The Riot

jessicavalenti:

The Steubenville trial hasn’t even started yet, and already the media is disgusting. I could hardly make it through this piece-of-shit article, and after seeing the last sentence I’m really sorry that I did.

Ruining their football dreams over the trivial crime of gang rape?  THE WORLD SHOULD BE ASHAMED!

voodoo-queen:

Please, sign this petition and share this link!

This is really important for those of us who are fighting rape culture here in Brazil!

There is a description in the link, but here goes a more detailed explanation:

[Trigger warning: sexual abuse/physical violence]

There’s a very famous blog in Brazil called Testosterona. Its slogan is “The modern male’s blog” and all of its content is misogynistic, sexist, offensive and, sometimes, aggressive - towards women, of course. Until now, everything’s permitted for the sake of “humor”, but we’ve had ENOUGH! This blog’s posts have gone too far.

Some months ago, a “funny” video was posted, called “How to Get Your Girlfriend to Have Anal Sex”. This video consists of an acting, showing a young couple: Billy and his girlfriend (as far as I remember, the girlfriend doesn’t have a name). The narrator tells us that Billy wants to have anal sex with his girlfriend, but she doesn’t. Obviously, Billy does not respect her and tries to convince her in several ways.

At the end of the video, the narrator tells Billy to knock her up with a brick, take her - unconscious - to bed and rape her. Yes, you read correctly. The video shows it: Billy hitting her with a brick and both of them on bed after, the girl unconscious, and Billy very happy for finally having anal sex. Or better, let’s give it the right name: for RAPING his girlfriend.

As if it wasn’t disturbing enough already, the video ends with the narrator saying, with a laughing voice: “She’s not laughing now, is she?” and, finally, some sentences appear on the screen, telling us why anal sex is better. Two sexual/pleasure-related reasons are given and the last one is: “Because it is more degrading to women!” (this reason is stressed as the most important!)

I don’t think this needs further explanation. Anyone who thinks this is funny needs to consider becoming a decent human being for a change.

Testosterona’s owner has deleted this video from the blog. But he continues to degrade and offend women in unacceptable levels (as if any level of it were acceptable at all…) and MTV continuous to sponsor it!

This shit needs to stop. We don’t deserve being so aggressively offended for the sake of “humor”. This is not humor, this is rape culture being openly supported. 

RAPE IS NOT A FUCKING JOKE!

Help us pressure MTV President, Mr. Van Toffler, so MTV Brazil stops sponsoring and supporting this disgusting blog.

Please go and add your name to this petition and ask your friends to do the same.  I have very little to no respect for MTV in general, and this is just another example of their disgusting hypocrisy and how they attempt to defend and further normalize fucked-up patriarchal views.

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Politics Paul Ryan rape abortion feminism

Last week, Paul Ryan gave an interview in which, defending his position that there should be no excuses for abortion, he referred to rape as a “method of conception.”

The Raging Grannies sing a sweet little song.  About “legitimate rape.”

Well, we can only assume he does.  Akin recently stated that he has spoken to doctors who have told him that, in cases of “legitimate rape,” the female body has biological defenses to prevent pregnancy.
It is possible that he has somehow confused human vaginas with duck vaginas, which have evolved natural defenses against rape-happy male ducks.
I now ask you, ladies and gentlemen, how does one confuse a human vagina with a duck vagina?  Hmm?
The answer is clear: Todd Akin fucks ducks.  He is a duckfucker. 
Maybe this isn’t true, but since Akin feels no need to check his facts re: human biology or his fucked-up use of the term “legitimate rape,” I’m not feeling too keen on checking mine re: his duckfucking or lack there-of.
So, it’s pretty simple.  Don’t vote for this duckfucker right here.

Well, we can only assume he does.  Akin recently stated that he has spoken to doctors who have told him that, in cases of “legitimate rape,” the female body has biological defenses to prevent pregnancy.

It is possible that he has somehow confused human vaginas with duck vaginas, which have evolved natural defenses against rape-happy male ducks.

I now ask you, ladies and gentlemen, how does one confuse a human vagina with a duck vagina?  Hmm?

The answer is clear: Todd Akin fucks ducks.  He is a duckfucker. 

