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superwholockianlady:

porcupine-girl:

maymay:

“Repeat Rape: How do they get away with it?”, Part 1 of 2. (link to Part 2)

Sources:

  1. College Men: Repeat Rape and Multiple Offending Among Undetected Rapists,Lisak and Miller, 2002 [PDF, 12 pages]
  2. Navy Men: Lisak and Miller’s results were essentially duplicated in an even larger study (2,925 men): Reports of Rape Reperpetration by Newly Enlisted Male Navy Personnel, McWhorter, 2009 [PDF, 16 pages]

By dark-side-of-the-room, who writes:

These infogifs are provided RIGHTS-FREE for noncommercial purposes. Repost them anywhere. In fact, repost them EVERYWHERE. No need to credit. Link to the L&M study if possible.

Knowledge is a seed; sow it.

Reblogging because I mentioned this study in a post the other day and someone reblogged & replied insinuating that I’d made it up, but I didn’t have the citation on hand right then. As I said then: rape culture is what teaches rapists that they aren’t rapists.

^ bolded for emphasis

invisiblelad:

You can no longer wiggle out of a murder charge in California by saying you were frightened by a scary lesbian. 

Current California law allows a murder charge to be reduced to manslaughter if the killing happened in the heat of passion - the so-called “panic defense”. Defendants charged with murdering members of the LGBT community have been able to claim they acted in a “moment of passion” upon discovering the victim was LGBT, and therefor their crime met the requirements for a reduced charge of manslaughter. The bill that passed the Assembly this week will bar defendants from using their victim’s gender or sexual orientation to support a panic defense. An identical bill passed the state senate in May.

Democratic Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla (right) sponsored the bill, which passed on a 50-10 vote. Ms. Bonilla told reportersthat such defenses legitimize violence against LGBT people. 

Though The American Bar Association advocates curtailing the use of the “gay panic” defense, California is the first state to ban using the “heat of passion” defense because the victim was LGBT. 

The bill now heads for Governor Jerry Brown’s desk for his signature. 

I’ve been so busy lately I forgot to share this. 

sizvideos:

Video

There was a Harvard study that says the same thing happens when a male name versus a female name.

poliscrutiny101:

Unions brought this Labor Day to you… Republicans want to destroy unions.

poliscrutiny101:

Unions brought this Labor Day to you…
Republicans want to destroy unions.

gavinscreamingmichaelyelling:

time-is-a-many-splendored-thing:

douglasmurphy:

rainbowcoffin:

c-h-0-w:

nightwife:

Always reblog

Woah

well he really should have worn more protective clothing if he didn’t want that to happensounds to me like he was asking for it

Are we really sure he was actually shot and decapitated? Idk, sounds like something he would’ve made up. Guys make false decapitation accusations all the time, you know. 

If he didn’t want to be decapitated, he shouldn’t have worn a shirt that showed off his neck

I mean, not all woman decapitate people. I’m not like that.

gavinscreamingmichaelyelling:

time-is-a-many-splendored-thing:

douglasmurphy:

rainbowcoffin:

c-h-0-w:

nightwife:

Always reblog

Woah

well he really should have worn more protective clothing if he didn’t want that to happen
sounds to me like he was asking for it

Are we really sure he was actually shot and decapitated? Idk, sounds like something he would’ve made up. Guys make false decapitation accusations all the time, you know. 

If he didn’t want to be decapitated, he shouldn’t have worn a shirt that showed off his neck

I mean, not all woman decapitate people. I’m not like that.

Reblog if you have mourned the death of a fictional character.

zombieecho:

iloveyoujhutch:

If you do not reblog this, you are in fact lying.

Hey, don’t you fucking scroll down

You

Fucking

Liar. 

Mourn the death of a fictional character??? I grew up reading comic books. Nobody stays dead …not even Bucky.

edwardspoonhands:

ngjenkins:

peachesnpolo:

lee-aus125:

chr1stastic:

magnus-thegreat-redundancy:

I believe that every american should at least watch this monologue from The Newsroom

Bravo!

this is my favorite post.

