SlutWalk Sign Ideas

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Jun 14

katefrets:

spikeghost:

thepacificrimjob:

thebookskeeper:

So a friend of mine had the misfortune of dealing with rape culture from a police officer. She gave me the permission to post this on Tumblr so the name of this officer and her story can spread.

So let’s be serious for a second guys please -

Last night around 2 a.m. my friends and I decided to take a drive around Hutchinson island, and when upon returning into Sewall’s Point we made a stop underneath the causeway. We decided to stop, listen to music, and stand outside the car. Not intoxicated, not under any substance abuse, and not in the possession of any weapons - we were having clean wholesome dumb teenage fun. Without doing anything incriminating it still was unfortunately interrupted by Officer Scott Donlon, when he drove around the causeway and approached us with his lights on. We turned down the music and waited for him to approach us outside my friends car. The lights almost made it impossible for us to see his face or communicate with him without holding my arm in front of my face.

He walks up to us and says,

"I sure as hell can’t wait to hear this story."

I took the liberty to talk for my friends, because they were visibly intimidated and frightened by this officer.

I responded,

"Honestly officer, we were on our way to the beach when we decided that it was probably too late and unsafe. We decided on our drive back to stop here and enjoy ourselves. We are good people. None of us are under the influence or intoxicated we are more than willing to take a breathalyzer if you have any suspicion that we are."

That’s when he made the most disturbing comment of all,

"Yeah because running around in your underwear -"

I couldn’t believe it, he decided that my outfit of choice constituted as underwear to him. My floral top that showed my mid-drift and my high-waisted shorts was something he was going to demean and call “underwear”?

I tried my hardest not to be rude to him, but I responded with,

"That’s extremely rude and offensive sir. I don’t think my outfit should be considered underwear."

He continued to walk around my friends car trying to be intimidating and aggressive, so I spoke again:

"Sir, are you detaining us?"

Which he responded, “Yes.”

So I said, “What for?”

"For wearing underwear."

I was fuming. I was disgusted. I was baffled. I couldn’t believe that right before my very eyes rape culture was brought to light by this officer.

Again everyone - Scott Donlon, Officer of Sewall’s Point, who’s name I asked for because I was not going to let this white old privileged male think he could demean the four of us.

Luckily another officer, rolled up to us in the middle of this, he who was much kinder and diffused the situation by saying,

"Do not try him, you need to just give him respect. You could make things so much worse for yourself."

I wanted to say,

"What!? Excuse me? It’s your job to protect us, not to make us feel like our lives are threatened because he decided that he wants to be intimidating?"

Instead I said to the other officer,

"Officer, I mean no offense, and I’m sorry if I upset him, but he told us we were being detained for wearing underwear. Look at the four of us, we may be showing our stomachs, but we’re fully clothed and that’s by no means okay."

He responded,

"Well if he says you’re being detained. You’re being detained."

We were never detained.

It was all an intimidation tactic, and because of course it wasn’t worth the fight, I apologized for MY behavior and for disrespecting HIM. I let him continue to say I was running around in my “underwear.” I continued to let him say, “If I was in a bad mood tonight, I could have got you in so much more trouble.” I continued to let him discriminate my age by saying “I don’t need some 19 year old giving me attitude thinking she knows the law better than me.” I continued to let him completely dominate the situation and degrade us.

I’m not okay with this, I’m not okay with another officer fluffing his ego because he has some fucked up authoritative mentality.

Below I’ll add the photo of the outfit I was wearing, you guys let me know if I missed out on the memo of what defines underwear now.

If you actually took the time to go through my terrible grammar and read all of this ridiculous nonsense - thank you so much thank you thankyoouuu.

If you add his name ( Scott Donlon ) and people reblog with his name then it will show up in google search results as each person reblogging it is technically posting his name with the story on a separate webpage

Scott Donlon is gross

scott donlon is a shit stain

Scott Donion should not have his job - he threatens people with detainment without cause.

Scott Donion clearly doesn’t follow protocol or respect citizen’s rights.

Scott Donion is a predator with a gun and backup.


Jun 3

Jan 27
We believe reporting a sexual assault should be easier than this.

We believe reporting a sexual assault should be easier than this.


Jul 14

“I think we have to go back to the beginning: who was following who? Who was following who? I mean, isn’t that what this case boils down to? That was our theory. Now, we respect the jury’s verdict, but what it really boils down to is a kid, minding his own business, being followed by a stranger. And so I would submit that that’s when it started. ..It boils down to you have a 17-year-old kid who was minding his own business, wearing a hoodie, and gets acosted — gets followed by an individual who wants to be a cop.”

Prosecutor BERNIE DE LA RIONDA, in post-verdict remarks on George Zimmerman’s acquittal.

Yep.

(via inothernews)

(via norma-desmond)


Jul 13
“That child had every right to be where he was. That child had every right to do what he was doing, walking home. That child had every right to be afraid of a strange man following him, first in his car and then on foot. And did that child not have the right to defend himself from that strange man?” Prosecution attorney John Guy, in his closing argument during the Trayvon Martin trial—a trial which ended with George Zimmerman being found not guilty. (via shortformblog)

(via blackfashion)


Jul 9

siuilaruin:

thepanicmoon:

Hey! I just started a blog called conwarnings, where i’ll try and reblog all posts that provide warnings relating to cons- ie, predators known to attend them, people who’ve gotten handsy with cosplayers, etc. 

Please submit your own warnings, or link to posts you want to make sure get spread! If you feel uncomfortable/worried that the person the warning is about will harrass you for it, just request it be treated as an anonymous source. 

SIGNAL BOOST

(via bonequeer)


Jul 5
  • underaged girl: "Someone is posting nude photos of me on the internet. This is dissemination of child pornography and is causing me to be harassed in school!"
  • Cops: "Sorry, it's the internet! There's no way to track them!"
  • Midwest football players: "Someone leaked a video of us gang-raping a teenage girl! This invasion of privacy caused us to have to take responsibility for our actions!"
  • Cops: "Don't worry, sons! We've tracked their IP and are demanding a 10-year sentence for their egregious crime!"

Jul 3

scottsmisadventure said: I know I worded that post terribly. A few people have explained to me what I said was wrong and I understand my mistake. I apologize.

Thanks for your message


ethan-danny:

Lydia Martin is not a slut.

LYDIA. MARTIN. IS. NOT. A. SLUT.

A woman enjoying sex and having it when she wants does not make her a slut. She is not letting men take advantage of her, and she isn’t throwing herself at everyone who’s willing. The only one doing anything wrong, is the person who tries to shame her.

And if you’re one of those people then

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"letting men take advantage of her”

"letting"

"letting"

what

I don’t think you understand what “take advantage of” means

"she isn’t throwing herself at everyone who’s willing"

why the fuck are you telling people to stop shaming her because that’s wrong and they’re bad, while still trying to prove she still follows their rules????

like what the fuck, you just made a post about how people shouldn’t shame others for sexuality and then used it to shame others not just for sexuality but also for being *victims*, what are you doing???

(via amimizun0)


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