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Opinion | Yes, This Is a Witch Hunt. I’m a Witch and I’m Hunting You.

Opinion | Yes, This Is a Witch Hunt. I’m a Witch and I’m Hunting You.

Why do survivors take so long to speak up when I, a libertarian dude, can downplay their experience…

Why do survivors take so long to speak up when I, a libertarian dude, can downplay their experience…

weavemama: weavemama: last year, a man was accused of sexually harassing 12 women.  this man thinks…

weavemama:

weavemama:

last year, a man was accused of sexually harassing 12 women. 

this man thinks that objectifying women as a conversation topic is okay. 

this man said that women in the military get raped because of cohabitation. 

this man was accused of raping a 13 year old girl back in the 90s. 

this man was accused of raping his own ex-wife. 

this man once said women need to be treated like shit. 

this man is the president of the united states. 

it’s officially been a year since that tape leaked of trump bragging about sexually harassing women. it makes me sick to my stomach almost everyone forgot about it to the point where he was able to be president. a man that has absolutely no respect for women and girls was picked to be a “leader” to over 300,000,000 people. never forget how 45 has treated women in the past. never forget how his victims will most likely never get the justice they deserve because their abuser is a man of power. never forget how he views women as nothing but sexual objects. there’s something very sinister about america and its blatant rape culture, and something tells me it’s only gonna get worse. 

Sources to all these claims: 

WARNING: some of these sources may contain graphic details depicting sexual assault:

The women who accused trump of sexually harassing them:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/a-running-list-of-all-the-women-whove-accused-donald-trump-of-sexual-assault_us_57ffae1fe4b0162c043a7212

The “locker room talk” comment (don’t really think that needs a source but ya’ll know how people are):

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-recorded-having-extremely-lewd-conversation-about-women-in-2005/2016/10/07/3b9ce776-8cb4-11e6-bf8a-3d26847eeed4_story.html?utm_term=.d55fd9234d8c

blaming military rape on cohabitation:

https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/331907383771148288?lang=en

trump being accused of raping a 13 year old girl:

http://www.snopes.com/2016/06/23/donald-trump-rape-lawsuit/

https://splinternews.com/here-are-all-the-times-donald-trump-has-been-accused-of-1793860459

http://people.com/politics/donald-trump-rape-lawsuit-accuser-raped-13/

trump accused of raping his wife:

http://gawker.com/the-time-donald-trumps-ex-wife-accused-him-of-brutally-1721129617

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/donald-ivana-trump-divorce-papers-battle-lawsuit-rape-allegation-marriage-settlement-private-a7294071.html

said women need to be treated like shit (source comes with 20+ other sexist remarks):

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/politics/donald-trump-sexism-tracker-every-offensive-comment-in-one-place/

° Marital rape was legal in this country until 1976 when Nebraska was the first state to outlaw it….

° Marital rape was legal in this country until 1976 when Nebraska was the first state to outlaw it. South Carolina was the last in 1993.

°In Oklahoma, it’s not considered raping your spouse if there’s not violence involved. Spouses also aren’t included in the clause that says someone can’t consent if they’re unconscious.

°In Ohio, a rape that happens in marriage when the spouses are living together is a lesser charge. 

°Researchers estimate that 10 to 14 percent of married or formerly married women have experienced at least one forced sexual assault by a husband or ex, according to the National Online Research Center on Violence Against Women.

°In 30 states, there are still some exemptions given to husbands from rape prosecution. A husband is exempt when he does not have to use force because his wife is vulnerable (e.g., she is mental or physically impaired, asleep, etc.) and is legally unable to consent. Because of the marital contract, a wife’s consent is assumed.

°According to the National Online Research Center on Violence Against Women, marital rape is not restricted to women of any specific age, race, ethnicity, social class or geographic location.

Betsy DeVos announces roll back of Obama-era Title IX sexual…

Betsy DeVos announces roll back of Obama-era Title IX sexual assault guidelines

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos on Thursday announced that the Trump administration is rolling back sexual assault guidelines issued by former President Barack Obama’s administration.“The system established by the prior administration has failed too many students,” DeVos said during a speech at George Mason University in Arlington, Virginia. “That’s why we must do better, because the current approach isn’t working.”In 2011, the Obama administration told colleges and universities that they have an obligation under Title IX to combat sexual harassment and sexual assault on campus. If colleges and universities do not meet that obligation, the Obama administration threatened to pull their federal funding. Read more. 

dashisgone: Rape is the only crime I can think of that’s 100% inexcusable.  There’s absolutely no…

dashisgone:

Rape is the only crime I can think of that’s 100% inexcusable.  There’s
absolutely no reason for it ever.  In any circumstance.  You can murder
in self defence, you can steal to help your starving family.  Even doing
illegal drugs can really help calm people down.

But rape doesn’t
help anyone except the rapist.  And it just baffles me to this day the
way people will excuse rape with, “Well he/she was drunk” or “What was
she wearing?” or “He’s a guy though, he probably enjoyed it.”

it’s the one crime that everyone should find inexcusable and yet it’s the one that people try to justify the most often.

20 attorneys general pen letter to Betsy DeVos urging her to…

20 attorneys general pen letter to Betsy DeVos urging her to keep campus sexual assault protections

  • As Education Secretary Betsy DeVos ruminates on possibly dismantling Title IX protections for victims of campus sexual assault, a group of 20 attorneys general are pleading with her to keep current guidelines in place, according to BuzzFeed News.
  • “We are committed to working collaboratively with your Department to address the problem of sexual assault on America’s college campuses,” the attorneys general — from 19 states and D.C., led by Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro and New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas — wrote in a letter to DeVos.
  • “But any effort in this area must be deliberate and allow for meaningful input from all stakeholders, and it must focus on the ultimate goal of ensuring that all students are protected from discrimination, including sexual harassment, assault, stalking and domestic violence, under Title IX,” they continued. Read more (7/20/17)

Betsy DeVos is deciding the fat of Obama-era legislation on…

Betsy DeVos is deciding the fat of Obama-era legislation on campus sexual assault — so she met with sexual assault survivors and… men’s rights activists. 

Betsy DeVos to meet with men’s rights activists in deciding the…

Betsy DeVos to meet with men’s rights activists in deciding the fate of campus sexual assault policy

  • After her department signaled its intention to ease investigations into campus sexual assault cases, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has reportedly agreed to meet with parties on all sides of the issue.
  • That includes men’s rights activists, who often subscribe to the belief that women lie about rape to bring down innocent men.
  • According to Politico, DeVos intends to hear from people who support the Obama-era interpretation of Title IX — which obligated colleges and universities that receive public funding to abide by certain standards in handling sexual assault reports — and from those who oppose it. 
  • She has invited a number of survivor advocacy groups to sit down with her, as well as some that are, for sexist reasons, unabashedly hostile to current Title IX guidance. Read more (7/11/17)