My daughter wasn’t bullied to death, she was disappointed to death. Disappointed in people she thought she could trust, her school, and the police. She was my daughter, but she was your daughter too. For the love of God do something.
If you think that the nice guy ranting only happens on the internet, you’ve never had to deal with your thoroughly drunken friend shouting about how no girls would go out with a nice guy like him, even though he’s surrounded by single women he ignores because they aren’t attractive enough for him.
If you think guys getting pissy and escalating matters because you told people to stop making sex jokes is a feature of the internet, well, you’ve never asked anyone to stop making jokes that make you uncomfortable.
If you think that inappropriate comments and requests for sex are an internet thing, you’ve never tried to stop a coworker or boss from hitting on you repeatedly, or a head of security, or the guy at the convenience store across the street.
If you think that being shouted at and asked to show people your tits just because you present as a woman only happens in chat rooms and online games, you’ve never walked past a frat house, or, unfortunately, through the main thoroughfares of either university I’ve attended.
If you think unasked for commentary on a woman’s looks only happens because girls post pictures on internet forums (which probably means they’re asking for it), you’ve never been at a bus stop, or the city square, or a mall, or… well, anywhere, really.
If you think insecure men trying to drive women out of activism only happens in online male-dominated communities, you’ve never paid attention politics. Or Fox. Or CNN, sadly.
If you think the reaction to rape victims is bad on twitter, try sharing that experience in person. Or try even standing up for a rape victim. Count how many minutes until someone points out “but men can be falsely accused! The woman just changed her mind! You just can’t believe those drunk *insert varying level of insulting reference to gender*!”
TW:Rape, Rape Apologists
In a shocking March 20 blog post titled “Censorship, Environmentalism and Steubenville,” University of Rochester economics professor Steven Landsburg questioned the harm of raping an unconscious woman who may not remember the attack, and wondered why rapists should not “reap the benefits” of women’s bodies.
Landsburg is using his position as a professor of economics to promote rape, and the University is defending his right to do so. We demand he be fired immediately!
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Fuck rape apologists. I hope street justice finds him well.
fire him, then fucking bury him
give him a call, drop him an email, sign him up for newsletters he might want
Landsburg’s pro-rape argument is uniquely sickening — he’s saying that rape is a net benefit to society as long as the victim is unconscious, because an unconscious victim is not negatively impacted by rape whereas the rapist benefits. He then argues that unconscious-victim rape should be outright legalized, because this would create an incentive for rapists to render victims “safely” unconscious before raping them.
This guy is a grade-A sicko.
I am shaking with anger after reading this. This makes me physically ill. I want to watch this man’s flesh melt off his bones. I hope he not only loses his job, but is never able to find one again.
I’ve signed the petition, and I’ve also contacted Steven Landsburg directly to explain precisely why I signed the petition.
And since none of the posts above me link directly to his comments, you can find them here — but you may want to have something nearby to hit when you read it.
Landsburg makes the argument that he can’t see the difference between someone dropping a Snickers wrapper on the ground in the woods when nobody’s looking with the act of raping someone when they are unconscious. He hides behind the word “hypothetical,” but he specifically references the Steubenville rape case and excuses it based on the fact that the victim wasn’t aware of the rape until later.
Steven Landsburg is a disgusting individual. I won’t echo the above calls for violence or street justice, but he certainly has no business excusing rape in front of students — almost a quarter of whom, statistically speaking, are already rape victims.
I found too many things about people — teens especially — only realizing that not saying no does not equal a yes once they’re told.
So I made a thing.
I’m so sorry if I did something wrong, I’m not 110% sure what I’m doing, so I’m almost scared to post this, but…
Sign here, if you’re interested.
Signed and passed it on to FB and Twitter. This is a cause worth spreading about.
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