Posts Tagged: Crime

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If you kill a person, you’re a murderer. If you steal, no one would hesitate to call you a thief. But in America, when you force yourself on someone sexually, some people will jump through flaming hoops not to call you a rapist.

As reported by Al Jazeera America, colleges across the country are replacing the word “rape” in their sexual assault policies with “non-consensual sex” because schools don’t want label students “rapists”.

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This whole article is worth reading.

When you call a rape anything but rape, you are just making excuses for rapists | Jessica Valenti | Comment is free | theguardian.com

(via iamnotafeministtbh)

no one wants to believe they are capable of rape, least of all men as they commit rape

if we stop beating around the bush maybe more men will stop themselves and realize “this is rape”

that might be naive but since society rushes to tell us that young men who commit rape are actually nice guys with a promising future, that would mean we’re supposed to believe they didn’t want to rape. so let’s be proactive and tell boys and men what rape is and how not to rape.

because our current practice of telling girls to “stay safe” and “don’t dress like that” and “don’t drink too much” is sexist as hell and it’s not working

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"Most mass murderers do not go from zero to 60. Rodger made escalating assaults on women (splashing coffee on them, attempting to shove them off a ledge) before his killing spree. Both Cho and Justin-Jinich’s murderer harassed women before they killed anyone. When such acts go unnoticed and unpunished — because we expect men to harass women, and it’s not outrageous or even noteworthy when they do — they can become stepping-stones to more conspicuous and less socially acceptable acts of violence."

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Raina Lipsitz

Interesting to note that while a history of animal cruelty is widely accepted to be a link with becoming a serial killer, the link between cruelty towards women and killing women is still up for debate. If a guy abuses a cat and then shoots women we say "we should have seen it coming that guy was nuts", but if abuses women and then shoots women we say "we had no way of seeing it coming that guy was a perfectly polite, kind and wonderful human 

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jesus, we notice something’s wrong when men abuse animals but not when men harass women

REALLY THINK ABOUT THAT for a goddamn minute

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prokopetz:

prokopetz:

Rape is the only crime on the books for which arguing that the temptation to commit it was too clear and obvious to resist is treated as a defence. For every other crime, we call that a confession.

I’ve gotten more angry asks about this post than I have actual reblogs.

I was desperate your honor, so I stole that money.

"GUILTY"

I was horny your honor, so I fucked an unconscious woman

YOU SEEM LIKE A NICE GUY THOUGH

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humansofnewyork:

"It was the late 90’s. The police commissioner had figured out that all the people committing small crimes were the same people committing big crimes, so the cops started cracking down on all the little stuff— and crime kept going down, down, down. Everything except bank robberies. Because all the big national banks were moving into the city, and buying out all the local banks. And these new corporate banks were all about ‘customer service.’ So they replaced the retired cops at the doors with ‘greeters’ who would give you coffee and donuts. So word got around fast that robbing banks was fucking easy now. All you had to do was walk in, hand them a note, and they’d hand over the cash. I never even carried a gun. The security footage was so grainy back then, you could barely see anything. It was easy. It’s much tougher these days. I’ve had dye packs explode on me three times. The worst was about a block from here. I had just left a bank, and was walking by the entrance to Penn Station during morning rush hour. Suddenly a noise starts coming from my pants, and a bright neon cloud starts shooting out. Hundreds of people were staring at me. I threw the thing away from me, hopped in a cab, and went to a bar."

this is television series-worthy stuff

sit this guy down with a writer

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"Everything Elliot did is perfectly justified. … I am the next Elliot Rodger and guess what I’ll do the right thing this time.

I’ll make sure I only kill women"

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Police stop Elliot Rodger copycat at University of Washington (via policymic)

For people saying that the Elliot Rodgers thing was a completely isolated and one time thing

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Fuck

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Not only that but this article even includes sympathetic tweets from other potential copycats who haven’t been arrested and are just out there, roaming free with their gross misogyny…

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This is fucking terrifying.
This is what I meant when I said that the actions of a single man can be ignored as an abnormality, but the reactions of so many others can not.

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yeah but Eliot Rodger was just crazy his behavior doesn’t…oh

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publicshaming:

What’s the best way to reduce the country’s school shooting epidemic if you’re a right wing gun rights guy who doesn’t *actually* want to do anything about it?

Why, you simply redefine the term “school shooting” and literally not count dozens of them!

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More at this “public shaming-esque” piece I wrote for Salon: Gun nuts’ infuriating craze: Why they want to redefine “school shootings”

Shootings that take place at schools are not necessarily school shootings. This is some “not all arabs are terrorists but all terrorists are arabs” logic at work.

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badoorsnk:

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levanna:

the-absolute-funniest-posts:

montalvomike:

“Dude I don’t know what the fuck happened. I was robbing some bitch and the next thing I know I’m being choked out by a fcker that can’t use his legs…..”

Handicapable.

Just awesome

THE GUY WITH THE CAUTION WET FLOOR SIGN THOUGH. HE IS MY HERO BECAUSE HE DIDN’T EVEN STOP HE JUST GRABBED IT LIKE ‘WEAPON GET’

Haha yeah that guy with the sign! Funny how he only got to smack the robber in the butt like once.

But seriously, that hooded man is a hero.

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I didn’t even realize there was a such a thing as “professional Viners” but there is and apparently two of the biggest “stars” hooked up. Then she accused him of rape.

Obviously I am far removed from this case and am in no position to determine guilt or innocence. HOWEVER it is clear from this Rolling Stone story on the case (which interviews both parties) and his behavior above that Curtis Lepore is an asshole and shouldn’t be acting like this.

Especially not after he plead guilty to felony assault (how does that get him out of jail time btw?)

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"We don’t know if Elliot Rodger was mentally ill. We don’t know if he was a “madman.” We do know that he was desperately lonely and unhappy, and that the Men’s Rights Movement convinced him that his loneliness and unhappiness was intentionally caused by women.
Because this is what the Men’s Rights Movement does: it spreads misogyny, it spreads violence, and most of all it spreads a sense of entitlement towards women’s bodies.
Pretending that this is the a rare act perpetrated by a “crazy” person is disingenuous and also does nothing to address the threat of violence that women face every day. We can’t just write this one off – we need to talk about all of the fucked up parts of our culture, especially the movements that teach men that they have the right to dominate and intimidate and violate women, that lead to this, and we need to change things. Because if we don’t, I guarantee that this will happen again. And again. And again."

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Elliot Rodger And Men Who Hate Women (via fucknosexistcostumes)

The race to label a mass murderer as “crazy” has never felt more misguided than it does in this case. The guy who shot up Virginia Tech was crazy, he was even hospitalized for his illness (but still somehow bought guns - thanks NRA!). Eliot Rodger made coherent threats on video that echo talking points seen all over the internet. That’s not crazy. That’s misogyny.

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patrickat:

White privilege is posting a manifesto on Youtube and carrying out a mass shooting that causes more deaths than the Boston Marathon bombing and the media doesn’t label you a terrorist.

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