So so many people need to see this

Yep.

But…corndogs?

I am grade 12 student who has just recently graduated. You might call me accomplished, and in a way, I am, but not in the way you’d think. 12 years of pouring over text books and being lined up to be judged in front of my peers has not made me any more intelligent. I can tell you the first 45 digits of Pi and I can explain to you the difference between an acid and a base, I can recite the Pythagorean Theorem in my sleep, I will recite lines out of a textbook like they are a religion. But I cannot tell you the value of security, or of kindness. The distinct contrast between personal health and personal gain. I can tell you in grade 10 four of my classmates attempted to take their own lives before finals. I can tell you our counsellors office is always booked. I can tell you how when I didn’t understand something in AP Chemistry my teacher asked me to leave if I could not participate in his class. I merely asked him to explain a question. Instead of doing his job and teaching, he told me to leave. Told me I was not good enough to be there. Mistakes are viewed as failure in these hallways. A wrong answer is a sin you must atone to, not a human error, but a flaw so grand it defines your entire life course. There is no “average” here. We all must exceed expectations. Do your parents know that a grade that is considered average is a “C”? When I got a C in fourth grade my parents grounded me for a month. They said I was lazy and stupid and incompetent and that I’d better smarten up and stop fooling around. I never fooled around. I am driven by a deep need to impress others. I never fool around. I worked and worked and worked, with a deep hollow of anxiety in my chest. I have never been good at History, but I worked and worked and I attained at best a low B. It was not good enough. It is not said but we are expected to put our education before our personal health. It is not asked of us, but it is what we must do to achieve what we are asked to achieve. Our teachers will tell you, “Oh, I only give them one hour of homework each night.” Which is essentially true, each of my five teachers only gives me one to two hours of homework each night. Hmm, that adds up to 5-10 hours of homework, and overdue classwork, and projects. Say goodbye to sleep, say goodbye to feeling calm. I’ve developed a deep rooted anxiety disorder due to school and perfectionistic tendencies. Even when you get 100 percent on an assignment they still criticise you, it is never good enough. One slip, and you are in deep deep trouble. I can tell you that 90 percent of us try our hardest, and our teachers and parents stand in the sidelines, screaming, “You can do better than that!”

Why I say our education system is flawed  (via stupidandreckless)

this is the best thing ive ever read

(via sadtropicss)

hydrophobic-pirate:

On 9th August 2014, unarmed 18 year old Michael Brown was shot by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri, sparking social unrest that continues to this day. Here is a petition to prevent police misconduct.

cheefbroom:

susiethemoderator:

newwavefeminism:

The automatic criminalization of black and brown bodies

and a racist.

Ok but the black kids are holding small ass BB guns or .22s and the white kids got straight up assault rifles this is still mighty f’ed up


I do have a problem with one photo and not the other. And it is NOT because I am racist.I have a problem with those smiling privileged white kids who are ready to kill for sport and personal gain. They are way too young for those guns and I am sure they are being taught the wrong lessons about gun control and such. Merry Christmas, let’s go shooting!!!On the other hand, look at those black kids. They do not look happy at all. They look like they have been given those for protection. Like shit has gone down and they are too young to grow up and see the harsh reality. Things may get ugly, but at least they have a chance to survive to see another day.

cheefbroom:

susiethemoderator:

newwavefeminism:

The automatic criminalization of black and brown bodies

and a racist.

Ok but the black kids are holding small ass BB guns or .22s and the white kids got straight up assault rifles this is still mighty f’ed up

I do have a problem with one photo and not the other. And it is NOT because I am racist.

I have a problem with those smiling privileged white kids who are ready to kill for sport and personal gain. They are way too young for those guns and I am sure they are being taught the wrong lessons about gun control and such. Merry Christmas, let’s go shooting!!!

On the other hand, look at those black kids. They do not look happy at all. They look like they have been given those for protection. Like shit has gone down and they are too young to grow up and see the harsh reality. Things may get ugly, but at least they have a chance to survive to see another day.