Today in ‘Martha/Freema was treated pretty damn badly when she joined Doctor Who’:
One of those things is not like the others.
I’m just amazed that Tumblr feminists are mad about the anti - rape nail polish.
Men are taught not to rape, but sadly men, well people overall, will still rape. People are taught not to steal or murder but people still steal and murder. So now we just have precautions to help lower our chances of being robbed or murder. Anti rape polish is the same way.
Tumblr Feminists who are against anti rape nail polish just want people to get raped so that they can tout their tumblr feminist agenda.
You people are disgusting.
"Anti-Rape" nail polish is great for women who frequently drink in public or who want to test their drinks. It’s a pretty decent way to detect a spiked glass. However, this doesn’t prevent rape. It doesn’t prevent assault. All it does is identify a roofie, which may be helpful in some situations, but is certainly not a solution to rape culture.
What about the majority of rape victims? Approximately 2/3 of assaults are committed by someone known to the victim, while 38% of rapists are a friend or acquaintance. How will this nail polish save someone from being coerced into sex? Or someone who is being frequently assaulted by a family member? Or someone who is taken advantage of by their spouse? Roofies account for a relatively small percentage of rapes. While it’s a wonderful way to potentially minimize their threat, it is not anti-rape by a long shot. Rape is enacted by a rapist, not by a drug.
And now, how much of this anti-rape responsibility should really be forced onto the victim? If someone’s drink is spiked, is it their fault that they didn’t detect that in time? Can we now expect judges and police officers to tell victims “Why weren’t you wearing anti-rape nail polish? Why didn’t you take precautions? You were lazy and actively engaged in risky behavior!” And that’s not far off from saying “This rape is your own fault.” Women already have so many responsibilities when it comes to “protecting themselves” and preventing rape (don’t walk alone at night, don’t dress provocatively, don’t flirt with men that you’re not going to sleep with, don’t drink too much, don’t smile at strangers, don’t ever leave your group, don’t go out at night), this is just adding to the pile: Don’t forget to wear your nail polish.
The fact of the matter is that it’s easier to invent products like this than it is to target the actual cause of rape: Rapists. Because yes, while men may be taught not to rape, people are not being taught what rape actually is. We are not taught about enthusiastic consent, about coercion, about date rape, about stalking, about in-explicit threats of violence, or even about the possibility of rape existing outside of PIV sex. Many men (and women) only view rape as a violent act that occurs between strangers, and this is a huge problem because it prevents people from analyzing their own behaviors and tactics when it comes to having sex. A substantial number of men actually agree with rape when the word “rape” isn’t used, and many of them freely admit to committing it. The word may leave a bad taste in their mouth, but many have no problem with the action itself.
Nail polish does not stop a rapist from assaulting their victim. All it does is give the victim one small tool to help them stay aware of their situation. Does it help in some cases? Absolutely. But is it a substantial solution that we should be praising from the heavens? Absolutely not.
No one should be raped. No one ever deserves that. Feminism is about ending this threat for everyone - That is exactly why we are going to be critical of every “anti-rape” step that is taken. If it doesn’t actually move us away from a rape culture, and if it continues to put the onus of responsibility (and guilt) upon the victim, then this is worth discussing.
We can do so much better.
You’re Petting Your Cat All Wrong!
Jackson Galaxyexplains why everything can seem to be going fine and cuddly when your cat suddenly turns mean.
What he calls the “finger nose” actually works great for scratching too, if you go slow and are observant your cat will guide you to where they want skritches, for how long they want them, then where next, just like someone saying “Ohhh, up a little. A bit harder.” and will love you for it!
wish more people realized that cats do not attack for no reason
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I’ve looked into the eye of this island. And what I saw was beautiful.
when something you blacklisted shows up on your dash anyway
Guys it’s really important during this whole ferguson protest that we as social media DO NOT back down until punishment is dealt to those racists. If we let this movement die, then the oppressors win. I’ve seen stuff like this before and the majority of people stop posting about it within a week. We can’t let that happen, this is too important. so keep reblogging and keep posting until these darn racists are punished for their awful inhumane actions.
offended because he said half
So You Still Think Homosexuality Is A Sin?
via my mother
I think more people object to homosexuality based on the “ick” factor than are willing to admit it. All that Bible stuff is just a front.There will never be a day when I don’t reblog this when it shows up in my dash.