Rayhaneh Jabbari is sentenced to hang for killing her rapist in self defense in Iran. She is now 26 years old and has been in Tehran’s dreaded Evin prison since 2007. The petition for her release can be found here: http://bit.ly/1h7EP4D
EVERYBODY SIGN THIS PETITION
It needs 100,000, and only has 8,000 as it stands.
SIGNAL BOOST THE FUCK OUT OF THIS GUYS
this is about tucker marvin, fomerly tumblr user “tenderspells”, cafab trans person living in western massachusetts last i heard in amherst, ma.
Western MA friends, please watch out <3 <3 <3
A man is 631 times more likely to become an NFL player than to be falsely accused of rape.
"We end on a serious note. Because 1 in 33 men will be raped in his lifetime, men are 82,000x more likely to be raped than falsely accused of rape. It seems many of us would do well to pay more attention to how rape culture affects us all than be paranoid about false accusers.”
that last paragraph
I think part of why I haven’t changed the marker on my social security card and my license is because I don’t want to end up in a men’s prison. It’s somewhat irrational, I know, because the only thing I think I would ever be arrested for is civil disobedience, probably protesting the lack of food stamps or disability access, trans* health care, women’s rights, any number of things. But I still don’t want to change that marker, because WHAT IF something happens.
I feel like that would be the worst hell for me, because a) I don’t especially like men b) I most likely wouldn’t be able to get hormones in prison c) I don’t want to be the only person with a vagina in a men’s prison. I know that not everyone in prison is violent (looking at YOU non violent drug offenders and wrongfully convicted people of color) but there are some people who are, and that just… Terrifies the crap out of me.
What if I end up in solitary confinement? I am a person who THRIVES on people. I live for stimulation and contact and love and affection and books and words and PEOPLE and life.
I could see myself doing maybe alright in a woman’s prison. Maybe that’s stupid of me, I don’t know. But it sounds a hell of a lot better than a men’s prison.
How selfish and entitled can you be to think that you, as a man, deserve to occupy women’s space? And to think that you should have a place in a women’s prison on the basis of “not especially liking men” as you use as your first point?
On the subject of how irrational it is to think that you might go to prison, your url seems familiar. Aren’t you the rapist who targets trans men who got called out a few months ago? Oh, right, you are. So I hope you fucking rot in hell. I hope you go to prison and get stuck in solitary where you can’t continue to hurt these people that THRIVE off of. You’re absolute vile scum and you make me sick.
He’s ~not like other boys~, duh.
Except that he obviously is, an entitled rapist occupying women’s spaces.
Also, I’m looking through this asshole’s tagged/trans and found this gem:
I know that I am me because I am trans*, and who I am is a pretty awesome guy. I also feel like I can find more of a purpose in my life because I’m trans*
Good to know enbys aren’t the only ones who can be ~genderspecial~.
As a trans feminine individual, I am disgusted by this kind of thing. Trans women end up in men’s prisons even post transition because of transmisogyny. That you would abuse your position, as a trans man, because you “Don’t especially like men.” is completely beyond me.
Good job at being the worst kind of trans guy.
Also SPOILER ALERT: many trans men end up in men’s prisons at least temporarily. Also, you’re more likely to be raped by a guard than you are by an inmate, and that’s the same in any prison. There is so much misinformation here it’s mind-boggling.
I sincerely apologize for overlooking tagging my rape content. It has been tagged and I will do my best to do so every time in the future
Rape victims deserve anonymity.
Rapists do not.
Giving rapists anonymity puts more women in danger of rape.
people who have not been found guilty of rape deserve anonymity.
People who have been found guilty of falsely reporting rape do not.
Sensationalising that this person may or may not have raped someone will ruin their life. And if they haven’t, that is more than unjust. Allowing people anonymity when making false rape claims allows them to get away with it, and encourages other people to do it too.
Over 95% (I think it’s 99.6%) of reported rape cases are true.
That is literally the only statistic I need to provide.
I did some research (x, x are the most immediately relevant) and the cases that came up false in these studies seem to be around 2-8 percent of the cases reported. And, again assuming accuracy of sites, 60% of rapes are never reported to police. That means that, of all rapes that are committed (at least using United States statistics I found), .8 to 3.2 percent of rape accusations are false.
Standard or general statistics hold that if something is below 5%, it is statistically significant. Medicine (for medical tests for drugs and such) hold statistical significance at 1%.
If someone is saying they were raped then statistically they are telling the truth. Believe survivors when they say stuff. If red flags go up (and make damn sure they aren’t the flags that are there because of rape culture) then maybe think about the possibility of a false accusation. But start from assuming that they’re telling the truth. It’s too damaging to a survivor to be disbelieved, and they probably aren’t lying. So start by believing them.
We do know something about most men who rape. For example, numerous studies have found that while they tend to be more emotionally constricted than nonaggressive men, and are often angry and hostile to women, most of them are psychologically “normal.” The psychologist David Lisak points out that the old stereotype of the rapist was derived in part from extensive studies with incarcerated rapists, many of whom committed acts of grievous violence against their victims, who were often strangers. But according to Lisak, research over the past twenty years clearly demonstrates that the vast majority of rapes are perpetrated by what he calls “undetected rapists,” and they usually know their victims. Undetected rapists are men who typically behave in stereotypically masculine ways, see sex as conquest, and are hypersensitive to any perceived slight against their manhood. But they are not crazy, and they are not sociopaths. “There is simply no evidence, save the rape itself,” Katharine Baker writes in the Harvard Law Review, “suggesting that all or even most rapists are objectively depraved.” Chillingly, she goes on to say that given the social norms that encourage it, there is evidence that rape is “culturally dictated, not culturally deviant.
|—||Jackson Katz, Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women and How All Men Can Help (via wretchedoftheearth)|
You’d never have enough poppies to count.
This is Dave Chappelle’s clip on man-rape. But it’s a seriously fucking meta-clip.
Because the “joke” is the audience. Dave Chappelle is telling *himself* a joke.
His setup all goes down in the first 25 seconds. Where he tells the audience what they are… and uses the rest of the clip to prove it.
The video to the picture I posted earlier.
Dave Chappelle really is too smart to live in this world, he was flat out telling these people they were scum and they didn’t even clue in.
Wow. This is uncomfortably real.
Society may be terrible but know what legal rights you do have.
Female privilege is getting to claim a headache to avoid sex.
Female oppression is having to claim physical illness to avoid sex because men won’t take a simple fucking “no” for an answer.
Female oppression is men being so entitled that they think being denied sex is oppressive.
[Image: Dark purple grunge background. First line text: “Did you know?”. Second line image: 10 woman symbols/silhouettes, of which 5 are colored dark pink, and 5 light pink. Third line text (large): “nearly HALF of all bisexual women are survivors of rape”. Fourth line, smaller text: “By contrast, 13% of lesbians and 17% of straight women are rape survivors.” Fifth line: “STOP sexual violence against bi women!”]
The first in a series of infographics that I have in plan.
For more information: http://www.buzzfeed.com/annanorth/bisexual-women-almost-twice-as-likely-to-be-abused
For a (partial) explanation for why this is happening: http://radicalbi.wordpress.com/2012/04/25/hot-sexy-bi-babes-media-depictions-of-bisexual-women/
Or buy my book - Chapter 4 (Bisexuality, Feminism and Women) is pretty much all about this.
Bringing this back cause it is so true.