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    the-little-pandabear-at-221b:

    I was just given information to spread around about a group of guys drugging female cosplayers in order to take advantage of them. They call themselves the GROPECREW. Please warn and spread this around! The user can be found here.

    And let me make something clear… even if this IS someone trolling, I would rather make this dick-bag famous for being a twisted piece of shit than chance someone being attacked.

    STICK TOGETHER, LADIES!!!

    Found this post on Facebook, and thought it would be best to pass it around here.

    (via supahqueer)

    — 10 months ago with 65156 notes
    #tw  #rape  #assault  #cosplay 
    "Yes, false rape accusations happen. Run the protocol anyway. I’ve heard that perhaps the military has the highest number of ‘em. True or not, RUN THE PROTOCOL ANYWAY. Because in 15 years of investigating rape accusations, I can count those that panned out as false on one hand. Meanwhile, the one time I almost skipped the protocol, the one time I almost didn’t believe a petty officer, because I was naive as an investigator and a young woman, because her commanding officer described her as “a party girl, always late, always out drinking, don’t bother with this one”, she turned out to be the victim of one of the most brutal assaults I’ve ever investigated. She shouldn’t have still been -alive-, let alone up and making the accusation. So let me repeat: five false accounts in fifteen years. And one time I almost failed a woman ‘cause of the bullshit way it’s normal to talk about us. Take your shipmates’ word, and then run the protocol. Every. Single. Time."
     - JAG lawyer, speaking to my husband’s plant during Sexual Assault Prevention Month. (via circusbones)

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    — 11 months ago with 53731 notes
    #rape culture  #rape  #sexual assault  #military  #trigger warning  #content warning  #queue 
    Teach Consent! (But What Good Is Teaching Consent?) →

    From the Yes Means Yes! blog, in response to a WH petition to require consent be covered as part of public school sex ed:

    Long story short, there is a percentage of the population who are rapists because they like to rape, they are very bad people and they are not making mistakes. They plan to rape, they plan to rape is ways that won’t get them punished, so they rape victims who have the least ability to do anything about it and use tactics, like intoxication instead of violence, that make it tough to prosecute or even get people to see what happened as rape.

    So we’re having this national moment after Steubenville, and I’ve already said that this wasn’t some confused and horny guy, but rather a decision that it would be awesome to subject the drunk girl to a series of sexualized humiliations.

    I’m not exactly overflowing with sympathy for guys who rape “just” once.  Some other people are, and some people in my view want to magnify the significance of this dynamic, essentially for the purpose of making excuses for rapists.  Some of that’s inside baseball between those of us who write about this stuff a lot, but I’m saying it.  So is there a population of guys who are some mixture of entitled and confused, but might not commit rape with more education?  Um, maybe?  Actually, I think probably so, but how big it is remains very unclear.  And if those guys can be gotten not to rape, well, fewer rapes is maybe one of the world’s few unalloyed good outcomes.

    And it doesn’t matter, because even if educating people about consent doesn’t convince a single rapist not to rape, there is still reason to believe that it will produce an outcome with less rape, by stripping away the social license to operate.

    The Social License to Operate is the set of beliefs that make rape seem like a continuation or extension of normal sexuality, instead of an aberration and personal violation.  By normalizing rapists and rape, by blurring the lines between rape and sex, we create a culture where instead of responding to the crime like we should, there’s always room to argue for and or excuse or mitigate the rape and the rapist.
    Look again at Maxwell’s Five Ways.  Legal consent, humanity of the victim, healthy masculinity, believe the survivors, bystander intervention.  Those sound to me like ways to revoke the social license to operate, direct attacks on pillars of a belief system that allows rapists and rape to seem sort of normal.
    Teaching about consent isn’t going to convert the predators.  But it looks to me like it can do a lot of good, and it sure won’t do any harm.  That’s why I signed the petition.
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    (PS- I signed it too.)

    — 1 year ago with 20 notes
    #consent  #rape  #tw  #masculinity  #rape culture  #consent culture  #feminism 
    "There are only two types of men who are upset that they need permission before they can have sex: rapists and potential rapists."

    name-em-shame-em (via thisgingersnapsback)

    People full stop.

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    i will not ever stop reblogging this

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    — 1 year ago with 11798 notes
    #TRUTH  #rape  #rape culture  #misogyny  #quote  #reblog 

    When you see it, REBLOG IT.

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    — 1 year ago with 2502825 notes
    #signal boost  #hotlines  #depression  #suicide  #lifeline  #trevor project  #eating disorders  #rape  #sexual assault  #grief  #runaway  #reblog 

    Al Jazeera’s ‘The Stream’ on misogyny and sexist harassment on the internet.

    — 1 year ago with 1 note
    #misogyny  #sexism  #harassment  #tw  #al jazeera  #man boobz  #MRA  #rape 
    "Am I arguing that girls and women shouldn’t be held responsible for their behaviour? Not at all. If a woman drinks to excess, then falls over in the street, loses her wallet and vomits all over her shirt, she has only herself to blame. But rape is not a consequence of getting drunk. It’s a consequence of a man deciding to rape someone."

