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I can't believe it, but y'all voted for me to write about the most fucked up witch trial I ever read where a menstruation stigmata was the LEAST of the weirdness mentioned in the accounts and where the witch accused was actually a dude.

In 1731, a trial culminated in the Parlement of Aix-en-Provence that captured public opinion in a way rarely seen in a witch trial. Pamphlets on this thing were translated for disbursement across all of Europe because NO ONE could figure out what the hell was going on here.
The trial centers around two figures: A young nun named Catherine Cadière and a much older priest named Jean-Baptiste Girard. He was brought up on several charges by Catherine, but the central charge was bewitching a girl for immoral purposes. However, he accused her of perjury.
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Vor Monaten kam in diesem Thread die Fragen auf: Warum lesen so viele Frauen Bad Boys und Rape Fiction?

Ich hatte komplett vergessen, dass ich was dazu schreiben wollte, fiel mir jetzt erst wieder ein. Besser spät als nie, glaube ich. 😅

Also los:


Ich basiere diesen Thread auf persönlichen Erfahrungen, die ich im #Lektorat und darüber hinaus mit Romance-Autorinnen (fast alle weiblich) gemacht habe. Aber es ist immer noch persönlich.

Wer gute Quellen zum Thema oder anderen Input hat, ergänzt mich bloß.

Erst ...

... mal eine Definition für alle, die den Begriff Rape Fiction nicht kennen: Was verstehe ich darunter?

Romance (auch gay), in denen Protagonist*in vom Love Interest durch körperliche und psychische Gewalt zu ihrem "Glück" gezwungen wird. Manchmal mit Vergewaltigung.

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I thought about watching Unbelievable on Netflix, but I honestly really don’t want to. And from the tweets I’ve seen and reviews I’ve read, it doesn’t look like I’m the target audience.
I already think about sexual assault more than the average person. I don’t need more “awareness” about how fucked up the system is. I’m fucking living it. I’ve been reading, talking, writing about it for most of my adult life.
This is my suspicion as well—and I know myself pretty well ;-)
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Good evening Mr. And Mrs. (Or Ms. Or Mr, or Ms. and Ms.) America and all the ships at sea!

FLASH! Let's go to press. Tonight, outsider review of an insider's thoughts on an inside-out lawsuit, the subject of the #threadnaught. We're going live in moments, please stand by.
Nicky looks *very* excited. Also sounds excite. Gleeful, even.
1) All you smarties on Twitter who thought you knew? YOU KNEW NOTHING, JON SNOWS. Something weird happened and that means ALL BETS ARE OFF.
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Seems Trump and GOP backers believe that claiming men are the “real” victims of #MeToo is their path to 2020 victory. I’m skeptical.…
Since Sunday’s story didn’t really change anything — everyone already knew Kavanaugh lied under oath — Republicans could have made it go away simply by ignoring it. But Trump, and therefore his defenders, are keeping the story alive by having a meltdown over it.
Trump, and many of his supporters, are overestimating the backlash to #MeToo, I believe. Trump is a narcissist who imagines all men are, as he is, sweating this era of women ending their silence. Betting a lot of his supporters aren’t too keen on secrets coming out, either.
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The following realization is absolutely too real to keep inside. As a woman of African descent in Silicon Valley’s tech ecosystem researchers have found my story particularly research worthy. They want to know how I survived and thrived. Here’s the truth...
Growing up in poverty I experienced extreme levels of trauma, that I learned to cope with through something I consider to be a form of spiritual and mental projection. This practice allows me to redirect energy and consciousness that would experience pain to growth areas instead.
Researchers would call this a growth mindset - I believe my circumstances can improve because I believe my abilities can improve which can directly affect my circumstances. Another term researchers used was “grit”, which is used to describe a persevering strength of character.
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Since the latest #Kavanaugh story broke my mentions have been flooded with women (and a few men) who have been victims of rape and sexual assault by men. It's heartbreaking, this recurrent trauma victim/survivors must endure because of this president's vile choices. #MeToo
I have tried to speak to everyone--to give support.
It's essential victims know they are seen.
But we need much, much more, starting with a president who will prioritize victims and not appoint accused rapists to positions of power--like judges.
We also need law enforcement that is more responsive to victims than to perpetrators and all of us have to stop prioritizing perpetrators.
1 in 4 women is a rape victim--we all know one or are one.
Most rapists are known in some way to their victims--so we all know a rapist.
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Check out version 14 of the Epstein Network Map; The Victims, Recruiters, Hollywood & Entertainment, Florida, Models & Fashion, Politicians, Royalty, Science, Financial, Hotel & Real Estate and so much more. #EpsteinUnsealed #EpsteinFiles #EpsteinBlackBook…
The Hollywood & Entertainment connections 👇 A lot of great info and blinds provided by @entylawyer ! #EpsteinUnsealed #EpsteinFiles #EpsteinBlackBook #Pedowood #Geffen #KevinSpacey #BryanSinger #TheSimpsons #JoshLucas
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They are playing [checks notes] opera music before Trump's rally in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. #GetPumped
Trump's speech is almost immediately interrupted by a protester.