Maybe this isn’t true, but since Akin feels no need to check his facts re: human biology or his fucked-up use of the term “legitimate rape,” I’m not feeling too keen on checking mine re: his duckfucking or lack there-of.

So, it’s pretty simple.  Don’t vote for this duckfucker right here.

downlo:

A useful rape analogy

Pittsburgh Comic Hosting “Personalized Rape Joke Contest”

James J. Hamilton, a comic from Pittsburgh, PA, apparently believes he is very edgy and witty and will totally “go there.”  So much so that he’s hosting a contest where the winner gets a “personalized rape joke.”

From the Facebook event description:

This is your chance to win a personalized rape joke written by ME about YOU! Just comment on this page to enter the contest! The joke will be told by me during a live performance at an undetermined future time in an undetermined location and will* be hilarious. 

The joke will involve you raping someone or getting raped. You decide which! You must also pick the person(s) you want to rape/get raped by in the joke. BE SURE TO INCLUDE THIS INFORMATION IN YOUR COMMENT.

The winner will be arbitrarily chosen by me based on criteria I make up. 

*may

The comments on the event page are a mix of people calling him out for being a shitty excuse for a human being (as well as a comic) and people supporting him or saying that if you ask people not to tell rape jokes because they contribute to a harmful rape culture, you are violating their freedom of speech.  

Look, I am just going to leave this link right here.

Okay, Warped Tour, We Get The Message

Now, I don’t expect any kind of breakthrough message or anything from the Vans Warped Tour, believe me.  I mean, it’s a corporate sponsored tour and really, what can we expect from it?

But at the same time, I’ve covered this tour for media outlets the past few years, and I know for many young women it’s how they’re introduced to the idea of “punk” and at least the appearance of activism.  It’s a gateway, or at least it could be.

Yet this year, the Vans Warped Tour has made something glaringly clear: girls in bands are not welcome. 

But rapists are.

The current band line-up features ONE female-fronted band, the rock group New Years Day, and NO all female bands.  While in the past female representation on the tour hasn’t been all THAT impressive (in recent years their nods towards inclusiveness have included Katy Perry and the Millionaires) but there was at least SOME chance that a girl at a show could look up onstage and see another girl making music, fronting a band and getting her feelings out.  There was at least some visibility of women making music reaching the teenagers who flock to the shows.

And this year, apparently, they only have one chance to see that.  But don’t worry, they have an equally good chance to see a band fronted by someone who has been repeated accused of fucking his underaged fans.

Blood on the Dancefloor frontman Dahvie Vanity was arrested while on tour in 2009 for the rape and sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl.  While he, his people and his devoted fans have, naturally, denied this, there have continued to be allegations of not only THIS case being true, but of Dahvie repeatedly taking advantage of underaged girls while on tour.  One of these cases involved AN 11-YEAR-OLD GIRL.

Even if Dahvie manages to NOT rape someone on this tour, the fans will still be subjected to Blood on the Dancefloor’s music.  A sampling of their lyrics:

Got a monster in my pants.
And if you ever get the chance.
Gunna cram it down your throat.
Watch you gasp for air and choke.
I’m gunna jizz all in your face.
I’m gunna wreck this fuckin place.
Pull my hair, smash the chair.
Break the bed and give me head.

-from “Scream for My Ice Cream”

Bitches get stitches, they end up in ditches, so get the riches
Bitches get stitches end up in ditches, get the riches

-from “Bitches Get Stitches”

I’m such a killer fuck, you’re just a B-rated slut
I’m sharp like Jason’s machete, I’ll slice you into spaghetti
You’re such a cold hearted bitch,
They’ll find you chopped up dead in a ditch
Pin you over your grave, be my zombie sex slave

-from “Sluts Get Guts”

…lovely.

So we get it, Warped Tour.  Boys make music, girls suck cock…or else.  Fuck you.

Students and staff at Osgoode Hall Law School are demanding an apology and explanation from the Toronto Police Service after one of their officers suggested women can avoid sexual assault by not dressing like a “slut.”

“One of the safety tips was for women not to dress like ‘sluts.’ He said something like, ‘I’ve been told I shouldn’t say this,’ and then he uttered the words,” said Bessner, Osgoode assistant dean of the Juris Doctor Program.