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[TW: Sexual Assault, rape culture, victim blaming]

His lips crushed mine, stopping my protest. He kissed me angrily, roughly, his other hand gripping tight around the back of my neck, making escape impossible. I shoved against his chest with all my strength, but he didn’t even seem to notice. His mouth was soft, despite the anger, his lips molding to mine in a warm, unfamiliar way.

I grabbed at his face, trying to push it away, failing again. He seemed to notice this time, though, and it aggravated him. His lips forced mine open, and I could feel his hot breath in my mouth.

Acting on instinct, I let my hands drop to my side, and shut down. I opened my eyes and didn’t fight, didn’t feel… just waited for him to stop.

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Twilight: Eclipse p. 331 (Bella and Jacob’s first kiss)

This is rape culture.

Young women are taught to think of this passage - which describes sexual assault - as erotic. Young men are taught to force their will on young women, regardless of any (non)verbal cues, because sex is conquest and women are objects - not something to be done between two consenting individuals because it’s pleasurable for both people.


The most frightening thing about this excerpt is that many survivors of sexual assault who have disclosed to me describe stories that sound exactly like this one.

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Vomiting everywhere

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The lines before that:

    He still had my chin—his fingers holding too tight, till it hurt—and I saw the resolve form abruptly in his eyes.
    “N—-” I started to object, but it was too late.

And after he assaulted her she punched him in the face but due to his “super human strength” she broke her hand, said “Don’t touche me!” and then:

    “Just let me drive you home,” Jacob insisted. Unbelievably, he had the nerve to wrap his arm around my waist.

    I jerked away from him.

And then:

    When he got in the driver’s side, he was whistling.

AND THEN while he was driving:

    “…There is so much I can give you that he can’t. I’ll bet he couldn’t even kiss you like that—-because he would hurt you. I would never, never hurt you, Bella.”

    I held up my injured hand.

    He sighed. “That wasn’t my fault. You should have known better.”

And then:

    He grinned over at me. “You kissed me back.”

    I gasped, unthinkingly balling my hands up into fists again, hissing when my broken hand reacted.

    “Are you okay?” he asked. 

     “I did not.”

    “I think I can tell the difference.”

    “Obviously you can’t——that was not kissing back, that was trying to get you the hell off me, you idiot.”

    He laughed a low, throaty laugh. “Touchy. Almost overly defensive, I would say.

    I took a deep breath. There was no point in arguing with him; he would twist anything I said.

Then when she gets home, to where her father, Charlie, the police officer, is:

    “Why did she hit you?”

    “Because I kissed her,” Jacob said, unashamed.

    “Good for you, kid,” Charlie congratulated him.

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"I think it is absolutely the responsibility of an artist to look into darkness without blinking. I think it is important that we talk about morality and character and the way we dehumanize one another. But I also think the point has been more than made on film that rape is a terrible thing, and at this point, if you’re not contributing some new idea to the conversation, then you are literally just using it as a button, something you push to get a response, and that unnerves me.

If I had to pinpoint what bothers me most about the subject, though, it’s that our ratings system in this country is so broken that a film that contains a sustained, brutal rape sequence featuring full-frontal female nudity can breeze right through with an R-rating, but if you include a sequence in which two people engage in spirited, consensual sex and we see anything that resembles reality, you are automatically flirting with an NC-17 or going out unrated. We have created a code of film language in which the single most destructive act of sexual violence is perfect acceptable to depict in the most graphic, clinical detail, but actual love-making has been all but banished from mainstream film."

Drew McWeeny (The Bigger Picture: What happens when we find The Line as viewers? - HitFix.com)

“I think it is absolutely the responsibility of an artist to look into darkness without blinking. “

Reblogging for the whole quote but also just for this.

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this really hit home when i watched ‘this film is not yet rated,’ such a good documentary

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Yeah, the MPAA has some seriously messed up rules.

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stfusexists:

ifweweremartians:

Why Are Police In America Treating Women Like Dogs?

