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Trump supporter punches woman in face for expressing political views to friend over dinner

As Gothamist reported, an argument between diners at Bar Tabac, a French restaurant in Brooklyn, ended in assault at around 6:50 p.m. on Saturday. Two women discussing politics apparently caught the ear of two Trump supporters at a neighboring table. After being reseated, one of the men punched the woman in the face. The men got away — but the restaurant issued a firm statement.

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.”

I can’t believe I have just spent days of my life defending people I don’t even fucking like because there are actual cunts on this website who 

a) think you should be able to physically assault people who disagree with them

b) think context doesn’t matter

c) think jokes are any kind of -ist, or are in any way inherently bad because they’re against some protected group

d) don’t think freedom of speech should apply to those they disagree with, and are willing to hurt people and violently riot in order to shut them up

You’re all terrible, you have wasted my time and you have only proven yourselves to be the fascistic cunts that you claim to hate. 

“Cosplayers can’t win,” says Emma, a cosplay director at a large anime convention. “If you alter the costume to be more modest, you might get accusations of not being ‘true to the source.’ But if you cosplay the character as-is, there’s catcalling and groping.”

Accuracy is also a great excuse for pedantic assholes to be, well, pedantic assholes – just ask cosplayers who happen to have different measurements from the actual cartoon, or forgot to be born white.

“Cosplayers of color are constantly told they are only allowed to cosplay characters that match their race,” says Jessa, a veteran cosplayer.

You’d be amazed how quickly the tiniest shred of power can turn the bullied into bullies. When you combine that with the fetishistic status many female comic characters have, it gets creepy, fast. Cosplayer Alexis told us she gets constant requests for photos of her characters in “damsel in distress” scenarios, “high kick fighting poses,” and even “tied up like a hostage.”

But not everybody is interested in a female cosplayers posing like hostages. Some demand more … accuracy.

The Disturbing Reality Of Wearing Sexy Cosplay Costumes

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Missouri, December 7, 1908

If anyone doesn’t know, a masher was a man who you’d find loafing, usually on street corners, making unwanted advances towards women (catcalling, and sometimes even getting physical - trying to hug or kiss).

It’s common for people to get violent when money is involved, as Bill, a private investigator from Australia, discovered one day. “I was carrying out surveillance on a male who had a large insurance claim because of a back injury. One morning, I thought I saw a glimpse of him with binoculars looking in my direction from behind a curtain in his home. About an hour later, he left his house. As he got near my vehicle, without any warning, he smashed my window with a rock and unlocked my door. I was pulled out of the car, and he expressed his disdain with two good punches to my face.”

As luck would have it, Bill managed to catch the target’s vigorous assault on camera, which wound up working as fairly compelling evidence that he was not in fact disabled. So that’s one way to do it, we suppose?

4 Things You Learn About People As A Private Investigator

With all the “I’m not a victim, I’m a survivor” posts I see on here, I think I should take time to say that you ARE NOT broken, flawed or devalued if you see yourself as a victim. You are real and valid, even if your trauma didn’t teach you anything or make you a stronger person. Whether you feel differently a year from now, or a decade, even if you never “recover” YOU. ARE. VALID.

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

Trauma counselors organized an event in her honor. They decided it was a good idea to hold it at the pool house. That is, 20 feet away from where she was murdered …the previous week. Most of Megan’s friends turned up, as well as her parents. And Keith’s. Who thought they, of all people, should be the ones to speak:

“We all know that if Megan was here today, she’d forgive Keith for what he did,” said his mother. “He was not a bad person. It was the steroids that did this to him …” (He took a lot of steroids, and the possible effects of this became a major point of debate.) “It wasn’t his fault. The important thing is that they’re in heaven together now.”

Megan’s parents didn’t speak. Probably because they were speechless.

"He wasn’t that bad of a guy” was a common refrain.

“It was an intense relationship,” others would say, whatever that means.

He was a popular, athletic kid. This was how they justified his actions.

When I went back to school, my classmates asked if it had been gory (it was) and what it felt like (I didn’t know). My French teacher knew Megan and wanted to hear my story. So I sat after class and told her while she sobbed. The first time I really felt anything was when I was assigned a textbook for English class. They had us open up the book and sign our names, as did every previous owner of the book. The last name I saw there was “Megan Ridgeway.”

She was the last one to hold the book. She took it home with her, she flipped through its pages. It felt personal, real. I cried for almost a week.

I Watched My Friend Get Murdered, Right In Front Of My Eyes

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(via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YR77Hnpltp8)

PLEASE SHARE. This happened to my vegan friend who dedicates her time to protecting animals from illegal hunters. She was so hurt and terrified. We need to spread awareness that this is happening to vegan activists all over England, especially women. ):