6th May 2011
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Prepare to be infuriated! From the Ms. Blog:
9. Percentage of rapes that result in incarceration: 0.35 percent
14. Two of the top five cities in the U.S. with the most “unfounded” (i.e., false or baseless reports, according to police) rapes: New Orleans and Baltimore
15. Percentage of rape reports deemed “unfounded” by New Orleans police in 2008: 60 percent
25. Number of people who have signed a letter urging the FBI to change its definition of rape: 2,019
Visit Ms. Blog for the full list. What’s going on NOLA? 60% of reported rapes are unfounded?! I’m gonna have to rethink your status as my fav city in the US :(
15th December 2010
this is a sad thing, whether or not it was suicide. the question that i have is, why isn’t more of an investigation being done to put people’s minds at ease? there are questions and it seems that they could easily be answered rather than simply closing the case as a suicide. a young man’s memory needs to be honored, whatever the cause of his death. it seems odd to me that someone would choose to commit suicide by hanging themselves outside from a tree.
please be warned that the photos on this article are graphic.
The body of Mr. Carter, 26, was found Dec. 3 hanging from an oak tree in the predominately White North Greenwood area of Leflore County. The young man lived in neighboring Sunflower County, located several miles away…
Ms. Powe, who is based in Birmingham, Ala., is the spokesperson for the victim’s family. “A crime scene was never established. They never roped the scene off and this has not been treated as a crime. There is no reason to believe that he would commit suicide. We appreciate attention being brought to this because we need an outcry from the people,” she said…
“There are a lot of unanswered questions. He reportedly had rope in his pocket but didn’t have anything to cut it with? Why wasn’t the scene of the crime blocked off? That tree limb is nearly 12 feet high. I’m 6’2 and I can’t see how I could maneuver to do that so how could a boy his height hang himself like that?” asks Mr. Jordan, who is also a Greenwood City Councilman.
Please visit the website to read the full article.
2nd November 2010
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i had not heard about this before but it’s really disgusting that it made it through the really difficult process of becoming an iphone app! great commentary on this blog:
Gender in this case was used as a weapon and this app specifically implied that trans people are falsifying who they are thus making it appropriate to mock them for the sake of entertainment. The genesis of this idea is cissupremacy. Lisa Harney, defines cissexism as “the assumption that your sex, your gender are superior and more valid than trans people’s sex and gender.” Inserting a cisgender woman into the average picture would not give rise to amusement or give cause for derision because cis bodies are not only normalized, they are expected and respected. Gender is only considered comical when it involves trans people because their identities are not considered real rather trans identities are seen as an artificial and self constructed.
13th July 2010
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in this incredibly disheartening clip from The View, Whoopi Goldberg questions why Oksana didn’t go to the police sooner and why she released the recording of mel gibson’s violent verbally abusive rant.
what’s next? “he only hit her because he was drunk”? abuse apologist, blaming the victim, i really expected better from someone like Whoopi, who i *used* to be a fan of. what would sister mary clarence say?
8th July 2010
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A prominent female state senator has said that she does not support the 19th Amendment, which guarantees women the right to vote, and that if it were being considered today she would vote against it.
1st May 2010
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Trans Student attacked at CSULB speaks at rally
“I’ve been terrified to come back to campus… The person who attacked me knew my name… pushed me back into a stall and carved “it” into my chest.
For those of you that don’t know why “it” is such a derogatory term, it takes away a person’s humanity. It takes away their personhood and makes them less than human.
Know that what happened to me didn’t just happen to me – it happened to the entire community… Those of us that are visibly queer, those of us that are out about being queer, are scared.”
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