if he stays at his full height. So he bends down. This is even more visible in the video from him doing this for Betty White at the 2015 Oscars, because she’s shorter than Regina, I guess. He offers his arm for exactly as long as she leans on it. When she lets go, he steps back. This is a guy who isn’t interested in showing off how much she needs his help. He’s just interested in helping, and when he’s not needed, he’s done. He goes back to sit down. He doesn’t hover. Also, Regina King knows who Chris Evans is. His behavior at work thus far has certainly made it into the rumor mill, thus factoring into whether she accepts help from him. Is he a dudebro or jerk to women at work? That doesn’t appear to be the case. Women are not helpless. Compared to men, our clothes are more often obstacles to getting where we need to go safely and with our dignity intact, but conversely, we’ve also learned to deal with that better than most men have. It’s not that we never need or want help; like all people, we do sometimes need a hand. It’s just that “some kinds of help are the kinds of help we all could do without.” If you are offering help to a woman, first make sure she actually appears to be struggling. Second, make yourself as unthreatening as possible and let her do any touching, not the other way around. Third, make sure she can refuse without any consequences. And fourth, back off as soon as she doesn’t need you anymore and let the moment go. I hadn’t even registered why exactly it was that he was so unthreatening in this and the Betty White assistance incidents, but you’re right. It’s all in the way he helps. It’s not that this is unthreatening behaviour “because he’s Chris Evans” – its because his body language is genuinely unthreatening and merely helpful. A+ analysis – I hadn’t even registered the details of why and how this behaviour was 100% ok, while from another man (who probably would have gone about it differentky) it might not have been
Anaconda, Betty White, and Chris Evans: bundibird:

wrangletangle:

stevenrogered:
Chris Evans helps Regina King up the stairs to the stage after her Oscars win
Okay listen up, all you dudes out there! It’s time for some life lessons from Chris Evans.
Wonder why women are fine with this when he does it, but they find you opening a car door or offering to carry stuff for them annoying? Well, wonder no more! It works like this:
A large number of women have had to learn how to dodge and swerve and sometimes even slap away men’s hands from the time they hit puberty - and sometimes before. Ladies, cis and trans both, are unfortunately experienced at being groped, poked, prodded, “helped”, and otherwise humiliated and threatened by men. Then also there’s the condescending attitude that of course we need a man’s help, and we should be grateful he offered it. 
No thanks.
Chris is doing something very different here, and you’ll see it in similar video clips of him at other events. You can read his mental process in his body language. He starts with just clapping and congratulating. He offers nothing until there is a need, which doesn’t happen here until Regina’s shoe gets caught on her dress. Since women have literally tripped up the stairs at this ceremony several times over the years (because the shoe and clothing requirements are ridiculous), it is reasonable at this stage to think that my-shoe-caught-on-my-dress is a problem that actually needs to be addressed. This is when Chris offers.
How he offers matters. He starts with an open hand toward her, but this is a big no-no. Open hands are a red flag. Open hands grope and grab and shove. He quickly corrects by flipping his arm over and offering his forearm instead. This makes it her choice whether to grab on or ignore him. She doesn’t have to contend with a potentially threatening hand while she’s also contending with her dress. 
He also bends down a bit to do this. I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but Chris is kind of a tall, beefy guy. Guys like that can be a bit intimidating without meaning to be, at least when they’re up close. Also, his arm is a bit too high to be useful to her if he stays at his full height. So he bends down. This is even more visible in the video from him doing this for Betty White at the 2015 Oscars, because she’s shorter than Regina, I guess.
He offers his arm for exactly as long as she leans on it. When she lets go, he steps back. This is a guy who isn’t interested in showing off how much she needs his help. He’s just interested in helping, and when he’s not needed, he’s done. He goes back to sit down. He doesn’t hover.
Also, Regina King knows who Chris Evans is. His behavior at work thus far has certainly made it into the rumor mill, thus factoring into whether she accepts help from him. Is he a dudebro or jerk to women at work? That doesn’t appear to be the case.
Women are not helpless. Compared to men, our clothes are more often obstacles to getting where we need to go safely and with our dignity intact, but conversely, we’ve also learned to deal with that better than most men have. It’s not that we never need or want help; like all people, we do sometimes need a hand. It’s just that “some kinds of help are the kinds of help we all could do without.”
If you are offering help to a woman, first make sure she actually appears to be struggling. Second, make yourself as unthreatening as possible and let her do any touching, not the other way around. Third, make sure she can refuse without any consequences. And fourth, back off as soon as she doesn’t need you anymore and let the moment go.


