Okay, but now that my Twelve/Peter Capaldi funtimes have been derailed …
Can we have a serious dialog about why Steven Moffat doesn’t seem to be called out on as much misogynistic bullshit as he actually spews?
The ultimate [act] that would be the taboo, to show how bad some villain is, was to have somebody being raped, you know? I don’t really think it matters. It’s the same as, like, a decapitation. It’s just a horrible act to show that somebody’s a bad guy."
Don’t go see Kick-Ass 2, don’t buy any of his comics, don’t put money in this asshole’s pocket.
It also says something about a person when every other book he writes contains a scene of gang rape.
And people have the audacity to wonder why others continue to look down on the comic book medium. Why they scoff. Why it’s so difficult to tell people that this is a true art form. Why many are afraid of becoming apart of the community.
Just take a look at him, his “work”, and his circle jerk brigade.
Can we talk about how great Victoria secret’s new models are? [x]
ARE YOU FOR REAL THIS IS REAL THIS IS A REAL THING???
THIS MADE MY MONTH
Not only the models, BUT LOOK AT THE THEME OF THIS NEW LINE. I THINK I’M IN LOVE WITH VS.
THEY EVEN GAVE A LESSON ON RAPE CULTURE AT THE SITE
I LOOOOOVE VICTORIA’S SECRET
GUYS. They even fucking admitted to their own wrongdoings. They even were like “We were wrong once. Now we’re taking steps to change !!.”
And these models? Ugh. Go VS. You’re getting MUCH better.
Unfortunately, this is fake. It’s a campaign that is super cool, but not run by VS.
Oh, is it? That sadly makes more sense?
Yeah I just checked. It’s a hoax.
Okay VS is back to being everything terrible now. TOO BAD. :(
Sad but true. *sighs*
Meet Deric Lostutter, a 26-year-old cybersecurity consultant who also goes by the moniker “KYAnonymous.” Lostutter obtained and published tweets and Instagram photos in which members of the Steubenville High School football team joked about an incident in which a 16-year-old girl was raped.
Lostutter’s actions inspired a group of people to take justice into their own hands. A hacker called “Bobcat” vandalized the Facebook page of the Steubenville football team. Other hackers took similar action.
It’s unclear if Lostutter participated in any hacking shenanigans, but if he’s indicted and found guilty of any, he faces 10 years in jail. By comparison, the Steubenville rapists received one- and two-year sentences each.
Oh goodie, you guys. We get to do the “no but for real, rape jokes aren’t funny and saying that doesn’t threaten your freedom of speech” runaround again. This time, Jezebel’s Lindy West is caught in the crossfire: she had the audacity to go on TV and say rape jokes aren’t funny, so naturally, the internet has responded by calling her names, threatening to rape her, and saying she’s too fat/ugly/lesbionic/man-hating to get raped.
I lost a lot of followers when I said Tosh shouldn’t have made a rape joke. And I’m prepared to lose followers over this issue again. Do. Not. Care. The facts are these:
- The comedy industry has a serious problem with representation by women.
- People in the comedy industry - Louis CK on The Daily Show, W. Kamau Bell on Totally Biased - think feminists are anti-comedy because we object to forcing rape survivors to laugh at their jokes.
- Somehow every fucking person in America becomes a Constitutional scholar when they get challenged on telling rape jokes. “What about my freedom of speech?” The First Amendment starts with “the government shall make no law…” which means that unless someone proposes a law against rape jokes you can go ahead and shut the fuck up.
Here’s the thing: There is no comedy slippery slope from saying “rape jokes aren’t OK” to there being NO MORE JOKES EVER AGAIN. We’re not saying don’t joke about murder or the Holocaust because you know what? Those things are taken seriously. Rape is not. Look at the rape statistics in the military, in America, in the world. Look at how rape is used as a tool of power against women. Look at how women are punished and demeaned with rape. Look at the dearth of resources for survivors. There are no museums to rape survivors. There are no monuments commemorating its victims. There are no walls with victims’ names carved in stone. Its victims are everywhere, and silenced, and taunted, and second-guessed, and dismissed. When people start telling the families of murder victims “but some people find the idea of murder sexy,” we’ll talk about murder jokes.
