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(Trigger warning: rape)

Did you see this piece Jezebel did about the reddit “other side of the rape story” thread? This is why we can’t have nice things. Quote from the article: 

“We have to acknowledge that the people telling these stories and making these decisions are the men (and women) next door, not necessarily inhuman savages. Otherwise, anti-rape campaigns will continue to tell victims to dress and act differently as a matter of “prevention,” college campuses will continue to report high rates of sexual assault, and people will continue to take advantage of others without even looking them in the eye while doing so.”

Yes, Jezebel, that’s right. Sympathy for rapists is what will really solve the problem here. Instead of acknowledging the dehumanization of the victims, let’s just focus on the dehumanization of the victimizers. 


Posted on the 28th of July, 2012 with 561 notes
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    Although I understand your indignation given the point I think you got out of it, I think you’re not getting out what...
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    All of those reasons up there just show how much of a fucking asshole every single one of those people are. You were...
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    Are you fucking kidding me?!
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    Word, Lavender
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    I can maybe-kinda-tell what you were going for, Jezebel, but no. This is some bullshit.
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    [Image: A screenshot of the title image and title of the article “Rapists Explain Themselves on Reddit, and We Should...
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    What the actual fuck?
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    This is what I was trying to say!! The actual quotes used in the article were… not actually helpful. And obviously...
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