[TW: Rape] “Roast Busters” Master Post 

Here is a collection of all the things you should know about this sickening group of teenage gang-rapists that is causing a storm in New Zealand right now.

Please sign the petitions and spread this far and wide - getting it to Jezebel means we’ve already got some international attention. This incident has opened up the much-needed dialogue our country needs to be having about rape, and with mass public protest I’m hoping we will see some changes within the police force and our culture in general.

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Make Consent a Mandatory Part of Sex-Ed in Public Schools.

goblinparty:

pokemonmasterkimba:

So this is kind of important…. if you can’t sign, you should still signal boost because this thing needs about 97,000 more signatures by April 20th.

Come on, kiddos

We NEED this. This shit is important. Sign, reblog, and spread any which way you can.

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# Consent. # petitions # petition # sign # boost # signal boost # sex ed # feminism 








shenylle:

feminachos:

mypetitmal:

goblinparty:

My mom said if this post gets 500,000 notes nothing will happen.

But if this petition gets 500,000 signatures we can get federal laws preventing rapists from suing for custody/visitation of their victim’s children.

You guys accomplished Operation Fluffy Chicken
How about putting in an effort to Operation We’re Finally Taking Rape Seriously?

Very important

how does this have 12k notes and only 4k sigs

I feel so guilty every time something like this comes around.  I’m not American!  I want to help but I can’t! :(

I am not American either and I am often very frustrated by the amount of petitions that require a US address, but you CAN sign this one (and other whitehouse ones). It’s easy to make an account (you only need to put your name and email adress - zip code is optional). :)

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Source: goblinparty Via: shenylle

feminachos:

mypetitmal:

goblinparty:

My mom said if this post gets 500,000 notes nothing will happen.

But if this petition gets 500,000 signatures we can get federal laws preventing rapists from suing for custody/visitation of their victim’s children.

You guys accomplished Operation Fluffy Chicken
How about putting in an effort to Operation We’re Finally Taking Rape Seriously?

Very important

how does this have 12k notes and only 4k sigs

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fiestyfeminist:

queendread:

This woman is a law graduate, a paralegal, a human rights campaigner, a model, and most importantly a human being. She was murdered by her Paralympian boyfriend, and Britain’s most popular newspaper runs this as its front page, refuses to use her name and instead refers to her as the man’s ‘lover’.
Fuck you if you don’t think sexism is still a thing. Fuck. You.

hate the disgustingly inappropriate and sexist front page? then sign the petition to have The Sun apologise!

fiestyfeminist:

queendread:

This woman is a law graduate, a paralegal, a human rights campaigner, a model, and most importantly a human being. She was murdered by her Paralympian boyfriend, and Britain’s most popular newspaper runs this as its front page, refuses to use her name and instead refers to her as the man’s ‘lover’.

Fuck you if you don’t think sexism is still a thing. Fuck. You.

hate the disgustingly inappropriate and sexist front page? then sign the petition to have The Sun apologise!

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jellybeing:

predditor:

TW: RAPE, MISOGYNY, TRANSPHOBIA, RACISM, VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN, SEXUAL ABUSE, ABUSE, ABLEISM, HOMOPHOBIA, RAPE PROMOTION 
Reddit Refusing To Remove Popular Subpages That Promote Harmful Behavior 
I’m writing in an attempt to bring awareness to a current petition going on trying to enforce Reddit to actually act on their own User Agreement and remove all their pages (subreddits) that do not follow these guidelines. 
“You agree not to use any obscene, indecent or offensive language… [material must not be] defamatory, abusive, bullying, harassing, racist, hateful, or violent….further agree not to use any sexually suggestive language…” - taken from Reddits User Agreement
Unfortunately right now Reddit is ignoring their own rules and letting pages like the following exist with little to absolutely no moderation:


/r/MorbidReality
r/HotRapeStories
r/KillingWomen
r/SexyAbortions
r/RapingRetards
r/beatingwomen
r/BeatingFaggots
r/beatingtrannies
r/ChokeABitch
r/NecoPorn
r/BeatingCripples
r/BeatingNiggers
r/Nazi
/r/RapingWomen/

