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thisistheverge:

Crowdfunded cups and straws quickly detect ‘invisible’ date rape drugs
The odorless and tasteless nature of “date rape drugs” can make them impossible for victims to detect before it’s too late. But soon your drinking glass may able to warn you if dangerous chemicals have been slipped into your cocktail. Next month, DrinkSavvy will begin shipping plastic cups and straws that change color if a drink contains GHB, Rohypnol or Ketamine, three drugs commonly used for spiking purposes. The effort began with a successful $50,000 Indiegogo campaign led by company founder Michael Abramson — who himself was once unknowingly “roofied” during a night out with friends. 

Happens to men, too. Happened to me.
A lot of friends were buying me drinks on my birthday. Some of my friends happen to be women. I had hallucinations, memory loss. Terrifying.
Tried to piece it together in the days that followed. Incident took place in downtown San Luis Obispo, CA. The nearby university specializes in animal husbandry, where these drugs are commonly used on livestock.

thisistheverge:

Crowdfunded cups and straws quickly detect ‘invisible’ date rape drugs

The odorless and tasteless nature of “date rape drugs” can make them impossible for victims to detect before it’s too late. But soon your drinking glass may able to warn you if dangerous chemicals have been slipped into your cocktail. Next month, DrinkSavvy will begin shipping plastic cups and straws that change color if a drink contains GHB, Rohypnol or Ketamine, three drugs commonly used for spiking purposes. The effort began with a successful $50,000 Indiegogo campaign led by company founder Michael Abramson — who himself was once unknowingly “roofied” during a night out with friends. 

Happens to men, too. Happened to me.

A lot of friends were buying me drinks on my birthday. Some of my friends happen to be women. I had hallucinations, memory loss. Terrifying.

Tried to piece it together in the days that followed. Incident took place in downtown San Luis Obispo, CA. The nearby university specializes in animal husbandry, where these drugs are commonly used on livestock.

Interesting tutorial on how to escape rape. 

You’d think this would be required study in high schools, but no.

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TOO MUCH WISDOM.

HEAD HURTZ.

Did you see the one where the mullah tries to jivetalk the whore with some Manichean bullshit?

She jujutsus his Aesop routine and says, “I work by induction, fool.”

Sure there are. 
There are funny jokes about genocide and murder and torture and molestation.
There’s a lot of horror in the world and it’s subject to humor. There’s nothing special about rape.

Sure there are

There are funny jokes about genocide and murder and torture and molestation.

There’s a lot of horror in the world and it’s subject to humor. There’s nothing special about rape.

Trigger warning: rape apology, rape culture, sexual assault

youdontlooklikeafeminist:

Ohhhh and a hearty FUCK YOU, too. There ARE lots of ways to prevent rape. Here they are:

1 - when you see a person you’d like to have sex with, make sure it’s okay with them first. DO NOT HAVE SEX WITH THEM without asking if it’s okay first. If they say no, or even if they just don’t say yes, DO NOT HAVE SEX WITH THEM.  

2 - when you see a person you’d like to have sex with, make sure it’s okay with them first. DO NOT HAVE SEX WITH THEM without asking if it’s okay first. If they say no, or even if they just don’t say yes, DO NOT HAVE SEX WITH THEM.  

3 - when you see a person you’d like to have sex with, make sure it’s okay with them first. DO NOT HAVE SEX WITH THEM without asking if it’s okay first. If they say no, or even if they just don’t say yes, DO NOT HAVE SEX WITH THEM.  

Imagine that numbers 4 through infinity are the same. Imagine that this list extends forever, and every single fucking point is the same. The only way to prevent rape is to (here we go now, get ready for it) NOT RAPE PEOPLE. All the responsibility for this lies on the rapist. If people stop raping other people, there won’t be any more rape. That’s it. Get it through your fucking head, you victim-blaming, slut shaming, mouthpiece of rape culture absolute piece of shit.
phew.
/rant

Interesting, right? Complete unwillingness to engage an argument. Just jack up the volume and declare victory. So we do the word substitution with another crime and it becomes an exercise of the obvious.

"If people stop murdering each other, there won’t be any more murder." And water is wet.

"All the responsibility lies on the murderer." As if we were talking about people with a sense of responsibility. As if the whole point of crime weren’t an abdication of responsibility.

"Prevent." You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

Trigger warning: rape apology, rape culture, sexual assault

stfufauxminists:

The problem with this? Rape isn’t a property crime.

And if you can find the sentence where that’s asserted, you might have a point.

It’s a crime on a person’s body, and it’s a violent crime. You can’t lock your body away like you would your keys.

I am much more likely to be assaulted in high-crime areas. I hide myself away from those areas. And we can have a conversation about class and poverty and an inability to escape such crime hot-spots, but that’s a second order of business.

Your body comes with you everywhere, and you can’t hide it. That’s right, even clothes won’t hide your body, because everyone knows there is still a body underneath! So, this metaphor is bullshit,

Your insistence on treating metaphor as a literal parallel is bullshit. The whole point of metaphor is that it’s not literally applicable. Given your comment, we can’t use metaphor when talking about crime.

and anyone who is “serious about preventing rape” won’t perpetuate the victim-blaming mentality that it perpetuates.

