Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Day 45: Rapist's pursuit of sexual freedom

"Don't be an Eric. Kiss the girl." The... silent girl who gave up everything just to be with you who only needs her beauty to make you fall in love? That girl?

"If a woman has the right to an abortion, why shouldn't a man be free to use his superior strength to force himself on a woman? At least the rapist's pursuit of sexual freedom doesn't, in most cases, result in anyone's death."

"Even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape it is something that God intended to happen."

"Rape victims should make the best of a bad situation." 

"If it's legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole think down."

"Rape is kind of like the weather. If it's inevitable, relax and enjoy it."

"I want a boy who takes me to the bookstore and buys me books instead of roses."

A post on abortion and unsafe abortion "Dying is punishment for having had sex."

Tweet: If you were really interested in lowering abortion numbers, you'd change our sex ed courses instead of harassing women at Planned Parenthood.

"She doesn't respect herself." 

A sci-fi game about exploring planets. It's called "no man's sky"

"The stereotype that girls are bad at math and science has been around for a long time. Apparently, some teachers are even affected by this idea. Research conducted by the National Bureau of Economic Research shows that elementary school teachers scored girls lower on their math tests when their gender was identified. When the girls took the test anonymously? The girls' scores went up, some surpassing the results of the boys. Of course, this is not to blame individuals, or put all the blame on teachers, but this example does represent the ways structural and systematic ideals affect our daily lives. When women comprise less than a quarter of those working in the STEM field, it's definitely a signal that we need to rethink the way we talk about women and the sciences." 

"There have been numerous instances of LGBTQ students not being able to bring a date of the same-sex with them to formal dances, like prom or homecoming. This sends a message to queer students that they need to conform to heteronormative values to feel comfortable and accepted in their school. In terms of formal dances, the dress code issue sometimes pops back up as well, when schools don't allow female students to wear tuxedos, for example. Making policies based on outdated gender norms has the potential to really stifle students at a time when they should be exploring themselves."

Dress codes are definitely the biggest thing that come to my mind. While dress codes often do include provisions for male students, they are typically much more restrictive in terms of what girls wear. When girls violate the dress code, it often results in punishment in the form of humiliation. For example, girls are often asked not only to change their clothing, but to put on something designed to humiliate them, such as the teenage girl told to wear a "shame suit" after violating her school's dress code. 

"Three days after Ashley Jones was murdered by a former partner in Newark, NeShante Alesha Davis, a 26-year-old elementary school teacher, was found shot to death in a parking lot outside of her Fort Washington, Maryland home. She had been heard arguing with Daron Boswell-Johnson, the 25-year-old father of her toddler, over a $600-a-month child support petition.
Two-year-old Chloe was found in her car seat, dead of a gunshot wound. Boswell-Johnson has confessed to the murders."

"Of the female victims in the AP’s study period, 3,100 — or roughly 56 percent of the total women killed — were shot by husbands, ex-husbands, or common-law husbands.
Another 1,953 women were killed by their boyfriends." 

"According to FBI and state crime data analyzed by the Associated Press, at least 6,875 people were fatally shot by romantic partners from 2006 to 2014. Eighty percent of those victims were women. On average, that works out to 554 annual fatal shootings of an American woman by a current or former romantic partner during the nine years examined, or one every 16 hours."

"The day after that, on a Saturday night, 23-year-old Ashley Jones was shot and killed along with her boyfriend at her home in Newark, New Jersey. Jeffrey Holland, the 27-year-old father of two of Jones’s children, was arrested for the shooting. A neighbor said Jones had gotten a restraining order against Holland a week earlier, after an argument left her face bruised."

"The next evening, 44-year-old Cheryl Snyder Tremmel was shot several times in Hemitage, Pennsylvania while attempting to move out on her husband. As she lay dying of her wounds, Edward Tremmel, texted her father, “I’m sorry that it has to end this way,” then shot himself in the head."

"On Thursday, January 28, Tania Adams, a 41-year-old mother of three, was gunned down by her estranged husband in the clubhouse of a planned community she worked at in Homestead, Florida. He then wounded one of her co-workers before fatally shooting himself. According to a fundraising drive set up to help pay for her funeral expenses, Adams had left the man, whose name was not released, around Christmas. By then he’d allegedly threatened her life “numerous times.”"

"Once Every 16 Hours, An American Woman Is Fatally Shot by a Current or Former Romantic Partner"

"Ruby Rose joined the growing chorus of voices on Friday who were disagreeing with Kanye West's 'misogynistic' track which raps about having sex with Taylor Swift."

"Kunan Poshpora: A forgotten mass-rape case of 2 Kashmir villages
The 228-page new book documents the case details and discusses how “rape has been used as a weapon of war and terror in Kashmir”." 

"Reporter describes being assaulted on live TV in Cologne
Esmeralda Labye, a Belgian reporter for news organization RTBF, is telling the story of being assaulted while reporting on the Cologne carnival."

"Shirani: I'm angry with you.
Emadi: What did I do? I didn't even touch your breasts. Your breasts drive me crazy, but I didn't touch them.
Shirani: When I ask you to leave me alone —
Emadi: Did I do anything? Did I even touch you?
Shirani: You didn't necessarily have to touch me —
Emadi [aggressively]: Did I touch you?
Shirani [sighing]: I don't want to talk about it.
Emadi: I didn't do anything to you. I didn't touch you. Could you do me a favour?
Shirani: What?
Emadi: Will you do it for me? I'm really desperate. Satisfy me.
Shirani: What does that have to do with me?
Emadi: It's hurting me. My balls are bursting."

