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Joyce Manor (joycemanorblog​) call out fans that harass female concertgoers
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The US has an Estimated 400,000 untested rape kits

sorayachemaly:

That means thousands of  predatory rapists that could be identified. Does your city even count?  Detroit, which had more than 11,000 backlogged kits, some 25 years old, identified 100 serial rapists when they were finally processed. 

This is really outrageous.  I can’t figure out why people aren’t up in arms. I mean, nail polish???? People are spending goo-gobs of money on rape avoidance products that, ultimately, just mean “rape someone else” instead of funneling funds into rape preventionsolutions that demonstrably identify and stop predatory serial rapists. Capitalism is nothing if not consistent.

One of these 400,000 belonged to Heather Marlowe. In May 2010, while at a party in San Francisco, Marlowe was drugged and raped. She went to the police, made a report and a rape kit was completed. Marlowe assumed that the police would investigate and contact her. After a year of waiting, she’d heard nothing back.

Marlowe followed up with the police repeatedly, working through a revolving door of people assigned to her case. She was told that her case file had been moved to Iron Mountain, a storage facility.  “It could be anywhere from another 6 months to 10 years,” until the kit was examined. When Marlowe asked why, an officer explained that her rape “was not a good enough rape,” to pursue. “It will probably will never make it out of there because our lab is just too backed up processing more important crimes,” explained an officer. 

  • In 2011, Los Angeles announced that it had cleared a backlog of more than 11,000 kits.
  • By 2013, Houston had completed their review of 16,000 kits.
  • After New York City cleared its 17,000-kit backlog the arrest rate for rape cases went from 40% to 70%.
  • Memphis’ processing of just 125 of their 12,000 kits has resulted in 30 indictments. 

Read entire article about what you can do in your city here. Most cities don’t know how many they have. This map is from EndtheBacklog.

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doctor-no-boyfriend:

Feminism had a noble cause for equality until it became a hate movement .

People have been accusing feminism of being a hate movement since women started trying to get the right to vote. 

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YUP! Remember this when people say feminism has gone too far! Because treating women as full human beings has always been seen as “going too far”.

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I was walking down a sidewalk in Boston when a woman passed me. She had two dogs with their leashes dragging on the ground. The golden retriever walked over to me, and sat down- “This strange woman in the animal print leggings will save me from exercise.”

AND I PETTED HER BEAUTIFUL SOFT HEAD.

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"Ratchet is a racialized term. So is ghetto. So is thug. So is welfare queen. Someone does not have to EXPLICITLY say the word “black” in order for something to be racist against black people. Speaking in flagrantly racist terms is one of the least sophisticated manifestations of racism today."

TemperedFury on Philip DeFranco’s, creator of the YouTube channel Philly D, use of racialized language.  (via knowledgeequalsblackpower)

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arienreign:

Why isn’t anyone talking about this?
http://www.dailydot.com/news/darrien-hunt-shot-by-police-while-cosplaying/

Watch non black cosplayers and lovers of cosplay stay silent on this.

Man what in the FUCK

"Even if Hunt’s sword had been real, it is legal to publicly carry a sword under Utah’s open-carry law.

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