We don’t want you to joke about rape because joking is the only time you ever talk about rape. And it’s very, very rarely a joke about rape culture (which are allowed, even by us evil laughter-hating feminazis), and much more often a joke about someone you’d like to rape, or someone who deserves to get raped, or using “rape” as a funny verb because it’s a funny word to say. It usually triggers memories for people who went through a traumatic event and had no recourse against the person who perpetrated it or the society that all but encouraged it. Why would you do that on purpose? What’s funny or edgy about that? It’s lazy comedy.
So, again: stop joking about rape. Stop saying that feminists - who have almost zero representation at movie studios, TV executive boardrooms, comedy stand-up spots, and nighttime television - are threatening the comedy industry by saying a small percentage of the jokes are aggressively unfunny. Stop telling victims they have to laugh at your bad “jokes.” Just. Stop.
WARNINGS FOR RAPE THREATS AND SEXUAL HARASSMENT
They’re tweeting saying that at Akon they’ll be going around molesting girls with the hashtag “#gropecrew”, and fl0ss even claimed he was going to rape a specific girl. Girls, be careful if you’re at Akon.
Also, signal boost the shit outta these two fucks.
Wow, what the fuck. Girls at A-Kon, be careful. Everyone at A-Kon, kick those assholes in the balls.
My recommendation, carry around whatever you can to stun these asshats (ie pepperspray, something sharp) and/or something that can mark them (make-up, marker) so that you can have someone find these assholes and get them arrested.
You probably can’t have the former within the con itself, but the marker isn’t a bad idea.
Claire: “In the second draft, Pepper slept with Killian because he was so pheromonally enhanced with Extremis that she couldn’t resist him,” Black told Empire.
Claire: Hang on let me correct this one: “Pepper slept with Killian because he was so pheromonally enhanced with Extremis that he raped her”
Claire: “Also, she was angry at Tony. Then he makes a sex tape and broadcasts it in Home Depot!”
Sam: HOME DEPOT. *cannot stop laughing*
Claire: What’s with Home Depot??? Are they a sponsor or something?
Sam: It’s like some kind of really specific fetish.
Claire: Pearce added: “That seems audacious even by our standards. It was definitely groundbreaking.”
Sam: Yeah, the sexual exploitation of women sure is new in action films.
Those tags. Yeah. Because I agree—and that above, courtesy of Mr. Black, is one of the most fucking disgusting things I’ve ever heard.
(For all of you wondering if I liked IM3? No, no, I did not.)
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It is obvious that the two offenders saw the victim as some one that could be treated as a thing. This is not about sex, it is about power and control. I guess that is what I am getting at. Sex was probably not the hardest thing for the two to get, so that wasn’t the objective. When you hear the jokes being made during the crime, it is the purest contempt.
So, how do you fix that? I’m just shooting rubber bands at the night sky but here are a few ideas: Put women’s studies in high school the curriculum from war heroes to politicians, writers, speakers, activists, revolutionaries and let young people understand that women have been kicking ass in high threat conditions for ages and they are worthy of respect.
Total sex ed in school. Learn how it all works. Learn what the definition of statutory rape is and that it is rape, that date rape is rape, that rape is rape.
In the spirit of equal time, sites like Huffington Post should have sections for male anatomy hanging out instead of just the idiotic celebrity “side boob” and “nip slip” camera ops. I have no idea what that would be like to have a camera in my face at every turn, looking for “the” shot. I know what some of you are saying. “Then why do they wear clothes like that unless they want those photos taken?” I don’t know what to tell ya. Perhaps just don’t take the fuckin picture? Evolve? I don’t know."