Anonymous asked:

Why are rape jokes so bad? They are jokes (even if the ones you described are like jokes and more like "Rape, LOL!"). They aren't saying "Let's rape people! Rape is good!" while being serious, they are making jokes. JOKES.

sexhaver answered:

there are two types of people who hear rape jokes: rape victims and rapists. rape victims who hear the jokes are being told that what happened to them is funny to everyone else and that anyone who laughs at or tells those jokes is someone they can’t really trust any more. rapists who hear (or tell) the jokes are being told that everyone thinks what they’re doing is funny and so ordinary you can joke about it instead of being one of the most horrible and traumatic violent crimes possible and if the thought of making a rapist feel accepted doesnt make you sick you should probably reevaluate some key life decisions. and the other thing is that i have never heard a legitimately funny rape joke that doesnt just rely on the shock value of the word “rape” to get giggles out of people, so really anyone who makes rape jokes is saying “i care more about making shitty jokes than i do about making sure rape victims feel safe”. same goes for people who use “rape” as a synonym for “wrecked” or “owned” in everyday conversation, it normalizes it and makes rape victims feel unsafe and rapists feel accepted and it’s not that difficult at all to replace it in your vocabulary

thebowspring:

Palestinian children return to school (24 November 2012) for the first time since Israel’s latest attack on Gaza but not all students made it back. Sarah Al-Dalou had to be excused from class as she — along with 9 other members of her family and 2 neighbors [graphic] — were killed by an Israeli airstrike when F-16 fighter jets reduced their house in the Sheikh Radwan neighborhood in Gaza to rubble.

A sign now occupies her seat instead, calling her a ‘martyr’. She was one of 34 children killed by the Israeli Army during their week-long assault on the blockaded coastal enclave, with 161 Palestinians dead in total.

(Photo source: @mohammednazmi)

Bottom photo: Palestinian children return to school in January 2009 after Israel’s massacre in Gaza, named ‘Operation Cast Lead’, when over 300 children were killed by the Israeli Army, and 1,400 Palestinians in all.

Signs replaced the once-occupied seats at al-Fakhura School in the Jabaliya refugee camp in Gaza; names of victims written under the word in red: ‘Martyr’, 24 January, 2009.

(Photo credit: Anja Niedringhaus / AP)

Reblogged from les-bro

recoffthevine:

I DON’T KNOW WHAT I WAS EXPECTING BUT IT WASN’T THAT

fertile-mind-seeks-water:

sexliesnlove:

“Black men and boys” have been the target of the war on drugs’ racist policies—stopped, frisked and disturbed—“often before they’re old enough to vote…Those youths are arrested most often for nonviolent first offenses that would go ignored in middle-class white neighborhoods…Here are white men poised to run big marijuana businesses, dreaming of cashing in big—big money, big businesses selling weed—after 40 years of impoverished black kids getting prison time for selling weed, and their families and futures destroyed. Now, white men are planning to get rich doing precisely the same thing?”   ~~Michelle Alexander

Preach!

fertile-mind-seeks-water:

sexliesnlove:

“Black men and boys” have been the target of the war on drugs’ racist policies—stopped, frisked and disturbed—“often before they’re old enough to vote…Those youths are arrested most often for nonviolent first offenses that would go ignored in middle-class white neighborhoods…Here are white men poised to run big marijuana businesses, dreaming of cashing in big—big money, big businesses selling weed—after 40 years of impoverished black kids getting prison time for selling weed, and their families and futures destroyed. Now, white men are planning to get rich doing precisely the same thing?”   ~~Michelle Alexander

Preach!

Reblogged from surftheclouds