These all exist on Reddit~ one of the most popular social networking sites that has had 34 MILLION UNIQUE VISITORS. Reddit gets around 1.8 billion page views every month. These subreddits are not that unknown either. If you go through the top subreddits on Reddit you will find almost every single one of these within the first 10-20 pages. This is simply something that everyone that uses Reddit, including their own moderating team, turn a blind eye too. 
Recently one of the most popular subreddits on Reddit “creepshots” that was dedicated to users taking suggestive pictures of woman without their consent and putting it online without their knowledge was taken down. Users of this subreddit were known for posting pictures of underage girls, a teacher was even fired from taking pictures of his students and posting it on creepshots. This subreddit was deleted by the creator of creepshots because someone was blackmailing him and threatening to expose his identity. It was not taken down by Redditors moderators even after all the media backlash and arrests made that have come from Creepshots.
Related reading on the awfulness that existed in creepshots that was allowed to be there by Reddit if you are not convinced by my words alone:

Man drugs rapes sister in law and posts pictures of her on creepshots
Teacher posts pictures of students on creepshots
Example of an average underage girls photo posted on creepshots

Obviously, a lot of bad came from creepshots. Was this all really worth leaving it up for? Can we now learn from creepshots that getting like minded people talking about taking advantage of/raping/and even murdering is only going to lead to worse actions and encouragement of individuals to do harm to others.


for more examples of the TERRIBLE BEHAVIOR and related news articles about said behavior on these subreddits please visit: http://predditor.tumblr.com/

Please help spread the word and sign the petition here


I tried to make a masterpost because people DO NOT SEEM TO CARE ABOUT THIS and they really SHOULD. PLEASE. PLEASE help spread this.

jellybeing:

predditor:

TW: RAPE, MISOGYNY, TRANSPHOBIA, RACISM, VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN, SEXUAL ABUSE, ABUSE, ABLEISM, HOMOPHOBIA, RAPE PROMOTION 

Reddit Refusing To Remove Popular Subpages That Promote Harmful Behavior 

I’m writing in an attempt to bring awareness to a current petition going on trying to enforce Reddit to actually act on their own User Agreement and remove all their pages (subreddits) that do not follow these guidelines. 

“You agree not to use any obscene, indecent or offensive language… [material must not be] defamatory, abusive, bullying, harassing, racist, hateful, or violent….further agree not to use any sexually suggestive language…” - taken from Reddits User Agreement

Unfortunately right now Reddit is ignoring their own rules and letting pages like the following exist with little to absolutely no moderation:

/r/MorbidReality

r/HotRapeStories

r/KillingWomen

r/SexyAbortions

r/RapingRetards

r/beatingwomen

r/BeatingFaggots

r/beatingtrannies

r/ChokeABitch

r/NecoPorn

r/BeatingCripples

r/BeatingNiggers

r/Nazi

/r/RapingWomen/

These all exist on Reddit~ one of the most popular social networking sites that has had 34 MILLION UNIQUE VISITORS. Reddit gets around 1.8 billion page views every month. These subreddits are not that unknown either. If you go through the top subreddits on Reddit you will find almost every single one of these within the first 10-20 pages. This is simply something that everyone that uses Reddit, including their own moderating team, turn a blind eye too. 

Recently one of the most popular subreddits on Reddit “creepshots” that was dedicated to users taking suggestive pictures of woman without their consent and putting it online without their knowledge was taken down. Users of this subreddit were known for posting pictures of underage girls, a teacher was even fired from taking pictures of his students and posting it on creepshots. This subreddit was deleted by the creator of creepshots because someone was blackmailing him and threatening to expose his identity. It was not taken down by Redditors moderators even after all the media backlash and arrests made that have come from Creepshots.

