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Rape is an act of power & control. It's why rape victims give terrible witness testimony. Often they are unreliable witnesses. Their memories are fractured & if their rapist was a man who groomed them, who they know, they most certainly tried to protect that person at some point.
Usually victims of rape act through rage. Any time someone challenges you about that person in your life at first you will seem strange & defensive but then eventually insane & full of rage. As the memories grow into something tangible you realize how no one will believe you.
You realize how Your Story now sounds exactly like all those women's stories you heard before you. Maybe some who you supported or some you didn't. You probably Didn't support them if the man controlling you convinced you to compete with other women for affection. This is common.
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Next up from @JustLikeUsUK for #SchoolDiversityWeek we have this libelling of Julia Long (pictured).Julia & other lesbians have every right to assert their same sex attraction at a #pride march. Denying this is homophobic/misogynistic & a breach of 1996 Education Act. #WomenEd
Julia Long is a lesbian feminist activist. She campaigns against porn & the damage it causes women & girls as well as being a researcher for the femicide census #CountingDeadWomen. Julia & her wife @sargesalute are excellent role models for lesbian & gender non conforming girls.
We are appalled that @JustLikeUsUK are telling girls, just becoming aware that they are same sex attracted that they have no right to exclude ‘lesbians’ with penises from their dating pool. This is #rapeculture. It is abhorrent that @educationgovuk are endorsing this.

#WomenEd
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Der #Vergewaltigungsmythos der rachsüchtigen, falsch bezichtigenden Frau tritt auch in den Reaktionen auf #KonsequenzenFuerLuke zutage. Entgegen der Stereotype liegt der Anteil der falschen Anschuldigungen bei #Vergewaltigung bei nur 3%. Ein Thread:
Der Prozess ist ein Spießrutenlauf für die Geschädigte, vor Gericht wird sie oft demütigend& herablassend befragt, verunsichert, retraumatisiert. Auch Ermittlungsbehörden und Justiz reproduzieren #rapeculture, sind oft nicht sensibilisiert für solche Fälle. #LukeMockridge
Frauen wird unterstellt, sie zögen finanzielle Vorteile, Ansehen oder ggf. das alleinige Sorgerecht aus dem Prozess. Dabei haben sie starke ökonomische Einbußen, etwa wenn sie die #Gerichtskosten tragen müssen, finanziell abhängig von ihrem Peiniger sind o. ihren Job verlieren.
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Is @FinancialReview part of the #rapeculture problem? In this piece, the @FinancialReview supports the view of a former male @thelawcouncil president over the voices of 3 prominent female lawyers #auslaw #EnoughIsEnough #RuleOfLaw

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AFR view: “The Heydon case was one of inappropriate and unacceptable workplace behaviour. In the case of Mr Porter it is alleged criminality that is at stake. And for that there is only one place: the criminal justice system and the court of law.”
But in this article quoting @JaneNeedhamSC, @larissaandelman and @pollypippin the view is expressed that accountability for conduct is not limited to the criminal jurisdiction and the issue is “about the Attorney-General’s position”.
afr.com/companies/prof…
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Thread: @PhillipCoorey is digging himself a hole by attacking women in an attempt to save Scott Morrison. #ChristianPorter #auspol #March4Justice #WomenForElection #GettingElected #IWD2021

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He says:

“Internal research showed that swing voters soon tired of the Higgins story....After a few days, it morphed into frustration that Higgins had yet to go to the police.”
Was any “internal research” conducted into why rape victims don’t go to the police? What action have the police actually taken in relation to Higgins? Has the man been interviewed or charged? Is he even still in Australia? The public are currently in the dark on these questions.
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CN Es ist so geil, irgendwelche männlich sozialisierten Leute treten "für die Betroffenen" mit dem Täter von den #MonisRache Aufnahmen, stellen dem Fragen und veröffentlichen seine Antworten auf einem Blog. (1)
Für die Kritik mehrerer Betroffener, unter anderem mir, dass das nur Pseudo-Aktivismus ist, den sie eh nicht lange aufrechterhalten können, und sie sich mal lieber nachhaltig gegen #rapeculture engagieren sollen, wird sich nett bedankt, sonst nichts. (2)
Sie schreiben mehrmals, dass sie eigentlich gar keine Expertise haben, was Täter- oder Betroffenenarbeit angeht. Es ist völlig unklar, warum irgendeine betroffene Person diesen Clowns so eine Prozessbegleitung zutrauen sollte. (3)
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1/ "The entire audience was white and casually well-dressed"

