Educate yourselves and the people around you. Take rape seriously. Listen to people. I think a big part of why rape culture even exists is because slut shaming exists. Don’t take part in either one.
Amanda, Sex Ed Intern
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
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.
|—||Sex Positivity is Rape Culture in Disguise (via ninjabikeslut)|
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)|
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Cherice Moralez was just 14 when her 49-year old teacher repeatedly raped her. Two years later, Cherice committed suicide—and according to her mother, the trauma of rape was a major factor in her death. But Billings, Montana Judge G. Todd Baugh sent her rapist to prison for just 30 days—saying the victim was “as much in control of the situation” as her rapist and that she was “older than her chronological age.”
THIS is rape culture at its worst: when our courts can let a man who raped a child go free after just days in jail and then blame the child for her own rape.
Judge Baugh’s statement has made national news, and the outrage in Montana is growing. If tens of thousands of us from all over the country join with local protesters and speak out, we can make sure that authorities disrobe Judge Baugh so he can never let a rapist off the hook again. Can you sign the petition?
"When you dress like that it’s like putting a steak in front of a dog; what do you expect?"
Peanut butter is basically my dog’s favorite thing in the world.
You know why she’s not even touching it?
I said “no.”
I saw this on Facebook - hadn’t seen it on Tumblr yet so I wanted to share it.
I’ll stop being a misandrist when men stop giving me reasons to.
Can I repost the above in an attributed text quote? It’s just pure gold
Hey Tumblr, stop accusing people of rape if they haven’t been convicted.
The presumption of innocence until proven guilty is a right that everyone should have, a right that you’re blatantly disregarding on a weekly…
I believe what he was saying originally is you are bullying these people you are calling rapists, even if they are rapist you still should not bully them, you shouldn’t bully ANYONE no matter what, basically you’re being a hypocrite if you post shit about anti-bullying then post shit about bullying and attacking rapists
Gosh, this just makes me want to start a rapist bullying club.
Excuse YOU, but fat women are routinely harassed BOTH sexually and because of their weight. Often times, these harassments come both at the same time. Not to mention the fact that fat people have to deal with a large amount of fetishization from “fat admirers” who act like they are god’s gift to fat women, that fat women should be overwhelmingly grateful that anyone would deign to consider them attractive (which is just silly because so many actual decent human beings find us attractive).
And finally yes, fat people do get raped. Often. And often rapists, or the douchenuggets that support the rapists, say that the fat person was ‘lucky’ to even be having ‘sex’ (I put that in quotes because rape is not sex) because they are so supposedly undesirable.
im-eternally-love didn’t submit her experience to illustrate the fact that she doesn’t get harassed, she submitted it to illustrate the fact that she does get harassed, but no one believes that someone would sexually harass or rape a fat person. Congratulations, your bigotry has herded you into an incoherent pattern of circular logic.
Men, are you worried for your own safety because misandry?
You need to accept that misandry happens in the real world and take some precautions.
Take a self defense class, they’re only a couple hundred dollars a month.
Don’t go out after dark unless you have a woman to chaperone you. Misandrists are less likely to attack if they see you are with another woman.
Don’t wear anything too douchey. If you’re wearing a fedora or a sexist t-shirt, etc. you’re pretty much asking to get attacked. Misandrists can’t control themselves when they see a man in a fedora, their instincts kick in and before they know it they have a dead male corpse in their hands. Just be a good boy and don’t tempt them, okay?
Don’t ever invite a woman into your home. Misandrists will interpret this as you consenting to physical violence.
Drinking increases your risk of being attacked by a misandrist. They target drunk men because their inhibitions are lowered.
Never leave your drink unattended. Misandrists are notorious for poisoning men at parties and bars.
If a misandrist does attack you, be quiet and just let her finish or you might anger her further and you are liable to get murdered instead of just mutilated. But also, be sure to put up a good fight because a lot of men say they don’t want to be attacked by misandrists but deep down, they really like it.
And remember, accusing a woman of abusive misandry is worse than being abused by a misandrist. So before you make accusations, make sure it wasn’t all just a silly misunderstanding.
[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A BOSTON TERRIER PUPPY LOOKS TOWARDS THE FRONT WITH A MILDLY DESPONDENT LOOK ON ITS FACE. TEXT READS, “CHEW TOY? NO, THANKS. I’D RATHER TRANSFORM A RAPE CULTURE!”]
[Text Reads: Anger and conflict are not the problem; they are normal aspects of life. Abuse doesn’t come from people’s inability to resolve conflicts but from one person’s decision to claim a higher status than another.]
“Legitimate Rape” by Taylor Ferrara
We all know who to trust to tell us what’s rape, Republicans who’ve never experienced raped….Glad things are so black and white.
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Columbia’s sexual assault policy is as follows: Victims of sexual assault must contact a campus security officer or the Dean of Students Office to report the incident.
The security guard or Dean of Students will determine if the investigation will proceed. If it does, both the victim and the alleged perpetrator will be present for a trail in front of the board.
If there is not enough evidence and the victim is accused of lying, he or she may be suspended or expelled.
this is some MRA bullshit right here