franklanguage: (Palin's pussy)
Today was SlutWalk NYC! I had nothing to do with the planning, but I was determined to go on it.

Do you want a cut? Very well… )

This was a very spirited gathering of women (and men!) and the walk started at Union Square, wound around the East Village, and ended up back at Union Square. I took about 200 pictures, so this is a very minimal representation of the walk. We'll do it again next year, and I bet there will be drums, just as at the Dyke March.



"Stop the violence! End to the silence!"



"End with the blaming; stop the shaming!" "Yes means yes, no means no; whatever we say, wherever we go."
franklanguage: (Palin's pussy)
Today was SlutWalk NYC! I had nothing to do with the planning, but I was determined to go on it.

Do you want a cut? Very well… )

This was a very spirited gathering of women (and men!) and the walk started at Union Square, wound around the East Village, and ended up back at Union Square. I took about 200 pictures, so this is a very minimal representation of the walk. We'll do it again next year, and I bet there will be drums, just as at the Dyke March.



"Stop the violence! End to the silence!"



"End with the blaming; stop the shaming!" "Yes means yes, no means no; whatever we say, wherever we go."

...WTF.

Mar. 11th, 2011 08:36 pm
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Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] lavenderfrost at ...WTF.
Well, there goes my good mood for the day.

NYTimes, the bastion of quality reporting, reported on the gang-rape of an 11 year-old girl in Texas  that's led to charges against 18 high-school boys so far - all well and good so far, right?  Shit like this NEEDS publicity to raise awareness. 

Only problem is, they repeated - without refutation or critical commentary - the claims that the girl brought the rape on herself because of the way she was dressed.

Choice Quotes (No cut b/c everyone needs to see this - DEAL.):

“It’s just destroyed our community,” said Sheila Harrison, 48, a hospital worker who says she knows several of the defendants. “These boys have to live with this the rest of their lives.  As opposed to the victim, who's gonna bounce back lickety-fucking-split, right?

Residents in the neighborhood where the abandoned trailer stands — known as the Quarters — said the victim had been visiting various friends there for months. They said she dressed older than her age, wearing makeup and fashions more appropriate to a woman in her 20s. She would hang out with teenage boys at a playground, some said.  TOTALLY BEGGING FOR IT.

THIS IS RAPE CULTURE, PEOPLE.

Now, what's being said and done in this community is bad enough, but the NY Times should be fucking ashamed of themselves right now.

Here's how to contact NYT: )

...WTF.

Mar. 11th, 2011 08:36 pm
franklanguage: (Default)
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] lavenderfrost at ...WTF.
Well, there goes my good mood for the day.

NYTimes, the bastion of quality reporting, reported on the gang-rape of an 11 year-old girl in Texas  that's led to charges against 18 high-school boys so far - all well and good so far, right?  Shit like this NEEDS publicity to raise awareness. 

Only problem is, they repeated - without refutation or critical commentary - the claims that the girl brought the rape on herself because of the way she was dressed.

Choice Quotes (No cut b/c everyone needs to see this - DEAL.):

“It’s just destroyed our community,” said Sheila Harrison, 48, a hospital worker who says she knows several of the defendants. “These boys have to live with this the rest of their lives.  As opposed to the victim, who's gonna bounce back lickety-fucking-split, right?

Residents in the neighborhood where the abandoned trailer stands — known as the Quarters — said the victim had been visiting various friends there for months. They said she dressed older than her age, wearing makeup and fashions more appropriate to a woman in her 20s. She would hang out with teenage boys at a playground, some said.  TOTALLY BEGGING FOR IT.

THIS IS RAPE CULTURE, PEOPLE.

Now, what's being said and done in this community is bad enough, but the NY Times should be fucking ashamed of themselves right now.

Here's how to contact NYT: )

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