shin8shin:

catamite:

I want to graffiti that headline EVERYWHERE.

“18.3% of women over 18 reported being sexual assaulted in their lifetime while 17.4% of women reported smoking. Let’s consider this as we set health priorities.” yes, let’s.

This is such a fucking harsh reality. I say this as someone who works in tobacco policy. The reason why tobacco (smoking, cessation, cancer research) gets so much funding is because smoking is profitable and upholds capitalism. Smoking is government regulated and taxed. The profit of cigarettes allows for jobs to be created. My job is one of them! Reading this has allowed me to question the work that I am doing and the way that I am doing it. I was at a meeting yesterday and someone said that cancer research now has the second biggest budget in the US. So the Federal Budget is 1st and Cancer research is not far behind it because of funding through tobacco taxes, federal aid, and donations. Obviously, cancer research is important, but what happens with a lot with cancer funding is not going directly to “finding a cure”. It goes to things like building new labs. In order for research to get federal or state funding, job creation needs to be shown. So companies and researches will say they are building new labs and providing x amount of (short term) jobs in order to get the funding it needs. Work related to tobacco upholds capitalism.

It is in the benefit of capitalism to continue this cycle. Keep taking money by taxing cigarette companies and people who smoke, funnel that into cancer research, charge people for cancer treatment when they get cancer from smoking. It frustrates me because a lot of this money could be used more efficiently to help people NOW by helping with the cost of health care or helping sustain social services programs, cessation programs, helping people pay for patches or other aids to quit. In California, there is a new proposition on the ballot that is called the California Tobacco Tax for Cancer Research. It is asking for even more money (it will tax the buyer $1) to go into research while little money is going into direct and immediate needs of populations that are affected.

IDK, maybe I should find some statistics about the prevalence of smoking among people who have been raped. So that way the anti-tobacco community I work with can recognize that their issue isn’t a singular one. It’s a bullshit thing to have to do though. Tobacco advocates I have come to learn are ridiculously selfish, short-sided, and only think in singular issue terms (stop smoking, find a cure). The government needs to get it’s shit together too.

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tw:rape,murder,child abuse

soydulcedeleche:

wheres all the national outrage and clamoring for justice for this lil 7 year old puerto rican girl i see on univision who was raped, killed and stuffed in a dumpster by a southern white man in georgia?

where?

oh yeah. brown children dont fuckin matter. ‘specially not when its a guilty white man.

white men are most rapists in this country, btw.

puttin that out there. coz i dont like white men one fucking bit.

their serial killin, rapin asses rarely if ever go to fucking jail for anything.

I watch Univision and Telemundo news more often than national English-speaking news because they just do a better job at covering the important stuff especially on the national news.

This whole thing frustrating. With Georgia criminalizing being brown with their anti-immigration bullshit, this white guy and many other white people, have another reason not to view brown people as human beings. Then this shit happens. Yes, there is a connection between immigration policy and acts against brown people and children. This white dude just showed us exactly what he, and what society thinks of brown children by putting her in a dumpster. Georgia, this is what your policy has done. Own the fuck up to it.

(Source: bad-dominicana)

sheiswolf:

Hey everyone, just wanted to give a signal boost to my petition about bringing attention to and trying to take down Encyclopedia Dramatica’s rape condoning page.

If you didn’t see my post a few days ago, I’ll link you to it here.

Trigger Warning: If you find that your mind gets the best of…

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"(TRIGGER WARNING: RAPE) ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Let’s go back to last week, did you always plan on Tate being Rubber Man? RYAN MURPHY: Yes we did. I think the thing about it even from the first episode and that first therapy session there was always a certain thing to his character that led you to believe him. People in some weird way are pissed that he’s the Rubber Man like the fact that he raped Violet’s mother makes him a bad guy."

sometimes i think that i’m bigger than the sound: TRIGGER WARNING: RAPE.

THIS HAPPENED. THIS HAPPENED. THIS HAPPENED. I LOOKED IT UP. IT’S ON EW’S SITE. HE REALLY SAID THIS. Oh my god

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Him, Dan Savage and Lady Gaga are the worst thing to happen to gay culture.