I hadn’t even registered why exactly it was that he was so unthreatening in this and the Betty White assistance incidents, but you’re right. It’s all in the way he helps. It’s not that this is unthreatening behaviour “because he’s Chris Evans” – its because his body language is genuinely unthreatening and merely helpful. 
A+ analysis – I hadn’t even registered the details of why and how this behaviour was 100% ok, while from another man (who probably would have gone about it differentky) it might not have been

bundibird: wrangletangle: stevenrogered: Chris Evans helps Regina King up the stairs to the stage after her Oscars win Okay listen up, all...

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Af, Anaconda, and Confused: Thread
 I am about to tell you an epic
 tale about subterfuge, dating in
 the 21st century and the fall of
 human civilization. This actually
 happened to me and it could
 happen to you too. Get some
 popcorn. Thread*
 48 PM 39 Aug 18
 2,419 Retweets 4,030 Ls
 So a few weeks egolwas on the Tinder
 machine ahopping my soul around and t
 vary attractwe young laxty
 No bio. Fairly innocuous
 l text her n we make amall tak abt work
 or a bit than she gois,uaty, thawa
 hic huge precentation im werkin on for
 my job, would you be ottended if I got
 back to you
 ve gol more free time? youre cute and t
 want to meer you Im just oo busy m
 thought wel that's an owerty elaborate
 way to ghest somsone i say TolI
 woudrt be offended Isotaty get t
 me up when you're iree
 thank you
 t was wormed you
 late buri for sure ra test you in Sk" ฮ
 n my head Tm
 Two waaks pais 1 compktdy sorget
 about her then I remember and go back
 o tinder andic
 ontt ind
 i that's ward
 she deleted her tinder buti take it s
 overly elaborate ghoating methods
 Then yesterday Iget a vext THEY IM
 omomow t was wondering if you wanted
 wa coukd go get
 drinks ater and see what happens
 m like wel iibe daned Genuinely
 didnt think
 she would message me
 around todoy and tomonow but just
 conte around 6 and 11 meet you try the
 stage thes weead ot
 say sure thing lpoking formand bo it
 This moming she texts me at 9 am hey
 it's gonna rain today but i thin it shoud
 clear up in time for our de I'm ike
 coot ill be there
 Iplay football wth gerwond
 aliar soday and aspresa m iscredulty
 at the stuation Ifind her Instagrmt
 says singer actress, model, 3000
 ollewersand Im Ehe uugghhhh I dunno
 bro. THIS SHIT FEELS OFf but fuck it
 0
 I make my way to Unign Square
 Eat a
 hot dog and look Ơwer by this open tot by
 and about 100 ppl and camerus and sh
 Manhattn shit
 e random a
 She leats me eym neinng a lttle tn
 but jut meet me by te stage then we
 can golwaen't gonna stand n fhont of
 e fucking stage sol stand af so tha
 ade a bit
 0
 Eventusly ee a giiming towards
 bockstage wn two enonmoue
 bodyguards in sunglaases and reaise its
 her and fm thinking WHAT THN
 l stay back and oosess the snuation and
 fuck imma
 playing and she gets on the stage and
 im so fucking confused but think wel
 guees she's a social mecde rality or
 0
 L immeciately think Im too fucking old
 She gets Pe me and is lke thanks for
 coming outbet you re oll mondering
 the fuck is this about
 0
 She then ays kow al of yog hee
 are on tindler and I'm Ike oppe0
 Then
 she says l've invited you all here for
 proceads to gve a hunger pane
 about wtut its gomna
 take to
 0
 L THE DUDES
 THERE SHE FOUND
 D THEM THESAME
 SHITTEXTEDTHEME TCEND oN
 0
 Every man n ne owd look down ard
 mimes WHAT IN
 000 THE THIB SHIT to themsl
 NAME OF SCOOBY
 Ad that poiet I un geuiely imazedal
 he falopian fortitude the g
 possesses This is top 10 gremest
 and plaged
 TUST NO ONE I TRUST NOTHING
 FMVAN CIVILIZATION
 DONT GET GOT THE END
 clare harper flood herpoonen h
 weet your l
We in 2018, she in 2058 by sooshi
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