The beginnings of an article are now up at http://www.wkyc.com/story/news/local/2013/11/25/new-developments-in-steubenville-rape-case-investigation/3696383/.
The beginnings of an article are now up at http://www.wkyc.com/story/news/local/2013/11/25/new-developments-in-steubenville-rape-case-investigation/3696383/.
Steubenville update this morning:
Two people indicted for failure to report child abuse or neglect. A third facing four counts including allowing underage drinking, obstructing official business, and falsification. A fourth faces several felonies, including tampering with evidence.
Haven’t seen an article yet — This is just info put together from the @wkyc twitter feed. They have yet to post an article, just links to live video of the press conference (where the Attorney General is currently taking questions as I type this). No word yet on who it is that has been charged yet — if that information was in the press conference, I missed it.
these people BURNED DOWN A HOUSE of a rape victim because she accused the (grand?)son of a senator and was a football player
their family was driven out of town
if this was in india or pakistan, imagine the reaction that americans would have. the outrage, obama would probably make a speech on it to save women again but these people are sick freaks in america so no one gives a shit they were THIRTEEN AND FOURTEEN
I am increasingly convinced that the United States is just becoming a worse and worse place to live as time goes on, and I don’t know if that is going to change in my lifetime. And that thought terrifies me.
This morning, BuzzFeed is featuring a story from Project Unbreakable (website/Tumblr), who work with survivors of sexual assault, photographing them holding a poster with a quote from their attacker. Today’s unique story uncovered stories from men who have been assaulted, and touches base on some of the stigmas surrounding men and sex, with quotes from attackers such as “Don’t worry, boys are supposed to like this,” and “You’re a guy, you can’t say no to a girl like me.”, as well as many threats to hurt loved ones. Many people still don’t realize that yes, man CAN and ARE victims of sexual abuse, not only from women but from fellow men, and that it is not made any less traumatizing for a man simply because he is a man, and saying things like “man up” does nothing except further dehumanize and hurt the victim. There is, if possible, even more blame put on a male victim of sexual abuse than female because people assume that all men want sex, from any person, at any time. Stop this. Stop the abuse of ANYBODY, stop victim blaming, and stop telling male abuse survivors that men being raped “isn’t a real thing.” You can read the full story and see the rest of the pictures here.
"If you tell anyone, you’ll be taken away from your mom and you’ll never see her again." That was what I was told when it happened to me.
Republicans officially have no sense of irony, hypocrisy, or shame, releasing this ad to scare young people away from opting in to Obamacare.
Before I a got to the bottom, I assumed it was a democrat pro-choice ad.
BE AWARE THAT THIS IS A MAJOR TRIGGER FOR RAPE. SO DON’T WATCH THE AD IF YOU KNOW YOU CAN’T HANDLE IT.
This is really fucking rich coming from the Republicans.
I’ve heard a theory floated around about the Karl Rove method of political attack- namely, to take your biggest weakness and level it as an accusation against your opponent … but this takes the cake.
Yep. Projection. Classic.
what the…. I hate this country.
If Kevin Downey Jr is on America’s Got Talent next week, I’m going to be pissed.
His whole comedy act was centered around rape (“I have a new cologne that makes it impossible for women to say no; it’s called chloroform”). And when Heidi Klum, one of the judges, called him out on it, the audience booed her.
Sometimes I’m fucking ashamed to be an American.
i know everyone is going nuts about all of the other huge news stories going on right now but
A 15-year-old boy who was raped by a 34-year-old woman now faces child support in Nebraska.
There is no legitimate source for this information. Court records are public information — and yet there is no specific case cited, judge named, or details on the proceedings.
In the article, it says “Sources testified…”
"Sources" don’t testify. Witnesses testify.
Rape victims are never named in news articles about the rape or the aftermath unless they want to be.
A story appearing on a site that nobody’s ever heard of which specializes in “movies, tv shows, and Hollywood gossip" does not make for a reliable source. If you google the story, no legitimate sites have any mention of it (and don’t you think that Fox News would be all over this to "disprove" the War on Women?).
At the bottom of the “article,” it says “It’s an unpopular topic but one that should be addressed. Here is another story from last year:” and there is no link to “another story” about anything, much less a rape victim being forced to pay child support.
All signs point to this post being complete bullshit.
OP has deleted the post, most likely because I’m not the first person to call them out on posting a fake news story and making a mockery of real rape victims. (Yup, here’s their post recanting this one — they point to two actual cases of underage fathers being made to pay child support, but both of those involved consensual relationships).
I’ve been dreading this question, but I had a feeling it was coming.