~Greg Pritchard, describing his first experience of @WillowCreekCC in 1983, in his 1995 book "Willow Creek Seeker Services", Chapter 1.
2/ "Credibility: Hybels seeks to be a reliable & trusted friend to a visiting unchurched Harry. He wants to be honest & sincere & show genuine affection for Harry. See chapter 8."

~Greg Pritchard, who I guess had the wool pretty much pulled over his eyes, in "WCSS"
3/ "An ironic Willow Creek Proverb expresses this same idea: 'Exhaustion in next to Godliness'"

~Greg Pritchard, "Willow Creek Seeker Services", Chapter 2.
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About #pledges, elected legislators and listening to diverse opinions: we are concerned that our representatives at #Westminster & in the #Senedd don’t adopt positions which eradicate the reality of same-sex attraction & the protected characteristic of #sexualorientation 1/14
Some MPs, for instance, have endorsed the Labour ‘LGBT+’ Pledge. We give the benefit of the doubt; maybe they haven’t thought it through. We hope the #Senedd, looking at a forthcoming Action Plan allegedly about us, makes sure it considers our views in putting it together. 2/14
We want training for #RSE teachers, including the importance of watchful waiting, rigorous #safeguarding & refusal of #transingawaythegay. NSPCC guidance is clear about #secrets 3/14
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🚨🚩🔞🛑I am going to expose the whole #atheistRepublic #sexykali #hinduHating #Hinduphobic #pervert #rapist #hooligans #SickCult. Dear #atheist if you have an ounce of #conscience, i bet youll unfollow #arminNavabi #atheistRepublic. See👇 all:🕉️
(1/30) #lovejihad #HindusGirls Image
(2/30) Morality of #atheistHub: Normalizing #hindus to #pedofilo #Pedohunter : #atheistRepublic.
But #arminNavabi (Incessant Blocker)Refuses To Hear Our Pleas.
#underaged #hindus Matter #hinduDignity matters Image
(3/30)@AGAtheist_ (Employee of atheist Republic)
#sexykali , @ArminNavabi @AtheistRepublic Groomeers of #pedofilia #Pedohunter #pedofiliaecrime #pedo ImageImageImage
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1/ Live tweeting the Saturday evening "worship" service @willowCreekCC @willowcreekNS @WillowCreekCL @willowsouthlake @WillowWheaton @WillowChicago @WillowHuntley @willowcasadeluz

8th straight week with no @fatai in the worship set. Has she quit?
2/ The sound production for the worship set is WAY off. I wonder if the weekend production manager quit or something? They sound ... just so off.
3/ It's actually physically painful to listen to. I'm not a sound guy, so I don't know what's wrong. But it's so wrong I want to remove my headphones.
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Ok few points to be made here on best practice #media reporting on #sexualviolence. 1) When you bring up age/age gaps when those concerned arent underage, you should explain factors relating to power & control. Age gap (when they aren’t underage) isnt an issue in of itself #nzpol
2) Sending a sexual image to a person that is not your partner, wife, husband etc is not a crime. Sending a NON-consensual sexual image IS. Focus on the latter please. Don’t even mention partners, it’s just irrelevant moralising #nzpol #media #sexting #sexualviolence
3) Avoid and confront moralising (assumptions we make about who is & isnt a good victim, what rships should & shouldn’t look like) as it contributes to #rapeculture. It can play into victim blaming narratives, is heteronormative & extremely unhelpful #media #nzpol #sexualviolence
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Kerala Catholic priest Robin Vadakkumchery, sentenced to 20 years in jail for raping & impregnating a minor girl, now "offers to marry" his victim. Rapists "offering to marry" their victims, is btw all too common in Indian courtrooms (see thread) thenewsminute.com/article/rapist…
In 2003, a nurse in Delhi's Shanti Mukand Hospital was raped, her eye gouged out, by a ward boy. Convicted for the crime, facing sentencing, the rapist offered to marry his victim. The judge ASKED THE VICTIM TO CONSIDER THE PROPOSAL for a day, delaying the sentencing!
The nurse said "(The rapist) made it sound like a favour. This was more shocking than the proposal itself. The most horrible thing in the whole business was the court having admitted such an application". Read Laxmi Murthy on this case
m.timesofindia.com/edit-page/Manu…
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While we are on Jada and August...
(A thread)

