This is a Scottish anti-rape PSA that is a direct response to blaming a rape victim for dressing like a slut. What do you think? Is it effective?
Never have I seen such an effective video in my life… and it’s only 30 seconds long. Definitely, 100% watch and reblog this.
I heard about this tragic story of a 9-month-old baby girl being raped and killed and was shocked and disgusted to find that people were quicker to blame the single mother (as well as immigration) than the sick fuck responsible for ending an infant’s life. This breaks my heart. This child’s life was not taken because the mother was single or because the suspected murderer is latino; this child’s life was taken because there is a screwed up fucking rapist murderer out there who was raised a rape culture that is more eager to point fingers at a single mother and undocumented citizens than at a rapist baby killer and our own disgusting culture.
My heart goes out to the mother and family of this child. This is a tragic loss.
Single mothers: public enemy number one. Not the rapists, not the murderers, nope.
God this is just fucking disgusting. I hate everything.
WHY IS EVERYONE SO FUCKING ANXIOUS TO ABSOLVE MEN OF ANY WRONGDOING!!!!!
I feel sick and I want to cry. :(
Because teh menz can’t do anything wrong. They’re paragons of humanity, obviously. It’s always the women’s fault. And the brown people, just for good measure.
I actually want to puke. This is horrifying.
Okay, do you see this shit? THIS IS NOT FUCKING OKAY. The old Facebook page called “Cell” was shut down a couple of months ago because of a lot of offensive content and was reported quite a bit. Now I was looking through my newsfeed and I find their new page called ” Cell.” Not a big change but a lot of the same offensive, racist, sexist asshole commentary. He makes fun of most of the races, depression, cutters, makes fun of religions, feminism and basically everyone. I’ve reported his page a couple of times now and I keep getting the same thing from the Facebook staff ” we reviewed your last complaint and have found no content that breaks any of Facebook claims. ” We need to do something about this, or else this will continue. His page is right HERE. We, as a community, need to do something about this.
For any and all future employers, for his family, for any unfortunate folks who might be tricked into dating this shitdick, Carl Sherburne is a misogynistic fuckwad who thinks that the rape, abuse, and shaming of women is AOK. Avoid like the plague, and show no mercy.
What I do want to tell you is that you need to stop using the “wives, sisters, daughters” argument when you are talking to people defending the Steubenville rapists. Or any rapists. Or anyone who commits any kind of crime, violent or otherwise, against a woman.
In case you’re unfamiliar with this line of rhetoric, it’s the one that goes like this:
You should stop defending the rapists and start caring about the victim. Imagine if she was your sister, or your daughter, or your wife. Imagine how badly you would feel if this happened to a woman that you cared about.
Framing the issue this way for rape apologists can seem useful. I totally get that. It feels like you’re humanizing the victim and making the event more relatable, more sympathetic to the person you’re arguing with.
You know what, though? Saying these things is not helpful; in fact, it’s not even helping to humanize the victim. What you are actually doing is perpetuating rape culture by advancing the idea that a woman is only valuable in so much as she is loved or valued by a man.
The Steubenville rape victim was certainly someone’s daughter. She may have been someone’s sister. Someday she might even be someone’s wife. But these are not the reasons why raping her was wrong. This rape, and any rape, was wrong because women are people. Women are people, rape is wrong, and no one should ever be raped. End of story.” —
YESS!!! THANK YOU!!!!
I’ve always hated this “what if this was your DAUGHTER!?1?1/1” bullshit, but I’ve never been able to put it into such good words this way. A woman is a human being, even if she has no friends or relatives to speak of! Whether or not she’s somebody’s daughter isn’t really an issue, and the fact that it needs to be mentioned before someone will even show a fraction of a percent of empathy PROVES what a rape culture we live in.
(tw: rape, victim blaming)
Yep, still end up bawling less than 10 seconds in.
Melissa Harris-Perry wins. Watch the whole thing.