I’m not going to answer it on the Disney blog…it just wouldn’t feel right. Instead, I’ll answer it here and put it behind a Read More.
You want to say Hi to the cute girl on the subway. How will she react? Fortunately, I can tell you with some certainty, because she’s already sending messages to you. Looking out the window, reading a book, working on a computer, arms folded across chest, body away from you = do not disturb. So, y’know, don’t disturb her. Really. Even to say that you like her hair, shoes, or book. A compliment is not always a reason for women to smile and say thank you. You are a threat, remember? You are Schrödinger’s Rapist. Don’t assume that whatever you have to say will win her over with charm or flattery. Believe what she’s signaling, and back off.
If you speak, and she responds in a monosyllabic way without looking at you, she’s saying, “I don’t want to be rude, but please leave me alone.” You don’t know why. It could be “Please leave me alone because I am trying to memorize Beowulf.” It could be “Please leave me alone because you are a scary, scary man with breath like a water buffalo.” It could be “Please leave me alone because I am planning my assassination of a major geopolitical figure and I will have to kill you if you are able to recognize me and blow my cover.”
On the other hand, if she is turned towards you, making eye contact, and she responds in a friendly and talkative manner when you speak to her, you are getting a green light. You can continue the conversation until you start getting signals to back off.
The fourth point: If you fail to respect what women say, you label yourself a problem.
There’s a man with whom I went out on a single date—afternoon coffee, for one hour by the clock—on July 25th. In the two days after the date, he sent me about fifteen e-mails, scolding me for non-responsiveness. I e-mailed him back, saying, “Look, this is a disproportionate response to a single date. You are making me uncomfortable. Do not contact me again.” It is now October 7th. Does he still e-mail?
Yeah. He does. About every two weeks.
This man scores higher on the threat level scale than Man with the Cockroach Tattoos. (Who, after all, is guilty of nothing more than terrifying bad taste.) You see, Mr. E-mail has made it clear that he ignores what I say when he wants something from me. Now, I don’t know if he is an actual rapist, and I sincerely hope he’s not. But he is certainly Schrödinger’s Rapist, and this particular Schrödinger’s Rapist has a probability ratio greater than one in sixty. Because a man who ignores a woman’s NO in a non-sexual setting is more likely to ignore NO in a sexual setting, as well.
So if you speak to a woman who is otherwise occupied, you’re sending a subtle message. It is that your desire to interact trumps her right to be left alone. If you pursue a conversation when she’s tried to cut it off, you send a message. It is that your desire to speak trumps her right to be left alone. And each of those messages indicates that you believe your desires are a legitimate reason to override her rights.
For women, who are watching you very closely to determine how much of a threat you are, this is an important piece of data.
an excerpt from Phaedra Starling’s “Schrödinger’s Rapist: or a guy’s guide to approaching strange women without being maced” (via lostgrrrls)
HOLY FUCK THE TRUTH.
Can every one of my male followers read this? And please, before you get defensive (“I would never rape anyone!”) keep in mind, women being afraid of Shrodinger’s Rapists (oh my god i still can’t get over the encompassing brilliance of this phrase) is a conditioned, learned response from being immersed in rape culture and the evolution of sexism and sexual violence in our society from the day we’re born. And unfortunately, it’s very difficult to unlearn without the efforts of all genders to dismantle it. Which is where you come in.
And, let’s be clear about this: we have no good reason to UNLEARN it. It’s sensible and your wanting to talk to us when we don’t want to talk is a very excellent reason to keep up the behaviour.
Even without Schrodinger’s Rapist YOU DO NOT HAVE THE RIGHT TO ANY WOMAN’S ATTENTION JUST BECAUSE YOU WANT IT.
Imagine you decide you want to talk to a random man on the train, on the street, in the park. You just think he looks like someone you might get on with. So you say something like ‘Hi, where are you going?’ or ‘What are you reading?’ or ‘What are you writing?’ - does this already feel like weird behaviour, it does to me. It’s none of your business what this man’s plan’s are, where he’s going, what he’s reading or writing. In fact, if he’s reading or writing he’s otherwise occupied, and you know it, so what you’re doing is very rude.
This is different to, for instance, noticing that he’s reading a book you also like or commenting on something else you are both currently experiencing, like the weather. That’s still a little intrusive, but it’s actually something he might conceivably want to talk about. People do sometimes like getting to know people who like the same things as them, and they do often like to comment on the weather as an easy way of harmlessly assessing whether someone is open to conversation in a way that makes it very easy to drop the conversation if the other person indicates that they’d rather not. This is a very useful technique: ask yourself ‘What would be appropriate behaviour if I were approaching a man?’
