RAINN, Says Rapists, not Rape Culture, Should be Blamed. Feminists Say They Don’t Know What They’re Talking About

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http://rainn.org/images/03-2014/WH-Task-Force-RAINN-Recommendations.pdf

This news is fairly old, but I found that I had the beginnings of this blog in my drafts and never posted it, so here we are. RAINN stands for Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network. The are “the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization and was named one of “America’s 100 Best Charities” by Worth magazine. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE and online.rainn.org) in partnership with more than 1,100 local rape crisis centers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helplinefor the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice.

You might think that when an organization of this caliber writes a letter to a White House task force people take what is in the letter very seriously. They might actually believe what is in the letter or open their minds a little and think maybe the most prominent anti-rape organization in America knows a thing or two about rape. So when RAINN says, “In the last few years, there has been an unfortunate trend towards blaming “rape culture” for the extensive problem of sexual violence on campuses. While it is helpful to point out the systemic barriers to addressing the problem, it is important to not lose sight of a simple fact: Rape is caused not by cultural factors but by the conscious decisions, of a small
percentage of the community, to commit a violent crime.
” You would think people concerned with rape and or rape culture might stop and think a little.

Not a large majority of feminists, though. It’s their way or the highway. RAINN picked the wrong side. Rape culture is obviously the only reason people are raped and we absolutely must continue to talk about it. Just look at these google results.

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Clearly, RAINN needs to get its head out of its ass before it hurts itself and listen to these internet heroes. There are couple of issues I want to address with the remainder of this blog.

First, I get into many a Facebook debate. Sometimes with feminists. Whenever I pose an alternate point of view to some article about cultural appropriation or some such shenanigans, I get called a misogynistic, ignorant, privileged, white male. Therefore any opinion I have is invalid. I never get a counter debate to a point I make or any level of respect. I get talked down to and told to read the holy scriptures that are sociological and anthropological articles someone learned about in their gender studies classes at college. I’m sick of it. The goal of a social movement is to gain support from the masses in the hopes of enacting political change through the democratic process. Last time I checked being huge dicks to white males and anyone who doesn’t agree with you in anyway is a bad fucking way to get support.

Second thing I want to address is this whole nonsense about having signs that say, “Don’t get raped Don’t Rape” These signs are all about how rape culture is bad and teaches women to avoid rapey situations and what not rather then teaching people not to rape. As a normal, non-raping male do you know how offensive it is to see a sign that is 100% directed at me that says “Don’t Rape”? Yes. Because if a really drunk girl walks by me I just can’t help myself and I’ll probably rape her. I’m just one dark alley alone with a girl away from being a rapist. ARE YOU SHITTING ME?!? They don’t teach don’t rape because people know not to fucking rape. I don’t need a fucking sign and a whole trimester of health class in high school to teach me not to rape. I fucking know it. Men aren’t the scum of the Earth. We aren’t just primal beasts, apparently so on the edge of rape, that a tube top and a mini skirt will push us over the edge.

All these supporters of anti-rape culture and all that jazz preach a whole lot about tolerance, acceptance, etc etc etc, unless of course you’re a white, male or your opinions don’t 100% align with theirs, then its just “go fuck yourself”. Maybe practice what you preach.

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Medical Marijuana Users Can Buy Guns in Illinois. HOORAY!

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http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/04/20/gun-ban-for-medical-pot-users-dropped-from-illinois-proposal/

So in Illinois they actually passed a law that said if you used medical marijuana you had to turnover your guns. They repealed it, but still the lack of logic used in these debates and legislation is just staggering. Absolutely staggering. Alcohol is legal and everyone knows its illegal to use a firearm if you’re drunk. It’s not like weed is some alien substance that no one understands. It alters your mental state and you shouldn’t be allowed to use guns no matter how you’ve chosen to alter your mind. 

In the state, gun buyers are required to show ID before they can purchase handguns. Anyone who buys a gun must fill out a federal form that asks whether the buyer is an “unlawful user of, or addicted to, marijuana or any depressant, stimulant, narcotic drug, or any other controlled substance.

