NOTE: Just in case anyone looking at this is colorblind, this pie chart says that the only cause of rape is rapists. (The title of the pie chart is misleading so be sure look at the actual pie chart.)
Harassment Source: http://memegenerator.net/instance/42347832
Susie Green Source:
Making Out Source:
Yes or No Source:
New Boyfriend Source:
Talks to You Source:
Note: Just because some guys are rapists doesn’t mean women should lock themselves in their homes.
Incredibly Beautiful Source:
Good Guy Greg Source:
AND NOW A MESSAGE FROM THE ENEMY (HE USED HIS FREEDOM OF SPEECH TO POST THESE THINGS PUBLICLY SO I GUESS THAT IT IS OK IF I LET YOU SEE HIS MESSAGE)
Source of Two Visual Aids Above: “This will never be okay.” Imgur. 17 April 2014
A RESPONSE TO THE RAPE GUY
Source of Above: “This will never be okay.” Imgur. 17 April 2014
ANOTHER RESPONSE TO THE RAPE GUY
Source: I feellikeaturtle, “You’re still a dick.” Imgur. 17 April 2014
Source of Above: http://imgur.com/gallery/kTDgl
NOTE: TECHNICALLY, BROCK TURNER IS NOT A RAPIST.
Kirsten Salyer: Why We Can’t Call Brock Turner a ‘Rapist’ (TIME)
Brock Turner has been convicted of sexual assault. He is not, technically, a rapist.
In the above article, Ms. Salyer argues that TIME ought to be able to call Brock Turner a rapist.
Here is an excerpt from the article:
“Deputy District Attorney Alaleh Kianerci said the rape charges were filed based on information in the police report, but prosecutors later dropped those charges after receiving the results of DNA testing on the rape kit, the Los Angeles Times reported.
“Instead, Turner was convicted on three felony counts of sexual assault: assault with intent to commit rape of an intoxicated or unconscious person, penetrating an intoxicated person with a foreign object and penetrating an unconscious person with a foreign object.”
Source and Recommended Reading:
On Sunday [3 July 2016], the singer and actress caught wind of a disgusting tweet sent by a user who goes by @ogxbenson and shut it down like a boss. The tweet, which has since been deleted, featured photos of Beyoncé, Zendaya, Rihanna and Nicki Minaj and referenced “The Purge,” a movie in which nothing is illegal for one night every year. It read: “If the purge was real who y’all raping?”
Note: The above quote is by David Bruce.
CREEPY, PERVY, RAPEY, KANYE:
How is This Not Sexual Harassment?
This guy is running for President?
Source of above: Ana Samways, “Welcome to Someday.” Sideswipe. New Zealand Herald. 3 August 2017
NOTE: FEEL FREE TO COPY AND POST THIS SHORT POEM ANYWHERE — Martina Donna Ramone
SHORT POEM: I’m Not Your ‘ho‘
I’m not your ‘ho‘.
I’m not your cunt.
I’m not your bitch.
I’ll go a year without sex
If I want.
— Martina Donna Ramone
RECOMMENDED READING: Sophie Heawood: why I won’t condemn Chrissie Hynde (Guardian)
‘You can’t blame Chrissie Hynde for blaming herself for the assault on her as a young woman, or the whole cycle of non-empathy continues.’
Note: No room in the title to say this, but there’s a section at the end about what men can do to help.
Carli_V, “Rape Culture” (The Friendly Feminist)
I know I said that I’d make a post about sexism in video games and comic books, but in light of recent events, I thought I’d talk about something much more serious. This post may potentially be triggering so I apologize in advance if it makes anyone uncomfortable.
Anonymous: “Trigger Warning: Breakfast” (Cartoon in The Nib)
The morning after I was raped, I thought I could create another story.
Street harassment is not a compliment.
He: You’re a bit too thin for me.
Katherine Atkinson: That’s lucky because you’re a bit too thick for me.
HERE IS AN EXCERPT FROM BRENDA KENNEDY’S FREE eBOOK A LIFE WORTH FIGHTING:
Our first date was spent at the gym, where Robert showed me boxing moves and punches, aka self-defense moves. He also gave me some self-defense tips that I well remember. Some of his tips are very simple but very effective. For example, hair spray can be a very effective Mace, so a travel-sized can of hair spray in a purse can be a good idea — if you have time to get to it.
Robert told me that a friend of his carried a small but sharp knife in her purse. When a date would not take no for an answer, she got out of the car. He followed her, so she pulled out the knife, held it against his crotch, and said, “Do you want me to cut it off? Remember: No really means yes.” Later, she talked to Robert, and then Robert “talked” to the date.
He also told me that his favorite comedians, The Three Stooges, just pretended to poke each other in the eyes, but obviously, when that is actually done, it is very painful. And if it is done by someone with long fingernails, it can give the attacker a heaping helping of hurt, perhaps permanently.
