religious victims

see this outfit? pretty normal isnt it? well, not according to the fucking brainwashed muslim asshole who is my dad, who asked me if i can wrap my cardigan around my body before going on one of his speeches about how people are always better off obeying allah and how allah commanded that females must dress islamically because females dressed islamically never experience sexual harrassment unlike normally dressed females who “get comments and even get groped”. well shit sorry for committing the crime of fucking existing as a fucking female and not having a body shaped like a fucking iphone and not dressing like a fucking dementor when its fucking 86 degrees outside???? also TIL that females are responsible for their own harrassment at the hands of degenerate males who get the urge to rape when they see the outline of a girl’s chest?????? i detest these religious men with how they act like girls and women are fucking pieces of food you wrap up in plastic so the flies dont come and touch them. i wipe my fucking ass with traditionalism. burn patriarchal religions to the ground.

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Today, the U.S. Supreme Court is hearing a challenge to a buffer zone law that protects patients and staff at clinics in Massachusetts from anti-choice harassment and violence.

Across the country, extreme, often violent, anti-choice protesters physically block access to clinics and intimidate people exercising their constitutionally protected rights.  Learn more about this issue and the laws that exist to protect patients and their doctors.

Today’s attack on Marawi is but a taste of what our brothers and sisters have been experiencing in Iraq and Syria for the past five years. The Muslim victims of today’s siege also prove that anyone and not just Christians can be a victim of religious extremism. May Christians and Muslims unite in prayer and act together against the perversion of religious extremism in the Philippines and the rest of the world. #PrayforMarawi
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Religious Sisters Dress Up As Prostitutes To Rescue Trafficking Victims From Brothels
The low-key network of 1,100 sisters currently operates in 80 countries.

EXCERPT:

An army of religious sisters who rescue victims of human trafficking by posing as prostitutes to infiltrate brothels and buying children being sold into slavery, is expanding to 140 countries, its chairman said on Wednesday.

John Studzinski, an investment banker and philanthropist who chairs Talitha Kum, said the network of 1,100 sisters currently operates in about 80 countries but the demand for efforts to combat trafficking and slavery was rising globally.

A War On Two Fronts | Part One

Summary: All he has to do is kill her. If the Demon Price can kill Princess Lucy Heartfilia, the war will be over and victory will be theirs. But he can’t do it. And she can’t quite bring herself to kill him either. 

Rating: M

Words: 1739

A/N: Now you may be asking yourself, Hannah why are you starting another AU when you already have 4 too many? Well fear not because I actually have a lot of this written already so all will be well. Chapters are short but hopefully updated regularly. Hope you like angst. Let me know what you think! I dedicate this to not-just-any-fangirl

The Choice

Screams filled his ears.

The once great capital of the Celestial Plains was falling, and all its citizens could do was watch. Watch as more of them fell prey to the flames.

“Find her,” His brother ordered, “I’ll take care of the queen.”

The Demon Prince nodded to his brother before he turned and made his way through the fire. The heat licked at his crimson scales, but no fire could burn him. With a flick of his pointed tail it rose into an even greater inferno, and he laughed as cracks appeared in the marble walls of the palace. Destruction came so easy to him.

He and his brother had come to the Celestial Plains with this very image in their minds: the white city in ruins. Queen Layla and her subjects were by far the biggest threat to their cause. If she had allied with the faeries, they would have lost the war.

They didn’t give her a chance.

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@kstruggles said “Men aren’t inherently untrustworthy.
I generally don’t like guys, because the ones I’ve usually been exposed to are associated holes, who rub me the wrong way or bullied me. But I don’t hold it against all guys. I admit to my bias, and try to move past it. I accept that I’ve been unlucky in my experience.”

Sorry, they’ve blocked me so I can’t reply on the post. Yeah, I’ve had my bad experiences with guys, but part of recovery was ensuring I knew that individuals did it and not to attribute blame to everyone who shared the demographic or other traits (tbh I pretty much always looked at it that way, but I get that others don’t and they can need time to learn that cause it was something my therapist brought up). But OP was talking about vague, normal traits like they’re a bad thing, is anti-PIV and erases male victims of religious abuse, so I assumed off the bat they were talking from an ideological point of view; I opted for talking about those traits in a personal context and showing that they show no amount of untrustworthyness or danger in and of themselves and are just normal and fine things to do, healthy even. I guess they didn’t get that from my post. 

