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3 weeks ago
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In California, a police officer who ejaculated on a woman he’d detained at a traffic stop -and threatened to arrest her if she took action against him- was let off even after admitting what he’d done. Why? Well, the victim was a stripper on her way home from work. In officer David Alex Park’s 2007 trial, Park’s defense attorney argued that the woman “got what she wanted” and that she was “an overtly sexual person”. The jury (composed of one woman and eleven men) found Park not guilty on all counts.
Similarly, a judge in Philadelphia ruled that a sex worker whom multiple men had raped at gunpoint hadn’t been raped at all -she’d just been robbed. The victim, a twenty-year-old woman, who’d worked for an escort service and obtained clients via Craigslist, had agreed to certain sexual acts with the defendant for a set amount of money. But he lured her to an abandoned piece of property and pulled a gun -then more men started showing up. When a fifth man was invited to assault her, he instead helped her get dressed and leave because he saw that she was crying. But municipal judge Teresa Carr Deni insisted that what happened to this woman wasn’t rape -it was “theft of services”.
“I thought rape was a terrible trauma,” Deni told a Philadelphia Daily News columnist. “[A case like this] minimized true rape cases and demeans women who are really raped.”
Women who are “really” raped. You can’t get much clearer than that -a sex worker just doesn’t classify as one of these victims.

Jessica Valenti - The Purity Myth (via misandry-mermaid)

This is disgusting. I’m done with the world and it isn’t even eleven in the morning.

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3 weeks ago
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No one said you have to be the person you were a yesterday, or 2 hours ago, so let it go.

sinidentidades:

People starving when tons of unsold food is thrown away globally because people couldn’t afford to purchase the food, that’s violence. 

People dying and going bankrupt to pay for their healthcare, that’s violence. 

People being evicted from their homes when there are more houses than there are houseless people, that’s violence.

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3 weeks ago
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f-ade-out:

this-is-all-imaginary:

fair-haven:

kristina-m:

vast-sea:

serene-cub:

does it make us look more animal or animals more human?

favourite thing ever

wow you can practically see the animal in the human, and the human in the animal

wow

Perfect

i love this


Humans ARE animals.

f-ade-out:

this-is-all-imaginary:

fair-haven:

kristina-m:

vast-sea:

serene-cub:

does it make us look more animal or animals more human?

favourite thing ever

wow you can practically see the animal in the human, and the human in the animal

wow

Perfect

i love this

Humans ARE animals.

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1 month ago
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#repost THIS IS TOMORROW! All of you outstanding professionals and fun people alike: come out and expand your networks tomorrow night at the @dtsjbrit! It’s a free event open to anyone who would like to attend. We can’t wait! #dtjs #thebrit #professionalnetworking #sanjose #bayarea #eastbay #playworks @playworksrecess

#repost THIS IS TOMORROW! All of you outstanding professionals and fun people alike: come out and expand your networks tomorrow night at the @dtsjbrit! It’s a free event open to anyone who would like to attend. We can’t wait! #dtjs #thebrit #professionalnetworking #sanjose #bayarea #eastbay #playworks @playworksrecess

1 month ago
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