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onemv:

The 911 Call

The Police Video

The Cell phone video (at bottom)

This is the problem with Predominant Aggressor Polices.

antifeminist-egalitarian:

shaeparttimefunnywhore:

Fathers Day is coming up. Yet another holiday where men thought they weren’t being appreciated enough already on a daily basis and insisted they deserve a day to reassure the societal ideology. 

This is stupid for a lot of reasons. My favourite reason is that father’s day was invented to compliment mother’s day, by a woman.

sassmaster-general:

hagakura:

sassmaster-general:

ladiesforloveandjustice:

thatoneantifemchick:

aboutwhitewomen:

fistopher:

postwhitesociety:

virgosb:

This.

Wow…..wow

Statistically more men are raped in prison annually than there are estimated rapes of women annually in the US.
Considering the roughly 2.5 million men in prison, there’s an actual reason for men to fear getting raped for going to prison compared to walking down the street as a woman. The fear of something happening =/= the probability of that thing happening.

Let’s completely ignore the fact that going to prison entails losing most of your liberties, often for a long period of time. And that this would be very frightening to most people.

Okay but this literally infuriates me so fucking badly that I actually can’t even articulate why I’m so mad.

Oh, great! Here’s more “all women are delicate daisies who literally fear for their lives every time they step outside of their homes” bullshit.

Actually, what I, a woman, fear most is losing my whole family. After that, prison sounds horrifying. I’d rank “walking down the sidewalk” pretty fucking low on my list. Also, you’re highly unlikely to be raped by a stranger; when someone is raped, it’s usually by someone that they know.

Stop trying to speak for everyone, YesAllWomen.

~Mod Silvermoon424

I think when people hear the word “convict,” they think, “Wow, he must have done something really shitty!” They naturally assume that all convicts, all men in prisons, did something monstrous to deserve the terrible treatment they receive behind bars.

This isn’t true. Innocent men—especially innocent men of color—are quite often put behind bars without good cause. Our justice system is faulty, and it also heavily favors women.

Let’s assume that all men behind bars are guilty, however. What crimes can get you put behind bars? Think about this question. Think about all of the non-violent, victimless crimes that can get a man locked away for life. Think of petty crimes. Think of men who have never actually harmed another human being in their entire lives.

Those men can easily end up in prison, and they run a high risk of being raped. Repeatedly.

The reason men do not fear being raped outside of prison, is because they are taught that they cannot be. If a woman rapes them, they wanted it, they scored, they should be celebrating, not shaking and crying and feeling like they’ve been violated. If a man does it, they’re fags, perverts, fetishists, and they probably wanted that, too. They’re taught that they cannot be raped.

But they’re taught that, if they go to prison, suddenly, they can be. For some inexplicable reason, they believe that they can only be raped in prison, that, outside of prison, they’re invulnerable; probably because that is what society, as a whole, has taught them.

You are using victims of rape to justify the necessity of feminism. You are using victims of rape who already struggle to let their voices be heard, because American society has turned the rape of male convicts into a joke. We laugh at the concept of men being raped. We actually fucking laugh at it.

This is why I don’t need feminism. It continues to perpetuate harmful ideas about male victims of rape and male convicts who are victims of rape.

The Department of Justice said in 2008 that they had more rape cases IN prison than OUT of prison, with 216,000 male victims of rape in a single year. Why is this significant? Because they had fewer than 90,000 rape cases that were from the general population, and the number of rape victims continues to decline. It’s declined by over 80% since the 1970s.

Most prisoners are not serving sentences for violent crimes. 7.9% of sentenced prisoners in federal prisons (as of September 2009) were in for violent crimes. 1/3rd of all prison exonerations have been men that were wrongfully convicted of sexual assault, who were probably then sexually assaulted in prison. People have been raped for the crime of being innocent. It’s also a known fact the justice system is highly racist.

Men are the majority of victims for just about every crime, particularly black men. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, men are 61% of assault victims, 80% of robbery victims, and 63% of victims for all “crimes of violence.” Men are also 77% of murder victimsThe CDC made a report in 2010 which says almost half of rape victims are male when you discount prison statistics.

Plus, as mentioned above, rape doesn’t usually happen outside. 11% of rapes and sexual assaults are committed by strangers, according to the Department of Justice. In 60% of all cases, the rape took place in a location the victim would have assumed was safe (generally their own home, or the home of a friend/relative).

So this tweet isn’t accurate. I mean, it could be for some women - maybe that’s a legitimate fear - but that wouldn’t line up with the facts about violence/rape in the USA. A person’s chance of being raped is less than 1%. Being on the sidewalk, that number is even less.

And if anyone wants to reblog this with the oft-quoted “but 1 in 4 women will be raped” - no, stop using that statistic. It was debunked in the 1990s and the woman who did the study admitted it was too flawed to use. I’m all for equal rights and women’s advocacy, but a little intellectual honesty would be nice to see from some people.

Look at this flawless commentary.

Gaze upon it, and weep, for its glory is too mighty and magnificent to bear.

siryouarebeingmocked:

sjw-warriors:

siryouarebeingmocked:

CDC - National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey 2010

So, what’s that I keep hearing about the vast majority of rapes and domestic abuse incidents being male on female?

