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Violencia vicaria, el concepto de moda, pero ¿sabes lo que es? ¿conoces su origen?

Hace tiempo que no hago un hilo, pero creo que el tema lo merece.
La violencia vicaria ha sido descrita en la ley española como aquella con objetivo de dañar a las mujeres a través de terceras personas (familiares o allegados menores), por parte de un hombre que haya sido su pareja o ex pareja.
¿Os resulta familiar el concepto? Igual porque habéis escuchado algo parecido con otro nombre:
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1/ Rape exception abortions; a thread

In Namibia abortion is illegal, you face about 5 years in prison for just having misoprostol on you.
There is an exception for rape.
Here is why rape exceptions are absolutely useless to most victims because it is completely unattainable:
2/ To obtain such an exception; you need the following:
- The permission of at least 2 doctors who will confirm it was rape (rape kit is a must), and will perform the procedure.
- Permission from a psychiatrist to confirm you are sound of mind, but also suffering rape trauma.
3/ - A complete police report detailing your case and its proceedings.
- A letter of permission from a judge/magistrate saying the case is real and court hearings are likely going to end in a conviction.
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Facebook needs a reality check! I’m using my voice for #BlackLivesMatter and Facebook is censoring me for hate speech! I’ll be damned! Once I’m able to post again, I will be deactivating #Facebook 😡 I stated as posted below, Black people are having to video WHITE people, WHY? ImageImage
They are videoing the WHITES looting and burning down businesses. They are videoing so they can prove it’s not them!!!! Blacks shouldn’t have to video but they do have to!!! WHY?!? Because in America they have to prove they aren’t criminals to the police!!!! Whites should be 👇🏼
ASHAMED! You people are tarnishing the #BlackLivesMatter movement! Do you not see that masked white people are burning and vandalizing?!? Oh wait?!? The #MSM has everyone brainwashed by only showing the bad sides of things, they aren’t showing the positive #BlackLivesMattter
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To all rape apologists and victim blamers out there, do you know what my rapist did?
1 he tied the door knobs to all the rooms in the compound (there were ten rooms) except mine so that no one would be able to come out if I screamed.
2 he broke into my window.

3 he tied my hands behind my back and tied my legs while he went to open my door and hid the key (where he got a rope from is a mystery cause I had none in my room)
4 he took my gadgets outside so I wouldn't be able call anyone immediately.
5 he raped me twice on my bed; yes. After his first round, he flipped the mattress and forced his way in again because I had peed the first time (the only thing I knew about sex then was my secondary school biology. I have never touched or felt a live penis before.
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Story Time: My rape experience:
My boyfriend for 3 years, he literally ghosted me, packed all his shit up when I was at work, and left town with his "friend" which later I found out was his side dude. He changed his number and didn't respond to his email.
He was gone for 5 months, and I didn't hear from him at all until he showed up late one night out of the blue. I worked a double this day, 7am - 3pm, 3pm - 11pm at a residential treatment facility. It's about a 40 minute drive from work to home, so I made home around 12am.
As I pulled in front of my house, my censors usually turn my porch lights on but this night it didn't come on. I thought it blew out. As I got to my front door, I released the light bulb was gone. I chuckled, I'm like who steals a porch light but it was Newport news, so expected.
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At some point or another, we are confronted with the accusation of speaking from the Ivory Tower. We didn't get our hands dirty, we didn't bleed, we talk about others' pain.
2/ Indeed we do: I'm not in Syria or am allowed to visit the American concentration camps for refugees. Action is driven by principles and ideology and also fueled by empathy.
3/ There's a point where sharing our material, human experience matters. It matters not only for credibility, but for the fight itself. Do you remember the movement hashtagged #WhyIDidntReport, in support of #ChristineBlaseyFord?
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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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Did you know that some countries have had to make a specific law against Femicide?

Imagine this: A separate law from just 'murder'. <Thread>

Yesterday, November 25 was International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. #ViolenceAgainstWomen 1/
Femicide is not a widespread term among people, and many who have heard of it (even women), don't understand the difference between 'Femicide' and the general term of 'Murder'.

Murder is the unlawful premeditated killing of one human being by another. 2/
Femicide is not exclusive of other crimes against women. It is the result of symptomatic misogyny & machismo that runs rampant in many cultures. Despite the constant stream of political expression that Women are Equal to Men, we are far from this concept even in this country. 3/
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@JeffFlake @SenatorCollins @lisamurkowski @ChrisCoons


I posted the tweet below last night after work👇
I didn’t expect it to get the reaction it received because to me it just represented a hard day but not out of the ordinary. In fact I’ve had much worse..