Similarly, if you do get a response from the guy that indicates that whilst, yes, you both like the same book or yes, you are both currently experiencing the same weather, he was actually enjoying reading the book and would like to get back to that - monosylabic response, turning away from you, avoiding your gaze after responding, etc. - imagine carrying on trying to get his attention, talking at him regardless of whether he responds, getting annoyed if he doesn’t respond… you can see that you’d be being a dick, right? In fact, you probably wouldn’t do the above, as, with the exception of people who are generally not good at judging boundaries or reading body language, this rarely happens. It some times happens, but much more rarely than the commonplace behaviour directed at women.
If you’d feel really awkward trying to carry on a conversation with a man in the same situation, you probably shouldn’t be trying to carry on a conversation with a woman.
As for people who genuinely find it difficult to read behaviour, I have sympathy. I don’t want to patronise you by giving advice you may have heard before, or which may even be bad advice. This isn’t really about you. The point is rather than lots of men start acting like they can’t read body language when addressing a woman, even though their behaviour towards men indicates that they don’t have any issue with it at all. They just choose to ignore the body language with a woman. They are habituated to ignore it.
And remember, just because it’s embedded in your culture doesn’t make it OK. Being habituated to behave in a certain way doesn’t mean you don’t have a choice. Schrodinger’s Rapist is not a pattern that women have to unlearn. It’s a pattern that men have to recognise as valid.
Something that I think sometimes gets lost when people hear the phrase “Schroedinger’s rapist” is that it says “rapist”, so people think a) our only concern is rape and we think every guy might rape us b) if they don’t want to rape us, it’s okay. Being stalked is also traumatic. Being assaulted is traumatic. Having somebody grab your arm to not let you leave a “friendly” conversation is scary. And just being harassed on a regular basis is upsetting. There are many things you can do that’s screwed up and hurtful that’s not rape, that can frighten, upset, and scar a person in these situations, especially when they happen a lot.
The whole thing about SR isn’t just “we don’t know if you’re a rapist” but also that we don’t know what might happen if we say no, or try to walk away, will we have our arm grabbed? Will we get spat on? Will you block our car so we can’t leave? Or de-gender us? Be racist to us? Stalk us? Harass us? Refuse to leave us alone while telling us your explicit sexual fantasies? Attempt to/succeed in touching our bodies without our permission? Threaten us? And these are just things from my experience. (And yes, possibly worse. I’ve had a guy literally chase me down a street, and I don’t know what would have happened if he had caught me.)
When you approach us on the street, all of these are in play in our minds, and we’re constantly weighing every single possibility because for many of us, this has happened, and will continue to happen, and each one hurts, and stays in our memory, and they add up. Just try to keep that in mind next time a woman says “sorry I’m busy” and you consider trying to get around that, the possibility tree you’re now opening up for her.(via ami-angelwings)
Trying to find this person. This dog tag was found in Vietnam 2 years ago by an Australian teacher. His name is not on the wall. Pass it around till he is found
He’s been found.
Also, fuck guns-and-humor and their Islamophobic, birther, pro-guns-everywhere, pro-rape (see below), hate-filled bullshit that they post.
Meet Deric Lostutter, a 26-year-old cybersecurity consultant who also goes by the moniker “KYAnonymous.” Lostutter obtained and published tweets and Instagram photos in which members of the Steubenville High School football team joked about an incident in which a 16-year-old girl was raped.
Lostutter’s actions inspired a group of people to take justice into their own hands. A hacker called “Bobcat” vandalized the Facebook page of the Steubenville football team. Other hackers took similar action.
It’s unclear if Lostutter participated in any hacking shenanigans, but if he’s indicted and found guilty of any, he faces 10 years in jail. By comparison, the Steubenville rapists received one- and two-year sentences each.
TOKYO (AP) — An outspoken nationalist mayor said the Japanese military’s forced prostitution of Asian women before and during World War II was necessary to “maintain discipline” in the ranks and provide rest for soldiers who risked their lives in battle.
Just in case you thought rape culture wasn’t a worldwide problem…
The chief of the Air Force’s sexual assault prevention and response branch was arrested this weekend and charged with sexual battery.
Lt. Col. Jeffrey Krusinski, 41, of Arlington, Va., was arrested Sunday morning,according to the Arlington police. He’s accused of approaching a woman in a parking lot and grabbing her breasts and buttocks, according to the crime report.
Figures. The people put in charge of preventing sexual crimes are out committing sexual crimes.
What rape culture, right?
before ya’ll go talking about “misandry,” lemme explain you a thing
Also, for further information, Manboobz is an excellent resource. Go there. It’s awesome.
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