Whenever I see some fedora-wearing dudebro whining about how all the feminazis and friend-zoning bitches ruined his life, I picture this:
tw: rape, rape denialism
Help spread the truth:
source for the stats in the image:
Department of Justice criminal victimization survey:
World Health Organization’s data on violence and causes of death
Three cowardly and ideological fascists advocate sex-selective censorship : http://www.huffingtonpost.com/soraya-chemaly/an-open-letter-to-faceboo_1_b_3307394.html
Yes, because taking three universities (which is different from a college) and averaging them together is accurate. /sarcasm Think a little. -Brianna
Someone challenged Brianna’s world outlook, so being snarky is totally the best response instead of some simple investigation.
Here is the one out of four study:
Keep in mind that rape is HIGHLY underreported especially on a college campus. Even more so for male victims.
If there is so much rape on campuses then why aren’t women reporting it? Seriously? Why?
And I only reblogged this mainly because I thought the persons response was pretty cheap and shitty.
• embarrassment and shame,
• fear of publicity,
• fear of reprisal from assailant,
• fear of social isolation from the assailant’s friends,
• fear that the police will not believe them,
• fear that the prosecutor will not believe them or will
not bring charges,
• self-blame for drinking or using drugs before the rape,
• self-blame for being alone with the assailant, perhaps in
one’s own or the assailant’s residence,
• mistrust of the campus judicial system, and
• fear that their family will find out.
I was raped while I was a student. It really fucking sucked, but reporting it and the aftermath sucked MORE. I honestly was traumatized more by the admin response, rather than felt better about what happened to me. Administrators don’t know how to handle it. Knowing what I know now from my experience and from working with other campus survivors, this is why people hesitate to report campus rape.
- Many administrators are not trained on rape culture and trauma
- A lot of schools would rather protect the schools reputation than punish a rapist
- Reporting someone you know as your rapist (and/or someone popular on campus) will open you to retaliation/gossip on campus
- A lot of people don’t want to “ruin” the lives of their rapist(s)
- A lot of people struggle with identifying their experience as rape because we’re not educated about it - a lot of the time we only think about the “Stranger in the alleyway”phenomenon
- We don’t trust the police (esp as a woman of colour, I can say that)
- We know how shitty the court system is when it comes to rape cases anyway
- Going through the process of reporting will trigger a long process of interviews, judicial cases
- A lot of people have “less than perfect” histories and don’t want their past being revealed and their name dragged through the mud
- While juggling a difficult semester, the last thing you want to do is to add another thing on your place (going through the judicial process)
- People talk: you hear how shitty the school is at addressing rape, so then you dont want to go through a futile process.
- Nothing ever fucking happens to the rapist.*
*clearly this isn’t always the case, but this happens an overwhemingly majority of the time
Sooo this is what my boo came home to today. :)
Ooih I’m so excited he’s almost home!!!!!
"Close your eyes & imagine the best version of you possible. That’s who you really are, let go of any part of you that doesn’t believe it."-C. Assaad (via tallulah-betula)
"If you have the privilege to view rape as such an abstract concept that it could be funny to you, then good for fucking you. Not all of us are so lucky, and we’re sure as hell not laughing."-Ally (via lavenderlabia)