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Posts tagged women
Comics say they have a right to offend, with those like Tosh arguing that their entire ethos in fact revolves around offensive routines, that this is what audiences attend for, and those who stumble in unaware deserve whatever they get.
Gosh, that sounded an awful lot like victim-blaming, a common justification for rape, to me. What these comedians don’t seem to understand is that the right to free speech includes not just the right to make offensive speech, but the right to object to it, and to comment on it. And that these criticisms are not “censorship” unless the government itself is cracking down on rape jokes, which, to my knowledge, it is not. In fact, the right to have a lively conversation about these jokes is a key part of freedom — if a comedian wants to make rape jokes and believes them to be critical to his routine despite the fact that they traffic on an oppression he doesn’t experience, he’s totally entitled to do so.
Rape: Don’t stop talking about it.
I have to say this is completely legit - someone tried to steal her handbag and she simply went “Fuck this- *suplex*”
someone teach me this pweeze-ooc
Ok Ladies, here’s the info on this move.
We are blessed with a low center of gravity. This means that when we get ahold of someone and tip over backward like that, it’s easy peasy for us to do. Especially on a guy. Think of it like a fulcum and lever: they’re the lever, we’re the fulcrum, and because their center of gravity is up in their chest, instead of in their pelvis, when we get down low and lean back, whupsy there they tip right over.
Now, here’s the real deal on that particular move. Check out how this gif end, with the guy’s head on the floor like that? How his torso seems straight up and down, his head and neck on the floor, all his body weight and the momentum of having been tossed over her shoulder?
Yeah, he’s pretty messed up from that. In the really real world, if you do that move correctly, toss your whole body into it, seriously oomph it up and give that mugger a throw, you can snap his neck.
All that said, here’s how you do it!
This is something you do fast, ladies. Move quickly and with assurance, and don’t worry about whether you’re strong enough to do it or not: you are. This is about physics, not muscle.
Get low, bend your knees and hips. Our strength is largly concentrated in our lower bodies, and when we put our knees and thighs into a move, we bring some of the largest muscles in the human body to bear. You’d be surprised what you can move with your legs.
When she got low on him, her right arm was around his waist, her shoulder roughly at or under his ass, her left arm wrapped around his left leg. Feet shoulder width apart for a nice stable base, big deep breath in, and lift just a bit while falling backwards. It doesn’t take much strength but it will really mess with the dude’s day. Landing on your head will at the very very least knock you silly for a minute.
Interestingly, we can use these same basic principles to ruin a guy’s day if he’s the one to grab us! Imagine, if you will, mugger dude runs up behind you and bear hugs you in preparation for dragging you into the alley. Scary, right? Yep.
If he lifts you too fast, and you find your feet off the ground, kick him in the shins, scrape your shoes down his legs, aim for the knees and his feet. Toss your head back and head butt him. Bite him. Squirm. Do what it takes to get your feet back on the ground.
Feet on the ground, grab his arms and hold on to them. Don’t let him get away, because this move, ladies, will put him down and out, and if he moves away he may go for a distance weapon, or start using his fists. Hold onto his arms and keep him in close.
Again, feet shoulder width apart. Use your booty and hips now, like you’re trying to hit his not-so-manly bits with your ass, get your hips back, bend your knees and flex your hips. If he’s shortish, you should at this point have picked him up and be balancing him on your back. If he’s tall, you’re now in position to put a crimp in his style in a big way.
Tuck your head to your chest and roll forward, just like you did when you were a kid. Flip yourself forward and let gravity do the rest. You will have your head tucked down, aiming to land on the upper back of one shoulder; he won’t. This means he’ll land on his face, with the full force of his own body weight behind it as well as any momentum you’ve built up. You may very well land on top of him too.
From here, get up, run like hell towards a light source while yelling “help, fire, call 911 (or whatever emergency services number exists in your country)”
Remember, ladies, with just a little understanding of comparative anatomy and physics, you too can put a man on the ground and seriously mess up his day. But then, that’s what he was planning to do to you, so fair’s fair.
Reblogging again because of Gryphyn’s awesome comment. C:
THIS IS AWESOME.
In a campus-wide email sent out on Friday, Dartmouth College’s Board of Trustees Chair Steve Mandel appeared to equate the actions of sexual assault protesters with the subsequent death and rape threats made against them by several other Dartmouth students on anonymous online forums and message boards.
