Thursday, July 24, 2014

Extremely Important But Extremely Triggering Post

[TRIGGER WARNING: RAPE, RAPE CULTURE]

It's way too often these days that a piece of news comes out that proves the existence and damage of rape culture.

"Gangs draw up lists of girls to rape as proxy attacks on rivals"

That's the headline. The subheader?

"Gangs assault rivals' sisters and girlfriends as a 'low risk' method of asserting dominance."

Low risk. Low risk. Low risk method. Low.

Do you understand what is happening here? Gangs are attacking one another, not by murdering or even assaulting one another. Because that carries the risk of arrest and punishment. Instead, they take the LOW RISK route and just rape rival gang members' girlfriends and family members.

I guess the gangs picked up on the fact that only 3% of all rapists see any jail time at all. That IS low risk!

Hubberstey said gang members were taking advantage of low conviction rates for rape, viewing sexual violence as a less-risky means to inflict pain on rivals or spread fear than carrying a weapon. "Criminals are clever, they know if they are caught carrying weapons they face a lengthy sentence; it's risky carrying a gun. The use of sexual violence is the same sort of thing as having a dangerous dog; it creates fear, it's non-traceable, and they are also taking advantage of low rape conviction rates even when there are witnesses," she said.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA OKAY BYE.


14 comments:

Sarrrh said...

Excellent gif

Lindsey Weedston said...

One of my favorites.

Jerry said...

Hi. Gangs will do anything to attack their rivals. Their rivals include; other enemy gangs, other skin colors, certain genders, people who wear certain colored clothing and etc for violent oppression. Rape is a horrible act but not comparable, in my opinion, to murder: the deleting of a human being entirely. I'm not justifying their choices of raping, but just saying from my opinion that it could be worse.
And the reason why it's a low risk action to rape someone is because rape is a very difficult process in our law-system to prove which side is correct. It's one person's word against another and if a gang member is charged with rape then the person they raped or their family members would be at harm from the gang that raped said person.
It's not a feminist issue, and it's not society's issue. It's a people issue.
Question: How would feminism stop any of this? How would a feminist like yourself, molding into your keyboard, do more (or the same)than a professional police officer to fight gang-crimes?

fmf said...

HI jerry, been a teenage girl recently? Been raped recently? Then stfu about how bad it is or not, it makes you look like an asshole.

People *are* society. And what feminism would do to stop this is to destroy the gender binary thereby make rape as much of a taboo as cannibalism.

Jerry said...

Okay got me, rape is the absolute worst thing in the universe, Earth exploding<Rape. No sarcasm you convinced me.. Now.. If we're going to relate rape to cannibalization .. One is easier to prove in court unless you're dealing with Hannibal. While the other one, again, is just one person's word against another. They're equal in taboo in our society it's just that small minorities of people believe each one is right.. That doesn't prove the existence of it being rampant in our society, just a belief among sick people that like that stuff.
Explain this thing for me please; why are girls the only ones that can be raped to you? Specifically.. teenage girls.. Speaking as a young-adult male at the age of 17.. I'm still capable of being raped no more or less than you are. It's been proven that rapists don't target looks alone, but vulnerability and holes to take advantage of, they don't care about the gender and the rapist themselves could be anyone as well!
btw; I didn't say rape was by law less than murder, I repeatedly stated it was my own personal opinion that i'd rather be raped than be murdered, but you pointed out that I wasn't raped before so I did in fact change my mind about it.
Please tell me if I'm wrong in any part of this post please, I did leave a little easter egg in it that I hope you find, just trying to be polite and understand the way you view things :). Thank you.

Jerry said...

Why did that appear all weird? ._.

Jerry said...

Maybe it'll work in a new post? :).

Okay got me, rape is the absolute worst thing in the universe, Earth exploding<Rape. No sarcasm you convinced me.. Now.. If we're going to relate rape to cannibalization .. One is easier to prove in court unless you're dealing with Hannibal. While the other one, again, is just one person's word against another. They're equal in taboo in our society it's just that small minorities of people believe each one is right.. That doesn't prove the existence of it being rampant in our society, just a belief among sick people that like that stuff.

