5 Uncomfortable Truths About Rape on College Campuses

And why is rape underreported? Because doing so changes the way other people see you. You become part of a national controversy. If your friends and family find out, they might start condescending to you by warning you off of certain movies or TV shows, assuming that you’re suddenly a fragile piece of china that must be constantly protected. Reporting an assault isn’t just one difficult conversation, it’s thousands. And in every single one, there’s the risk that that person won’t believe you.


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white guys will bend over backwards to complain about any little bit of representation in media. “Captain America can’t be black, it’s ruining my childhood”… “Thor can’t be a woman, it’s not realistic”…. “Frozen wasn’t racist, there were brown people in the background of that one scene”

and my favorite, “no more enforced diversity”

what are y’all so afraid of? is your self-esteem that weak that if you don’t see yourself reflected in 100% of media your whole ego crumbles? like seeing 5% of faces on TV not being white is somehow going to send you spiraling into existential crisis????

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i’ve never seen something so accurate

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Okay so if you don't agree with someone being born and raised in a different culture it's still not their culture and they can appropriate it what about transethnic people of colour?

whitepeoplestealingculture:

THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS BEING TRANSETHNIC. YOU CAN’T JUST CHANGE YOUR RACE. YOU ARE BORN AS THE RACE YOU ARE AND YOU CAN’T CHANGE THAT FOR THE SAKE OF WHICH RACE IS “POPULAR” TO WHITE PEOPLE NOWADAYS.

- Jess

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Something to think about. I look at the scene at the beginning of Captain America: Winter Soldier where Cap and Sam are exercising and Cap keeps lapping him "On your left, on your left, on your left." and maybe it's just me, but I don't have much doubt that it isn't them jumping at the chance to show a blond haired blued eyed man's superiority over a black man in a foot race or just being flat out out done.

reverseracism:

Fun fact! That’s exactly what i thought too. Like the first thing that came to my mind.

Hollywood never misses a chance to emasculate black men, especially in the presence of a white man with hyper masculinity OR with the white man doing the emasculating

(in the movie “Maleficent” the only POC character in the movie is a black man who is on film for roughly 3 minutes. In that time he is slapped, yelled at, and humiliated by the white King) & to be quite honest the movie would have been better without it.

They do this with Asian men as well, making them frail and weak in the media.

- Susie

That scene did kind of annoy me too, but I thought the scene after it where Sam and Steve are chatting under the tree was much more telling. Steve would have grown up in a world where Black people couldn’t vote - a deeply racist and sexist world. And yet he had no problem coming over to Sam and chatting with him, and he works so great with Natasha even though you know when he was growing up and when he was in the army he was surrounded with some pretty sexist nonsense. I always thought of that scene as a great bonding moment where Sam isn’t upset at being lapped by Steve and where they can share a moment of friendship. 

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I’m so upset, angry and just completely disgusted about this story!


Matthew Durham, 19, allegedly confessed to sexually assaulting several children at an orphanage in Kenya, police said. (Credit: KFOR)

An Edmond teenager faces a possible life in prison sentence after authorities say they learned about shocking crimes he allegedly committed on an African mission trip.

The suspect was volunteering at a Kenyan children’s home when he allegedly raped and molested a number of young children.

According to court records, 19-year-old Matthew Durham confessed to raping several young girls, forcing some boys to perform oral sex on him and even making other kids watch.

“This is a young man in our community that made choices to exploit children in an orphanage,” said United States Attorney Sanford Coats. “It’s a true tragedy all the way around.”

The 19-year-old suspect traveled overseas with a group called Upendo.

Upendo is an organization that assists neglected Kenyan kids by providing food, housing, clothes and religion.

While Durham volunteered to travel overseas several times over the last two years, on his last visit, the criminal complaint alleges, “Durham requested to stay at the children’s home in an ‘overflow bunk’ rather than at an offsite facility.”

During that visit, several alleged victims claimed Durham “often touched them in a sexual manner or told them to touch themselves while he watched.”

Once confronted, Durham allegedly came clean.

“A caretaker at the orphanage noticed something wasn’t right and confronted Mr. Durham. He admitted to some of the acts,” said Coats.

The affidavit continues, “The victims are believed to be both boys and girls between the ages of four and nine, at least one of whom is HIV positive.”

Prosecutors say while the alleged sex crimes were committed overseas, Durham can be held accountable for the crimes in Oklahoma.

Durham is being held without bond.

Judgement is Death!!!!!!!

DEATH TO WHITE SAVIOUR COMPLEX 

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"“If you blame Native American communities for their poverty, remember that the entire continent was stolen from them.
If you blame Black American communities for their relative poverty, remember that Black Americans were stolen from a continent, trafficked, and enslaved for nearly 300 years.
Tell me again about how your family ‘started from nothing’ when they immigrated. Didn’t they start from whiteness? Seems like a pretty good start.
The American Dream required dual genocides, but tell me again about fairness and equal opportunity. Tell me about democracy, modeled after the Iroquois Confederacy. Tell me your proud heritage, and I will show you the violence that made it so.”
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Keynote Speaker for LGBTQ History Month at Dartmouth, on September 30, 2013 

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