~ Vape 

anonymous asked:

I feel persecuted because people like you make fun of my beliefs?? And many politicians(including our current president) claim to be Christian, but then don't support Christian beliefs. We are the scapegoat for EVERYTHING. And yeah, you're right, what's going on with the Duggars is messed up, they shouldn't be protecting their son when he harmed their daughters, I am 100% against that. But they are extremists, not the norm!! You wouldn't use ISIS to represent Islam...

This ask is really, really sad. Everybody’s beliefs get made fun of and Christians definitely don’t catch the worst of it. Besides the only thing I’ve said recently that “makes fun” of Christianity is pointing out the vast amount of homophobia that consumes your “all loving” community. Which, by the way, isn’t “making fun”, it’s pointing out one of the many ugly poisons that taint your mainstream religious teachings. (And yes, I know, #NotAllChristains but unfortunately, most Christians).

You go to France right now and your ass would be fine and dandy but if you were a Hijab wearing Muslim woman in France you have the delightful risk of being jumped, beaten to the point where you’d suffer a miscarriage, and verbally berated. You’d have your religion targeted daily in a series of racist and offensive comics. You’d have your places of religious practices bombed and vandalized. 

What Christian Churches have been targeted daily and consistently and recently in America and not a third world country? And don’t even try to say that all the Black churches in South Carolina are victims of religious discrimination because we ALL know that shit is strictly about race and not religion.

Honestly, the fact that you can’t see how lucky- how privileged- you are to be a a member of Christianity, the most widely accepted religion world wide, a religion that 75% of the world belongs too, well then I hope your God blesses you with some better sense real soon. 

anonymous asked:

do you feel like because jews are viewed as white (even though there are jews of color and white jews aren't always considered white) that people tend to think of antisemitism as a non-issue? i feel like the SJ bloggers who criticize whiteness feel like supporting jews is supporting whiteness...when it isn't.

yes, definitely. it happens literally all the time. in fact, my few recent posts have been specifically referring to this post:

Plz don’t act like Jews R treated like shit like I don’t understand

Most yall are white now if anything your voices are always heard

Calm the fuck down

Acting like yall are still oppressed

this person actually said because “most” jews are white, jews as a whole are not oppressed. this is an extremely US-centric point of view and does not take a few different things into consideration: jews of color, jews who do not neatly fit into the white-poc dichotomy, or jews who live outside of america.

to say american jews don’t face antisemitism at all is pretty inaccurate. in 2013, of the 1,223 anti-religious hate crime victims, jews made up 60.3% of the victims. white american jews will not face racism in the way jews of color or other people of color will face, but they are still victims of antisemitic violence.

people also tend to diminish or ignore european antisemitism. according to the european union FRA 2013 report on antisemitic discrimination:

  • 66% of respondents consider antisemitism to be a problem across the EU Member States surveyed
  • 76% indicate that antisemitism has worsened over the past five years in the country where they live
  • 23% of the respondents said that they at least occasionally avoid visiting Jewish events or sites because they would not feel safe there, or on the way there, as a Jew
  • 27% avoid certain places in their local area or neighbourhood at least occasionally because they would not feel safe there as a Jew
  • 33% experienced some form of antisemitic harassment in the five years before the survey, while 26% encountered such harassment in the 12 months before the survey
  • In the past 12 months, over half of all survey respondents (57%) heard or saw someone claiming that the Holocaust was a myth or that it had been exaggerated

it’s also important to remember that whiteness is constructed differently in europe. people who are considered white by american standards are not considered white by european standards. european jews have faced discrimination for centuries because they are not seen as white. european jews during the holocaust were definitely not considered white either (this is to dispel all those posts that say the holocaust is an example of oppression against white people).

many jews in america also have a conditional whiteness. in certain contexts, white jews are can be seen as either white or not white. white/white-passing jews have access to white privilege and white-passing privilege, but it really doesn’t work the same way in europe. this is NOT to say white/white-passing jews face racism in the same way as joc and poc, but to say that the whiteness of white jews depends on the context.