I’ve been reliving my own event since Dr Ford came forward. My event 25 yrs ago was so similar & I understand better #WhyIDidntReport
I just told my family about it in the last few weeks but I won’t discuss it here. Instead I want you to see everyday life for a woman..
In my last job the CEO was a spoiled rich guy. He wanted to create a “fun” culture for the staff & regularly took us all out for drinks. One night there were about 40 of us at a bar & I talked to my colleagues when he came up & put his arm around my waist & his hand🤚on my a__
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My 19-year-old cousin sister has been living in Delhi for 3 months, and she has been molested 7 times. If you think it doesn't get worse, you don't know Delhi.
She told me of this breed of molesters who travel on route 544 plying from South Ex specifically because that bus carries young girls on their way to college - Kamala Nehru and Gargi. Who regularly and repeatedly do things that makes her eyes sting with tears to even repeat.
She raised an alarm and threw out a guy one time, and he was on the bus again, the very next day. These are not coincidences or one-off incidents. These are sickening individuals who travel on that bus with the sole purpose of harassing young girls trying to get an education.
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In the past few days and weeks I've seen a whole lot of you post your #MeToo moments and your stories of #WhyIDidntReport. Most of you have been women, but there have been a few men who have posted their stories too. Each of your stories made me feel sadness and rage.
I am so sorry that these things have happened to you; I am further sorry that our entire society is, still, stacked against you, refusing to believe you or even when it does believe you, refusing to do anything to stop this from happening to anyone else.

I've refrained from commenting on any individual story because it felt too personal of a thing for you to have posted for me to be able to add anything meaningful to the conversation. I have never experienced anything like this, or even close to this.

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. @Sen_JoeManchin I was sexually assaulted 12 years ago at age 20. The day it happened, I felt so strong and free because I was 1 year, to the day, cancer free. I went out that night with a group I knew and trusted to celebrate my strength and survival..
@Sen_JoeManchin He said we were all moving from the bar to his apartment for a party. I trusted him and drove him there. He slipped something in a drink for me. I felt myself becoming numb, and tried to run from the apartment. He took my keys and threw them.
I was taught growing up that "No means no." I pushed back, I said no, I SCREAMED no. He assured me that I wanted it. I panicked in my mind, I screamed, but I had no strength against him. I went to a different place in my mind in order to endure what was happening to me.
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Wow. I watch @PhillyD every single day and no story has ever pissed me off to the point of commenting like today’s story on

I want to take a chance to add to the conversation of #WhyIDidntReport from the perspective of someone who did. A thread:
Within a week of being attacked, I worked up the courage to tell my parents. They then encouraged and helped me report to the police.

I went to the station hopeful. I had an appointment with a Sheriff. I had texts from not 1, but all 3 of the perps insinuating what has happened.
I was interviewed maybe 6 separate times to test the consistency and validly of my story.

The Sheriff who was conducting the investigation told me they 100% believed this happened (because it did)

However, I was also quickly told there wasn’t enough evidence for an arrest yet.
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For women in the US:
1/6 are survivors of attempted rape
1/3 (54M)are survivors of sexual violence
77% don’t report
1.9% falsely accuse

I stand with a “Trinity” of brave, heroic survivors who spoke up:
Christine Blasey Ford
Deborah Ramirez
Julie Swetnick

It took me a decade of denial to realize what it was. I blamed myself & believed the lie–victims are weak. The SOL passed– I wanted the memory erased. It was tucked away safe til #MeToo

#WhyIDidntReport was validated when I told 3: 1 a trusted “ally” & he didn’t believe my word.
If this has been triggering for you in any way—please reach out
Nat’l Sexual Assault Hotline:

@RAINN has an excellent thread on resources on self care for survivors or how to support them.