While you may be serious about preventing rape, you’re unserious about discussing rape. I’d argue they’re correlated.

Played 54 times

Bed Intruder Song

by Antoine Dodson and The Gregory Brothers, featuring Kelly Dodson

Want to go on record agreeing with this point. Having trouble coming to terms with my newfound identity as a rapist.

Want to go on record agreeing with this point. Having trouble coming to terms with my newfound identity as a rapist.

Am I the only one bothered by this headline?
San Francisco Chronicle, I feel like your online editors need a visit from Captain Obvious.

Am I the only one bothered by this headline?

San Francisco Chronicle, I feel like your online editors need a visit from Captain Obvious.

(via brittneyg)
Oakland Catholics set aside an area on church grounds where they could think about how they were raped by priests, back when they were children.

(via brittneyg)

Oakland Catholics set aside an area on church grounds where they could think about how they were raped by priests, back when they were children.

"It’s possible we should start wondering if the church is a criminal organization that in this country, anyway, should be broken up using RICO statutes. One of the few areas where I agreed with George Bush was in the notion that a country providing safe haven to terrorists should itself be treated as a terrorist organization. Morally this isn’t a difficult one to figure out; a country that keeps house for a bin Laden and doesn’t assist other countries in trying to catch him is a rogue state, one that should be booted out of the community of nations. Its embassies should be shuttered, there should be sanctions, and its assets should probably even be seized. We don’t permit countries that harbor terrorists to participate in international society, but the Catholic Church — an organization that has been proven over and over again to systematically enable child molesters, right up now to the level of the Pope — is given a free pass. In fact the Church is not only not sanctioned in any serious way, it gets to retain its outrageous tax-exempt status, which makes its systematic child abuse, in this country at least, a government-subsidized activity."
—Matt Taibbi, “The Catholic Church is a Criminal Enterprise” (via atheistramblings)

"It’s possible we should start wondering if the church is a criminal organization that in this country, anyway, should be broken up using RICO statutes. One of the few areas where I agreed with George Bush was in the notion that a country providing safe haven to terrorists should itself be treated as a terrorist organization. Morally this isn’t a difficult one to figure out; a country that keeps house for a bin Laden and doesn’t assist other countries in trying to catch him is a rogue state, one that should be booted out of the community of nations. Its embassies should be shuttered, there should be sanctions, and its assets should probably even be seized. We don’t permit countries that harbor terrorists to participate in international society, but the Catholic Church — an organization that has been proven over and over again to systematically enable child molesters, right up now to the level of the Pope — is given a free pass. In fact the Church is not only not sanctioned in any serious way, it gets to retain its outrageous tax-exempt status, which makes its systematic child abuse, in this country at least, a government-subsidized activity."

—Matt Taibbi, “The Catholic Church is a Criminal Enterprise” (via atheistramblings)

amberofthismoment: Richard Dawkins: I will arrest Pope Benedict XVI



Richard Dawkins, the atheist campaigner, is planning a legal ambush to have  the Pope arrested during his state visit to Britain “for crimes against  humanity”.


It’s not so much that I think Dawkins is wrong as that I believe he’s naive. He’s like a teenager who has learned just enough to be dangerous and is trying to solve ethics problems with chemistry proofs. I’m atheist, but I would never disrespect people and their faiths like he does. I would never chisel faith down to its worst moments and say “Burn the whole system.” You’d expect a scientist who touts rationalism as supreme to extremism would be a bit more tactful.
Religion is a complex issue and Dawkins consistently oversimplifies. The big picture is that the Catholic Church and other religions have also fostered great moral victories: overthrowing Communist dictatorships, fighting segregation in the US, and earning Native American rights in Latin America.

And molesting children. Raping hundreds and thousands of little children. He is lodging a specific charge against a head of state, who personally enables pederasts. He’s not the only one raising this question. To you, this is naive? If a Nobel Prize winner sodomized your little brother, would you give  him a pass? Because legal action was unrealistic?
For decency’s sake, arresting the Pope is the least we should be considering.

amberofthismoment: Richard Dawkins: I will arrest Pope Benedict XVI

Richard Dawkins, the atheist campaigner, is planning a legal ambush to have the Pope arrested during his state visit to Britain “for crimes against humanity”.

It’s not so much that I think Dawkins is wrong as that I believe he’s naive. He’s like a teenager who has learned just enough to be dangerous and is trying to solve ethics problems with chemistry proofs. I’m atheist, but I would never disrespect people and their faiths like he does. I would never chisel faith down to its worst moments and say “Burn the whole system.” You’d expect a scientist who touts rationalism as supreme to extremism would be a bit more tactful.

Religion is a complex issue and Dawkins consistently oversimplifies. The big picture is that the Catholic Church and other religions have also fostered great moral victories: overthrowing Communist dictatorships, fighting segregation in the US, and earning Native American rights in Latin America.

And molesting children. Raping hundreds and thousands of little children. He is lodging a specific charge against a head of state, who personally enables pederasts. He’s not the only one raising this question. To you, this is naive? If a Nobel Prize winner sodomized your little brother, would you give him a pass? Because legal action was unrealistic?

For decency’s sake, arresting the Pope is the least we should be considering.