~ Ciara ~ Radical Vegan ~ Bisexual Queer ~ Body+ Feminist ~ Cis ~ INFJ ~
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on a day when the world’s media is focused on the birth of one child and on one mother in london, it’s worth noting that in the DRC, one in thirty mothers will die giving birth, while one in six children will die before the age of five, making it the most dangerous country in the world in which to give birth*.
globally, 1,000,000 babies will die on the day of their birth, making this the most dangerous day of a person’s life. these deaths are almost entirely preventable with basic medical care.
the first three photos were taken by finbarr o’reilly in goma, DRC in 2008, while the fourth photo was taken by corinne dufka in 1994 just north of the congolese border, showing a dying rwandan woman attempting to breastfeed her child next to hundreds of corpses waiting to be buried in a mass grave.
*giving birth is not the only danger these women face. an estimated 400,000 congolese women are raped every year, making the DRC “the rape capital of the world”
My best friends cousin has been arrested in Dubai, after being raped: she was arrest because she had ‘sex’ before marriage, I’ve seen tumblr do this before and i know that you are all kind enough to sign it! She needs 100,000 signatures. Please, please, help!
guys, she’s going to prison because she was raped. please take 10 seconds of your time to sign the petition.
Friendly reminder once, John Green made a rape joke.
that’s really awful
Especially considering how many women were raped during colonization.
Yeah, honestly, like on what level did he think this was okay? Or even remotely funny?
I don’t know. Someone should ask him. But he won’t listen. I’m considering posting this fifty times in his tag, but, you know, I don’t really think that’d be okay.
The fact that someone this famous, especially this damn TUMBLR famous is just going to ignore the fact that people are pointing out his mistakes and problematic videos is just… really depressing. Everyone makes him out to be this “parent figure” and I am just so sick of people scraping the bottom of the barrel for any kind of joke that might get them a chuckle, no matter who it hurts. Because the internet is for getting likes. And that’s it. Especially when you’re a role model.
Back then he wasn’t so big on Tumblr. And this vid wasn’t that popular.
Aaand in this video (at about :40 seconds in) we can witness Hank Green making a rape joke. Hooray symmetry! *barf*
D: And I thought he was the good vlogbrother.
IN OTHER NEWS….
TWO Black Women Brandy Hamilton and Alexandria Randle were on their way home from the beach when they got pulled over by some Brazoria County police officers. The officer had forced a search because he “claims” he had ”suspicions” of Marijuana use. After searching the whole vehicle for weed he found NOTHING. "The male officer, his words verbatim were, ‘We’re gonna get familiar with your womanly parts,’" Brandy Hamilton said. He then appointed the a female officer to search them. The female officer searched them and stuck her finger inside the Women’s Vaginas without changing her glove or anything. NOTHING WAS FOUND. The Women are now pursuing a lawsuit against Texas Department of Public Safety.SPREAD THE NEWS WE ARE OUR OWN MEDIA.POST WRITTEN BY @SOLAR_INNERG
god what is wrong with people
i think suicide is better than living at this point
what the actual fuck is going on.
These two things are complementary.
A cow should not be forcibly impregnated (raped) and made to carry her child to full-term, only to have them taken away or killed, and people who can get pregnant should not be forced to have children they do not want or can not care for.
One of my best friends has a brother who is extremely sexist, homophobic, and all around fucking evil.
He has not only assaulted my friend numerous times, but has threatened to kill everyone in their house as well as hold a knife to her back. What’s worse is that his mother doesn’t see anything wrong with this and blames US for defending ourselves (My friend had given me his number to confront him about what he had been saying about me, but still).
He has insulted me, calling me “gender-confused” and a lesbian. Saying that he would “rape me till I’m fixed”. He has threatened to get my IP address, come to my house, and rape me and my sister, He is fully capable of doing this.
He has threatened to put her as well as mine own phone number on sites like 4Chan and give it to “all of the pedophiles and rapists” so they may harm us.
