Saturday, April 12, 2014
Go ahead and continue sexualizing American Indian and First Nations Women …It’s not like they are 2.5 times more likely to be sexually assaulted than other women living in the United States.
“Over the past decade, federal government studies have consistently shown that American Indian and Alaska Native women experience much higher levels of sexual violence than other women in the USA. Data gathered by the US Department of Justice indicates that Native American and Alaska Native women are more than 2.5 times more likely to be raped or sexually assaulted than women in the USA in general. A US Department of Justice study on violence against women concluded that 34.1 per cent of American Indian and Alaska Native women – or more than one in three – will be raped during their lifetime; the comparable figure for the USA as a whole is less than one in five. Shocking though these statistics are, it is widely believed that they do not accurately portray the extent of sexual violence against Native American and Alaska Native women.
Amnesty International’s interviews with survivors, activists and support workers across the USA suggest thatavailable statistics greatly underestimate the severity of the problem. In the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, for example, many of the women who agreed to be interviewed could not think of any Native women within their community who had not been subjected to sexual violence.READ MORE»

Go ahead and continue sexualizing American Indian and First Nations Women …It’s not like they are 2.5 times more likely to be sexually assaulted than other women living in the United States.

“Over the past decade, federal government studies have consistently shown that American Indian and Alaska Native women experience much higher levels of sexual violence than other women in the USA. Data gathered by the US Department of Justice indicates that Native American and Alaska Native women are more than 2.5 times more likely to be raped or sexually assaulted than women in the USA in general. A US Department of Justice study on violence against women concluded that 34.1 per cent of American Indian and Alaska Native women – or more than one in three – will be raped during their lifetime; the comparable figure for the USA as a whole is less than one in five. Shocking though these statistics are, it is widely believed that they do not accurately portray the extent of sexual violence against Native American and Alaska Native women.

Amnesty International’s interviews with survivors, activists and support workers across the USA suggest thatavailable statistics greatly underestimate the severity of the problem. In the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, for example, many of the women who agreed to be interviewed could not think of any Native women within their community who had not been subjected to sexual violence.READ MORE»

Saturday, December 14, 2013

seccruz:

disneyswishes:

iflip4dolphins:

profoundwithspookybacon:

bellamy-at-221b:

callieboa:

locksandglasses:

lolnaaaahbruh:

justwatchthesunrise:

hairypitprincess:

ikaricrossinglines:

the thing that upsets me most here is that quite a few of these sample replies show profile photos of children. These people are raising families and kids. And for those fathers with daughters,I wonder how amusing they would find it if they knew there was at least a 1 in 4 chance of their own child being sexually assaulted or raped in her own lifetime.

A real funny joke there, dads.

This is highly disturbing

things like this make it hard for me to breathe

"the number one cause of rape is women saying NO"

tell me again how patriarchy doesn’t mean that men believe they have access/inheritance to women’s bodies?

I saw this post and broke out in tears. It should not be like this.

im so thankful i don’t share the views as these sexist, ignorant men - it’s a fucking disgrace, really

"dont dress like a skank and dont walk alone" ARE YOU ACTUALLY IMPLYING THAT IF A WOMAN IS WALKING ALONE ITS OKAY TO RAPE HER I AM SO ANgrY IM SHAKING

THEY ARE BASICALLY SAYING THAT THEY HAVE EVERY RIGHT TO RAPE A WOMAN BUT IT’S HER FAULT FOR GETTING RAPED IN THE FIRST PLACE

IN WHAT WAY DOES THAT MAKE ANY GOD-DAMN SENSE

What. 

I can’t - I just can’t -

How do people like this exist? HOW?

I don’t - somebody PLEASE explain to me how this is an actual way that people think because I do not understand this and it makes me sick to my stomach. 

This makes me want to punch every god damn one of them.

Human stupidity and sense of entitlement (a woman’s body in this case) at it’s best…
People make me sick…

(Source: ahealthyhusky)

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Fact Check on Aisle 3…

Never ceases to amaze and horrify me what egregious slurs people will reblog as stone cold fact without taking 10 seconds to Google if it’s even true.

stfuhypocrisy:

Justin Beiber: Rape happens for a reason.
Media: OMG JUSTIN
Media: YOU ARE THE SWEETEST GUY ALIVE
Media: WHAT AN INSPIRATION
Media: ROLE MODEL TO YOUNG MEN EVERYWHERE
Media: JUSTIN YOU SO PERF
Billie Joe Armstrong: Ladies, if someone touches you and you don’t want them to, feel free to punch them in the fucking face.
Media: OH MY GOD HE CURSED ON TV WHAT A DOUCHEBAG
Media: HE DOES DRUGS CLEARLY THE ANTICHRIST
Media: YOU’RE BRAINWASHING CHILDREN GO TO JAIL PLEASE
Media: DO YOU EVEN HAVE A SOUL
Media: LADIES STAY AWAY FROM MEN LIKE HIM

I’m not a Bieber fan (really, REALLY not), but I despise being misquoted and having words put in my mouth. 

Justin Bieber: “I really don’t believe in abortion. I think [an embryo] is a human. It’s like killing a baby.”

Rolling Stone: Even in the case of rape?

Justin Bieber: "Um. Well, I think that’s just really sad, but everything happens for a reason. I don’t know how that would be a reason. I guess I haven’t been in that position, so I wouldn’t be able to judge that.” 

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/justin-bieber-talks-sex-politics-music-and-puberty


  

..and I still wonder why a Rolling Stone reporter thought asking a 16 year old boy what he thought about abortion was at all appropriate, or that his potential answers would be even vaguely interesting to readers (or more interesting than asking him about a subject he’d know about. Or, y’know, his music and stuff.)

(Source: roarofthemanticore)

Tuesday, January 10, 2012