What’s that about rape culture being based entirely or exclusively around the erasure of female rape?

And before you use the lifetime statistics

ok, even disregarding the lifetime statistics, let’s look at the 12 months category. the combined number of victims for any sexual violence is still higher for women than men. the combined number of victims of sexual violence by an intimate partner is still over 4 million victims higher for women than men, still looking at incidents occuring in the last 12 months.

so either way, women are still under more of a threat of sexual violence than men. i don’t see how these stats change that fact: in fact, they support it.

-Ish

We’re talking about rape. The CDC defined “Made to Penetrate” as “Other sexual violence” for no explained reason. And trust me, folks have asked. The definition of MTP they used clearly describes rape. Once you make that relatively small correction, that’s a 1:1 ratio for 12 months, and 1:4 over the lifetime. Neither are a “vast majority”. And that’s if you assume that men and women are as likely to report (Widom and Morris, which Genderratic referenced, indicates not) and there just happened to be a serious surge in male rape cases in the 12 months before the report.

The 12 months for women, with all forms of sexual violence, is around 7.9 million. The 12 moths for men is around 6 million and change. The numbers for “Rape, physical violence and/or stalking” are about 6.7 and 5.7.

I’d really like to know where your 4 mil came from. Show your work.

My point wasn’t that women aren’t more at risk, my point was that society’s assumption that women are overwhelmingly more at risk, making up over 90% of rapes, is contradicted by this study.

theotheropinion:

catsickles:

theotheropinion:

I know cis men who have all been sexually abused for a young age, physically abused, some tossed from home to home, some were homeless, many fell into a cycle of depression and drug abuse, some went through other terrible things like seeing someone they love die or be murdered before their time, or a love one be raped and there was nothing they could do about it. 

Some of these guys are *gasp* straight, cis, white, neurotypical, and able bodied. So I don’t understand how feminists on this website can think they know it all, yet say “men are gross, they should die, they are so privileged, nothing is wrong with their lives.”

That message is sick beyond belief. I can’t believe such a large number of people back those statements and the harassment of men who have done nothing.

"But it’s just over the internet, it doesn’t matter!!!!!" Well, actually, not all of it is just over the web, and cyberbullying can be really awful and it does matter.

its almost like….they still have white, cis, straight, neurotypical male privilege

its almost like….that doesn’t warrant harassment or invalidate their experiences

l0ve-after-war:

uncloses:

if you think it hurts to be kicked in the balls, try being hit in the boobs.

the whole “men vs women” is getting real old, tumblr.

Both hurt and that’s that.

listener-blue:

ughsocialjustice:

tiptoe-through-the-saffrons:

Who fucking cares if someone shoplifts a $5 thing from a million-dollar company. It’s only “shitty” if it’s one of those mom-and-pop stores, if there’s one worker that would get in trouble for it, if it’s something valuable, or basically if it would actually hurt anyone. If you steal some food from Walmart, you’re literally not hurting anyone, as long as you don’t get caught.

You have literally no idea of what you’re talking about. Shut up oh my god.
-the italian one

This is a brilliant idea OP.

Brilliant.

I say we all do this. Every single person who enters any shop that is part of a large and highly profitable company should do this. Every time we go in to one of these shops we should each steal something. Nothing too expensive, just a small item. Because you know, if every single person did this the profit margins of the shop wouldn’t plummet, and the knock on effect wouldn’t be that they would raise their prices. This wouldn’t have any effect on anyone. This literally wouldn’t be hurting anybody, would it?

Except it would literally be hurting every single person who shopped there because it would increase their cost of living.

Seriously OP. A+ brilliant idea.

greekgodsforsocialjustice:

nightmaresforjustice:

meda-rue:

check-your-privilege-feminists:

in-a-raging-sea-of-flames:

ronpaulproblems:

Uhhhhhh

why do people think that any sort of violence and prejudice always includes power? sure power is violent, but you can not have power and still be a violent person.

Look at this piece of shit trying to invalidate a horrific crime because of the color of one’s skin. What the fuck. This is what a rape culture would actually be like. I’m fucking speechless right now.

"You can experience nonconsensual sex but you can’t experience rape"

This is just going too far.

I am not drunk enough to say everything I would like to say about this. 

All I want to say is FUCK YOU to that person for implying that I was not raped (repeatedly from 11 to 13, I might add) because I am a white woman.

Fuck this bullshit. Don’t ever try to invalidate a horrific trauma like rape because of skin color, or gender, or EVER.

~Persephone

4kidztv asked: wAIT WERE PEOPLE TALKING ABOUT HARRISON BERGERON YES HELLO THAT IS MY SHIT okay basically it has great themes about the true meaning of "equality" and "privilege" and how by pushing people down to the same level as the lowest people to make the lowest people feel better, you're not actually helping anybody. you're just hurting. mod, can you please link to the short story? it's only four or five pages long, by Kurt Vonnegut, can be found on Google. I think everyone should read it.

kfleminem:

Full text to “Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut.

My all time favorite Vonnegut story. Love it, love it, love it.