The threats materialized after students who allege that they have personally encountered sexual assault, homophobia, and racism on campus protested the Dartmouth administration’s inability to foster a safer environment during a prospective students’ event on April 19th. Dartmouth took the uncommon step of canceling classes on Wednesday to address the growing crisis and the Board of Trustees released their latest email on Friday night as a follow up.
The email seeks to assure the student community that “established policies and procedures” regarding disciplinary action will be taken against both the protesters and any students who made the anonymous threats. It is reproduced in full below:
Erudite, But Not Quite Right: Academia Americano
Former Tennessee Official Caught Masturbating Out of Car Window While Driving 90 Miles an Hour. Birth of the Tea Party and drive by masturbation. What further monumental achievements dare we hope for from the volunteer your semen state?
William Blakely, the former vice mayor of Mount Carmel, Tennessee, will be charged with spermicide and assault with a dead weapon.
Fuck the patriarchy.
So much respect for that.
Amazing and beautiful response.
Dearest Beloved Girl,
This letter is an apology. An apology for being an adult who has failed to make the world safe for you. Because you should be safe. Even when you make the sometimes stupid, often naive choices that teens make, you should be safe.
Your vulnerability should not invite assault and attack of your body or your spirit. And so I am sorry, because we have failed to teach your male peers that they have no right to touch you without your consent or to use you to meet their needs or to discard you if your victimization does not fit their life plan. I am sorry we have failed you.
This letter is also a note of gratitude for your willingness to report this crime, to take the stand, and to endure the viciousness hurled at you this week. I know the words that run in a loop in your mind. Don’t tell. If you tell, no one will believe you. If you tell, everyone will think you are a whore. Sometimes he is the one who says them first, spewing the words like mold spores that grow in the darkness of your silence. Sometimes it’s your own voice telling you, I can’t tell. No one will believe me. It’s the reason 54%of survivors never report the assault. It’s the reason I kept my secret for nearly a decade. But not you, beloved. You demanded the right to be heard.
You may have lost your voice that night, but you found it again when you told the truth–even though you knew, didn’t you? You knew just how relentlessly they would try to silence you.
You knew that neighbors, and friends, and even members of the national media would mourn the loss of your attackers’ football careers more than the loss of your innocence. You knew that even those who claimed to be sympathetic would pass along the pictures of your assault with a tone deaf voyeurism that seeks to make you a thing instead of a person. I think maybe you knew, or suspected these things, but you spoke out anyway.
And that…that is astonishing. And I want to say thank you, because you did what so many of us never find the strength to do. You spoke for yourself. You spoke for the 44% of rape victims who are under 18–and you spoke for my 14-year-old self, who still hears that threat echoing in my head, “Don’t tell. No one will believe you.”
So, this is my apology and this is my gratitude. This is me saying, “I believe you.”
And I believe you are inherently valuable. Not as a character in some grotesque news cycle where your assault is all we know, but as a girl with hopes and dreams and ambitions and vulnerabilities and so much more growing up to do. I never need to know your name, but I need you to know you are not alone. Surviving is not a single occurrence, it is a lifetime of making choices that honor you and your right to speak. You have begun surviving. You will continue surviving. And if you ever get down, or wonder how you will go on, take out this letter and read it to yourself.
I believe you.
A Message of Respect: Oregon Student’s Anti-Rape Video Goes Viral
The rape trial in Steubenville, Ohio, earlier this month gave me yet another opportunity to remind my 20-year-old daughter of ways to avoid getting raped.
“Why don’t we teach guys ‘don’t rape?’” she asked me.
A video made by a University of Oregon sophomore is trying to do exactly that — in just 26 seconds. Called “A Needed Response,” it’s for “the Steubenville rapists…or any rapists out there” and has more than 1.4 million views after being posted on YouTube March 22.
Samantha Stendal, a cinema studies student from Sammamish, Washington, said the media response to the Steubenville rape trial inspired her to make the video. “I was reading about Steubenville and getting more and more angry about the coverage,” she told KGW News. “I wanted to make something that was more positive than what was being shown. We should be treating each other as human beings not blaming victims.”
The discussion asking what the victim could have done differently frustrated her, she told KVAL news. “I’m upset that in our culture that is one of the first questions asked.”
In the video, filmed in the style of a public service announcement, fellow student Justin Gotchall says, “Guess what I’m gonna do to her?” referring to actress Kelsey Jones, playing a woman who’s passed out and lying on a couch. It’s a scene eerily reminiscent of what happened in Steubenville in August when two high school football players raped a 16-year-old West Virginia girl who was unresponsive at times after drinking too much at a party.
But what happens next is the surprise.