"One person just going home to mommy a little bit sooner," Trump says.
Speaking in New Mexico, Trump is really emphasizing gains in American energy production since he took office. He falsely claims Democrats want to abolish all oil and gas production and "annihilate New Mexico's economy."
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A justice-fueled #MeToo movement is a necessary societal good. The unceasing smear campaign containing not a modicum of evidence against Brett Kavanaugh corrodes it, with actual victims of sexual abuse bearing the brunt of the consequences. A thread 1/x…
The #MeToo movement works as a social implementation of the justice process, abiding by the general rules of due process in demanding that allegations be evaluated with empathy but on the basis of evidence, not that we take allegations at face value. 2/x…
All the major men culled by #MeToo had accusers w/ contemporaneously corroborating witnesses & most had multiple accusers with similar allegations. The overwhelming majority of men who assault once will do so again.

Kavanaugh doesn't fit this profile. 3/x…
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As a person of color in this country, everywhere I go I’m forced to consider if people around me wish me harm, or are okay with my being harmed.

So every time I find out people I know and love are okay with people who are okay with this, it’s a kick in the gut. /1
Complicity with complicity is complicity.

Last year I was profoundly hurt to hear a friend declare their intent to avoid conversing with their relatives about their continued support of an administration which is actively seeking to harm brown people.
It was 9am. I went outside, sat on the ground,
and cried.

I cried because if my friends—who know and love me, who consider me a friend, who say they want good for people of all backgrounds—won’t speak up for me:

Who will?

I REALLY need for MEN to think about this.
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You know how we got here to begin with makes me sick.

Trump sexual predator telling Kavanaugh angry drunk rapist to sue his victims for liable!

@GOP keeping records hidden during the hearings so they could overthrow #WomensRights!

#ImpeachTheMF #MeToo

He lied about knowing #DeborahRamirez & we undoubtedly know he lied about raping #ChristineBlaseyFord!

I came out with my story of #WhyIDidntReport after keeping it in since I was 16 all because of the bravery of #ChristineBlaseyFord.

#ImpeachKavanaugh #TimesUp #ImpeachTheMF
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@BrookingsInst must be held accountable for their slander. They are sending out their members in a blatant attempt to undermine SCOTUS and our legal system. @benjaminwittes @JoyceWhiteVance and @SusanHennessey look like a geriatric gossip girls club. Sue them Justice Kavanaugh.
@BrookingsInst @benjaminwittes @JoyceWhiteVance @susanhennessey Mr President these are Clinton / Obama sycophants from the swamp breeding ground of @Lawfare and @BrookingsInst. They know the legal definition of slander and their effort to undermine the court. They should be investigated and prosecuted.
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I mean, do I need to say it?

The entire GOP Senate judiciary committee heard testimony that he was a sexual predator.

They didn’t want to hear it, because absolute power was and is more important to them than the lives of women.

That includes you, @SenSusanCollins, you traitor
And as for you, screaming @LindseyGrahamSC, while Kavanaugh cried over his calendars and Christine Blasey Ford could never return to her home: history will deal with your fraudulent rage accordingly.

None of us will forget. Of that you can be damn sure.
And PS. Reminder that Harvey Weinstein and Louis CK and Mark Halperin and a host of other men taken down by the #MeToo movement were men who pulled out their penises and shoved them in women’s faces and forced women to grab them.

Kavanaugh deserves to be out of a job. TODAY.
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In my work as a sexual assault crisis counselor & in covering the #MeToo movement as a journalist, victims say the same thing over and over again.

Don’t bother going to the police. Don’t include that detail in your story. No one will believe it happened.
No one will believe me.
Victims have learned they have to be litigators & present only the things they can prove. Only the parts of their story the public will find palatable.

They inspect every angle. Turn their own assaults inside out, looking for the angle the police will take to undermine them.
Why don’t victims report? They do. Over and over and over.

To teachers. Friends. Parents. They reach out.

And every person who responds with incredulity drives a nail into the coffin of silence that eventually buries survivors.

Why don’t they come forward sooner?
You know why
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Okay folks grab your bourbon because we’re doing this and tbh? It is amazingly bad. Leg-slappingly bad. The kind of bad we all hoped Ivanka’s book would be.

