According to the University of North Carolina, seeking justice for assault is “intimidating” your rapist, questioning school policies is “being disruptive” … and doing both is enough to get you expelled.
That’s the fate awaiting Landen Gambill, the college sophomore who faces a disciplinary hearing and possible expulsion for daring to speak out about being raped and joining others in pointing out just how much the administration put the blame on the victims.
Landen’s rapist still attends UNC and remains publicly unidentified, yet the woman he attacked is being targeted by the very school supposed to protect her.
I fully support intimidating rapists and being disruptive in the name of justice.
While reporting on the verdict and sentencing of the two Steubenville rapists, the CNN news personalities told us repeatedly how difficult it was to watch these boy’s lives being destroyed. How their crime will haunt them.
These criminals destroyed their own lives, when they decided to repeatedly rape an incapacitated girl. When they decided to film and share their horrific crime.
Not once did CNN mention the person whose life was most destroyed by their crime, who will also be haunted for life by their crime… their victim. The young girl who they violated and raped.
Not once while they discussed the pain and humiliation these vicious and cruel criminals now face, did they acknowledge that her life was also destroyed, by them. That she would have to carry around the pain, humiliation, self doubt and self loathing, the stigma of rape, for the rest of her life. Not once did the CNN pundits mention the pain and humiliation these criminals repeatedly inflicted on their victim.
The media, and it’s personalities have a huge rule to play in shaping public opinion and public perception. With that role comes an equall responsibility to ensure they use that role for the good of society.
CNN’s coverage of that story failed to meet that responsibility. Failed miserably. The on air personalities did nothing more than promulgate rape culture in America. A culture that leads to someone being raped or sexually assaulted every two minutes.
Every Two Minutes.
CNN, We are sure the 97% of rapists who will never spend a day in jail appreciated your sympathetic coverage of these two criminals.
The rest of us did not. We demand an on air apology for your disgustingly biased coverage. Further, we demand that you use your position as a premier news network to focus on changing rape culture in America. Devote an hour long, prime time segment to rape, it’s victims, what can be done to prevent it, and how to change the culture that gives rise to this violent crime.
Enjoy having your Internet slowed down for alledged copyright infringement.
Also CISPA is trying to come back as we speak.
‘Murika, you let CAS pass. If you don’t stop CISPA, say goodbye to Free Internet.
I WILL REBLOG THIS EVERY MOTHER FUCKING DAY UNTIL THE 15TH.
15 days. 82 246 signatures needed. Only 411 were made yesterday.even if you didn’t, fucking put your goddamn signature there (assuming you’re an american and actually can do that) and signal boost it.
14 days, 82 037 signatures needed. Only 209 were made yesterday.
Here’s some info on what will happen to you if you don’t fucking sign this petition.
- Your private information from sites, such as Facebook and Google, will be now available to the Goverment. And there’s jack shit you will be able to do about it. If someone doesn’t like you, they can go and check all the information Facebook and Google have about you
- Your military will ALSO have access to said private info.
- No warrants or subpoenas (also known as the “there’s jack shit you will be able to do about it” part)
- Companies that join this shit become immune to criminal and civil liability (also “an aka the “there’s jack shit you will be able to do about it” part”)
If you don’t get how serious that is, watch this video, it’ll demonstrate.
14 days, 81,888 signatures needed. Only 149 were made yesterday.
Don’t make me start reposting this post twice a day. Because I will if the amount of signatures won’t fucking skyrocket.
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This is damn serious! Sign it or at least reblog!
- tell everyone
I made this petition to legally recognize non-binary genders
Amen. SIGNAL BOOST.
SIGNING AND BOOSTING, both are important!!!
ok seriously if you were one of those people making a huge deal about a nonbinary option in pokemon (esp. if you are binary/cis) PLEASE PLEASE SIGN AND REBLOG THIS IT IS ACTUALLY A BIG DEAL FOR US PLEASE
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It breaks my heart to share this link, because the horror of it is unimaginable. This is cruelty that was done just for the sake of cruelty; this was a crime of the sickest order, and it happened because nobody stood up to stop it.
A lesbian woman in Alabama went to spend the end of Thanksgiving day with her girlfriend’s family. What happened next, how A got to Z - nobody seems to be clear on, but what we know is that the brother of Mallory Owens, Travis Hawkins, Jr., flipped out, and beat Ms. Owens very literally within an inch of her life. Hawkins’ family stood by and watched. They have done worse than just standing there and watching this; Hawkins’ family is now threatening Owens’ family. Apparently, it’s not enough that their son has made facial reconstruction surgery necessary for the woman that their daughter loves.
The DA in this case charged Hawkins with simple second-degree assault. This is not what happened; what this is was attempted murder and a hate crime.
The story is at the following link. Trigger warning: severe violence against an LGBT person, and graphic pictures of that attack.