I’m also here to listen. You’re not alone. #MeToo

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#MeToo 1) In my early 20's, a female cousin & I went 2 a small New Years Eve party @ a friends house. I had a drink & took a pill I was offered. (Stupid, I know.) I only weighed about 98 lbs & I became VERY inebriated. A mutual acquaintance showed up & tried 2 get me 2 have sex.
#MeToo 2) I never liked the guy & I let him know I was not interested. He dragged me 2 a bedroom & started undressing me. I kept protesting & saying, "No!" I managed 2 get up, button my shirt & return 2 the party. He followed, picked me up & carried me back 2 the bedroom.
#WhyIDidntReport I don't rememer every detail, but I know I did NOT want to have sex with him. I know I protested & told him "No!" repeatedly. He put my hand in his shorts, on his penis, which was quite large. I remember thinking, "Oh, God. I'm in trouble." Then I passed out.
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I feel odd doing this, but I think it is important. That is why I will continue, despite the sensation. I'll see how I go. I was administered a date rape drug at a social occasion. I was 31 at the time. Here is what happened and #WhyIDidntReport
Who boy, twitter. This feels weird. But okay. I was at a social occasion with a good friend, at the beach. We went to a weekend brunch. I had brunch, with came with a light mimosa, which I sipped at with my pancakes. I suddenly remember feeling...odd.
(Still feels very weird.) Things started to get dark, in a very specific way. I remember it was like a camera shutter. The outsides of the frame got dark and the center was all I had and that was getting smaller and smaller.
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The Gift of Fear, by Gavin de Becker
"Predatory animals devour prey in order to convert flesh into fuel. Most human predators, however, seek power, not food. To destroy or damage something is to take its power. To push a pie into the face of the world's richest man is to take his power, if only for a moment."
Chapter 1 opens with a play-by-play of Kelly's interaction with a stranger. She's heading home with her hands full, when a bag gives way, and a young man appears, offering his help. He talks too much, insists on following her up, and into her home. He rapes and almost kills her.
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I am getting exhausted by the stupidity of the RW talking points regarding Kavanaugh. Let's consider the main ones. 1/
The Kavanaugh Didn't Do It But It Happened argument. Variations include the doppelganger theory raised by ethically deficient mutants. He was not a stranger so this is not mistaken identification. It's either = or. Own your misogyny, haters 2/
The All Men Are Rapists When They're Young Argument - this is mostly coming from Republican women. For partisan purposes, they are calling their husbands, fathers, and sons rapists. Wow. 3/
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Kavanaugh vote the day following the hearing where Dr. Blasey and no other victims/witnesses will be permitted to testify?


If the vote is not immediately postponed following her testimony, we turn #WhyIDidntReport into #ImReportingNow.

How many of us need to come forward now to tear down this excuse of an argument? 50,000? 100,000?

#ImReportingNow because if you don't believe her, will you believe us?

No political aims, Republicans or Democrats all get the same treatment.
#ImReportingNow because I'm not going to lose anything else because of what he did to me, how he silenced me, and how it destroyed my career.
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1/ As Domestic Violence Awareness month is approaching and my feed is filled with the #Metoo and #WhyIDidntReport stories. I’m inspired to share a little of my own story.
I don’t remember exactly when the abuse started, mine or hers.
There are fuzzy memories of loud voices and her crying. There was always fear.
I must have been about 6 the first time he forced himself on me. I later learned that he told her he was drunk and thought that I was her.
3/ He was often drunk but his threats when it was over proved he knew exactly who I was. He said that he’d hurt her, I believed him. I’d seen the bruises and the way she shrank when he was near. He said that nobody would believe me.
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Seriously, this is horrific:
"Campaigners say victims are regularly advised that prosecutions will not be brought if they do not grant access to their personal data."…
Nope nope nope nope nope
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We’ve been thinking about the campaign #WhyIDidntReport today in our migrant women’s group. The women in the group have experienced so much violence, including sexual violence. Here are just some of the reasons they didn’t report:
1. A woman from a small migrant community: “because when the police got me an interpreter, they were my husband’s relative.”
2. “I never thought we could complain. If I don’t know rape os a crime, how can I report it? In my country it is not a crime.”
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@carolandmocha @JohnnyBlkshrt @Jamsy69 Mine brutal rape was in 1974. I still flinch when my gentle, loving, supportive husband raises his arm -to scratch or grab something overhead. I still won’t deadbolt the door when I’m inside -that’s how he trapped me. I still have nightmares -screaming with no sound.
@carolandmocha @JohnnyBlkshrt @Jamsy69 I was editor of our school paper and yearbook and I encouraged his poetry and art.
He was my best friend’s boyfriend and she knew he “liked” me.
She blamed me.
Why was I so nice to him?
He hanged himself a couple of years later but I’m sure he raped others.
@carolandmocha @JohnnyBlkshrt @Jamsy69 She asked what I was wearing. We were never friends after that.
It took years for me to trust anyone and still don’t trust easily. My now-husband asked “what the hell did he do to you?” but meant my ex. Took years to tell him about assault.

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I wonder: would the GOP be so keen on continuing to a vote with Kavanaugh if, in solidarity with Dr. Blasey, millions of American women who have been victims of previously unreported sexual assault stand up to do the same alongside her in solidarity?
Statutes of Limitations be damned:

There is no SOL on filing a police report, only on prosecution.

Every survivor can still file reports so law enforcement has the information, in the event future charges come forward against the perpetrator, or past charges need corroboration.
For those of us who are no longer in a position where we may be threatened by the assailant, for those of us who have enough distance between us and our assaults...

For those of us who shared #WhyIDidntReport ...
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