Yes. Because when I fill out forms that ask me questions I always fill them out truthfully. Like when I wasn’t 18 and wanted to watch porn….I mean watch violent video game trailers, I always said my real age when the websites asked me how old I was. Always. I didn’t watch porn or play a violent video game until I was 18. I didn’t even have a boner until I was 18 because I knew it was illegal for me to have sex before then. 

I just don’t understand why people think alcohol is so much different then marijuana. “Better not give those cancer patients smokin’ all that weed firearms. Nothing says people getting violent and rowdy like high cancer patients.” Sounds really dumb when I write it like that. Here’s another one: “Better not give anyone who’s had a DUI the ability to purchase a firearm, since it clearly shows a lack of responsibility for drugs and safety. I mean if they’re willing to drive a car when they’re drunk they’re probably willing to shoot a gun at cans when their drunk right?” Too bad you can legally get a gun with a DUI as long as it wasn’t a felony offense. It varies by state. In Texas you have to wait like 5 years. 

Maybe we should get our shit together involving guns and our legal drugs before we get uppity about people with cancer, AIDS or glaucoma who also smoke weed getting their hands on firearms. 

Animal Activists Picket Liam Neeson Because He Supports Horse Drawn Carriage Rides

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http://thecelebritycafe.com/feature/2014/04/animal-rights-activists-picket-liam-neesons-home-0

I think animal activists are my least favorite of all protesting groups. Even worse then Occupy people. Get a job, you bums! Protesting horse drawn-carriage rides. Just an unfathomable waste of time. There’s clearly no forethought in any of these groups ever. Do you know what’s going to happen to those horses after they get put out of a job because you got horse-drawn carriage rides banned in NYC? Do you? Did you think about that? There’s no such thing as “homeless horses” its called they get turned into dog food you ass hats. 

Peter Wood, animal rights investigator, was present at the picketing. “Horses don’t belong in traffic, surrounded by buses. They don’t belong in the city; it’s outdated, it’s cruel,” he said, adding, “Life attached to a carriage with a poop bag attached to your rear end — that’s no life.” 

Hey buddy! You know what’s also no life? Being dog food. There’s no fucking fields of the wild that these horses get released into. Those days are long fucking gone. The horses that draw carriages aren’t in high demand. They’re not going to get put out to stud. They’re just gonna become dog food and jello. So good on you buddy. Way to fight for the downtrodden.

I’m sure the horses are just down right depressed having to stroll about Central Park and beautiful areas of the city. I hear prozac use is up like 50% in horses that draw carriages in NYC. Wait just kidding thats suburban housewives. Oops. My bad. 

Is the UN the Biggest Joke of an Organization? Yes. Yes it is.

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http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/58-killed-attack-base-ssudan-23384020

An armed mob somehow tricked the UN into thinking they were there for peaceful: “a mob of armed civilians, came to the base under the guise of peaceful demonstrators intending to present a petition … The armed mob forced entry on to the site and opened fire on the internally displaced persons sheltering inside the base.” So already we have record level incompetence. I can’t remember the last time someone used armed mob and peaceful to describe the same gathering of people. Maybe it’s because you generally don’t need guns to present a petition. “Well I mean they all have guns…….but they said they’re here to present a petition so I guess they must be peaceful. Some of them are wearing white so that counts right?”

But UN incompetence doesn’t stop there. Unprovoked attack on civilians, so you figure, a US grade response would be to massacre the people responsible: “Utterly defenseless children were attacked in a place where they should have felt safe.” Seems pretty black and white here. Bad people hurt innocent people. The UN’s response: “The United Nations has also reinforced security at Bor, the official said. The U.N. mission in South Sudan and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned the “unprovoked attack.” On Friday, the Security Council issued a press statement expressing “outrage” at the attack and reminding that “attacks on civilians and U.N. peacekeepers may constitute a war crime.” The U.N. mission called for a full investigation into the “heinous murders.”

Oh yes. I’m sure a “full investigation” and letting people know that killing children “may constitute a war crime” will definitely ensure that justice is done. I’m sure they’ll be able to arrest and try every last one of the countless people involved in the angry mob. Given that the last mob was able to trick security into thinking they were peaceful, I’m sure the increased security will definitely help. 

