When Ameneh Bahrami rejected a man’s marriage proposal, he turned bitter and threw acid into her face leaving her with extreme disfigurements. She went through 19 agonising operations and is permanently blind, but this didn’t stop her wanting justice on the man who ruined her life. In court, the judge wanted the accused to serve a lengthy prison sentence and pay full compensation to Ameneh, but she had different ideas: She asked if she could have exact revenge, by injecting acid into the man’s eyes. The court allowed it as a capital punishment, and arrangements were made for Ameneh to inject 20 drops of acid into her attacker’s eyes to blind him.
However, in a last-minute act of peace and bravery, Ameneh decided to pardon her attacker. Strapped to a bed, he kicked and spat at her while he awaited the injection, but she could not ruin someone else’s life, no matter what he’d done to her. She told everyone: “I couldn’t do it, I knew I could not live with it until the end of my life. I knew I would have suffered and burned twice had I done that.”
No, no and no. REBLOG this please, this shouldn’t be allowed and we need to spread the word to everybody about this injustice!
EDIT: Just a huge thank you to everyone who has and will reblog this. It’s great so many of us know injustice accounts for BOTH genders. Not just one. Thank you all so much and let’s all work to a better future where neither man nor woman have to face this kind of treatment ever again.
so, Gigi Hadid gets ASSAULTED??? by some horrible dude, he picks her up (in public!) and manhandles her and touches her without permission (and you can see if you slow down the vid that he also touched her private places so!! he didn’t just pick her up without permission, he also did that which makes it even worse) and she elbows him in the face DESERVEDLY while her useless bodyguards stand around and then hold her back after she tries to go after him (because the coward ran away after she fought back) and WHAT???? the media attacks her??? they call him a ‘fan’ and a prankster and say she lashed out at him…WOW i’m so glad she defended herself, i’m so proud of her, i’m so glad the moment was filmed because you can see everything that has happened and hopefully they will catch him!!! and i’m so glad people are jumping to her defense because the tabloids painted her out to be some angry girl that can’t take a joke while the literal video shows what actually happened and that her actions were completely justified
“As long as you don’t come within arms length, it’s fine.”
But for many women, catcalls are humiliating and degrading. Some blame themselves, wondering what they could have done differently to prevent it. And the consequences can considerably affect a person’s social behavior and habits, as women report “they avoid eye contact and walking alone in public, or change their outfits or routes to avoid harassment.”
In reality, this is no small problem. According to Stop Street Harassment, “at least 65% of women have experienced catcalls, leers, and unwanted sexual propositions,” disproportionately affecting those with low incomes, women of color, and the LGBTQ community. And while there are federal laws protecting women from workplace harassment, street harassment is addressed on a state-by-state basis.
Let’s bring some voices of reason into this discussion:
To legitimize catcalling is to give voice to those who don’t deserve it: the man who told me he wanted to perform oral sex on me, the man who said he wanted it the other way around and the man who said he could have me if he wanted me.
The dehumanizing culture of catcalling must stop, but conservative media outlets like Fox aren’t helping. It’s up to us all to educate ourselves about the harms of harassment, so that women can truly be free in the streets of America.
I don’t know her specific case personally. But I do know someone who was assaulted for turning a nigga down. And I’ve been trying to think of ways to help combat shit like this ever sense. But honestly, there’s like no way. These women are doing nothing wrong. They are telling these men “NO” and in turn, the boys think they have the right to attack them. And no one please say, “she was wearing revealing clothes” because my friend was wearing sweats. And if she wasn’t, if she denied an advance, that’s her right. There’s really no concrete way to avoid this shit either. So please, if you’re a girl out there, please walk to and from home with at least one friend. That’s all I can think of. Because everything else, well that can’t be avoided. Men are going to cat call and do other rude shit. And these women are going to say “No” and then the cycle continues. If any of y'all have better ideas, hmu
White American Brutally Assaults Korean Man in a Hate Crime
Shoreline, Washington, USA –
A Korean man, Jae Kang Lee, was beaten and dragged into busy Ballinger Way in Shoreline on October 26. Police said the only motivation for the attack appeared to be the victim’s race.
They arrested Dion Packard of Arlington and charged him with malicious harassment and assault. Eyewitnesses said the beating was unprovoked. Michael Alford was pumping gas when he noticed the attack at a bus stop just 30 feet away.