How can you get less facts than from a Republican source? RNC = no facts, none, zero. Republican legislators are misogynistic, elected lobbyists whose Tao is to lie. The Republican Party should be nuked like a toxic cancer.
For example, the RNC concludes that Republican candidates must connect with women voters using “softer language,” fewer “graphs and charts” and by assembling a strong list of female surrogates to do media appearances. That’s right. Republicans conclude that to win women voters they must use their “inside” voice and not bombard those ladybrains with all that “information.” Oh, and rather than actually place women in positions of leadership within the party, they plan to just pluck a few pretty faces to put in front of the cameras.
The Republican party will not moderate because it cannot moderate which means it will continue to hemorrhage voters but likely keep just enough to muck up the works in Congress. That’s bad news for environmental reform, infrastructure, social benefits programs, you know, the work Congress is supposed to do. - Jessica Pieklo
Two unarmed individuals were left dead.
On November 30, 2012, what began as a routine police drug patrol in Cleveland, Ohio ended in an unauthorized 59-car police chase in which 137 shots were fired and two unarmed individuals were left dead. The department-wide malfunction has prompted an investigation by the Department of Justice into the city police department’s use of excessive force and the “the adequacy of CPD’s training, supervision, and accountability mechanisms.”
In a hearing, packed full of people, live on camera this dumbass spoke. He looks like a mugshot.
State Representative Ernest Hewett (D) just doesn’t get it. He made a repulsive sexual remark to a teenage girl who was testifying at a public committee hearing and has announced that he will not work with female interns, only males.
Sexual Harassment of Teenage Witness in Committee Hearing
A 17-year-old girl testified to the Connecticut state appropriations committee in February about the science center where she interned and mentioned that she had been shy but was now more outgoing, and that the job had helped her overcome her fear of snakes. When the chair asked if there were any questions for the witness, Hewett was the first to chime in, saying “if you are bashful, I’ve got a snake sitting under my desk here.”
Hewett claims that the comment was not intended to be sexual. He says that “what I meant to say was, if you are shy then I have an acre of land in the Everglades.”
Because of the remark he was stripped of his role as deputy speaker according to a spokesman for the Democratic caucus. Holding that post had earned him an extra $6,446 a year. He will now earn only the base legislative pay: $28,000 a year. That’s not all: more mandatory sexual harassment trainings will be held for legislators, and Hewett must meet with the Democrat female legislators.
Hewett apologized for the comment while continuing to protest that he had not intended to say anything sexual. According to Hewett, his wife jumped into the public discussion of the comment to defend her spouse with the observation that he would never say something that stupid on purpose.
But Representative Arthur O’Neill (R) said Hewett has made questionable comments before. “Rep. Hewett has a little bit of history of saying things…it’s not the first time I’ve seen his behavior raise some doubts in my mind about what his thinking was,” O’Neill told the Hartford Courant.
Here is the audio of the witness’s testimony and of Hewett’s remark:
Hewett Discriminates Against Female Interns in His Office
Hewett’s apologies and explanations sound hollow when considered alongside his policy of hiring only male interns.
As further evidence that he is living in a fantasy world where he can say and do whatever he wants to women, he offered his sexist employment practices as proof that he does not have a problem with women, as some legislators on both sides of the aisle had suggested. “I purposely will not have female interns. My intern now is a male. I want to keep it like that. I’ve had female interns in the past that sit in my office all day. I thought it was totally weird and I didn’t want another. As a matter of fact, I went four, maybe six years without having an intern at all because of stuff like that.”
It sounds like Hewett doesn’t trust himself alone with a young woman “because of stuff like that.” “I don’t want a female intern. That may sound sexist but I really don’t. That way that keeps me good and that keeps everybody else good.” He is right that he sounds sexist, even if he really doesn’t want women in his office. Unfortunately for him, there is no loophole in the anti-discrimination law for people who really want to discriminate against women.
So far he has resisted pressure from Republican colleagues to resign. But even without the lewd comment, his flouting of federal laws prohibiting discrimination in employment should be reason enough for him to go. He refuses to leave because “I have people in New London I have to represent here.” Apparently it hasn’t occurred to him that someone else could take his seat and represent New London, much less that someone less prejudiced might do a better job than he has.
It’s hard to understand how Hewett has hung onto his legislative seat for so long given his alleged history of making harassing comments to women. He has sat in the legislature for eight years and is now in his fifth term as a state representative.
Hewett has two daughters. One can only imagine the shape their self-esteem will be in after being raised by a father who views females as irresistible sex objects.
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GOP is SHIT