Related reading on the awfulness that existed in creepshots that was allowed to be there by Reddit if you are not convinced by my words alone:

Obviously, a lot of bad came from creepshots. Was this all really worth leaving it up for? Can we now learn from creepshots that getting like minded people talking about taking advantage of/raping/and even murdering is only going to lead to worse actions and encouragement of individuals to do harm to others.
for more examples of the TERRIBLE BEHAVIOR and related news articles about said behavior on these subreddits please visit: http://predditor.tumblr.com/


Please help spread the word and sign the petition here

I tried to make a masterpost because people DO NOT SEEM TO CARE ABOUT THIS and they really SHOULD. PLEASE. PLEASE help spread this.

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ATTENTION SOCIAL JUSTICE BLOGGERS 

life-tbd:

yellow-dress:

Here is a compilation of websites where you can sign petitions for various causes: human rights, animal rights, environmental rights, you name it. It can often be disheartening only doing social justice work online, and aside from donating money (which not everyone has the means to do) it is easy to feel like we aren’t making a difference.I encourage everyone to bookmark/subscribe to these sites, because they all involve taking action with tangible results and at zero cost. I promise you, receiving the “Victory!” email letting you know that the petition you signed has worked is a very good feeling. You can shove those emails in the faces of those cynics who say that online activism achieves nothing.

Please add to the list if you know of more, or message me and let me know!

(NB: From the Amesty.org homepage you can select your country, however I still subscribe to other countries’ websites so I can sign petitions for causes all around the world.

http://www.amnesty.org.nz/get-involved/take-action-online

http://www.amnesty.ca/

http://www.amnesty.org.nz/

http://www.change.org/

http://www.care2.com/take-action/

http://www.avaaz.org/

http://www.walkfree.org/

http://www.greenpeace.org/

http://www.hsi.org/

http://www.dailykos.com/

https://www.accessnow.org/

http://www.gopetition.com/

http://www.barackobama.com/women/take-action

http://kfc-secretrecipe.com/en_nz/nogood

http://www.ipetitions.com/

http://www.petitiononline.com/

http://act.ly/

http://www.causes.com/

www.savethearctic.org 

http://www.ifaw.org/international/get-involved

http://thepetitionsite.com

Idk.. more than half of these organizations are ran by and used by white people. And lots of them don’t think of how something, like, getting everyone to boycott one industry may only affect PoC. I’ve seen lots of racist, heterosexist and classist petitions on change.org…

These are great resources, but some site don’t monitor what’s actually going on. 

I am genuinely sorry for only posting white people websites. Please let me know of any others run by PoC: I would really love to have them on my list.

I definitely agree with your point about some of them not being monitored: basically change.org, thepetitionsite, ipetitions… any site where anyone can set up a petition for any cause. I reported a petition on change.org which was a call for all girls to have long hair coz otherwise they looked like lesbians -___- It’s still up as far as I know (but with only like 9 signatures). And although there are plenty of pro-choice petitions, there is no one stopping pro-lifers starting petitions on there, and ironically putting them under the category “Women’s Rights”.

But yeah, like I said, I am very keen for more suggestions! This is just a compilation of ones I have come across during my time on teh internetz :)

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ATTENTION SOCIAL JUSTICE BLOGGERS 

yellow-dress:

Here is a compilation of websites where you can sign petitions for various causes: human rights, animal rights, environmental rights, you name it. It can often be disheartening only doing social justice work online, and aside from donating money (which not everyone has the means to do) it is easy to feel like we aren’t making a difference.I encourage everyone to bookmark/subscribe to these sites, because they all involve taking action with tangible results and at zero cost. I promise you, receiving the “Victory!” email letting you know that the petition you signed has worked is a very good feeling. You can shove those emails in the faces of those cynics who say that online activism achieves nothing.

Please add to the list if you know of more, or message me and let me know!