He said Packard slammed Lee’s head into the bus stop pole and then the man collapsed and Packard started kicking him. The eyewitness said, “It became very scary, very quickly. He said Packard grabbed his victim around the neck and pulled him into Ballinger Way.
Alford said, "It looked to me like he was going to actually throw him into the oncoming traffic.” Alford ran out onto the street, waved his arms and said “stop, stop.” Two other bystanders joined him to stop the beating and that’s when the attacker started to protest. According to Alford, he said, “Why are you helping him? Don’t you know this man’s Japanese? Don’t you know what we did for them in Vietnam?”
Where are they now? Where are all of those feminists? A 14 YEAR OLD girl in a bikini was attacked, brutalized, and dragged around by a grown man. But oh wait. She was of color. That’s not news. That’s not of importance to feminists because they base their values on white privilege. A young black girl in a bikini can be attacked by an adult male. That’s just fine. But lord help us if this had been a little white girl. God Bless America.
The first time a man slaps me on the ass, I am fourteen years old, bussing tables at a family restaurant.
He asks where I go to college and laughs.
I laugh too but the sound gets caught in my throat.
I haven’t even been kissed for the first time yet.
I have always been told that “boys will be boys”,
so when I come to accept that men will be men,
nobody corrects me.
He wraps his arm around my waist,
hand warm on the place my work shirt rides up
above my khaki shorts—
and frowns when a waitress shoos him away.
I thank her nervously. I’m worried that she’ll think poorly of me.
I trap the word slut in the back of my throat with the laughter.
She tells me that the customer is always right,
so I have to be polite, but I can still say no
if I do it quietly.
When I first learn that no does not always stop
slipping lips and wandering hands,
I am sixteen years old in a plaid miniskirt.
I am told that it is my fault for being tempting;
and it feels like the truth.
I already refuse to wear shorts outside of the house.
It makes me nervous to be alone somewhere with another person
when I have a dress on.
I throw out my miniskirts and I apologize.
By this time, catcalls make me jump out of my skin.
I never figure out how to take them as a compliment.
I always get uncomfortable when men make jokes
about why women go to the bathroom in groups.
Nobody likes to hear that we are taught from the youngest age
that we should never go anywhere
The second time that no does not stop someone,
I am nineteen years old in the passenger seat of a pickup truck.
My date pulls up in front of my house
but hits the door lock instead of letting me out,
wraps his hand around my throat
because I told him I just thought we should be friends.
When I cry later to my mother about it,
she only asks if he’d been drinking because you know how men can get sometimes.
And I do know how men can get sometimes.
On another date, I am told by a man
that it will be my fault if he ever goes too far
because his brain is wired like an animal.
I want to say that even my dogs recognize the word no,
but I am afraid of how he might react so I don’t argue.
I sit through the rest of the date with a smile on my face.
We even kiss afterwards.
And it is not the last time I try to make kissing into a bandage
for something that never should have happened.
The third time is only a few months later.
The third time is the worst time.
When I first say no, I think maybe he doesn’t hear me
but it has nothing to do with volume.
It takes me years to lay on a hammock again.
Spring might always remind me of bursting instead of blooming.
I carry my keys just to walk to the mailbox at night.
I’m too paranoid to jog down my street alone.
I am groped on the sidewalk,
I am groped on the bus,
and even once at the grocery store.
Newly twenty-one years old,
I am followed all the way to my friend’s car
by a group of men who stand around
laughing and jeering and banging on the windows.
It is the last time I ever let a man buy me a drink at a bar.
I have men in my life who call themselves my friends
who put their hands on my hips and my thighs
without my permission.
There is no question.
They do not think they have to ask.
They laugh when I bristle.
They call me bitchy when I tell them to back off
but it takes twenty-two years for me to realize
only I have a right to my body.
I used to bite my tongue, but I do not say NO quietly anymore.
I bark my discomfort like an old dog,
weary and uncomfortable even in its sleep.
“I Spent Twenty-Two Years Trying To Be Nice About It”, Trista Mateer
Trans WOC Keisha Jenkins Assaulted and Shot in Homicide
Black transgender woman Keisha Jenkins was beaten by six men and shot in Philadelphia. Authorities still do not know whether the homicide was a hate crime and motivated by Jenkins’ race or gender. 20 trans and gender non-conforming people have been murdered in 2015, not including Jenkins, and 16 of those victims were black. Jenkins is the second trans woman to be murdered in Philly after London Kiki Chanel in May.