Explain this thing for me please; why are girls the only ones that can be raped to you? Specifically.. teenage girls.. Speaking as a young-adult male at the age of 17.. I'm still capable of being raped no more or less than you are. It's been proven that rapists don't target looks alone, but vulnerability and holes to take advantage of, they don't care about the gender and the rapist themselves could be anyone as well!

btw; I didn't say rape was by law less than murder, I repeatedly stated it was my own personal opinion that i'd rather be raped than be murdered, but you pointed out that I wasn't raped before so I did in fact change my mind about it.

Please tell me if I'm wrong in any part of this post please, I did leave a little easter egg in it that I hope you find, just trying to be polite and understand the way you view things :). Thank you.

Lindsey Weedston said...

Jerry, it might be because you used an HTML symbol in your message, but I think it's more likely that Disqus itself is trying to reject your comment because it's so shitty, even a program that can't experience emotions hates it.

As you've proved yourself a really gross rape apologist, you have been banned.

Lindsey Weedston said...

[Trigger warning: Discussion of rape, rape tests, and mugging]

Firstly, your "opinion" that murder is worse than rape is entirely irrelevant. If you've never been raped, you can't understand how horrible it is, so you need to shut the fuck up about it.

Second, it's not about how completely awful rape is, it's the fact that they know they can get away with it most of the time. Also, rape is not difficult to prove or "he said she said" any more than most other crimes. Someone could mug you, but how am I supposed to know you didn't voluntarily give them your money? Oh, but no one says that about mugging. I wonder why? Oh yeah, rape culture.

They have a specific exam that can test the DNA of semen and look for bruising, tearing and other signs that it was rape. Plus there's the fact that even people who admit to the crime are given a slap on the wrist a lot of the time, unless it was a black man raping a white woman.

This is a feminist issue, because the vast majority of rape victims are women. Feminism has done plenty to fight it, asshat. But if you really gave a shit about rape victims, you would know that already. Now be gone from my blog forever.

Jerry Riddle said...

Jerry again. Okay got me, rape is the absolute worst thing in the universe, Earth exploding < Rape. No sarcasm, you convinced me.. Now.. If we're going to relate rape to cannibalization .. One is easier to prove in court unless you're dealing with Hannibal. While the other one, again, is just one person's word against another. They're equal in taboo in our society it's just that small minorities of people believe each one is right.. That doesn't prove the existence of it being rampant in our society, just a belief among sick people that like that stuff.

Explain this thing for me please; why are girls the only ones that can be raped to you? Specifically.. teenage girls.. Speaking as a young-adult male at the age of 17.. I'm still capable of being raped no more or less than you are. It's been proven that rapists don't target looks alone, but vulnerability and holes to take advantage of, they don't care about the gender and the rapist themselves could be anyone as well!

btw; I didn't say rape was by law less than murder, I repeatedly stated it was my own personal opinion that i'd rather be raped than be murdered, but you pointed out that I wasn't raped before so I did in fact change my mind about it.

Please tell me if I'm wrong in any part of this post please, I did leave a little easter egg in it that I hope you find, just trying to be polite and understand the way you view things :). Thank you.

fmf said...

Yeah I'ma have to go with Linday right now, that's too laughable to even try to reply to.


I didn't say only teenage girls could be raped, I also asked if you had been lately. I'm guessing the answers no, Jerry. And at least I wouldn't be blamed for my own murder.

Choux said...

It's a feminist issue because feminism is about equality. Rape is about power. Rape is about pushing the other person down until they aren't people anymore. If we can work to take away their power, to make RAPE the horrible thing and make the victims human again, maybe it really will change for the better.
I know that guy was just a bitchy little asshole, but I think it's worth it to talk about anyway.
Also, I'd personally rather be murdered. That's how scared I am of rape.

Lindsey Weedston said...

I really appreciate all your awesome comments, but I consider "bitch" to be a gendered slur, so please don't use it here! Otherwise, excellent points. I would also rather be murdered.

Choux said...

Oh, sorry, I'll go with raging asshole :)