Q:A retired police officer in Florida just fatally shot a man for texting in the theatre. It's almost like being a policeman inculcates a sense of entitlement and invincibility that results in casual brutality. BUT DON'T WORRY GUYS, THE NEW YORK TIMES SAYS THE REAL DEBATE IS ABOUT SMARTPHONES
Fuck the police, fuck Florida, fuck guns, jesus fucking christ.
Todd Kincannon later conceded that, if concentration camps aren’t going to work, “mental institutions will do just fine”
Trust me, there’s more than just trans people he wants to see in camps, but this is what will give him the least backlash.
PASS THIS ON LIKE A JOINT AT A COLLEGE PARTY, FOLLOWERS. I WANT TO SEE THIS FUCKER FACE SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES FOR THIS DISGUSTING THING.
isn’t hate speech illegal? can’t he be fired for this?
In case you want another reason to hate Fox News, just look at what Erick Erickson tweeted after the passing of the Texas abortion bill.
Let him know that this behavior is not welcome, nor will it be tolerated.
wow, that’s one of the most appalling things I’ve seen in a while.
One in five women reports being sexually assaulted. For women of color, that number is much higher; one study says that over 50% of young black women are sexually assaulted. (One of your jokes: “I’m attracted to black women. I had sex with one once. The whole time I was fucking her, she kept using the n-word. Yeah, the whole time, she was yelling NO!”) On your Twitter, you warned people that they shouldn’t attend one particular set of yours if they’d recently had a miscarriage or been raped. So, like: Are you comfortable excluding that big a chunk of the population from your set? I always wonder this, about comedians who tell a lot of rape jokes. You presumably know that it happens. Do you know that it happens this often? Is it a realistic possibility, in your mind, that not just one but several of the women in your audience have experienced it?
Sady Doyle’s letter to comedian Sam Morril. Not So Funny: Sam Morril’s Rape Jokes and Female Comedy Fans
TW: Rape jokes. Obviously.
The latest from Nick L. Nickel (@NickBate). I have autism and say stuff I shouldn’t. Working on this in therapy. I also love this one girl and am on a quest for reciprocation. In my heart, Canada.
This man has been cyberstalking me for five years (he even called my parents’ house at one point and sent them letters begging them to tell me to let him be with me). It has escalated, at this point, to him threatening to murder people in order to get me.
I don’t know what to do anymore. I’m terrified of him. He uses my last name as his and refers to me as his wife, even though I have made it crystal clear that I will never even LIKE him, and now he’s threatening to kill people. We were friends at one point, but I broke things off five years ago. It’s only escalated in creepiness since then.
As I recall, his full name is Nickalaus Stoutzenberger, and his letters indicate he lives, at least part-time, in Washington Boro, Pennsylvania. His birthday is September 1st, 1991. He has been known to use the usernames Hagurumon, Hagurukagi, and Nick Bate.
I’m not asking for a campaign of harassment here—I am asking for help. This man has terrorized me since I was 15, causing me to fear for my safety. He has threatened to kill pretty much everyone I’ve dated, and is clearly dangerous.
THERE IS ALSO EVIDENCE THAT HE HAS MOLESTED HIS YOUNGER SISTER.
Please, help me.
EDIT: DO NOT LET HIM KNOW MY URL. KEEP YOURSELVES AS ANONYMOUS AS YOU CAN.
shit his tweets are terrifying
What the fucking fuck.
I think the violent threats put this under the FBI’s cyberstalking laws. I’m not 100 percent sure, but his twitter feed alone is terrifying. He also says he is seeing a therapist. If anyone knows him IRL and knows who that therapist is- you have to tell the therapist. He’s a danger and the therapist is OBLIGATED BY LAW TO REPORT HIM. Plus law enforcement will take it a bit more seriously coming from a professional than coming from a victim. Sad but true.
Oh my god, his twitter is horrifying. I reported him to Twitter, but I’m not sure what good that will do since he’s not harassing me personally.
Rochester Professor Wonders Why Rapists Shouldn’t Be Allowed to ‘Reap the Benefits’ of Passed Out Girls
Within the past week, two different University of Rochester students have tipped us off to a post on Landsburg’s personal blog. Dated March 20 and titled “Censorship, Environmentalism and Steubenville,” the post attempts to compare and contrast potential “psychic harms” associated with pornography, environmentalism, and being raped while you are passed out. If one of those things, prima facie, doesn’t sound like the others to you, well, Landsburg would like to understand “what is the key difference among them?”