He also told me that often the best things to do are to scream and run away. If you have to kick off your high heels to run, it is a small sacrifice no matter how much the high heels cost. Don’t wear tight skirts that prohibit running. If you do, hike up the skirt so you can run. (Robert’s favorite fashions are the ones that allow women to take protective measures.) And screaming lets potential heroes know that you need help.
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NOT REALLY CLOSELY RELATED, BUT INTERESTING
A man became obsessed by a woman, and he convinced his doctors that he would die unless he could sleep with her. However, the sages of the community said, “Let him die rather than have her yield.” The doctors then asked that the woman stand naked before the man in order to save his life, but the sages said, “Let him die rather than that she stand naked before him.” The doctors then asked that the woman talk to the man while standing behind a fence in order that his life be saved, but the sages said, “Let him die rather than that she talk to him behind a fence.” In other words, according to this story from the Babylonian Talmud, Sanhedrin 75a, if a man becomes obsessed with a woman, that’s his problem — she is not required to help him.
For More Information: Rabbi Joseph Telushkin, Jewish Wisdom, p. 133.
RECOMMENDED READING: “Barbara Mikkelson: Learn How Not to be Where the Trouble Is”
MAJOR TRIGGER WARNING: This is an excerpt from the erotic satire FOR ADULTS ONLY book titled The Erotic Adventures of Candide, free downloads of which are available here:
One of the defining moments of Martina’s life occurred when she was gang-raped. She had cried for help, but no help had arrived. A rapist had held a knife against her throat, and she had stopped crying for help. As the rapists were busily raping her, they talked about the local professional sports team. When the rapists were through, one of the rapists had held the knife above Martina’s eyes as if he were thinking about blinding her, but he had suddenly gotten up and ran away with the other rapists. Then Martina had cried.
Now she talked to Candide about the gang-rape and about what it had done to her conception of God.
“Let’s say you are walking along the sidewalk and suddenly you hear a scream for help from the other side of the street,” Martina said. “You look and you see a gang of men has started raping a woman. What do you do?
“You have several options:
“One, you could run over and try to stop the rape.
“Two, you could stay on your side of the street but start yelling for help or call the police on a cell phone, hoping that the men will stop raping the woman.
“Three, if the situation seems sufficiently dangerous, you could pretend you don’t see anything, keep walking past the scene of the crime, then call the police.
“Four, you could pretend you don’t see anything, keep walking past the scene of the crime, then keep walking and not call the police.
“Finally, and some people have probably done this, you could walk across the street and join in the rape.
“Those are the options. What would you do?”
Candide replied, “Of those options, I would at least call the police. I would be a coward or evil if I did anything less.”
“Good answer,” Martina said. “I wish that you had been there and had seen me.
“Next question: Which of those options does God do?
“God is omniscient (all-knowing), so presumably He knows that the rape is occurring. God is omnibenevolent (all-good), so presumably He wants to help the woman and stop the rape. And God is omnipotent (all-powerful), so presumably He can help the woman and stop the rape.
“But what does God actually do in a situation such as this?” Martina asked.
Candide replied, “Rapes occur every day, and although I hate to say it, based on our experience I think we can say that God acts most like the person who keeps walking past the rape and doesn’t even bother to call the police.”
“Something definitely seems wrong here,” Martina said.
“I agree,” Candide said.
“For many people, the main reason they don’t believe in God is that evil exists,” Martina said. “The ancient Greek philosopher Epicurus put the problem of evil in a dilemma:
“Premise one: If God is omnipotent (all-powerful), then he could prevent evil.
“Premise two: If God is omnibenevolent (all-good), then he would prevent evil.
“Premise three: Evil exists.
“Conclusion: Either God is not omnipotent, or God is not omnibenevolent.
“If this dilemma cannot be refuted, then it seems the omnipotent, omnibenevolent God of the Judeo-Christian religions has to go. After all, I personally cannot doubt the existence of evil after reading books concerning the Holocaust and slavery. Certainly, one visit to a Children’s Hospital should convince anyone that evil exists. The sight of bald-headed children dying of incurable cancer is definitely convincing to me. And we all know that rapes occur every day. As you know, I have personally been gang-raped,” Martina concluded.
“Of course, some philosophers mention free will when speaking about the problem of evil,” Candide said. “God does not commit rape; human beings do. And human beings can decide not to rape or harass women, or to prevent rape and harassment. For example, comedian Jay Leno once noticed a woman being harassed by a man, so he went over and pretended to be the woman’s boyfriend and chased the harasser away.
“And some people think that by facing evil in the world and responding to it well — perhaps by becoming counselors for other women who have been raped — we can build our souls and make them worthy to enter Paradise,” Candide concluded.
“If facing evil in the world and responding to it well is a good thing,” Martina said, “then perhaps the logical conclusion of your argument is that every woman ought to be raped and become a counselor for other women who have been raped. However, I doubt that many women will respond well to being raped. If it were up to me, I would cut off the genitals of every man who gang-raped me and put them in a giant blender, turn it on for an hour, then flush the liquid down the toilet. In fact, I would like to do that to the genitals of every rapist.
