rape-culture

I absolutely love how so many antifeminists are quick to say “Just buy a gun!” when talking about preventing rape…

as if a five year old girl can keep a gun under her pillow while she sleeps at night…

as if a twelve year old boy can keep a gun in his gym locker…

as if a teenager can carry a gun to and from school…

as if a young boy can take a gun to meetings with his priest…

as if a woman can keep a gun in her briefcase during meetings…

as if a prisoner can keep a gun under his bunk bed…

AS IF A FUCKING INFANT CAN KEEP A GUN IN HER DIAPER…

anonymous asked:

"A NON-EXISTENT RAPE CULTURE" babe where are you? What planet are you living on?? I believe everyone is entitled to their own opinion given they are educated about both sides but arguing there is a 'non existent rape culture' actually just confirms that you are not only stubborn in your ignorance, but you apparently don't give a shit about the negative effects that rape, victim blaming (as well as slut shaming) have on a woman and society. How sad for you 😢

No, there is no Rape Culture in the west, rape is illegal, and is seen as second only to murder, it is in no way accepted or normal, and so there is no Rape Culture here.

Me not swallowing Feminist buzzwords does not mean I do not care about victims of rape, your slander is weak. Male or female, because rape is not a gendered crime, all rape victims deserve to be cared for and listened to.

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YOUR ACTIVISM WORKED.

Here is your Budweiser & Rape Culture

Let’s talk about how Floyd Mayweather, world famous professional boxing champion, has abused women for the entirety of his massively successful career as a famous boxer. He has been charged with felony battery assault multiple times, only to have his sentence reduced for plea deals every time. He almost beat a women to death in front of their children and he spent 2 months in jail. 2 MONTHS. (x)

THIS IS RAPE CULTURE. This is a man who treats women like punching bags and everyone knows it. A man who has said in multiple public appearances that he basically thinks of women as nothing more than possessions, like cars. And he’s still able to carry on with his millionaire lifestyle, he’s still able to fight in the ring and have his name in the papers for nothing more than winning a fight, he’s still lauded by sports networks and used for publicity and and he’s still able to walk around this earth as if he’s not supposed to be in a jail cell for the rest of his life for being an abusive asshole.

THIS is mysogeny. THIS is why meninism is a non-valid argument, because this is not an isolated incident, this is a cultural norm for men to be famous and rich and hyped even though they do horrible things, while women who are raped or abused are shamed and criticized and treated with suspicion. 

Oh and let’s give him 200 million dollars for winning a fight while we’re at it.

heroine (feminine) refers to women who, in the face of danger and adversity or from a position of weakness, display courage and/or the will for self-sacrifice—that is, heroism—for some greater good of all humanity.

This definition originally referred to martial courage or excellence but extended to more general moral excellence.

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MY QUICK FIRST-TWO-VIEWINGS THOUGHTS ON THE #LOVEMESO VIDEO

- Tom is very pretty. He is a pretty Mann.

- Needs more Barclay. I would have pretty much said this no matter how much Barclay was there, though.

- Casey looked sleepy. Casey often looks sleepy.

- The fans who won that competition: did they actually make the cut or are they on the editing room floor…?

- There’s more of not-SK in the video than members of SK, and that’s odd? It’s almost like they filmed it with “gif-length” snippets of each boy in mind.

- I don’t love the regendering of the narrative to read as the girl’s story even though it’s sung from the boys’ POV; something about it rubs me the wrong way.

- BUT that could be because “sad girl wandering kind of lost through a red-solo-cup party while no one around her notices that something is wrong” really, really gets my hackles up as a cultural trope. TBF: I know I spend a lot more time critiquing teen media for rape culture tropes and warnings than most people, and it’s probably a little on me this time since I KNOW that isn’t the intended narrative…

- …but I’ve said it a thousand times: intent doesn’t matter.

- So to me, there are parts of the video that make me anxious/worried/critical. Like, I am aware that wasn’t the narrative they were going for, but something about the way the main girl character is framed in a lot of the shots of her Bothers me. It’s not like, exploitative, but it’s. Hmm.

- ALSO, CHARLIE IS TOO LITTLE TO BE AT A RED SOLO CUP PARTY THEY HAPPEN AFTER 9PM AND HE IS A BABY AND NEEDS TO BE IN BED WITH A BOOK AND A BLANKIE.

- ::cough::

- Anyway. Tom is very pretty. James’ quiff was on point. I do not like Jake’s ‘80s mobster son hair. Reece looked pretty also. Needs more Barclay. Also needs more Chris but I was glad that he got some good video time!

- I would have liked to have seen the narrative focus more squarely on the members of the band, especially since it’s their first video, and to have gotten some less “what ACTUALLY happened to this girl…?” vibes from it. Some shots of the full band that lingered long enough to actually see them as a cohesive unit would have been nice, too.

This is a real message that an actual human man sent me, unsolicited, on OKC. He asked me if I was bisexual and I told him I am, then he sent a barrage of awful, hilarious, graphic smut.

This is many things at once: hilarious terrible disgusting sexting, funny story to tell my friends, online harassment, infuriating objectification, an example of rape culture in action.

I am torn between publicly shaming this man or just reading this and laughing forever.