1. fuckyeahfeminists:

    dumblrfeminist:

    hellishhallelujah:

    “being falsely accused of rape is trauma on par with being raped”

    okay, I’m done with reddit for today

    Uh it can be, a guy goes to jail for false accusations then gets raped himself? It ruins his life, gives everyone doubt to his character? Yeah. Selfish bitch much?

    except most rapists don’t go to jail? And even if he did, being false accused isn’t the trauma it’s BEING RAPED. So that would still be different.

    And can we just STOP comparing traumas to each other? No one ever wins. It isn’t selfish to recognize two different traumas are just that - DIFFERENT.

    Also - actual rape is way more common than false accusations. There is a special type of trauma of existing in a rape culture that tells you it is your fault vs. a world that is quick to defend and support someone who is outed as a rapist.

    More info about rape, rapist imprisonment (or more accurately - the lack thereof), and the rate of rape accusations.

     
  2. 17:13 15th Jan 2013

    Notes: 4548

    Reblogged from lipsredasroses

    Tags: raperape statistics

    doulaness:

    What would happen if instead of making rape statistics about the victims, we made them about the perpetrators? I’d love to see some fucking posters that point out the fact that somewhere between 1 in 25 and 1 in 12 men are rapists. Or that 35% of men say they would rape if they knew they could get away with it.

    I think we’d start seeing social change a lot faster if we starting pointing out that rapists are people we know and love; they are people in our families, our friends, our classmates, and our coworkers. And that is fucked up.

     
  3. iamateenagefeminist:

    It’s exactly what it sounds like, folks 

    A California appeals court has overturned the rape conviction of a man accused of sneaking into an 18-year-old woman’s bedroom and having sex with her while pretending to be her boyfriend. The decision turned on a crucial fact: she wasn’t married.

    In the unanimous decision, the court cited an 1872 law that says a suspect is only guilty of rape if the victim is married and the attacker is pretending to be the spouse. In this case, the accused, Julio Morales, pretended to be her boyfriend.

    The 18-year-old woman, who had been sleeping, at first consented to sex, thinking she was with her boyfriend. But according to reports, when she realized his true identity she pushed him away. Morales was convicted of rape and sentenced to three years in prison. That conviction has been tossed out and the appeals court says the accused should be retried with prosecutors focusing on another rape law.

     
  4. 21:27

    Notes: 11751

    Reblogged from imjohnlocked

    Tags: what?!rape

    azelbasil:

So this is one of the men involved in the raping in Ohio. His facebook even says “Head Rapist at Rape Crew.” He was not charged at all.
If only what he said here wasn’t true. 

    azelbasil:

    So this is one of the men involved in the raping in Ohio. His facebook even says “Head Rapist at Rape Crew.” He was not charged at all.

    If only what he said here wasn’t true. 

     
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    Here’s a White House petition demanding the case be tried by a higher court, as opposed to Steubenville’s small-town corrupt juvenile court.

    Sign the petition!

    (Source: amazing-kayak-adventure)