We’ll commence shortly!
This really only happened because I was tipsy and actually wondered what the left’s plot to remake America is, the left can’t seem to get its shit together enough to really say

But this lady apparently got the memo, so! We begin!
For those of you who are new here, this is part of an ongoing series in which I review silly or pseudo-important books

You can feel free to chip in on the bar tab at or Venmo linda-tirado-3

We’re gonna need the beer is all I’m saying, this one’s wild
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1/ Le bon côté des choses: notre enquête d'ethnographie en milieu dangereux, sur la pénétration de l'extrême-droite "libertarienne", eugéniste, climato-négationniste et xénophobe va faire un bon, en étudiant la production des défenseurs de Ducros.

Maupas, du Printemps Réac…
2/ Le type qui se fait prendre 10 fois par jour à écrire des conneries énormes, dont n'importe qui doté d'un minimum de culture et de méthode scientifiques voit le caractère falsifié, a trouvé un complot à sa mesure…
3/ Quand on compare les méthodes de pourrissement de la science par les think tank de l'extrême-droite américaine, et leur reprise en France, on est frappé par le niveau d'amateurisme.

Comment Ducros s'est-elle trahie? En oubliant qu'elle avait changé de compte twitter…
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"I asked Plep­ler, a Democratic donor, about Weiss’s tendency to anger some members of his party—she has equated anti-Zionism with anti-Semitism, written sympathetically about the “Intellectual Dark Web,” and critiqued #MeToo—he went off the record."…
Bari Weiss's parties sound tedious and full of self-righteous rich people playing the victim... and their hatred for Twitter and *any* form of popular criticism goes a long way to explaining why Bret Stephens still has a job.
Frank Bruni, meanwhile, suggesting that a party at a fancy NYC club which includes the head of CBS and a former HBO executive is somehow resembles reality more than Twitter.
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That @MIT President has not previously - in his 3 letters to the community on the Jeffrey Epstein fiasco - been able to divulge that he signed a thank you letter to Epstein for his donations to MIT, does not speak well to candor.…
@MIT Even more awful, Reid Hoffman - LinkedIn founder - admitted to having fundraised from Epstein on behalf of Media Lab, up to 2015.

In 2017, Hoffman also funded the Disobedience Award at the @MediaLab which in 2018 went to leaders in #MeToo and #MeTooSTEM.
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On the subject of #AntonioBrown accuser, if I may. A thread.

Your average sportswriter is not qualified to comment on 'how a rape victim should act.'
This is especially true of your below-average sportswriter.
Any journalist should know better than this. Just as we all mourn in our own way, or celebrate in our own way (AB's video 'I'm FREE, Grandma!' seemed off-key to me, but I don't know AB or Grandma, but why does my opinion matter?), a victim of any crime can react uniquely.
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#MeToo trigger warning. If you’ve followed me for awhile, then you’ve likely seen me talk about how a fellow agent sexually assaulted me in the academy and how this is common. Very common. Some have asked why I don’t get a #MeToo movement going for women who were in BP.
2) I have tried. I am not looking for justice after all these years. I cannot prove it. It’s been my hope to show other current and former agents that you can say the truth. It would be an unbelievably huge #MeToo moment. But no one will publish it.
3) I’ve allowed my spouse and my therapist to be interviewed and still media attorneys refuse to allow it to be published. I don’t even name him. For me personally, I am once again not believed. I am once again denied a voice.
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(1/20)Quotes from this article:
"In December 2018, defendant Amber Laura Heard published an op-ed calling for 'changes to laws and rules and social norms' so that women who come forward to talk about violence receive more support."
(2/20) continuing quote from article:
"Finally, "Months later, Plaintiff John C. Depp, II proved Ms. Heard's point by filing this defamation lawsuit."

I want to stress the word 'proved' here. His action 'proved' her point.🤔

So what is irony anyway?
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“Start the Weinstein Foundation, focusing on gender equality in film,” Lisa Bloom advised Harvey Weinstein when he began to face a reckoning for years of preying upon women.

“Not all philanthropists” increasingly rings hollow. Yes, many do real good. But this isn’t rare.
Is every foundation started for this purpose? Of course not.

Also, not all sugary drinks shorten lives, and not all white people are racist, and not all men are sexist.

But it’s time to recognize that philanthropy has a systemic problem of being used to protect power.
If a theoretically laudable tool like philanthropy is being used as often as it is to scrub shady pasts, protect the opportunity to continue raping children, buy access, delegitimize climate science, and lubricate monopoly and wage theft and tax avoidance, it’s a field problem.
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1/ What follows is the story of why I will not be attending #MPSA2020. Here, I discuss the aftermath of my #MeTooPoliSci disclosure, which I discussed last year: The #thread is long, so please bear with me. #MPSAfail
2/ When I first saw the editorial statement on the @AJPS_Editor website in April 2018, I was devastated. In that statement, my harasser told the #polisci community that what I said about him harassing me was untrue.
3/ He also indicated that his cooperation with the ongoing investigations with the @MPSAnet, @michiganstateu, and @UMich was an attempt to clear his name.
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