He is sick and twisted. If I can get 4,000+ notes on this, we will be allowed to call the police and keep or safety and sanity.
GUYS PLEASE GERARD IS ONE OF MY GREAT FRIENDS AND I DON’T WANT HIM OR ANYONE ELSE TO GET HURT
REBLOG THIS SO THAT THEIR FAMILY WILL LISTEN TO HIM AND EVERYONE ELSE PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW THIS IS SERIOUS
I really need to make a post about the higher rates of suicide and arrest among adopted and foster children (most of whom are girls, given that girls are more frequently in demand as “orphans”), wherein even outside the juvenile justice system and psychiatric wards, isolation, forcible restraint, and sensory deprivation are often mandated. [MAJOR TRIGGER WARNING for linked contents]
spread the word
hold Disney accountable
original article for reading and forwarding is here
EDIT: we’ve been trying to get Disney to respond by continually commenting on their facebook walls (as they continually delete them). Feel free to join in, please help! First link is to the twitter hashtag, second is to their main facebook, and here is the link to DisneyCollegeProgram.
if it upsets you to learn that official Disney counselors told a girl that her sexual assault was her own fault/gave her no resources to help her/encouraged her to FLIRT with her rapist in order to solve the problem, please drop them a line on one of their pages, in a message, et cetera. They are deleting from their main page pretty quickly ATM.
reblogging once more!!!!
there’s a petition now!
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.
Kaitlyn Hunt- 18 year old girl charged with statutory rape of a 15 year old girl that she has been dating since she was 17 and her girlfriend was 14. She faces up to 15 years in prison and must register as a sex offender because even though she started dating this girl when they were both minors, it is illegal for an 18 year old to have sex with anyone under the age of 16.
Steubenville Rapists- A group of boys who raped a girl, bragged about it via videos and tweets, took pictures and mocked their victim, face 1 and 2 years of prison.
A single panel comic created by York University students Jane Kim, Shayna Lauer, Helén Marton to raise awareness about sexual assault and combat victim blaming.
Article from the Toronto Star about it here.
This sounds like a good campaign, and taking a different tactic to raising awareness and getting people’s attention, hopefully people get the message and don’t just laugh it off.
I know the obvious point is “it would be ridiculous if Superman was blamed because he wore tights right?” But, I think using Superman is also really powerful, because (besides the use of him in tights to send the message about clothing) it shows that no matter how physically powerful you are, or if you’re a man, you can still be assaulted. The clothing message is the obvious one, but by using a powerful superhero icon, there’s also the messages about not victim blaming people by speculating on if they could have fought back, or inventing ways of how they could have fought back (and therefore should have) or “but you’re so much bigger than them”, “why didn’t you try to escape?”, or that you must believe somebody has to be “weak” to be a victim of sexual assault (either claiming they must have wanted it because they’re not that “weak”, or insisting that they are because they were assaulted).
And if we can believe Superman can be assaulted, then maybe we can believe the non-powered people we meet IRL when they say so too.
I wanted to share this because it’s about superheroes and feminism, and using superheroes to get a really important message out.
Meet Deric Lostutter, a 26-year-old cybersecurity consultant who also goes by the moniker “KYAnonymous.” Lostutter obtained and published tweets and Instagram photos in which members of the Steubenville High School football team joked about an incident in which a 16-year-old girl was raped.
Lostutter’s actions inspired a group of people to take justice into their own hands. A hacker called “Bobcat” vandalized the Facebook page of the Steubenville football team. Other hackers took similar action.
It’s unclear if Lostutter participated in any hacking shenanigans, but if he’s indicted and found guilty of any, he faces 10 years in jail. By comparison, the Steubenville rapists received one- and two-year sentences each.
Why is it you never hear what a man was wearing when he was raped
Because you never hear when men are raped
Because men either do not come forward (due to society’s attitudes towards rape being something that happens to weak women) or are ignored because they should have been able to stop it.