supporting jews is not supporting whiteness, as many jews do not benefit from whiteness or white supremacy. jews benefit from some systems of privilege, but it is not awarded by our jewishness (this is to say jewish privilege is not a real thing). jews have privilege based on skin color (since that is how race/ethnicity is often determined in the united states), but jews can easily be coded as jewish by certain features (hair, nose; which are stereotypically associated with jewishness), their name, or other indicators of jewishness (magen david, kippah), and thus can end up as victims of antisemitism.

antisemitism is something that really cannot be viewed through a US-centric point of view. global antisemitism is still an issue. it is not something of the past. american social justice bloggers need to quit applying american concepts to different parts of the world. they also need to think a bit more critically about these kinds of things.

anonymous asked:

the best PM!

EEE um that is not an OTP! but thank you! I’m going with wheats and chell, because the alternative is terrifying.

  • who wakes the other one up with kisses

I’m sure Wheatley would love to, but Chell is the only one capable of actually getting up at an early hour without alarms/prodding/poking/being physically dragged out of bed. Wake her with something romantic, like Kisses is probably really high on his list of Things To Do To Hang On To The Lady, but inevitably he wakes up and it’s ten to nine and Chell has been gone for two hours, leaving him coffee and Edith’s alarm on its highest setting somewhere he can’t find it to turn it off (and Chell is VERY good at hiding things.)

  • who cooks for who

Chell, if she has time. Wheatley is a one-man kitchen apocalypse. He loves hi-tech ‘labour-saving’ kitchen gadgets but nobody else loves the fallout, the injuries and mess and yelling and attempted lawsuits against innocent culinary equipment firms.

  • who is the morning person/night person

They’re both night owls, but Chell is capable of running on a lot less sleep and she gets up early (she’s not exactly singing Annie on the tube at 6.30 in the morning but she’s perfectly functional.) Wheatley stays up half the night and then wakes up in a panic just before 9, which is technically when he’s supposed to get out and about and start on his boxes and other Prime Ministery things. He very, very rarely actually oversleeps, though- he wouldn’t dare, Caro would notice and there would be Repercussions.

  • who is the romantic one

Wheatley, or at least he’d like to believe he is. He has very fixed and somewhat old-fashioned views about what love and friendship are supposed to involve, and at his heart he is a hopeless romantic of the starstruck, mooning about, gooey-eyed variety. However he hasn’t actually had much opportunity to put any of his How To Romance notions into practice, and if he can fuck up through trying too hard or trying to be more impressive and swanky than he actually is, he will.

  • who is the top when it comes to sex

Chell. I imagine it would be like trying to direct the actions of a wacky waving inflatable tube man that you happen to be sharing a bed with, and you’re welcome for that mental image.

  • who would lead in ballroom dancing

Wheatley, because that is Traditional. But I doubt either of them can dance- Chell just has no interest in any kind of public spectacle, and Wheatley has the motor skills of a freshly-killed squid. If they had to I’m sure Wheatley would believe he was leading, but it would be Chell’s steering and quick footwork that would stop it turning into

  • who is the more cuddly one

Wheatley. He wouldn’t be HUGELY cuddly at first because he tends to be leery of pushing his luck, but he is clingy and generally starved of affectionate physical contact, so sometimes Chell probably feels like she is trying to fend off an overanxious octopus with attachment issues (see, who is the top)

  • who is the one to most likely pick the movie they watch

I think Wheatley would certainly try to control all movie picking and watching activities, because naturally he has wonderful taste in films, and Dave is an incredibly underrated movie. Chell would probably just go with it at first, because she wouldn’t really think it was that important what they watched, but she’d quickly tire of the deluge of saccharine unlikely-underdog-triumphs-against-all-odds flicks and start choosing films herself.

  • who is the one who would pay for dates

Chell. Wheatley would be incredibly indignant and resistant because what’s the good of being the Prime Minister if you can’t even pay for dates and again, it’s Traditional. He really isn’t very good at articulating the fact that he just wants to make Chell feel special and he’s worried that he’s not very good at it. But their relationship is supposed to be a secret, and that’s risky enough without involving an extremely visible twit who inevitably tries to use a credit card in his real name to pay for things.