(NB: From the Amesty.org homepage you can select your country, however I still subscribe to other countries’ websites so I can sign petitions for causes all around the world.

http://www.amnesty.org.nz/get-involved/take-action-online

http://www.amnesty.ca/

http://www.amnesty.org.nz/

http://www.change.org/

http://www.care2.com/take-action/

http://www.avaaz.org/

http://www.walkfree.org/

http://www.greenpeace.org/

http://www.hsi.org/

http://www.dailykos.com/

https://www.accessnow.org/

http://www.gopetition.com/

http://www.barackobama.com/women/take-action

http://kfc-secretrecipe.com/en_nz/nogood

http://www.ipetitions.com/

http://www.petitiononline.com/

http://act.ly/

http://www.causes.com/

www.savethearctic.org 

http://www.ifaw.org/international/get-involved

http://thepetitionsite.com

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ATTENTION SOCIAL JUSTICE BLOGGERS 

Here is a compilation of websites where you can sign petitions for various causes: human rights, animal rights, environmental rights, you name it. It can often be disheartening only doing social justice work online, and aside from donating money (which not everyone has the means to do) it is easy to feel like we aren’t making a difference.I encourage everyone to bookmark/subscribe to these sites, because they all involve taking action with tangible results and at zero cost. I promise you, receiving the “Victory!” email letting you know that the petition you signed has worked is a very good feeling. You can shove those emails in the faces of those cynics who say that online activism achieves nothing.

Please add to the list if you know of more, or message me and let me know!

(NB: From the Amesty.org homepage you can select your country, however I still subscribe to other countries’ websites so I can sign petitions for causes all around the world.

http://www.amnesty.org.nz/get-involved/take-action-online

http://www.amnesty.ca/

http://www.amnesty.org.nz/

http://www.change.org/

http://www.care2.com/take-action/

http://www.avaaz.org/

http://www.walkfree.org/

http://www.greenpeace.org/

http://www.hsi.org/

http://www.dailykos.com/

https://www.accessnow.org/

http://www.gopetition.com/

http://www.barackobama.com/women/take-action

http://kfc-secretrecipe.com/en_nz/nogood

http://www.ipetitions.com/

http://www.petitiononline.com/

http://act.ly/

http://www.causes.com/

www.savethearctic.org 

http://www.ifaw.org/international/get-involved

http://thepetitionsite.com

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Help my autistic son get a life-saving heart transplant

goldenheartedrose:

feministrocker:

Folks, a 23-year-old autistic man named Paul Corby is being denied a heart transplant - simply because he has autism. The doctor expressed more interest in the fact that he could not name all his medications (of which he takes 19), and the the fact that he carries a Princess Peach doll for comfort - than the fact that he has never smoked or drank alcohol. This is discrimination, pure and simple - and this cannot stand.

Please sign the petition, so that he can get the heart transplant that he needs. And please reblog - so that this can reach as many people as possible.

I’m going to reblog this every time it comes up on my dash.

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three20five:

cobyfromthesuburbs:

Can you imagine how a man could shoot himself in the head while his hands have been double locked behind his back? Now imagine him shooting himself squarely in the right temple, when he is left-handed.
This seemingly impossible suicide is how Jonesboro, Arkansas police explain the death of twenty one year old Chavis Carter. On Saturday night he was placed in a patrol car because he had marijuana on his person. He also had a warrant for previous drug possession.
“As protocol, he was handcuffed behind his back, double-locked and searched” said Jonesboro Police Department Sgt. Lyle Waterworth. Yet minutes later he was shot in the head. The police claim that he had hidden a gun and had taken it out to shoot himself.
His mother, Teresa Chavis, thinks the police killed him. She says he wasn’t suicidal and had just called his girlfriend to let her know what was happening. He told her he would call her from jail. Teresa wants to know what happened to her son.
The two officers who were present when Carter was shot were placed on administrative leave, but we cannot let that be the end of the story.
Tell the Jonesboro Police Department and the Jonesboro Mayor that the whole world is watching them. We expect a full investigation. Chavis’s mother deserves to know exactly how her son died.
If it becomes clear that the police murdered this young man, they should not be put on “administrative leave” – they should be tried and sent to prison. Chavis was handcuffed behind his back and could not defend himself. As in the case of Travon Martin, jailing the killer will not reverse the death of a young man. But it will remind the world that we do not live in a country that ignores violence against African Americans.
 —- 

When people ask how I can’t trust our police/government/country I wonder how they can. 

