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Beck Defends 'RAPE!' Skits With Monologue On Sexual Abuse In His Family -
Burguiere then has two guys on the show act out a few of the questions asked in the survey, sarcastically labeling each scenario as “RAPE!” Burguiere neglects to explain that the survey also asks about sexual coercion and separates it from rape in the statistics. Watch the video here.
The Blaze’s skits mocking the sexual assault survey prompted some negative coverage on Wednesday to which Beck himself addressed on his radio show on Thursday.
"Rape is not a laughing matter, not is it a matter that you lie about. You don’t cheapen the real horror of rape," he said on his show. "I’m tired of being accused of standing with abusers and rapists. I’m tired of being called a monster. I’m just tired of the lies."
Beck goes on to explain in a tearful monologue that his father was sexually abused when he was younger. Beck explains that while his father did not sexually abuse anyone, he did physically abuse members of Beck’s family.
Glenn Beck, one of the most reprehensible shitbags on the planet, runs bits that feature men making fun of rape victims. Then, when he’s called out on it and held accountable for his behavior, he makes it all about himself.
Classic Right Wing Male Persecution syndrome.
Just shut the fuck up forever, Glenn Beck, and everyone will be happy, including you.
(Source: textsfromtng, via wilwheaton)
In which William Haynes is spot on.
I was supposed to be taking the weekend off of social media, but I logged in tonight (of course) and saw the #YesAllWomen hashtag going crazy on Twitter. I added my own:
When a woman makes a video, most comments are about tearing apart her looks. Or if they’d “do” her. With a man, almost none….
What test do you mean?
So there’s a guy and a girl, and they’re talking to a guy that we’re going to call the Gatekeeper. And the guy goes, “Man, I really like Green Lantern.” And the Gatekeeper goes, “I know, right? Me too.” And the girl goes, “I love Green Lantern!” And the Gatekeeper goes, “Oh, yeah? Who’s the Green Lantern right now? I bet you haven’t even read the comic book.” You know? They do that kind of shit. And I’ve said it so many times: Being a nerd is not about what you love; it’s about the way you love it. And no one gets to tell another person, “You’re not loving a comic book the right way.”
I identified this when Twitter started blowing up. And just because I was an early adopter, I was on there before a lot of legitimately famous people were on there. And all of these social-media gurus were coming to talk to me and I figured out that when someone says “This is the right way to use Twitter,” the translation for that was “This is the way I can profit or benefit from you using Twitter.” And I kept telling people, “Do it your way, it doesn’t matter. Just do your thing.”
And I don’t mind kicking a beehive. Some people say to me, “You could have so many more followers if you didn’t say this or that.” And I don’t fucking care. It’s not like I’m keeping score. And you know, if I’m going to alienate people who think that standing by a park with an assault rifle is okay because you can, then I don’t want that person to follow me anyway and I don’t fucking care if they don’t support any of my work, because fuck that guy. — Wil Wheaton, New York Magazine/Vulture (via shellytotter)
Gender violence has occurred with such frequency for so long in this country that many people are no longer alarmed by how common it is. It is the status quo, an unremarkable feature of the social landscape.
What is perhaps even more disturbing is that in this culture, many people see gender violence as a problem of sick or damaged individuals, and not as a social phenomenon that’s causes—and solutions—lie in much larger social forces. So let me be clear. There is no such thing as an isolated incident of rape, battering, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment. These are not merely individual pathologies. It is not enough for us to ask in each case: “What went wrong in his life?” “Why would he do something like that?” These problems are much too widespread for us to think about them in such narrow terms. — Jackson Katz, Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women and and How All Men Can Help (via wretchedoftheearth)
A memorial erected in Vancouver sparked controversy because it was dedicated to “all women murdered by men”, which critics say implies all men are potential murderers. As a result, women involved in the project received death threats[…]. —
wikipedia page for the École Polytechnique massacre
men are violent against women, and when women point this out, they are threatened with more violence
Joseph Fink, for. the. win.