  • who is the one who would initiate a quicky during classes

Chell really isn’t so dumb that she’d risk getting caught for the sake of a clandestine moment in a stock cupboard. Wheatley has bad associations with stock cupboards. HOWEVER Whitehall has got to be full of promising little hideaways and I have to admit I kind of love the idea of Chell being like we have ten minutes lets go. Also the idea of Wheatley twelve minutes later sitting in a V. Important Meeting with the sort of expression you usually see on people who have just had a transcendent religious experience, or earthquake victims.

Roundtable #2 : Polytheism and Paganism in the Face of Intolerance

Let’s face it: people who practice any sort of non-mainstream religion generally face difficulty and intolerance at some point in their lives. By friends, family, and even total strangers. It does vary by location - if you are living in a tolerant, neutral religious area or even one populated by mostly pagans, you may not have this same trouble.

Personally, I still struggle with this, even after practicing for about five years. I doubt it will ever get easier. I grew up in a Christian household - my mother was an intense religious influence over me. It made it difficult for me to ask questions of any kind, or even experience specific types of media. I felt suffocated. So when I started poking around for new religions, in high school, it made it very difficult for me to be open and trusting of everyone around me.
I had a breakdown when I finally confessed to my mother that I identified as pagan. She made snide remarks. She still does. They no longer bother me.
If you struggle with this, here are some things that helped me out.

  • No “One True Religion”; I tried to explain to her, calmly and earnestly, that there really is no way we can know for sure what will happen after we die. Everyone has to find their fit. Of course, she disagreed, but it helped.
  • Happiness; Most loved ones, despite how violent and cruel they can get, truly mean well. Because in their eyes, they want you to be happy, and their religion is what’s gonna do it. I explained to my mother that her faith made her happy - and that mine made me happy.
  • I Don’t Give a Fuck; At some point, you have to step back, and realize that their opinion of your religion does not make it invalid. It does not diminish your belief and it doesn’t destroy your work. If it is safe to not give a fuck, don’t give a fuck.

To anyone who may be struggling with this, I feel for you. I’d love to hear any methods that you used to be strong in the face of intolerance.

~terebinth

I’m lucky enough to have grown up with supportive parents in a town full of hippies and pagans not far from the even greater number of pagans in San Francisco, so the passive-aggressive bullshit I get from anti-pagan, fundamentalist Christian relatives is very much the minority.  When I do get bullshit from people, however, my reflex is usually passive-aggressiveness or sarcasm.  When I went to an interfaith event at a church and my grandmother said she hoped my going to church would help me, I told her that going to church always helps me because it reminds me of all the reasons I’m not a monotheist.  This is not, however, always a safe response, so YMMV.

It can help to calmly question someone back.  If someone says you’re going to Hell, for example, ask them why.  “Because you don’t believe in God.”  I believe in God; I just don’t believe he’s the only one.  “Because you haven’t accepted Jesus as your Christ*.” That’s true, but that’s because what matters to me is being the best person I can be and my own religion is what works for me as an individual, and I think what matters most isn’t your religion itself but what you use it for.  Or keep asking ‘why’ until they either talk themselves into a corner, come down to a fundamental concept that’s ultimately dependent on a belief or a fear rather than a fact, or you realize that you’re just beating your head against a brick wall.  (We actually have a tag about this.)

*I use Christianity as an example because that’s where I’ve personally gotten the most flak, but every religion has members who demonstrate the same bullshit.

- mountain hound

This is a really interesting topic because we can look at it from so many different perspectives. We tend to think of religious intolerance in the pagan and polytheistic communities as being pagans vs. non-pagans, most commonly Christians, especially for those who first join the community. Indeed, transitioning from being a member of the majority religion in most western countries to a minority religion that is often shunned can leave many people feeling scorned.

