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December 29, 2012

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December 29, 2012
"TW: RAPE, SEXUAL ASSAULT.

Over a 20-year period, asking some 2,000 men in college questions like this: “Have you ever had sexual intercourse with someone, even though they did not want to, because they were too intoxicated [on alcohol or drugs] to resist your sexual advances?”, or “Have you ever had sexual intercourse with an adult when they didn’t want to because you used physical force [twisting their arm, holding them down, etc.] if they didn’t cooperate?”

About 1 in 16 men answered “yes” to these or similar questions.

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1 in sixteeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeen are you kidding me

if we got 1 in 16 motherfuckers admitting to raping women on college campuses and are “very forthcoming. In fact, they are eager to talk about their experience”, you better fucking believe tossing out your short skirt and staying in at night isn’t going to keep you safe.

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Even worse:

In a survey of 11-14 year-old boys…

  • 51% believed that “forced sex” is acceptable if a boy spends a lot of money on a girl
  • 31% believed that it would be okay to rape someone with past sexual experience
  • 65% believed that sexual assault is okay if dating for more than 6 months
  • 87% believed that sexual assault is okay if the perpetrator and victim are married

…aaand in a survey of college males…

  • 1 in 12 admitted to committing rape (under the legal definition)
  • 35% admitted that they would commit rape under circumstances if they could get away with it

…and in another…

  • 43% of college-aged men admitted to using “coercive behavior” such as ignoring a woman’s nonconsent and using physical aggression

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really? how does this not make me even more scared? fuck

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And these numbers are based on the guys who are WILLING to admit their sexual misconduct. How many are there that wouldn’t? (via ikuta-ameh)

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August 24, 2012

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August 24, 2012
"Logic has nothing to do with oppression."

Gloria Steinem in her pointedly hilarious article “If Men Could Menstruate.”

YOU MUST READ IT

August 10, 2012
"Under US law, 40% of the corn harvest must be used to make biofuel, a quota which the UN says could contribute to a food crisis around the world."

BBC News - US corn price forecast to rise sharply (via progressivefriends)

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August 10, 2012
"Logic has nothing to do with oppression."

Gloria Steinem in her pointedly hilarious article "If Men Could Menstruate."

YOU MUST READ IT

August 10, 2012
500sandwiches:

Vandana Shiva: Create Food Democracy, Occupy Our Food Supply

500sandwiches:

Vandana Shiva: Create Food Democracy, Occupy Our Food Supply

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August 10, 2012
"I ended up running for my life, barefoot and handcuffed, while British jihadists — young men with south London accents — shot to kill."

Conflict photographer John Cantlie wrote about his week spent imprisoned by radicals in Syria, none of whom were Syrian and the worst of whom were British, alongside Dutch photographer Jeroen Oerlemans. It’s paywalled at The Times, but MSNBC has a write-up of it. (via thepoliticalnotebook)

Check out this video by Riz MC, a British born rapper who addressed 9/11 as an issue of home-grown terrorism back in 2009: http://youtu.be/EfXvKKflBoM 

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August 7, 2012