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wonderwhale

And you and I must be free.
Not to save the world in a glorious crusade.

Not to kill ourselves with a nameless gnawing pain.

But to practice with all the skill of our being

The art of making possible.

Posts tagged rape culture

Oct 10 '14

realhayleyghoover:

chescaleigh:

YouTubers And Sexual Abuse (via TheThirdPew)

Yo, this kid is only 17 and has more sense than the average victim blaming adult. Why didn’t I know people like him in high school?

"When the bar has been set so low for being a youtuber that I just don’t want them to rape other people, there’s definitely something wrong."

YAY THIS GUY 

Jul 28 '14

Rant:

I just did a google image search for a specific picture of -~a world map~- and thanks to Google’s ‘best guess’ the second hit was for “This Is How Easy Girls All Over the World Are, Allegedly.”

It linked to an article criticizing some douche who made a rating system for countries where girls are “very easy to bang” through “very hard to bang.” Apparently I can’t even look for a map of the earth without being reminded of sexism.

Jul 9 '14
feminspire:

What did you think of the new Harry Potter short story J.K. Rowling released this week?!


This poster made me sad.Imagine people hexing you to get you to sleep with them. Imagine being a pre teen witch and learning protective spells from your mom for when you had to walk places before you could legally apperate. Imagine going out and that friend of your friend takes home a muggle born and she doesn’t look quite right but her friend said she was watching her drink all night so she should be fine. Imagine wanting to help muggle born women and girls and survivors but not knowing how because the ministry will know if you use magic around them and feeling helpless

feminspire:

What did you think of the new Harry Potter short story J.K. Rowling released this week?!

This poster made me sad.
Imagine people hexing you to get you to sleep with them. Imagine being a pre teen witch and learning protective spells from your mom for when you had to walk places before you could legally apperate. Imagine going out and that friend of your friend takes home a muggle born and she doesn’t look quite right but her friend said she was watching her drink all night so she should be fine. Imagine wanting to help muggle born women and girls and survivors but not knowing how because the ministry will know if you use magic around them and feeling helpless

(Source: nerdvanaxi)

Jun 5 '14
"[TW: Rape, violence] [Jamie’s rape of Cersei] would be a big deal on its own, but it’s not the first time David Benioff and Dan Weiss have changed a scene so that it specifically victimizes a woman. At the end of season two, Stannis Baratheon chokes Melisandre of Asshai because he lost a big battle (not in the books). Last season, Ros was forced into an abusive sex scene with Joffrey (scene not in the books, character named Ros not in the books). Then, Ros’s storyline ends with her being used as target practice by Joffrey for the crime of inconveniencing Littlefinger. The last shot of her in the episode “The Climb” is her posed in a sexualized manner, feathered with crossbow bolts. The Red Wedding, which was plenty bloody enough in the books, added a brutal stabbing of King Robb Stark’s pregnant wife — directly into her womb.

Taken one at a time, any of these changes can be seen as a choice the writers have made. Stacked all together like that, and you start to see a troubling trend that the show’s creators are stumbling all over themselves to explain."

How Game Of Thrones Is Going Very Wrong, Thomas Fichtenmayer. (via tevintermagisters)

um excuse you y’all forgot daenarys’ first time with khal drogo, which in the books is a study in “enthusiastic consent” and in the show is a classic case of partner rape that dani cries through.

(via seriouslyamerica)

i can’t with this show’s fuckery 

(Source: jamesdeenhateclub)

May 16 '14

coralcypress:

Thank you

(Source: moonlessblac-knight)

Feb 7 '14
Nov 30 '13
"

4.5% of the men in the United States is an incredibly high number – that translates into over six million men.

If you added up every US citizen who was officially unemployed or looking for work in 2001, that would be less than the total number of rapists.

If you added up every US citizen who is Jewish, that would still be less than the total number of rapists.

If you added up every teenage boy who had any sort of job – an afterschool job, a summer job, working full-time after dropping out, including all of those – you’d still have over a million fewer people then the total number of rapists.

There are twice as many rapists in the USA as there are single mothers.

For every drunk driver who is in a fatal accident this year, there are over 500 rapists.

If you take every doctor and nurse in the United States; and you added them to every librarian, every cashier, every cop, every postal clerk, and every bank teller in the whole country; you still wouldn’t have as many people as the number of rapists in the United States.

(Think of that a second – think of how often, in your daily life, you’ve seen cops and cashiers and all those other folks. Odds are, you’ve run into rapists more often than that).

To paraphrase Tim Wise: In short, “only” 4.5% of the male population is a lot of people, so that even by the most optimistic assessment of how many men are rapists, there are literally millions out there who not only would but have raped a woman. When combined with those who are less vicious – those who haven’t raped, but would be willing to in the right circumstances, and those who would make excuses for why other men rape, it becomes clear just how real a widespread a problem rape and rape-supportive attitudes are among men today.

"

http://amptoons.com/blog/2004/05/05/how-many-men-are-rapists/

(via afronaut)

Also: why you shouldn’t give people shit for seeing every male stranger as a potential rapist.

(via anotherlgbttumblr)

Nov 27 '13

CNN Op-Ed says guys should make girls text their sexual consent to avoid rape charges.

rafi-dangelo:

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Right…so what you’re saying is…a text (which, let’s be honest, the guy could have sent to himself from her phone if he was determined to do so) is a binding contract that means sex is going to happen.  Even if she changes her mind later, ol’ dude has The Text so it wasn’t rape.  Case Closed.

Oh, and the best part:  The op-ed was written by a woman.

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Sep 19 '13

saving-sergius:

Terisa Siagatonu & Rudy Francisco - “Sons” 

Tigger Warning: Rape and Rape Culture. 

Such a good piece! 

Aug 29 '13