Intolerance isn’t limited to that, though. There are entire groups of pagans who are vehemently Islamophobic and anti-semitic. Christian witches who become a part of our communities often face insult and ostracization. And there is plenty of intolerance passing back and forth between different kinds of pagans/polytheists. It’s all too common in the community to find people who believe that the “old ways” (regardless of whether or not they were actually old) are the only way to be a pagan or polytheist.

From my own perspective, I can personally talk about the scorn I’ve received for being a Pop Culture Pagan. From being told that I’m an “insult to the community” to “making pagans look bad”, all the way down to people insulting my mental health and sending violent threats. In the past I’ve had to block tags, go on hiatus, and in one circumstance delete a devotional e-shrine in order to stop people from attacking me. All this came from other pagans who claimed to have been the victims of religious intolerance.

I mention all this not to minimize the feelings of those pagans or polytheists who have had their faith belittled by dominant religions, but as a reminder to remember how difficult it is to deal with, and to never put others in the situation you were put in. All these different communities overlap so much and we’re all here for similar reasons: to learn, to grow, and to practice in a safe, judgement-free space. It’s up to each of us to keep it that way, or to make it safe if it is not.

So, adding to the above list of ways to deal with religious intolerance, please consider the following:

  • You don’t owe anyone an explanation: If your intolerant family/friends/coworkers ask prying questions about your practice, you don’t need to tell them anything you aren’t comfortable sharing. You may even feel pressured to tell them but remember, it’s your faith. “It’s personal” or “I don’t want to talk about it” are good enough answers.
  • It’s okay to step away: If the intolerance you’re facing is coming from a meeting/club/online forum, it’s okay to put some space between yourself and this places. Those who care about you will understand the need for distance. You absolutely do not need to keep subjecting yourself to discomfort or worse because you feel obligated to maintain activity. Besides, a little distance does wonders for your perspective.
  • Half the time, intolerance is based on ignorance: You are under no obligation to educate every single person on the earth about your faith, but it has helped me massively in the past to remember that most of the rude comments and attacks I’ve received were due to ignorance on the subject. When I had the energy and willingness to try to explain the subject in greater detail, some people even apologized for their behavior! Like I said, it’s not your job to educate people, but it can help to remind yourself that it’s (usually) not personal.
  • It’s okay to hide for your safety: It sucks, I know. Nobody wants to hide or lie about something that means so much to them. But if you find yourself in a situation where revealing your practice will put you in danger, it’s okay to lie. Your Gods will not be mad at you, they will not punish you, and this phase will NOT last forever. You will be able to openly practice in your own home one day. But put your safety first.
  • When their opinions make you question your faith: At this point, it’s time for some you time. Well, you and your faith. You can either choose to take a brief break to sort out your own feelings, or you can dive in and learn more about your practice, your entities, and your life. Remind yourself how much this means to you. Which approach will be more beneficial really depends on you as a person.
  • And once more, sometimes there’s no point arguing: Sometimes you can only get so far with people before your throat (or fingers) are sore and you feel drained and disconnected from your faith. Try not to let it get that far if possible. Don’t argue with people who refuse to see your faith as valid. Sometimes, the best you can do is say/think “I’m right, you’re wrong, this conversation is over” and keep doing you.

~Wanderings

My father grew up very Christian. His Korean mom didn’t finish middle school, and she married fairly young to the white GI (his dad) and immigrated to the States. So when I started getting heavily interested in witchcraft and polytheism at 11 or so, he was very upset. It coincided with the moment I realized I saw no point in praying before meals to a God I had no connection to.

My mother was quite a bit more accepting, if skeptical, which is fine. She didn’t try to learn about what I was reading over and instead gave me my own space to experiment and grow. I didn’t dare make an altar however, as my father was abusive and hated any of our bedroom doors being closed. So I knew I wouldn’t be setting up a shrine nor altar. 

After my foray into getting my initiation ceremony in Korean shamanism, my mother remained a skeptic (she never really easily believed “supernatural” or metaphysical things) but she supports me and fully believes I was meant to be a 만신 after being vetted by multiple other 만신 who came to the same conclusion - that I was meant to be one.

I’m actually working on telling my father right now since I briefly mentioned needing to save up like 20k USD. I told him it was for my Korean shaman ceremony and he said to talk to him about it the next time I visit.