You can and should read the whole post, pasted below, but the gist is this: After describing a scenario in which a character named “Farnsworth McCrankypants” is mentally traumatized by knowing other people watch porn (“Question 1”), and another in which “Granola McMustardseed” is distressed by the idea of wilderness desecration (“Question 2”), Landsburg poses “Question 3,” which references the recently closed Steubenville rape case:
Let’s suppose that you, or I, or someone we love, or someone we care about from afar, is raped while unconscious in a way that causes no direct physical harm—no injury, no pregnancy, no disease transmission. (Note: The Steubenville rape victim, according to all the accounts I’ve read, was not even aware that she’d been sexually assaulted until she learned about it from the Internet some days later.) Despite the lack of physical damage, we are shocked, appalled and horrified at the thought of being treated in this way, and suffer deep trauma as a result. Ought the law discourage such acts of rape? Should they be illegal?
Later he writes (emphasis ours throughout):
I’m having trouble articulating any good reason why Question 3 is substantially different from Questions 1 and 2. As long as I’m safely unconsious and therefore shielded from the costs of an assault, why shouldn’t the rest of the world (or more specifically my attackers) be allowed to reap the benefits? And if the thought of those benefits makes me shudder, why should my shuddering be accorded any more public policy weight than Bob’s or Granola’s? We’re still talking about strictly psychic harm, right?
It is, I think, a red herring to say that there’s something peculiarly sacred about the boundaries of our bodies. Every time someone on my street turns on a porch light, trillions of photons penetrate my body. They cause me no physical harm and therefore the law does nothing to restrain them. Even if those trillions of tiny penetrations caused me deep psychic distress, the law would continue to ignore them, and I think there’s a case for that (it’s the same as the case for ignoring Bob McCrankypants’s porn aversion). So for the issues we’re discussing here, bodily penetration does not seem to be in some sort of special protected category.
To be fair, Landsburg does admit that it’s “plausible” a person raped while unconscious might suffer from a different magnitude of psychic trauma than someone concerned about the environment, but he then wonders: “[W]ould you be willing to legalize the rape of the unconscious in cases where the perpetrators take precautions to ensure the victim never learns about it?”
One of our tipsters, a woman who says she is not in any of Landsburg’s courses, wrote us in a brief email:
[W]hat about the implications of this on campus? The Department of Justice research supports that as many as one in four women will be sexually assaulted in her college career. With these statistics it’s likely that there are sexual assault victims/rape survivors in Landsburg classes. … A university is supposed to be a safe learning environment. How can student’s feel safe if they know their professor thinks their potential rape is justified as long as they are unconscious?
Requests for comment to Landsburg and University of Rochester President Joel Seligman about the wisdom of an old man comparing rape to light penetrating his body have thus far gone unanswered.
The last time Landsburg made headlines, it was for saying in another of his blog posts that Sandra Fluke should be “ridiculed, mocked, and jeered” for wanting contraception to be covered by health insurance. He also suggested she might be deemed a whore:
[Rush Limbaugh] wants to brand Ms. Fluke a “slut” because, he says, she’s demanding to be paid for sex. There are two things wrong here. First, the word “slut” connotes (to me at least) precisely the sort of joyous enthusiasm that would render payment superfluous. A far better word might have been “prostitute” (or a five-letter synonym therefor)…
In current debates on marriage equality, it’s usually assumed intersex people will gain equal rights when gay marriage has been legalized or that they already have equal rights. Unfortunately though, neither is the case.
Terminology is of much importance here…
a very interesting article: http://bit.ly/Pphlf5
Furthermore, the court found that “intersex [people] are not wholly male or female and in the matter of C and [D] his honour found that being of indeterminate sex [, intersex persons] were barred from marriage.
BARRED FROM MARRIAGE
Thanks to my friend Travis for this helpful breakdown of where at least $5 million of Chick-fil-A profits have gone. Note that some of this money went directly to promoting the death penalty for gay people in Uganda.
In case you’re wondering why people are boycotting Chick-Fil-A.
100% Pro Life [Trigger warning for like…I don’t even know. misogyny? violence? gross people? this will probably trigger you]
I have read a lot of pro choice arguments today and I have to say the “If abortion becomes illegal women will do it anyway but they will have unsafe back alley abortions and possible die from it” argument is the most hilarious so far.
If someone decides to shove a coat hanger up their vagina to kill a baby then I could care less if she died too. Why should I give a fuck if you bleed to death or get an infection and die from killing a baby? I don’t. Maybe, if all of the women who thought it was too much trouble to keep their legs closed or too much trouble to carry the unwanted baby to term then give it up for adoption all gave themselves back alley coat hangar jobs the world would be rid of baby killers? Sounds good to me.