It amazes me how unwilling political officials are, to come together and create task forces that can actually do common good around the world. Just saddening. Its the US or bust and we only do anything if there’s oil involved anyway, so were not the best advocates of humanity. I can’t remember the last time a UN investigation actually did anything other then ending up trending on twitter or something. So worthless. 

 

Researchers Say You Feel Worse About Your Body the More You’re on Facebook

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http://psychcentral.com/news/2014/04/11/does-more-facebook-time-lead-to-more-negative-body-image/68374.html

The findings also showed that more time spent on Facebook was associated with more negative feelings and more comparisons to the bodies of friends.

You mean to tell me that people who are spending more time on Facebook, are doing so by looking at their friends pictures? That is just shocking. Absolutely shocking. I assumed they were on Facebook for the articles… you know. Like when you find a guys Playboy Magazines, (are we past the point where people even get my references to nudie mags? I feel old) he only has them for the articles not the nude women portrayed in them. Same thing here, or so I thought.

I’m gonna go out on a limb here and suggest, that perhaps, people with negative feelings about their bodies probably spend more time looking at their friends pictures and bodies BECAUSE of their negative feelings. Again, I’m just spitballing here, but if Facebook was the cause of said negative feelings, wouldn’t you also find that people who spent time with friends who were more attractive than them also have more negative feelings about themselves.

Basically, we should just take anyone who might make anyone else feel bad about their body and ban them from social media. That way no one actually knows how ugly/fat/gross they are. That works right? I can’t stand these studies. Your tax payer dollars went to some asshole who thought it was useful to look at whether time spent on Facebook correlates with negative body image. Is that where you want your tax dollars going?

“Public health professionals who work in the area of eating disorders and their prevention now have clear evidence of how social media relates to college women’s body image and eating disorders,” said researcher Petya Eckler, Ph.D.

“While time spent on Facebook had no relation to eating disorders, it did predict worse body image among participants.”

So Dr. Eckler, if that is your real name, please tell me again how professionals who work in the area of eating disorders have clear evidence of how social media relates to eating disorders. If I’m not mistaken, you literally just said it has no relation. None. So again if thats the case maybe the negative feelings are the cause of the time spent on Facebook not the result. I’M NOT THE ONE WITH A PhD YOU ASSHAT.

Goodness gracious its 9:37 on a Friday. Hopefully no one posts any hot pics of their bodies tonight or I’m going to spend all of Saturday in tears with a bucket of ice cream.

NCAA President Calls Student Unionization “Grossly Inappropriate” Quietly Makes $1.7 Million a Year

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http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap2000000339665/article/ncaa-president-blasts-movement-to-unionize-college-athletes?campaign=Twitter_nfl_cb

NCAA president Mark Emmert coming in HOT!! Watch out people! Unionization of student athletes? Not in Mark’s house. “the notion of using a union employee model to address the challenges that do exist in intercollegiate athletics […] strikes most people as a grossly inappropriate solution to the problems.” You’re right Mark. Good call. The other solutions to these problems that have been suggested are far more appropriate. Oops. Wait a minute. There have been no other solutions suggested. The NCAA prefers the status quo because it makes literally billions. Billions with a big fat B, off of college athletes. 

Wait so what is the function of the NCAA? It is a NON-PROFIT organization which, “maintain intercollegiate athletics as an integral part of the educational program and the athlete as an integral part of the student body” (NCAA 2002). So Mark here makes $1.7 million dollars a year to run an organization which “maintains intercollegiate athletics.” Pretty sure they maintain themselves buddy. Good job though. I’m sure countless individuals are thankful that you have a job every single day. 

The only thing the NCAA ever talks about is the scholarships and its just a fucking load. Scholarships are a joke. They’re just a justification for making an athlete participate in a sport and pretend like they care about classes. The NCAA even limits the number of scholarships the school can give out. That way some hard working D1 student athlete can pay for his half assed degree.

“Division I athletic programs generated $8.7 billion in revenue in the 2009–2010 academic year.” Unionization though, pshhhhhh. Fuck you Mark Emmert, right in your pie hole.