“Actually, I’d like to be God for just one day so I could make a few changes in the World. That guy whose name is on every list of date rapists written on the walls of women’s restrooms? Zap! You have two breasts and a vagina, and guess what? A guy who is just like what you used to be is about to not take no for an answer. That guy who tells racist jokes? Zap! Guess what — you’re black. That preacher who spoke about the ‘sin’ of homosexuality last Sunday? Zap! Let’s see how your male friends treat you now that you really, really like them. That guy who hates Jews? Zap! If you feel a pain, it’s because you’ve just been circumcised. The secretly gay politician who openly supports anti-gay legislation? Zap! Not only do you have the forty-year itch, your brain itches. Good luck trying to scratch it. The neo-con who doesn’t think that water-boarding is torture? Zap! You’re an innocent Iraqi who has just been arrested because American officers think you’re a terrorist. My advice to you is to confess — quickly. The torturers want to know if you wrote Adventures of Huckleberry Finn? Confess that you did. The torturers want to know the next location you targeted for your terrorism? Make something up. Make up anything that will stop the torture, at least temporarily — and it will stop only temporarily.”
NOTE: If you download The Erotic Adventures of Candide, try to read past the first few chapters. This book has ideas, but it is also erotica.
An Excerpt from Resist Psychic Death:
In Bikini Kill’s early songs, vocalist Kathleen Hanna tends to repeat lines many times. She had a reason for doing this. The sound equipment Bikini Kill played live with was very bad, and she worried that no one would understand the words, and so she repeated them over and over so that the audience would hear them. Some of the lyrics deserve to be heard over and over — for example, she repeated these lines from the song “Resist Psychic Death” over and over: “I resist with every inch and every breath / I resist this psychic death.” By the way, near the end of his life, the heart of Mexican artist José Clemente Orozco grew weaker, and his cardiologist, Dr. Ignacio Chávez, recommended that he stop the strenuous work of painting huge murals and instead concentrate on the less strenuous work of creating easel paintings. However, Mr. Orozco refused to take this advice. Instead, he remarked to his wife, “I’m not going to do as the doctor says and abandon mural painting. I prefer physical death to the moral death that would be the equivalent of giving up mural painting.” So how does one resist psychic death? Some ways include practicing an art, doing good deeds, paying attention to your soul as well as your body, staying angry at the things that should anger us, and being aware of the fabulous realities that surround us despite the presence of evil in the world.
 Source: Jannika Bock, Riot Grrrl: A Feminist Re-Interpretation of the Punk Narrative, p. 75. Also: Bárbara C. Cruz, José Clemente Orozco: Mexican Artist, p. 101.
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Free PDF book: William Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure: A Retelling in Prose by David Bruce
Isabella has a problem. Vicentio, the ruler of Vienna, has left Angelo in charge because, Vicentio says, he needs to leave the city on a diplomatic mission. Angelo is strict and has made fornication a capital crime. Claudio, Isabella’s brother, has gotten his girlfriend pregnant, and as a result he has been sentenced to death. Isabella, a novice nun, pleads to Angelo to have mercy and not execute her brother, but Angelo gives her a choice: Either Isabella has sex with him and does not tell anyone, or her brother dies.
FREE EBOOK, FOR ADULTS ONLY: “I Want to Die — Or Fight Back”
This short story contains adult themes such as rape and other kinds of violence. This short story is not erotica.
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The most fortunate of us learned everything we know about sexual assault from two sources: Hollywood, and scandalous news stories that usually focus on the accused (since it usually takes a celebrity perpetrator to make headlines). Shockingly, they do not always paint an accurate picture of reality.
Women are constantly being harassed by creepy dudes who have greasy mustaches growing right on their very souls. We’re not sure how the ideal scenario plays out in those perverts’ heads. “If I show this random girl my dick for no reason, she’ll fall in love with it. I’ve got a very lovable dick!” Oh, but sometimes that story plays out in a hilariously different fashion than the pervert intended …
#4. A Woman Gets Revenge On Online Creeps … By Telling Their Mothers
Victorious-Take a Hint (lyrics+video)
Why am I always hit on by the boys I never like
I can always see ‘em coming from the left and from the right
I don’t want to be a priss, I just try to be polite
But it always seems to bite me in the –
Ask me for my number, yeah you put me on the spot
You think that we should hook-up, but I think that we should not
You had me at hello, then you opened up your mouth
And that is when it started going south
Get your hands off my hips, ‘fore I’ll punch you in the lips
Stop your staring at my— Hey!
Take a hint, take a hint
No you can’t buy me a drink, let me tell you what I think
I think you could use a mint
Take a hint, take a hint
La, La, La….
T-take a hint, take a hint
La, La, La….
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