A man in Calabar, Edet Okon Asim, continuously raped a girl whom he was supposed to be "helping", since her father, his friend, died.

He first started an affair with the girl's mother. And then, with her knowledge, allegedly...
...began raping the girl. This started when the girl was 12, and went on until she was 15. The girl got pregnant a few times and he got her to do abortions by quacks. The last one perforated her womb.

He was arrested and supposed to go on trial but, it has been a year now...
...and nothing has happened. He has been walking around free.

In fact, the governor of Cross River, Ben Ayade has recently appointed him as Special Adviser on Biodiversity.

Ntufam Edet Okon Asim was formerly the Chairman of Calabar Municipality and one time commissioner...
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Problematic things I heard in church. A thread.
At youth service:

Girls, you aren't pieces of meat. Don't put yourselves on display and then wonder why you're not treated well. Guys can't control themselves.

#religiousrapeculture
At a Sunday service:

Women, listen to me. You would never, and I mean never, put your child in a dirty bed. But that's exactly what you're doing when you have sex before marriage.

(He moved onto a different topic after, not addressing any of the men in the room)
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@mega2e I’m a fan of #SheSaid but very disappointed in this piece. #survivors of #domesticabuse #coercivecontrol feared and accurately PREDICTED their #abusers would weaponize the virus as they do any situation or manufacture one, to interfere with the mother-child relationship. /1
@mega2e But your article did nothing 2 differentiate between abusers who are weaponizing the virus against #protectivemothers and parents who are legitimately worried about neglectful parenting & failure to properly social distance. There was no mention of histories of abuse in cases. /2
@mega2e Instead, you couched the issue as gender neutral w/o looking at previous histories of legitimate custodial interference. Like reporting on #rapeculture on campus & giving equal weight to alleged rapists’ & rape victims concerns w/o addressing systemic inequities in treatment. 3/
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What some German johns/punters/#sexbuyers think is an acceptable response to the #CoronaCrisis #COVIDー19 And their side for the most part isn't explicitly criminalized, unlike the women! This is how quickly legalisation turns into prohibition punishing mostly her, not him. Image
What some German johns/punters/#sexbuyers think is an acceptable response to #CoronaCrisis #COVIDー19 Regular johns knew they were exploiting women's financial desperation before, but it just became more blatant and obvious that they don't care one bit about consent. #rapeculture Image
What some German johns/punters/#sexbuyers think is an acceptable response to #CoronaCrisis #COVIDー19 Prices in Germany were so low before the women at the bottom were sometimes paid in coins. Returning to precrisis times is not acceptable. We must do better for women permanently Image
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Fiji The Way The World Should Be!! A #thread on media reports of sexual assault/rape in Fiji. Hoping to drive home how bad it really is in this small country. Will try to keep this updated, feel free to add on if I miss out. Only real media like Fiji Times/Fiji Village/ Fiji One. ImageImageImageImage
Fijians abroad showing the world how depraved our society is becoming. ImageImageImageImage
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So, I’ve been listening to this podcast, this morning. In it, ‘Joanne’ talks about sustaining her marriage through her husband’s transition to live full time as ‘Helen’ @transwidows #AGP pod.link/1491735705/ep/…
First of all, h/t to @Quieten_Down who first alerted me to the podcast
‘Joanne’ is gaslit throughout the podcast, but the most heinous part comes when ‘Joanne’ tries to explore her need for sexual intimacy, as a heterosexual woman. I’m concerned that what ‘Joanne’ experiences is #ConversionTherapy @BACP
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#KanganaRanaut takedown. Sorry I am triggered

