Tw date rape. Do you think it's possible to stay friends with someone , even though they fucked up like that? I get that they're not safe, but I care about them very deeply. If I wasn't there to stop it, if I didn't care about my other friends safety as well as my BFFs humanity something awful could have happened. I want to help my BFF do better; I know he can.
tbh, remaining best friends with someone who is a rapist is really shitty to the friend who you saved from being raped. like I lived in an apartment with my two best friends at the time and one of them raped me and the other one just stayed friends with him and it tore me apart so fucking much to have to go thru something like that and then my friend just… fucking let it go. like they had “talks” and all but to me all that said was, “yeah raping you isn’t bad enough to end a friendship over and I support him even after he did this to you”.
so that’s from my personal experience. it’s not your job to teach your friend not to rape people. like if he literally attempted to date rape someone, that was thought out ahead of time and if you continue to be best friends with him, not only is he going to see that he can get away with something like that with nothing more than some lectures and discussions, but the friend that you saved from being raped is going to see that you don’t consider an attempted rape important enough to end a friendship over and that you don’t support the person who nearly was raped. your best friend is a rapist. you don’t need to retain that friendship and you shouldn’t have good feelings for that person anymore.
Remember that intimate conversation you had with your son? The one where you said, “I love you and I need you to know that no matter how a woman dresses or acts, it is not an invitation to cat call, taunt, harass or assault her”?
Or when you told your son, “A woman’s virginity isn’t a prize and sleeping with a woman doesn’t earn you a point”?
How about the heart-to-heart where you lovingly conferred the legal knowledge that “a woman doesn’t have to be fighting you and you don’t have to be pinning her down for it to be RAPE. Intoxication means she can’t legally consent, NOT that she’s an easy score.”
Or maybe you recall sharing my personal favorite, “Your sexual experiences don’t dictate your worth just like a woman’s sexual experiences don’t dictate hers.”
Last but not least, do you remember calling your son out when you discovered he was using the word “slut” liberally? Or when you overheard him talking about some girl from school as if she were more of a conquest than a person?
I want you to consider these conversations and then ask yourself why you don’t remember them. The likely reason is because you didn’t have them. In fact, most parents haven’t had them.
What’s scary is that you KNOW the majority of young men receive the OPPOSITE kinds of messages both from their parents and the culture around them. And then people are surprised or defensive when a so-called “good” guy takes advantage of a women. And excuses are made to make her at fault, rather than blaming the perpetrator and all those who taught him for his entire life that what he did wasn’t really wrong. Rape culture is a cycle, and education like that shown above is what can help break it down.
honestly it’s not enough if scotland secedes, wales has to follow them and ireland has to be reunified and then england needs to go up in flames with their queen and her family thrown into the street and their palaces converted into public housing
And the jewels will be pried off of that crown and given back to their rightful countries.
Summary: Apparently they were trying to find local ISIS supporters and foil an alleged plot to carry out what PM Tony Abbot called “demonstration killings” to show that ISIS isn’t just located in the Middle East. They claim to have intelligence that informed this decision to raid. The raids were carried in 12 suburbs and involved around 900 police officers. They arrested 15 people during the raids, but have only released the details of one prisoner who had direct contact with the Australian Muslim who they know is an active recruiter for ISIS.
To me this sounds like an incredibly overblown response to an issue that could’ve been solved by one arrest. Please keep in mind that the Washington Post, the last source, is more conservative. Since these raids have happen, protests have erupted all over Australia and the Muslim Australian community is understandably fucking pissed. Don’t let this go unnoticed.
this is what i knew would happen once they raised the “threat level” to “high” it’s also a case of the government using islamophobia to pump up a sense of fear (despite the threat being basically non existent here) that they’re using to distract from the actual issues of the shitty things they’re doing to our country
Why isn't there a muslim outrage about the persecution of non Muslims in Africa & the Middle East? You're all a bunch of savages.
You’re totally right.
I don’t know why we didn’t get orders from the great Muslamic hive-mind on what to think today. I usually share my brainwaves with every Muslim on the planet, so that we can all act the same way and all have one position on any issue.
Maybe there are technical difficulties at Muslim HQ™? You know, where all the Muslim decisions come from, for all the Muslims in the world.
All I got was my regular programming, you know…world domination, hating freedom, shuurriyaah law.
I’m sorry, I truly can’t answer you without further Muslim HQ™ discretion. I’ll just go take my daily Hummus shower with my Falafel scented soap and hope things get sorted out during it.
But you’re right. We should be civilized like you and call 23% of the whole planet savages and treat them as a homogenous blob with no humanity.
Whats going on is Scotland right now?I keep seeing posts about riots whats happening?
A referendum happened to decide whether or not Scotland split from the UK. The votes came in - Scotland is still part of the UK.
Today at 12 a bunch of member of the Orange Lodge (look it up - protestant extremists who also like to hang around with the KKK sometimes it turns out) decided to gather in George Square (the main square of Glasgow) to celebrate, as these guys are unionists. They are also sectarian racist fascist homophobic bigot losers. The Scottish Defence League (equivalent to the English Defence League, who are basically Nazis) decided to join them. They started shouting abuse at everyone. Called a gay pro-independence politician a poofter and kept telling everyone that didn’t resemble them to fuck off. Things got heated and they attacked some Yes folk, as far as I can tell. Fights broke out. One of them attacked a guy with a flare. BBC news reported this as “protests of the results” despite the instigators being supporters of the winning side. This was maybe around 4. They didn’t report anything else until maybe about 10 when things had been violent for at least 3 hours. Policemen on horses everywhere. People singing sectarian chants. Nazi salutes. Beating the shit out of kids, a Yes campaigner got stabbed.
Basically fascists and bigots using their newfound confidence and morale boost from remaining a part of the UK to instigate a huge fight. It’s pretty much a riot. Streets blocked off. It’s not just happening in Glasgow but Glasgow has a larger population than most places and so the gathering here is rather noticeable.
It’s still going. It doesn’t really feel safe around here.
And while fascists are literally beating the shit out of Yes voters the government decides to revoke Scottish powers - Scottish MPs no longer have a say in the Westminster budget (considering that Scotland’s budget is 10% of this it actually removes Scotland’s control of it’s own budget). This is in direct defiance to what they said they’d do in the case of a No vote - that Scotland would get more powers. So while English politicians are crushing the hopes and morale of the Scottish people fascists are trying to cave in their skulls.
Some of this might be incorrect. I’ve been getting most of my info from social media and ‘official’ media does not report on Scottish matters in a way that reflects the truth so if I’m misinformed someone please correct me!