    Emily Maguire, Princesses & Pornstars: Sex, Power, Identity. (via starsgowaltzing)

    Go OFF Mama!!!!

    (via sonofbaldwin)

    Always reblog.

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    — 1 year ago with 24806 notes
    #rape  #tw rape  #rape culture 
    Male comedian explains he no longer tells rape jokes →
    What made me stop telling rape jokes? I wish it had been what my sister told me, I wish I’d stopped that day instead of spending around a year loftily telling women why words couldn’t hurt them, that they should lighten up and that they didn’t get it. At first I felt I had to keep telling the jokes - had to! - simply because someone didn’t want me to. Otherwise I wasn’t being true to my art. It would be self-censorship. Comedians had to be free to say anything. Most importantly, how could I stay friends with the godawful, cowardly dickheads who told these jokes on a nightly basis if I turned around and said I wouldn’t? Sooner or later, though, I just couldn’t. Perhaps it was the jaw locking, knuckle clenching effect these jokes were having on the friends I brought along to shows. I’d sit next to them in the audience, see their discomfort, their disgust and realise I was doing the exact same thing up there, whether I knew it or not. Perhaps it was realising just how rarely rape is reported, and how making fun of it makes that less likely still. A lot of comedians say you can make a joke out of anything - and I believe that’s true. But when you joke about your grandfather’s cancer or the riots, it’s a public airing of laundry. It brings some collective fear out into the sunlight to be mocked and defanged. Perhaps I stopped because, in all but a few cases, joking about rape doesn’t do that. Instead, when we joke about someone else’s secret fear, it drives it deeper into the dark cracks of our national consciousness, only to be spoken of in brutal jest. Whatever the reason, I stopped.

    (Source: fuckyeahfeminists)

    — 1 year ago with 1625 notes
    #link  #rape  #language  #comedy 
    knowledgeequalsblackpower:
 Photo of the statement of Celia to the Justice of the Peace, June 25, 1855Celia, A Slave.
There is no known history for Celia before she was purchased at a slave auction by Robert Newsom in 1850. Newsom’s wife had died the previous year, and he had seemingly purchased 14 year old Celia as domestic help for his two daughters. 
On the way home from the slave auction, Newsom (who was 70) raped her. And, he raped her repeatedly after that. 

He made her convenient for his pleasure and put her in a small cabin about sixty feet behind the “big house.” He made countless, probably hundreds of trips to her cabin to use her for his sexual gratification.
As the years passed, Celia became pregnant twice and had two children by Robert Newsom. They also became his property and he never acknowledged them as his children. Arrangements like this were quite common in those days. They were never spoken of and any offspring were not considered children but chattel to add to the master’s wealth.

Celia became pregnant for a 3rd time in 1855. This pregnancy was particularly difficult for Celia and she was sick for at least four months. 

According to court testimony, Celia had told Newsom that she would hurt him if he raped her while she was still sick.

Despite her warning, he came into her cabin on the evening of June 23, 1855 to rape her. 

Celia had prepared to protect herself and had set a stick in a corner…When Celia heard Newsom approaching, she put more wood on the fire to create more light in the dark cabin.
Robert Newsom entered the cabin and drew close to Celia. He was speaking to her and leaned over her. Celia struck him with the stick. She later said that he never lifted a hand to protect himself but sank down on a stool then threw up his hands. Celia thought Newsom was trying to hit her so she swung the stick again. Both blows hit him in the face. Robert Newsom was dead.

Newsom lay dead on Celia’s floor an hour before she figured out what to do. She decided to burn the body.
After Newsom’s family realized he was to be missing, the trail of investigation eventually led to Celia, who eventually confessed and said that she only meant to harm, not kill Newsom. She was charged with first degree murder.

On the morning of June 25, 1855, the case of State of Missouri v Celia, a Slave began.

At some point during the trial, Celia gave birth to a stillborn baby.

In Missouri, at this time, the law stated that it was unlawful for a man to force sex upon “any woman.” The law also provided that if a woman killed a man who was trying to rape her, that would be considered a legitimate act of self-defense, not a crime. Celia’s lawyer used the law as it was written on the books. He argued that because the law protected “any woman” in this situation, the legislators must have meant to protect slave women too. The judge disagreed. Because Celia was a slave, that statute could not apply to her: she was not included in the phrase “any woman.” A slave woman had no rights over her body and could not legally resist her master’s sexual assaults.

On October 10, 1855, Celia was found guilty of murder and sentenced to hang on November 16th.
(via Black Women in America Encyclopedia and Celia-Murderer or Martyr? A Slave Fights Back)

    knowledgeequalsblackpower:

     Photo of the statement of Celia to the Justice of the Peace, June 25, 1855

    Celia, A Slave.

    There is no known history for Celia before she was purchased at a slave auction by Robert Newsom in 1850. Newsom’s wife had died the previous year, and he had seemingly purchased 14 year old Celia as domestic help for his two daughters. 

    On the way home from the slave auction, Newsom (who was 70) raped her. And, he raped her repeatedly after that. 

    He made her convenient for his pleasure and put her in a small cabin about sixty feet behind the “big house.” He made countless, probably hundreds of trips to her cabin to use her for his sexual gratification.