Mallory Owens’ story, from what I can gather, is being underreported in Alabama. It’s certainly being treated as unimportant by the legal system. I can promise you that, if the one fighting for his life was Travis Hawkins, this DA would be calling for the death penalty.
Something HAS to be done here. If it’s only that we try to share this story, so that many more eyes are on it and this DA can know that we are watching him, and that we are demanding justice for Mallory Owens. Petitions can be started. Charity accounts can be set up to help with her medical costs. Protests can be arranged.
No matter how it happens, Mallory Owens needs to know that there are people who won’t just stand by.
Please pass this on.
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:
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/
I tried to make a masterpost because people DO NOT SEEM TO CARE ABOUT THIS and they really SHOULD. PLEASE. PLEASE help spread this.
Nintendo been a leader in the gaming world, but it has failed miserably on the problem of ‘conflict minerals’ mined with slave labour and violence in the Congo in Africa.
Armed groups in the Congo round up villagers at gunpoint and force adults and children to dig for minerals used in electronics, from your cell phone to your gaming console.
While other big companies like HP, Apple and Microsoft have taken steps to make their products conflict-free, Nintendo has just been ranked dead last in the industry with a score of zero in a report by the anti-genocide Enough Project.
Tell Nintendo: Slavery is not a game. Please take the first step towards making your products free of ‘conflict minerals’ mined with slavery by auditing your supply chain and making the information public.
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.
Justice for Deaf Woman Tasered and Jailed by Police!
Lashonn White is a deaf woman who called 911 after being attacked in her apartment. Instead of being helped, Tacoma police tasered her and put her in jail for 60 hours without an interpreter.
Two police officers were dispatched who had been told that she is deaf. She ran outside to meet them, and immediately, Officer Koskovich tasered her in her rib and stomach. Because of the fall, she suffered heavy bleeding from her knuckles, injuries to her cheek, chin, ribs, neck, and arms, and swelling on the right side of her face.
Then they handcuffed her — she was incredibly confused as to why she was under arrest, and couldn’t talk to the officers because they don’t know sign language. Koskovich said that he had yelled for White to stop, but she had ignored him, when she actually couldn’t hear him.
Please tell the Tacoma Police Department that all officers need to receive training concerning disabled individuals and to do a full investigation of the incident. Get justice for Lashonn White!
You knew the woman was deaf and you try to say she ignored what you said to her? Give me a break, there is no excuse for this kind of bullshit.
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.
Please sign, no matter where in the world you are, legalise love.
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!
I don’t even know what to say. I am incredibly appalled and angry. Justice for Tiffany Rent!
what the ACTUAL FUCK
Houston judge Lanny Moriarty • On his decision to sentence a 17-year-old honor student, who (since her parents divorced and both skipped town) has had to work both a full and a part time job just to support two siblings, to spend a day in jail, after she missed school recently. Diane Tran, who also takes dual-credit college-level courses, says that she’s often so tired that she finds it difficult to wake up for school. But that didn’t sway Moriarty, who chose to make an example of Tran. If you think this sucks, we direct you to this Change.org petition.
To the parents and judge; What The Fuck??
This is some pure fuck shit. You know good and damn well this was overkill. And now that is going to follow her the rest of her life. And for what? So you can feel high and mighty.
Lemme get my ass over to Change.org right quick.
Yeah I get that Urban Dictionary is supposed to be all witty and satirical, but please sign this petition if you think that this kind of racism is not acceptable.
Here’s the link to UD’s page for “Maori” which seems to have been taken over by racist skinhead fuckwads.
The ones that drink all day steal stuff and have no jobs (if they do have a job its the garbage man) and wonder why their so poor, and usually have a family van, with about 8 kids and COUNTLESS COUSINS :) and to prove this listen to the song maori boy hehebro im gonna go buy some beer with the $200 dollars the government gives me… somtime later moneys all gone, bro why have i got no money??…. maoris…maori are New Zealanders who have found a new way to exploit anyone with money, Generally anyone who lives in New Zealand is a New Zealander, however some of the population of “Aoetaroa” have decided they’re different from the rest of us. They don’t even need to have a different skin colour, just some sort of very weak and diluted claim to a realative who didnt even originate from this country. Unfortunately the weak polititions of New Zealand have given them almost anything they want to avoid an “Uprising” or to put anyones nose out of joint. It is really sad what has become of this country, and its people, maori is way of spelling uncontrolable ridiculously ignorant seperatism of a once fine nation. It is also a way of spelling “we will lie about anything” including the fact that our ancestors were fooled, destroyed and educated by the English settlers who were years ahead of them.“Awwww bro I got one 800th maori in me I think on my dads uncles brothers wifes ex mother in-laws side so I can get into Uni and stuff for cheap aye and dont even have to try”
“Aww bro the laws dont apply to me Im maori” ….. how does that make you special….
AND YOU’RE NOT BLACK!!!!