What is it about being young and female that makes no one ever, EVER, take you seriously? Something about those two qualities makes everything you do or say inherently stupid and possible comedy material.
The unnamed woman, now 18, was reportedly raped as a minor and sought an abortion just eight weeks into her pregnancy. Even after experts found her to be suicidal – a prerequisite for abortion under a new Irish law – she was denied access to the procedure. According to a report by the Sunday Times, the woman, who is not an Irish citizen, believes that the government deliberately delayed her case – both through the state’s decision to ignore psychiatric experts and via her inability to travel because of her legal status – so that she would have to carry the pregnancy at least through the fetus’s viability. After going on a hunger strike, she was forced to undergo a caesarean section at just 25 weeks into her pregnancy.
That’s 17 full weeks after she first sought help."
The problem is this — what do they consider rape? When the United Nations conducted a survey on sexual violence in Asia, “researchers intentionally didn’t use the word ‘rape’ in any of their questionnaires about Asian men’s sexual histories,” according to ThinkProgress, “Instead, they asked men whether they had ever ‘forced a woman who was not your wife or girlfriend at the time to have sex,’ or if they had ever ‘had sex with a woman who was too drunk or drugged to indicate whether she wanted it.’” If they had used the word “rape,” it’s likely that these same men who admitted to these non-consensual acts would have said they had never raped anyone."
Because this is what the Men’s Rights Movement does: it spreads misogyny, it spreads violence, and most of all it spreads a sense of entitlement towards women’s bodies.
Pretending that this is the a rare act perpetrated by a “crazy” person is disingenuous and also does nothing to address the threat of violence that women face every day. We can’t just write this one off – we need to talk about all of the fucked up parts of our culture, especially the movements that teach men that they have the right to dominate and intimidate and violate women, that lead to this, and we need to change things. Because if we don’t, I guarantee that this will happen again. And again. And again."
Anonymous said: The correct answer was "No, it is not okay." A white person who has served in battle with Native Americans (which is only possible is the US armed services for America, not any particular tribe), does not deserve to wear a war bonnet and is not being "denied" anything. That they would feel entitled to it at all is white supremacist bullshit. White people (yes, caucasians) have no cultural or historical connection to war bonnets and cheapen their significance with casual use.
Oh, I am sorry - if I had known that you didn’t actually want an answer to your question beyond what you yourself believe to be correct I wouldn’t have made the mistake of answering… You see, I believed you wanted an actual debate - silly me. But it wasn’t a debate, it was a test. My fault, obviously.
People who are genetically caucasian are never allowed to wear a headdress under any circumstance what so ever. It is so clear to me now - you have shown me the error of my ways! How could I have been so blind!