    As the years passed, Celia became pregnant twice and had two children by Robert Newsom. They also became his property and he never acknowledged them as his children. Arrangements like this were quite common in those days. They were never spoken of and any offspring were not considered children but chattel to add to the master’s wealth.

    Celia became pregnant for a 3rd time in 1855. This pregnancy was particularly difficult for Celia and she was sick for at least four months. 

    According to court testimony, Celia had told Newsom that she would hurt him if he raped her while she was still sick.

    Despite her warning, he came into her cabin on the evening of June 23, 1855 to rape her. 

    Celia had prepared to protect herself and had set a stick in a corner…When Celia heard Newsom approaching, she put more wood on the fire to create more light in the dark cabin.

    Robert Newsom entered the cabin and drew close to Celia. He was speaking to her and leaned over her. Celia struck him with the stick. She later said that he never lifted a hand to protect himself but sank down on a stool then threw up his hands. Celia thought Newsom was trying to hit her so she swung the stick again. Both blows hit him in the face. Robert Newsom was dead.

    Newsom lay dead on Celia’s floor an hour before she figured out what to do. She decided to burn the body.

    After Newsom’s family realized he was to be missing, the trail of investigation eventually led to Celia, who eventually confessed and said that she only meant to harm, not kill Newsom. She was charged with first degree murder.

    On the morning of June 25, 1855, the case of State of Missouri v Celia, a Slave began.

    At some point during the trial, Celia gave birth to a stillborn baby.

    In Missouri, at this time, the law stated that it was unlawful for a man to force sex upon “any woman.” The law also provided that if a woman killed a man who was trying to rape her, that would be considered a legitimate act of self-defense, not a crime. Celia’s lawyer used the law as it was written on the books. He argued that because the law protected “any woman” in this situation, the legislators must have meant to protect slave women too. The judge disagreed. Because Celia was a slave, that statute could not apply to her: she was not included in the phrase “any woman.” A slave woman had no rights over her body and could not legally resist her master’s sexual assaults.

    On October 10, 1855, Celia was found guilty of murder and sentenced to hang on November 16th.

    (via Black Women in America Encyclopedia and Celia-Murderer or Martyr? A Slave Fights Back)

    (via chauvinistsushi)

    — 1 year ago with 474 notes
    #justice system  #slavery  #history  #black women  #rape 
    "

    Men who want to flirt with women have to realize: Women live in a state of continual vigilance about sexual safety. It’s like having a mild case of hay fever that never goes away. It’s not debilitating. You’re not weak. You’re not afraid. You just suck it up and get on with your life. It’s nothing that’s going to stop you from making discoveries, or climbing mountains, or falling in love. Sometimes you can almost forget about it. It doesn’t mean it’s not there, subtly sucking your energy. You learn to avoid situations that make it worse and seek out conditions that make it better.

    If a female stranger is wary around you, it is not because she suspects you are a rapist, or that all men are rapists. It’s because a general level of circumspection is what vigilance requires. Don’t take it personally.

    If this frustrates you, try to remember that women are blamed for lapsed vigilance. If a woman does get raped, everyone rushes to see where she let her guard down. Was she drinking? Was she alone? Was she wearing a short skirt? Did she go to a strange man’s room for coffee at 4am?

    A woman must be seen to be vigilant as well as be vigilant. If she is deemed insufficiently vigilant, she will be at least partly blamed for any sexual violence that befalls her. If she’s regarded as downright reckless, that “evidence” can be used to completely exonerate her rapist. If it comes down to a he said/she said dispute over whether sex was consensual, as so many rape cases do, the dispute becomes a referendum on whether the woman seems like the sort of reckless person who would have sex with a stranger.

    If a woman does go back to a strange man’s hotel room at 4am, even if she only wants a coffee and conversation, she’s more or less given him the power to rape her. No jury is going to believe she went up there for anything but sex. So, don’t be surprised if a stranger reacts badly to that suggestion.

    "

    Attention, Space Cadets: Do Not Proposition Women in the Elevator

    I wish I didn’t need to reblog stuff like this. I wish people *got it*. But judging from the ridiculous response to these posts, stuff like this clearly still needs to be repeated. 

    (via lavender-labia)

    I had a really uncomfortable experience on the streetcar last night, making this depressingly relevant.

    (via nessfraserloves)

    It pisses me off when MRAs will whine about women not trusting them, and using the statistic that more women* are raped by people that they know and not strangers, therefore being wary of strangers is oppression. First of all, fuck MRAs, and secondly, let’s just make invisible all of the scores of female-bodied people who actually have had sexual violence done to them by a stranger why don’t we? And thirdly, what the sense does it even make to suggest we trust strangers more than non-strangers? Does that not completely negate the very definitions of “relationship” and “trust”? Which are things we’re generally supposed to have with people who aren’t strangers? We might as well just not trust anybody with anything ever and live in complete hermetic isolation, by that logic.

    God, women, stop being so afraid of everything and having any sense of self-preservation.

    (via activistaabsentee)

    — 1 year ago with 47361 notes
    #rape  #rape culture  #Violence against women  #sexual safety