When I was growing up, police in America generally treated women with gentleness and respect.  It was generally understood that women were not to be thrown around or mistreated by police unless they were being openly violent.  But in most areas of the United States those days are long gone.  Sadly, many police officers seem to make it a point to be especially mean and degrading to women.  All over the country women are being openly abused and humiliated by police.  In America today, women are being yanked around by their hair by police, women are being pepper sprayed directly in the face by police, and women are being brutally strip-searched in front of leering male police officers.  This is not how a civilized nation should be treating women and there is no excuse for treating women like dogs.  The incidents that you are about to read about are absolutely shocking.  They reveal just how far America has fallen.  If police will treat non-violent women like dogs, then what will they do when the time comes to arrest you?  That is something to think about.

What police are doing to peaceful female protesters in some areas of the country is absolutely horrific.  A recent article by Steve Watson described the degrading things that were done to one group of women when they were arrested in Maryland….

Attorneys with the anti-abortion groups the Alliance Defense Fund (ADF), the Thomas More Society of Chicago, and the American Catholic Lawyers Association revealed that after their arrest, the protesters, including women and young girls, one as young as 14, were put into leg shackles and strip searched twice, while being denied the right to make phone calls, and make contact with lawyers. The protesters were kept in jail overnight.

Reports indicate that the first strip search took place in the police station parking lot in full view of male officers. The second strip search was conducted at the Harford County Detention Center.

You can view a few minutes of video from when the women were originally arrested right here.

How would you feel if your mother, your wife or your daughter was being treated like this?

How would you respond if you learned that your female family members were strip-searched in front of leering male police officers?

There is no excuse for treating women like this.

In other parts of the country, police are getting very violent with peaceful female protesters.

For example, you can see videos about female protesters being pepper sprayed in the face here and here.

Is there any excuse for spraying pepper spray directly into the face of a woman that is being completely non-violent?

Police officers like that give all police a bad name.

Perhaps even more disturbing are the police officers that have been yanking women around by their hair.

In the video posted below, police brutally drag UCB English Professor Celeste Langan to the ground by her hair.  She was not being violent at all and she actually offered her wrists to the police and verbally told them that they could arrest her.  But instead of doing that, the police yanked her by the hair and threw her to the ground.  Subsequently, the police did the same thing to two other peaceful female protesters….

In the old days, any police officers that treated women like that would be run out of town.

But in modern “Amerika”, police get to treat women as brutally as they want.

In fact, if a woman calls the police in “Amerika” she may get raped.  When one 19-year-old single woman in Milwaukee dialed 911 for assistance, she never imagined that the police officer responding to the call would sexually assault her.  But that is exactly what happened.

Yes, there are still lots of good police officers out there in America.  Many work incredibly hard in extremely difficult circumstances to try to make our communities a safe place to live.

Unfortunately though, there is a cultural shift happening in America and the number of good police officers continues to decrease.  Many good officers are being slowly but surely replaced by brutal monsters that have no problem with treating people like garbage.

This kind of mistreatment of females by police officers is even going on in our public schools.

For example, a sixth-grade girl in Colorado was recently arrested and marched out of her school in handcuffs for being “argumentative and rude”….

An Adams County Sheriff’s Office incident report says the assistant principal found Yajira walking in the hallway during lunch because the girl claimed she was cold and needed to get a sweater from her locker.

The report says the assistant principal was in mid-sentence when Yajira, “turned and walked away saying, ‘I don’t have time for this.’”

When intervention efforts with a counselor failed, Yajira was handcuffed and put in the school resource officer’s patrol car and taken to a juvenile holding facility called “The Link.”

In a previous article, I detailed some other incidents where female students have been arrested and publicly humiliated while at school….

*At one public school down in Texas, a 12-year-old girl named Sarah Bustamantes was recently arrested for spraying herself with perfume.

*A security guard at one school in California broke the arm of a 16-year-old girl because she left some crumbs on the floor after cleaning up some cake that she had spilled.

*In early 2010, a 12-year-old girl at a school in Forest Hills, New York was arrested by police and marched out of her school in handcuffs just because she doodled on her desk. “I love my friends Abby and Faith” was what she reportedly scribbled on her desk.

*A 6-year-old girl down in Florida was handcuffed and sent to a mental facility after throwing temper tantrums at her elementary school.

*A 17-year-old honor student in North Carolina named Ashley Smithwick accidentally took her father’s lunch with her to school.  It contained a small paring knife which he would use to slice up apples.  So what happened to this standout student when the school discovered this?  The school suspended her for the rest of the year and the police charged her with a misdemeanor.