She needs to understand @IJaising is not against capital punishment for Nirbhaya’s rapists specifically. She has a moral objection to the idea of capital punishment by itself. This DOES NOT mean that she has sympathy for rapists.
That may be a complicated argument for Kangana to understand but it’s the truth. You can’t make a leap from one to thousand without taking a breath, which is what she’s done. She’s assuming that support for capital punishment in this SPECIFIC case means someone is sympathising
with rapists. This is just not what was being said at all.

Second, let’s put aside the the fact that Kangana doesn’t understand nuanced arguements. It is #NewIndia, there are very few people left who understand nuanced arguments.
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An interesting project to identify the way, until just a few years ago, the @nytimes #StyleMagazine contributed to #rapeculture. I've collected examples because they tie in w/ #thesexualpoliticsofmeat. Here's one from a photoshoot called #TrunkFood nytimes.com/slideshow/2007…
@nytimes Notice how the image includes the word "Eat" in red. This was in 2007. #trunkfood #thesexualpoliticsofmeat Image
@nytimes And then of course, there is #fragmentation of the woman, showing only her legs, and #subordination, as well. Where would her head be exactly in this pose?
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In the middle of election madness, with news, "news", opinion, analysis and just plain shouting, let's stop and think about all the things that make up our identities in India, and how they affect the stories we tell: bit.ly/2ZdnXYA #HeyMediaIntersections
Have you read this moving piece from @ShaliniNair13 about minor Bachhada girls who are forced into caste-sanctioned prostitution? bit.ly/30kyp12
Come to Fridays@PROTO to hear @ShaliniNair13 talk about applying the gender lens to discussing development issues. You can register here: bit.ly/2ZdnXYA #HeyMediaIntersections
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Wow, that last #thread really took off. Let’s try another. I want to think with folks about how we can talk about #SurvivingRKelly outside the logic of the prison industrial complex.
Many of the people who responded to my last thread engaged in carceral logics saying some variation on “his ass should rot in jail” if not calls for his death. Are there other ways we can imagine justice, accountability and healing?
Prison abolitionist Mariame Kaba has said, as ppl raised w/ carceral logics it’s hard for us to imagine or desire alternatives. The #prisonindustrialcomplex has limited how we think about justice—even though other nations do things differently.
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Thread for my white #feminist friends (of all genders)

Content: Sexual violence, racism

There is a racial divide on social media regarding #SurvivingRKelly
Most black folks I know have posted about the docuseries in the last few days (thankfully black people in my networks are expressing support of the victims of sexual abuse & coercion though their posts suggest to me that is not the case with their entire friends network)
In contrast, nearly all white folks I know are not even acknowledging the docuseries, the #RKelly conversation, nothing. This divide/contrast reminds me that white people are not required to know what’s happening to and among black folks.
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THIS IS RAPIST #JACOBANDERSON.

20 y/o Anderson drugged, choked & violently raped a fellow student at Baylor University. A grand jury indicted him on 4 counts of sexual assault. McLennan County DA dropped the charges in exchange for a plea to 1 count of unlawful restraint. /1
He will receive only three years unajudicated probation, fined $400, and will not have to register as a sex offender.

Judge Ralph Strother could still reject the plea. If he does, Anderson could withdraw his no-contest plea and a trial would likely be scheduled. /2
The survivor did everything one is supposed to do. She reported the crime. She underwent a hospital exam. She was prepared to go to trial. But her rapist could walk free. /3
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