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[Trigger Warning: police brutality, rape, racism, abuse, assault,
Prandomberlinchick:

From a 2007 article in The New York Times:

Ten years ago today, a 30-year-old Haitian immigrant named Abner Louima was arrested and sodomized with a broomstick inside a restroom in the 70th Precinct station house in Brooklyn. The case became a national symbol of police brutality and fed perceptions that New York City police officers were harassing or abusing young black men as part a citywide crackdown on crime.The case also marked the beginning of the unraveling of Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani’s relationship with the black community in New York. That relationship would deteriorate even further, after the police shot two unarmed black men, Amadou Diallo in February 1999 and Patrick Dorismond in 2000.
One officer, Justin A. Volpe, admitted in court in May 1999 that he had rammed a broken broomstick into Mr. Louima’s rectum and then thrust it in his face. He said he had mistakenly believed that Mr. Louima had punched him in the head during a street brawl outside a nightclub in Flatbush, but he acknowledged that he had also intended to humiliate the handcuffed immigrant.
Read the rest of  “TheAbner Louima Case, 10 Years Later.”

I had only recently moved to NY when that happened and thought seriously about leaving again. I remember the piece Vanity Fair did on the case, in which the cop with the broomstick, Justin Volpe, maintained that he couldn’t be a racist because his girlfriend was black. Whatthefuckever.
Okay, but yeah, justice was served and Volpe is doing thirty years without parole in a Minnesota (??) prison  … which brings me back to Amadou Diallo.
 I’m still so angry about that fucking case and the fact that just two years after Abner Louima was beaten and sodomized, Sean Carroll, Richard Murphy, Edward McMellon, and Kenneth Boss fired 41 shots with 19 meeting their unarmed target—and were acquitted after a change of venue. 
And perhaps not as well known, but equally infuriating: The Patrick Dorismond case, for the uninitiated, involved undercover cops targeting people of color as potential drug dealers. Mr. Dorismond, who was unarmed, became angry when the cops approached him to buy drugs. From a July 28, 2000 letter to the editor of The New York Times from the Episcopal Diocese of NY:
Regardless of the judgment of the grand jury about criminal culpability in the death of Patrick M. Dorismond, it remains unconscionable for New York City police to shoot unarmed people. It is also a scandal that a person of color would automatically be assumed to be a drug dealer.
 Amen Rev. Kendall … 
All of which I suppose is rising to the surface again in light of the police brutality witnessed in relation to the Occupy Movement. Police brutality, particularly in NY, has a long, and nasty history, and it looks ready to repeat itself.

[Trigger Warning: police brutality, rape, racism, abuse, assault,

Prandomberlinchick:

From a 2007 article in The New York Times:

Ten years ago today, a 30-year-old Haitian immigrant named Abner Louima was arrested and sodomized with a broomstick inside a restroom in the 70th Precinct station house in Brooklyn. The case became a national symbol of police brutality and fed perceptions that New York City police officers were harassing or abusing young black men as part a citywide crackdown on crime.

The case also marked the beginning of the unraveling of Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani’s relationship with the black community in New York. That relationship would deteriorate even further, after the police shot two unarmed black men, Amadou Diallo in February 1999 and Patrick Dorismond in 2000.

One officer, Justin A. Volpe, admitted in court in May 1999 that he had rammed a broken broomstick into Mr. Louima’s rectum and then thrust it in his face. He said he had mistakenly believed that Mr. Louima had punched him in the head during a street brawl outside a nightclub in Flatbush, but he acknowledged that he had also intended to humiliate the handcuffed immigrant.

Read the rest of  “TheAbner Louima Case, 10 Years Later.”

I had only recently moved to NY when that happened and thought seriously about leaving again. I remember the piece Vanity Fair did on the case, in which the cop with the broomstick, Justin Volpe, maintained that he couldn’t be a racist because his girlfriend was black. Whatthefuckever.

Okay, but yeah, justice was served and Volpe is doing thirty years without parole in a Minnesota (??) prison  … which brings me back to Amadou Diallo.

I’m still so angry about that fucking case and the fact that just two years after Abner Louima was beaten and sodomized, Sean Carroll, Richard Murphy, Edward McMellon, and Kenneth Boss fired 41 shots with 19 meeting their unarmed target—and were acquitted after a change of venue. 