*In Allentown, Pennsylvania a 14-year-old girl was tasered in the groin area by a school security officer even though she had put up her hands in the air to surrender.

Are you disgusted yet?

You should be.

In Massachusetts, police were even sent out to collect an overdue library book from a 5-year-old girl.

What kind of country are we becoming?

Of course the federal government is one of the worst offenders when it comes to treating women like dogs.

At airports all over America, women are being strip-searched and publicly humiliated by TSA agents.

The following is how blogger Erin Chase described what she experienced when she went through a TSA pat-down while going through airport security with her young baby….

She patted my left arm, my right arm, my upper back and my lower back. She then said, “I need to reach in and feel along the inside of your waistband.”

She felt along my waistline, moved behind me, then proceeded to feel both of my buttocks. She reached from behind in the middle of my buttocks towards my vagina area.

She did not tell me that she was going to touch my buttocks, or reach forward to my vagina area.

She then moved in front of my and touched the top and underneath portions of both of my breasts.

She did not tell me that she was going to touch my breasts.

She then felt around my waist. She then moved to the bottoms of my legs.

She then felt my inner thighs and my vagina area, touching both of my labia.

She did not tell me that she was going to touch my vagina area or my labia.

Does treating women like this make us a safer country?

No.

The truth is that no other nation on earth is doing this sort of thing.

But it does show that we are becoming a country full of idiots.

After enduring such a horrific pat-down, Erin began shaking and she felt as though she had just been sexually assaulted….

I stood there, an American citizen, a mom traveling with a baby with special needs formula, sexually assaulted by a government official. I began shaking and felt completely violated, abused and assaulted by the TSA agent. I shook for several hours, and woke up the next day shaking.

Here is why I was sexually assaulted. She never told me the new body search policy. She never told me that she was going to touch my private parts. She never told me when or where she was going to touch me. She did not inform me that a private screening was available. She did not inform me of my rights that were a part of these new enhanced patdown procedures.

It is absolutely mind blowing how women are being treated in America today.

How we treat women says a lot about where we are at as a nation.

And right now America is becoming a very heartless place.


Wow. Way to go Harford County, once again I am ashamed to have grown up in that horrible fucking place.

We need to do something to stop this. We need to make police brutality a campaign issue.

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“Think about how much cheaper it would be for all of us if they were raped just the right amount.”

Sometimes, you can’t help but make it personal. Liz Trotta is just an awful, awful person. It really is that simple.

She shouldn’t just be fired from Fox News. She should be fired from Fox News out of a cannon.

This is just sickening. T_T

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thecuntmentality:

nuestrahermana:

TW: Rape, sexual assault/violence. Please sign this, this is extremely important.
tinypenny:

If you guys haven’t already heard (my followers already  have, and I’m tagging to spread awareness) - there are some 200 clinics  in Ecuador right now that are using torture and rape as a ways of  rehabilitating lesbian women. They may be possibly doing it to gay men  too. If you could just take literally twenty seconds out of your day to  sign the All Out campaign, it would be so, so helpful.
The goal right now is 50,000 online signatures and we are currently at 32,185. The people of Ecuador are going to deliver the letter with the signatures directly to the president of Ecuador, Rafael Correa’s, office.
That being said, if you could just take another twenty seconds to sign this one too, that would be beyond fantastic.
Thanks so much, guys.


Please, reblog and sign.

Signed. Signal boost.

thecuntmentality:

nuestrahermana:

TW: Rape, sexual assault/violence. Please sign this, this is extremely important.

tinypenny:

If you guys haven’t already heard (my followers already have, and I’m tagging to spread awareness) - there are some 200 clinics in Ecuador right now that are using torture and rape as a ways of rehabilitating lesbian women. They may be possibly doing it to gay men too. If you could just take literally twenty seconds out of your day to sign the All Out campaign, it would be so, so helpful.

The goal right now is 50,000 online signatures and we are currently at 32,185. The people of Ecuador are going to deliver the letter with the signatures directly to the president of Ecuador, Rafael Correa’s, office.

That being said, if you could just take another twenty seconds to sign this one too, that would be beyond fantastic.

Thanks so much, guys.

Please, reblog and sign.

Signed. Signal boost.

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