Here are some petitions to get justice for Chavis!

three20five:

cobyfromthesuburbs:

Can you imagine how a man could shoot himself in the head while his hands have been double locked behind his back? Now imagine him shooting himself squarely in the right temple, when he is left-handed.

This seemingly impossible suicide is how Jonesboro, Arkansas police explain the death of twenty one year old Chavis Carter. On Saturday night he was placed in a patrol car because he had marijuana on his person. He also had a warrant for previous drug possession.

“As protocol, he was handcuffed behind his back, double-locked and searched” said Jonesboro Police Department Sgt. Lyle Waterworth. Yet minutes later he was shot in the head. The police claim that he had hidden a gun and had taken it out to shoot himself.

His mother, Teresa Chavis, thinks the police killed him. She says he wasn’t suicidal and had just called his girlfriend to let her know what was happening. He told her he would call her from jail. Teresa wants to know what happened to her son.

The two officers who were present when Carter was shot were placed on administrative leave, but we cannot let that be the end of the story.

Tell the Jonesboro Police Department and the Jonesboro Mayor that the whole world is watching them. We expect a full investigation. Chavis’s mother deserves to know exactly how her son died.

If it becomes clear that the police murdered this young man, they should not be put on “administrative leave” – they should be tried and sent to prison. Chavis was handcuffed behind his back and could not defend himself. As in the case of Travon Martin, jailing the killer will not reverse the death of a young man. But it will remind the world that we do not live in a country that ignores violence against African Americans.

 —- 

When people ask how I can’t trust our police/government/country I wonder how they can

Here are some petitions to get justice for Chavis!

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lettherebecramp:

foreverliberal:

Justice for Tasered 8-Months-Pregnant Woman! 
Police in Chicago used a Taser on an African-American woman who is 8-months-pregnant because she parked in a handicapped parking space. 
Tiffany Rent parked there because she was trying to calm down her 3-year-old daughter. She tried to explain what happened but they wouldn’t listen, and gave her a ticket for $200.
The police, who had blocked her in, started insulting her — one told her to call Jesse Jackson — and Rent got into her car because she was scared. They tasered her through the window, and her boyfriend, Joseph Hobbs, had his elbow dislocated while trying to protect her. This all happened in front of her children. 
Rent and Hobbs were taken into custody and charged with resisting arrest and simple assault. Rent was taken to the hospital for treatment, and may have to deliver her baby early because of the stress.
Please tell the Chicago Police Department to do a full investigation of this incident and get justice for Tiffany Rent! 
Sign the petition here. Sources are here and here.
I don’t even know what to say. I am incredibly appalled and angry. Justice for Tiffany Rent!
— Brittany 

what the ACTUAL FUCK

lettherebecramp:

foreverliberal:

Justice for Tasered 8-Months-Pregnant Woman! 

Police in Chicago used a Taser on an African-American woman who is 8-months-pregnant because she parked in a handicapped parking space. 

Tiffany Rent parked there because she was trying to calm down her 3-year-old daughter. She tried to explain what happened but they wouldn’t listen, and gave her a ticket for $200.

The police, who had blocked her in, started insulting her — one told her to call Jesse Jackson — and Rent got into her car because she was scared. They tasered her through the window, and her boyfriend, Joseph Hobbs, had his elbow dislocated while trying to protect her. This all happened in front of her children. 

Rent and Hobbs were taken into custody and charged with resisting arrest and simple assault. Rent was taken to the hospital for treatment, and may have to deliver her baby early because of the stress.

Please tell the Chicago Police Department to do a full investigation of this incident and get justice for Tiffany Rent! 

Sign the petition here. Sources are here and here.

I don’t even know what to say. I am incredibly appalled and angry. Justice for Tiffany Rent!

— Brittany 

what the ACTUAL FUCK

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