4.5% of the men in the United States is an incredibly high number – that translates into over six million men.
If you added up every US citizen who was officially unemployed or looking for work in 2001, that would be less than the total number of rapists.
If you added up every US citizen who is Jewish, that would still be less than the total number of rapists.
If you added up every teenage boy who had any sort of job – an afterschool job, a summer job, working full-time after dropping out, including all of those – you’d still have over a million fewer people then the total number of rapists.
There are twice as many rapists in the USA as there are single mothers.
For every drunk driver who is in a fatal accident this year, there are over 500 rapists.
If you take every doctor and nurse in the United States; and you added them to every librarian, every cashier, every cop, every postal clerk, and every bank teller in the whole country; you still wouldn’t have as many people as the number of rapists in the United States.
(Think of that a second – think of how often, in your daily life, you’ve seen cops and cashiers and all those other folks. Odds are, you’ve run into rapists more often than that).
To paraphrase Tim Wise: In short, “only” 4.5% of the male population is a lot of people, so that even by the most optimistic assessment of how many men are rapists, there are literally millions out there who not only would but have raped a woman. When combined with those who are less vicious – those who haven’t raped, but would be willing to in the right circumstances, and those who would make excuses for why other men rape, it becomes clear just how real a widespread a problem rape and rape-supportive attitudes are among men today."
At least one cop has been disciplined for ordering the NYPD’s highest-ranking uniformed black officer out of his auto while the three-star chief was off-duty and parked in Queens, the Daily News has learned.
"How you can not know or recognize a chief in a department SUV with ID around his neck, I don’t know,” a police source said.
Chief Douglas Zeigler, 60, head of the Community Affairs Bureau, was in his NYPD-issued vehicle near a fire hydrant when two plainclothes cops approached on May 2, sources said.
One officer walked up on each side of the SUV at 57th Ave. and Xenia St. in Corona about 7 p.m. and told the driver to roll down the heavily tinted windows, sources said.
This just shows that no matter how you dress, how much you achieve in life, how educated you are, how much money you have, what your status is, some people will see you as just another black person that’s up to no good.
And that’s precisely why respectability politics FAIL.
I went to google “Why isn’t America Metric”
Are you fucking kidding me
IN 2013 THERE ARE 624 BILLS REGULATING WOMEN’S BODIES.
THERE HAVE NEVER BEEN ANY BILLS REGULATING A MAN’S BODY.
TELL ME AGAIN WHY FEMINISM ISN’T IMPORTANT. (⊙‿⊙✿)
Who is your state’s highest paid employee?
HINT: IT’S PROBABLY A FOOTBALL COACH. WHICH IS THE DUMBEST THING I’VE EVER KNOWN.
Yo at least Minnesota is diversifying
ok yay SB5 is dead
now stop celebrating for just one moment to consider:
- the women of color and poor/working class women who will be turned away at the polls in droves because part of the Voting Rights Act was repealed today
- the fact that women of color like Senator Leticia van de Putte are ALREADY having their words and actions erased, misattributed to Wendy Davis, whose blonde face and bright sneakers make her the perfect White Feminist Icon (TM)
- trans*/intersex/gender non-conforming folks, whose reproductive rights are always under vastly more scrutiny than cis women’s
- Native women whose sovereignty was dealt yet another blow today in the “Veronica” case
- Lesbian/queer/bisexual/same gender-loving women whose right to marry will be deliberated upon tomorrow (and the lesbian/queer/bisexual/same gender-loving women dying every day with concerns far more life-threatening than the right to participate in a capitalist institution)
for the love of wendy davis’s pink sneakers, PLEASE look beyond the narrow scope of your own politics in this moment and be TRULY revolutionary.
there is so much more at stake in this political moment than you may realize, and to dismiss the life-threatening concerns of other women while celebrating this victory would be counterintuitive at best, and a repackaged version of white supremacist PATRIARCHY at worst.
I AM SORRY BUT THIS IS WHY I AM EMBARRASSED TO BE AN AMERICAN. IF A HIJAB THAT DORNS THE AMERICAN FLAG PATTERN IS NOT ACCEPTABLE BUT SKIMPY ASS BIKINIS OR WEARING THE FUCKING ACTUAL FLAG IS ACCEPTABLE, JUST BECAUSE THE PERSON IS WHITE, I WANT TO FUCKING THROW UP.
(I don’t have a thing against Audrey Kitching, she was just merely and example).
But this fucking disgusts me right here. It makes me want to say, fuck this country and its racism and double standards.
I LITERALLY FUCKING CAN NOT
Give her a bullet to the head for walking down the street, minding her own business?? And they think SHE’S the terrorist.
We have great company in the world. We join Saudi Arabia, China, the Sudan, North Korea and others in our determination to allow the state to kill.
Is this the best we can do?
Casting Practices in Hollywood [bahstudios]
yellow dress: Dear Atheists,
Did any of you guys ever notice that in the Pledge of Allegiance, you all say, “One nation, under God”?
You might. I don’t. I’m quiet during that part.
Did you know that this was added to a godless pledge in the 1950s during the cold war?…
If they didn’t live in America, why would this pertain to them in the first place?
Because your post said “Dear atheists”, not “dear American atheists”. Atheists exist in other countries, you know.