Riddle me this, Batman. If an unborn baby isn’t alive then how come it can die in the womb?
I don’t give a shit what your religion is, murder is wrong.
Have any of you pro-choicers even bothered to find out for yourself how an abortion is done or what an aborted baby looks like? It’s horrendous. You wouldn’t do that to anyone walking or talking today but you’d do it to your own fucking baby simply because it isn’t born yet and you don’t want to be responsible for something you got yourself into?
Oh, I hear the outbursts now…But what if it was rape? You have to live the rest of your life knowing you were raped and no abortion is going to make you forget that awfulness and somehow your selfish ass still can’t manage to keep that fucking baby alive long enough to pop it out and tell the hospital you don’t fucking want it? Really?
I do not hope to change any pro-choicers opinion on this because you are all selfish assholes that believe in abolishing innocent lives so you can continue living uninterrupted because you feel you are so self entitled to throw away your responsibilities a.k.a dismembered dead fetus’ in a fucking trash bag.
And by the way, if abortion becomes illegal and women are using coat hangars again that will indeed be me you hear applauding as you bleed to death and rid the country of all the self centered murderous bitches. :) Have a nice day
Edit because I don’t know how to respond to the comments here:
What’s that pro choicers? You don’t like it when I treat you with the same disdain that you treat unwanted pregnancies? How does it feel that I wouldn’t mind if your life was snuffed out just like millions of unborn babies? OH, don’t like it? Too bad, deal with it. You get what you give <3
I just want to demonstrate one key point out of this garbage. (Thank you, anon, for sending this to me.)
Pro-lifers generally are not pro-life. As this woman demonstrates quite clearly, she only cares about unborn life. She clearly does not care about the lives of people who are already alive.
Her own political belief is a disgusting lie. Well, her own beliefs are just downright disgusting, too, but seriously. Never have I seen this spelled out so clearly!
And that’s all I’ve got to say on this revolting person.
“And by the way, if abortion becomes illegal and women are using coat hangars again that will indeed be me you hear applauding as you bleed to death and rid the country of all the self centered murderous bitches.”
Pro-life, ladies and gentlemen. Someone who calls themselves pro-LIFE is willing to applaud the death of others and thinks they know who deserves to live or die.
“self-centered murderous bitches”
“The Salvation Army has refused assistance to gay couples unless they break up and “go straight”, Muslim families who refuse to attend “Christian Bible classes”, kids who can’t prove their immigration status, and more.”
Admittedly, i only skimmed the article, but this quote alone should give you a pretty good idea of how awful they are.
EDIT: I also just learned of this:
Of course, the bigotry of the Salvation Army proved to be deadly towards a transgender woman in Austin, Texas just before Christmas in 2008.Two years ago today trans woman Jennifer Gale was found dead sleeping on an Austin sidewalk outside a homeless shelter run by the Salvation Army.because they refused to take her in.
I want everybody to understand what happened here. They refused to take in a trans woman, and she died as a result. They killed a trans woman. Killed. Because they “disagreed with her lifestyle”.
You wanna know why I can’t just be all “oh well, it’s their opinion, they’re entitled to it” when it comes to bigotry? This. This is fucking why.
Tried to tell a friend about this a couple of years ago and she got genuinely angry with me for “spoiling everything nice”. I haven’t spoiled anything, goddamnit, they’re the ones killing trans women! It would still have happened if you didn’t know about it!
I wish more people knew about this shit.
The letters are sent (by Jimmy Legs)
From the description:
A lot of us have been very upset to learn about Paul Zhang and his mission to kill as many cats as he can. The story broke a week ago, but today I finally mailed out nearly 200 letters to local vets, alerting him to what he’s been doing. If you haven’t heard about it, Mr Zhang is a former TNR advocate who mysteriously did a 180 and began trapping street cats and taking them to local vets to have them put down. There’s more to the story, please check stoppaulzhang.wordpress.com/ for more info.
Source: Flickr / jimmylegs
New allegations against Jerry Sandusky made by family member
- from bad… Yesterday brought reports that two more allegations of sexual assault had been leveled at former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky. The claims are being investigated by the state’s Children and Youth Services, which means the two accusers are under the age of 18.
- …to worse Subsequent reporting today suggests that one of the two juvenile accusers is, in fact, a member of the Sandusky family. According to Sandusky’s attorney, Joe Amendola (a dubious choice), the claims were brought forward after his client’s arrest. source
sadly not all that surprising.