"Accused of sexual harassment, R K Pachauri becomes TERI super boss
Pachauri, who has headed TERI for almost three and half decades, vacated the position of director general to finally let Ajay Mathur take charge — the governing council had named Mathur as Pachauri’s successor in July last year.
Pachauri was accused by a junior colleague of sexual harassment last year. He had gone on leave following the complaint but returned after a few months. His continuance at the top made the complainant resign. In the meanwhile, the governing council named Mathur, then the director general of Bureau of Energy Efficiency, as his successor without saying anything about the future role of Pachauri in the organisation. " 

""Every day, girls and women are being brought there. They are bought and sold there for between 5,000 rupees and 100,000 rupees ($75 to $1,500) depending on whether they are virgins or not," Maliwal told an anti-trafficking event in the eastern town of Siliguri.
"They are forced to sleep with up to 30 men daily. Most of the time, they are not given any money as most of it goes to the pimp. It is extremely sad and cannot be justified in independent India. It's just horrible."
Almost 36 million people are enslaved worldwide -- trafficked into brothels, forced into manual labour, victims of debt bondage or even born into servitude, says the 2014 Global Slavery Index"

"Liberia: The Ebola Rape Epidemic No One’s Talking About
When the outbreak hit West Africa, fevers spiked—and so did rates of teenage pregnancy.
With everyone shuttered in for weeks, women and girls were raped. Little to no consequence has come for the men, and the women and girls had no one and nowhere to turn to." 

Man complains about a post that states men don't understand catcalling and how it's harmful. "The fact is there is different people around the world who respond the way you'd like them to respond and the complete opposite. I hate all this judging of sex on Facebook, it puts a judgemental idea into someone's head before they even meet someone." 

Transender girl speaks out about her bullying. "“When I first got on the team, I thought I’d be happier but I still felt out of place,” she recalls. “I would have people debate my gender in front of me, calling me ’it’, staring at me and posting stuff about me on online.”
She continues, “I tried to keep my head high, though I crumbled, really—but I didn’t want to stop my transition.”"

After facing years of bullying and ostracization, Phoebe Cesinaro shut down the haters by becoming the first transgender cheerleader at her school.

Man in swimming trunks. A towel over his shoulder. A woman shown 4 times in the same ad. She's leaning forward playing with the straps of her swim suit, posed to the side with her hands holding her hair up, showing her back with hands on hips and her head turned to look back at the camera, and shown from the front, arms up in her hair. Both ads for swimwear. Same company.

Four men in a row wearing 4 different colours of shorts. A woman leaned over, fingers on the ground, her butt thrust out as she turns her head to look at the camera. She's also wearing shorts. Same company. Shorts for men. Shorts for women.

Woman taking her shirt off to see the bright pink bra beneath. Man standing in a tshirt with his hand by his head. Same company. Both t-shirt adds. One for men, one for women. 

Gynotician: A politician who feels more qualified than women and their doctors to make women's health care decisions. 

"Women do not need empowered, women are not kept down.
Men and boys have a lot of rights that women do not:
We get to be 79% of suicides, while women only get to be 21%. This is unfair to women, they deserve equal representation.
Men are allowed to live on the streets making up 62% of the homeless, in tattered clothing, and often without bathing. Meanwhile women are required to wear clothing that covers their privates! Outrageous."

"If you want respect stop demanding it and start earning.
- Deny what is given to you without equal effort.
- Demand equal responsibility.
- Ensure all people do not get silenced by your bigoted feminist movement.
Feminists attend meeting on Men's Issues and blow noisemakers in order to prevent discussion."

When a woman points out the white man is victim blaming, he essentially silences her by ignoring her responses and saying "peace" 

A man goes on to victim black WoC for violence in the home and in their culture. 

"Pointing out that both state violence and the oppression of women’s bodies is deeply rooted in the United States’ history of slavery, the statement noted: “This nation has yet to prove that Black Lives Matter, and it has yet to prove its ability to Trust Black Women.”
Each advocate reaffirmed the importance of centering Black women and girls, as well as low-wage workers, LGBTQ communities, and other populations that have been forced into the margins within movements, to lift up the dignity and autonomy of Black people.
“I believe in the infinite power and potential of Black women and girls,” Mayes said, “and through the movement for reproductive justice and in alliance with the Black Lives Matter movement we can tap into that infinite potential and unleash it.”

"The Trust Black Women Partnership (TBW), a collective of Black women-led organizations and advocates, released a solidarity statement with Black Lives Matter (BLM) on Tuesday, reaffirming the shared roots of struggles for Black self-determination and bodily autonomy.
The statement comes as movements to end state violence and secure reproductive justice continue to converge around the country."

"So when Ronald Jackson took his 12-year-old daughter's phone for sending text messages he deemed inappropriate, he said he was just being a parent and doing what he thought was right. However, Michelle Steppe, Ronald's ex-wife, didn't agree. At around 2 a.m. that day, the Grand Prairie Police arrived at Ronald's door and arrested him on charges of theft." 

Quiz showing a pretty woman in lingerie. The words say "what should you wear this Valentine's Day?"

An article on Marie Henein, reminding that she is not the problem, the system is.

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