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My dog understands the word “No,” so how are you going to tell me teenage boys don’t know the difference between rape and consent?
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The number of pregnancies that result from rape every year in the United States
Relevant to both Todd Akin and every pro-lifer who says pregnancies from rape “aren’t that common” or “don’t happen enough to matter.”
Hey, Tumblr, can we get this post liked and/or reblogged at least 32,101 times?
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This is something that happened to a friend of mine in her own words.
“So, on Friday night my friend and I were at her house and wanted to get out and do something for the evening. We brainstormed ideas and she brought up the idea of seeing a show at the Laugh Factory. I’d never been, I thought it sounded fun, so we went. We saw that Dane Cook, along some other names we didn’t recognize we’re playing, and while we both agree that Cook’s style is not really our taste we were opened-minded about what the others had to offer. And we figured even good ol’ Dane can be funny sometimes, even if it’s not really our thing. Anyhoo, his act was actually fine, but then when his was done, some other guy I didn’t recognize took the stage. Of course, I would find out later this was Daniel Tosh, but at the time I thought he was just some yahoo who somehow got a gig going on after Cook. I honestly thought he was an amateur because he didn’t seem that comfortable on stage and seemed to have a really awkward presence.
So Tosh then starts making some very generalizing, declarative statements about rape jokes always being funny, how can a rape joke not be funny, rape is hilarious, etc. I don’t know why he was so repetitive about it but I felt provoked because I, for one, DON’T find them funny and never have. So I didnt appreciate Daniel Tosh (or anyone!) telling me I should find them funny. So I yelled out, “Actually, rape jokes are never funny!”
I did it because, even though being “disruptive” is against my nature, I felt that sitting there and saying nothing, or leaving quietly, would have been against my values as a person and as a woman. I don’t sit there while someone tells me how I should feel about something as profound and damaging as rape.
After I called out to him, Tosh paused for a moment. Then, he says, “Wouldn’t it be funny if that girl got raped by like, 5 guys right now? Like right now? What if a bunch of guys just raped her…” and I, completely stunned and finding it hard to process what was happening but knowing i needed to get out of there, immediately nudged my friend, who was also completely stunned, and we high-tailed it out of there. It was humiliating, of course, especially as the audience guffawed in response to Tosh, their eyes following us as we made our way out of there. I didn’t hear the rest of what he said about me.
Now in the lobby, I spoke with the girl at the will-call desk, and demanded to see the manager. The manager on duty quickly came out to speak with me, and she was profusely apologetic, and seemed genuinely sorry about what had happened, but of course we received no refund for our tickets, but instead a comped pair of tickets, although she admitted she understood if we never wanted to come back. I can imagine the Laugh Factory doesn’t really have a policy in place for what happens when a woman has to leave in a hurry because the person onstage is hurling violent words about sexual violence at her. Although maybe I’m not the first girl to have that happen to her.
I should probably add that having to basically flee while Tosh was enthusing about how hilarious it would be if I was gang-raped in that small, claustrophic room was pretty viscerally terrifying and threatening all the same, even if the actual scenario was unlikely to take place. The suggestion of it is violent enough and was meant to put me in my place.”
Please reblog and spread the word.
holy fucking shit
OH MY GOD
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and it does
Would you have the time to liveblog them or just write something about the series? I’ve heard critiques about how women are treated in it and I’m curious to hear what you have to say about it, IF you have the time of course :3
Okay so this is my opinion after the first two episodes;
All the ladies rock for different reasons.
But I’m still worried about Daenerys who, SPOILERS, is a lady who has been traded by her brother to a warrior leader in exchange for his huge, vicious army
This poor girl has obviously been through hell already and very, very obviously gets raped by her new husband more than once. There was a shift in their relationship in second episode, where she told one of her hand maidens she wanted to learn how to please her new hubby better and
Yeah okay it leads to them having sex where they look into each others eyes and they kiss and it was hot
but they didn’t do a very good job of explaining why she went from being fucking terrified of him to something I assume we’re supposed to take as giving active consent. She doesn’t ask her handler how she can enjoy the fucking she has to take. She asks how she can please hubby.
Sure, okay, she’s a quiet character who’s had to stand quietly as her brother’s treated her like shit and most of her thoughts and emotions are being repressed and she’s got those shocked, doe eyes on all the time because it’s the easiest way to avoid something more painful than what she’s already being put through. So it’s not a big leap to go subtle with this too, because she’s just not a verbal character—or at least hasn’t been given the chance to be.
And I can assume that she’s interested in pleasing hubby because maybe then he won’t treat her like a pretty slab of meat.
But why do I have to assume that? Why couldn’t she have asked HEY HOW CAN THIS NOT SUCK FOR ME? IS THAT EVEN DO-ABLE?
idk maybe it’ll be cleared up in the other episodes. I know she like. REALLY FUCKING EMBRACES the new culture she’s been dragged into and I know her relationship with her hubby improves by, like, a billion
but I don’t like this bit. I don’t like that she’s looking to please him straight the fuck out of nowhere. There’s just no good turning point from her crying as he rips her clothes off to her wanting to learn new sex tricks 8| That sounds like something out of a trashy romance novel, not an HBO series that’s trying to have, y’know, decent fucking characters.
Oh, no, I guess there was a weird as hell shot when she looks at a bunch of eggs while he fucks her and they, like, draw her attention away from him raping her I guess???
littlewritingmouse replied to your post: And now I just want Jay Baruchel to voice Flynn/Eugene instead of Zachary Levi.Is it weird that despite not liking hockey (how very un-Canadian of me) I really can’t wait for Goon? I just miss Jay on the big screen :(
Oh my gosh I just watched the trailer and seeing Jay and hearing his voice!!! I can’t even. I miss him so much.
I don’t even know if I’d watch the movie (not liking hockey either) but I guess I could go look for more of his previous stuff.
(and WAIT DESPERATELY FOR MORE HTTYD.)
HHHHH I CAN’T WAIT FOR GOON
Also; good Jay movies
Movies to STAY THE FUCK AWAY FROM
Your mileage my vary with The Trotsky because there’s a lot of good to that movie? BUT THEN THERE’S THAT FUCKING RAPE PLOT THEY TOTALLY BREEZE OVER UGH
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