I am still trying to reconcile my openness regarding my path as a 만신. In Korea it would be a little easier only because it’s a plausible full time career there. Here in the USA, the temperament toward “shamans” are quite different and I would need to keep my day job here. Then in my spare time I would be helping the Korean diaspora community in K-town in my surrounding area.

On one hand, I know most Westerners will see my practice and notch it up to my being “foreign” even though I’m not. On the other, I can easily see many non-tolerant people hassle me. I don’t know how I feel about if anyone at my day job were to find out, for example. 

So I would take into account your presence - online and offline. If your IRL friend or family were to find your presence online, would you be in danger? Could they use this information to damage or harm you in any way? This is primarily what I think of.

 - trueriptide

I’ve grown up in a family that doesn’t fit a specific category: my mother and father, while both stubborn and strong in their beliefs, don’t agree on everything. My mom is more open minded than my dad, so telling my mom I’m a Wiccan didn’t actually faze her much at all. In fact when she processed what that meant, she just asked me questions about it, genuinely interested in what I believed.

Not everyone is like my mom however. Granted Southern California is an open and accepting place to be, it’s still hard to be oneself when your self deviates from the norm.

Take, for example, the intolerable group of church goers that come harass students at my school. There are plenty of times that I’ve ignored them and continued on my way, but there are other times when the petty in me comes out and I just fuck with them. I asked one of them (proudly displaying a sign that read “All Gays Are Liars”) if he was willfully ignorant or just born with tunnel vision. At that point he called me “an unloved little girl who’s probably a lesbian because no man would ever love me.” I’m bisexual, but that’s beside the point.

He asked me what my religions was and it was at this point I told him I’m a Wiccan. I also told him that it’s not the religion that makes you a good person, it’s the way you live your life, and living your life harassing people who are gay is a waste of everyone’s time. He told me that a Gay Christian isn’t possible. I told him that a Gay Christian isn’t a problem, but a hateful one is. He told me that God would never love me because of the way I believe, and I told him that my Goddess always would.

They came back a few weeks later and some girl chucked his own bible at his head. 

Intolerance is everywhere and it hurts my heart everyday to see people go through such horrendous things, the sole purpose being that they’re different. But never let intolerance be the reason you stop being yourself.

- nocturnal wix

I grew up in a very Christian household.  My mother and her entire side of the family is Baptist (my mother later converted to Catholicism when she married my bio father). My biological father and his entire side of the family were Catholic. They are all very devout Christians and very One True Religion™ about it. I was forced to go to catholic school all the way until I started college. When I finally told them I wasn’t Christian they…well, they weren’t happy. I haven’t even told them that I’m Pagan yet. Though I did once tell them I was Buddhist back when I was practicing it after a few years and they were less than thrilled about the turn of events. But it’s not just Christians who can be intolerant about paganism - it’s other pagans as well. Back when I was a Norse Pagan I had other Heathens which I so lovingly refer to as the Dude-Brotruar tell me I was a bad heathen/couldn’t be heathen because of my sexuality, because of my gender alignment. We focus so much on the issues we get from Christians but it seems we largely overlook or ignore the issues Pagans are giving other pagans. 

Sparrow

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THE POINTLESS LETTERS TOP EIGHTEEN “TERRIFYING PHRASES TO SEE SOMEONE ACTUALLY USE WHEN WRITING IN TO A NEWSPAPER TO TALK ABOUT SOMETHING”

18: “I’d abolish all rights and rename them privileges.”

17: “Human rights law should be suspended when dealing with the nation’s security.”

16: “Those who think their privacy is more important than the safety of all of us worry me and I’m glad the government doesn’t listen to them.”

15: “When does free speech become sedition?”

14: “If you have done nothing wrong you have nothing to hide.”

13: “Unless action is taken to root out these fifth columnists the problem can only get worse.”

12: “I would want the state to employ numerous torture techniques, working shifts around the clock.”

11: “If a few terrorist suspects have to be held without trial, deprived of sleep and yes, even water-boarded, to protect the rest of us then so be it.”

10: “We should put armed soldiers on our streets.”