And perhaps not as well known, but equally infuriating: The Patrick Dorismond case, for the uninitiated, involved undercover cops targeting people of color as potential drug dealers. Mr. Dorismond, who was unarmed, became angry when the cops approached him to buy drugs. From a July 28, 2000 letter to the editor of The New York Times from the Episcopal Diocese of NY:

Regardless of the judgment of the grand jury about criminal culpability in the death of Patrick M. Dorismond, it remains unconscionable for New York City police to shoot unarmed people. It is also a scandal that a person of color would automatically be assumed to be a drug dealer.

 Amen Rev. Kendall … 

All of which I suppose is rising to the surface again in light of the police brutality witnessed in relation to the Occupy Movement. Police brutality, particularly in NY, has a long, and nasty history, and it looks ready to repeat itself.

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anglophonic:

(Trigger Warning for “my friends and I were victims of this kind of shit, and I am angry as fuck.” Don’t read this if you can’t handle a rant.)

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“The biological mother of a boy adopted by Jerry Sandusky said Thursday that she had contacted authorities because she was afraid…

I may possibly be derailing here and I’m fine with a call out but I really need to say the following:

Stop bring in gay people and their rights as an argument against the morality of straight people. These types of arguments are not logical at all.

"Sandusky rapes little boys and so do other grown men THEREFORE, gay couples should adopt" MAKES ZERO FUCKING SENSE. I’m tired of having the lives of the queer community having to be made relevant, having rights that we deserve, be put in a context of the wrongs of straight people. Gay couples should adopt because they are competent, NOT because some straight people aren’t. Pedophile men shouldn’t adopt because they are pedophiles!

It’s that simple ! When people are trying to make arguments against something throwing around “… Straight people are failing at x and gays would make it better” doesn’t validate your argument more and it sure as fuck doesn’t do much of anything for “gay rights”.

(Source: thedailybeast.com, via bad-dominicana)

"[trigger warning: rape culture, child sexual abuse] “Not now, man,” one student said, shaking his head. “This is about the football players.”"

Source: At Penn State’s stadium, profanity, scorn greet one father’s protest

“Not now, white women. You have to wait your turn before you can vote.” —White Men

“Not now, black women. Wait your turn and we’ll get back to you.” —White Women

“Not now, lesbians, genderqueer people, and Women of Color. We’ll get your rights once we get ours.” —2nd wave feminists

“Not now, black women. We’ll raise our kids like responsible adults and worry about sexism after we get our rights.” —Black men of the patriarchal Civil Rights Movement

“Not now, survivors of child rape. We have to play this football game. Nope, it doesn’t matter that some of you have waited fifteen years. Gotta get that big trophy.” —Penn State Fans

SO WHO ELSE IS TIRED OF WAITING?

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"Will someone think of the football players!!?!?" Fuck this bullshit.

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nuestrahermana:

(TW: Rape, Sexual assault)

You made a joke about Brittany being raped today. Nobody addressed it. Her entire group of Glee friends somehow looked over it and she was used as the center of the joke. That somehow, because she is seen as “dumb” this was the reason her being raped at camp at who knows what young age, is supposed to be just another stupid-britt LOL moment.

Or as you so hilariously put it, “alien invasion”.

Today’s episode was around virginity and I’m sure there were so many eager teenagers and even preteens sitting around watching this show.

Regardless of age, there were also victims of rape and sexual assault who watched this.

What do you think you do when you send out a message like this?

Being raped is never acceptable.

Being raped is not a joke.

When you use a show that is extremely popular to reinforce misogynist and victim blaming tactics on to rape victims you are part of the problem.

Whether you like to think about it or not, rapists were also watching this show. It has been proven that the more normative rape is made out to be (jokes, eluding that it isn’t a big deal, victim blaming, slut shaming) the more rapists are likely to carry out sexual assaults.

Let Ryan Murphy who defended tonight’s episode know exactly how you feel about this through Glee’s twitter HERE.

Reblogging with fixed twitter link.

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cityofbridges:

I wasn’t “asking for it.” I was five.
Short Shorts. A Hello Kitty T-Shirt. Cork Wedges. Pigtails.
Stop holding victims accountable for their wardrobes.
Start holding rapists accountable for raping.
A response to the wave of victim blaming on Tumblr today. Feel free to share.

cityofbridges:

I wasn’t “asking for it.” I was five.

Short Shorts. A Hello Kitty T-Shirt. Cork Wedges. Pigtails.

Stop holding victims accountable for their wardrobes.

Start holding rapists accountable for raping.

A response to the wave of victim blaming on Tumblr today. Feel free to share.

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