9. “It’s time we ended all this ‘civil liberties’ nonsense.”

8. “Torture is OK.”

7. “If you aren’t doing wrong then you haven’t got anything to worry about.”

6. “Anyone with nothing to hide should have their DNA taken.”

5. “Everyone who lives in our country should give a DNA sample.”

4. “Forget about civil rights, we are at war.”

3. “This country needs a military presence on its streets.”

2. “Anyone who opposes this has something to hide.”

1. “Perhaps Western Christendom needs to declare its very own holy crusade.”

Faust {demonAU}

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Obe shut the door to his small apartment with a slam, not that he ment to, it’s just that closing a door with your foot is extremely hard to do. In his hands were groceries to replace the already rotton foods in his small fridge and the keys to the front door.

He waddled over to the dinner table he had set up and dumped the groceries on it, then he proceed to kick off his large work shoes {slightly worn out tennis shoes} with a tired groan. It was time for the tedious process of cleaning out his fridge and making himself dinner.

Although what really happened was that Obe threw away anything that wasn’t canned or a form of juice. Then he simply popped some instant food in the microwave, snatched it out with a grumble and plopped down on the couch. Turning on the tv to view the news.

The news was filled with nothing but murders as of late and some had said it was thanks to a group of religious fanatics. Obe had immediately filed that as complete and utter bull, and wished that they would just find the murderer instead of accusing some shadowy religious group. The last victim had been in this area and he would be damned if he was selected next.

At least things were quiet within his own home– or apartment.

Victim Culture Documentary Cancelled for 2015

Cruelteafree was wrong about the timing for the honest and open discussion about Victim Culture that we developed.

The expose documentary we developed on:
-the three cycles of victim culture;
-the failures and successes of victim services;
-the responsibility on the victim to avoid becoming a victimizer;
-the reasons that public opinion has committed to blaming the victims for their suffering;
-identifying how rapists, racists, homophobes and religious dogma seek to victimize innocent people while hiding in plain sight;
seems to be beyond what audiences are ready for.  

We’ve lost huge numbers of followers, and have been receiving hate mail.

The irony that cruelteafree has been shunned by the tumblr community for attempting a documentary about how society shuns victims is not lost on our creative director.
(They have since submitted their resignation as creative director.) 

Cruelteafree is a humble, independent group of artists that need the support of our audience.  If we were so targeted for attempting such a media project, then it is clear to see why the mainstream media has avoided this subject.

Cruelteafree is sorry to anyone who is not a racist, homophobe, rapist or who uses religious dogma to victimize.

Most of all we are heartbroken that we can’t go forward and create a voice for the many people that actually wanted this documentary to get made. Our goal is to find a way to create this project in the future, it just isn’t likely to happen this year.

Thanks to those of you who have shown your support!

isis are undoubtedly evil and unislamic people but they didn’t just pop up out of nowhere and we have to understand how otherwise peaceful people are being brainwashed into joining isis. obviously propaganda plays a part but in the uk, british muslims are one of the most deprived groups in england, scotland, wales and northern ireland. islamophobic attacks are up by 70% in england this year. we have created a society where people in ethnic and religious minorities are among the poorest in our countries and victims of religious hatred so it is no wonder people are becoming disillusioned and turning to extremism. if the west really is committed to stopping isis, start with one of the root causes.

These Christians equate not getting their own way in the political sphere – not being able to impose their idiosyncratic religious views on others with the force of law – with brutal and unjust persecution. As America becomes more diverse and less religious than ever, white conservative Christian men are losing their disproportionate influence on politics and, because they think of themselves as the natural and deserving custodians of that power, having to share it feels like a shocking injustice.

But part of the justification for their victim routine is theological: the Bible predicts that Christians will be persecuted, so these conservatives believe that it must be true. Acknowledging the true extent of both their current and historical power and influence would generate an uncomfortable cognitive dissonance with a text that often takes the side of – and venerates leaders who serve – the low and the downtrodden.

The only remedy is thus to declare, despite the evidence, that they are truly a persecuted minority in a country filled with other self-identified Christians, which makes a mockery of the true victims of religious oppression all around the world.