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For the first time ever in Switzerland, a wolf pack consisting of ten wolves has been observed.
Picture: Nine of the ten wolves on November 28th (2013) in the Tamina, Switzerland.
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Two weeks ago a man in France was arrested for raping his daughter. She’d gone to her school counselor and then the police, but they needed “hard evidence.” So, she videotaped her next assault. Her father was eventually arrested. His attorney explained, “There was a period when he was unemployed and in the middle of a divorce. He insists that these acts did not stretch back further than three or four months. His daughter says longer. But everyone should be very careful in what they say.” Because, really, even despite her seeking help, her testimony, her bravery in setting up a webcam to film her father raping her, you really can’t believe what the girl says, can you?
Everyone “knows” this. Even children.
Three years ago, in fly-on-the-wall fashion of parent drivers everywhere, I listened while a 14-year-old girl in the back seat of my car described how angry she was that her parents had stopped allowing her to walk home alone just because a girl in her neighborhood “claimed she was raped.” When I asked her if there was any reason to think the girl’s story was not true, she said, “Girls lie about rape all the time.” She didn’t know the person, she just assumed she was lying…
No one says, “You can’t trust women,” but distrust them we do. College students surveyed revealed that they think up to 50% of their female peers lie when they accuse someone of rape, despite wide-scale evidence and multi-country studies that show the incident of false rape reports to be in the 2%-8% range, pretty much the same as false claims for other crimes. As late as 2003, people jokingly (wink, wink) referred to Philadelphia’s sex crimes unit as “the lying bitch unit.” If an 11-year-old girl told an adult that her father took out a Craigslist ad to find someone to beat and rape her while he watched, as recently actually occurred, what do you think the response would be? Would she need to provide a videotape after the fact?
It goes way beyond sexual assault as well. That’s just the most likely and obvious demonstration of “women are born to lie” myths. Women’s credibility is questioned in the workplace, in courts, by law enforcement, in doctors’ offices, and in our political system. People don’t trust women to be bosses, or pilots, or employees. Pakistan’s controversial Hudood Ordinance still requires a female rape victim to procure four male witnesses to her rape or risk prosecution for adultery. In August, a survey of managers in the United States revealed that they overwhelmingly distrust women who request flextime. It’s notable, of course, that women are trusted to be mothers—the largest pool of undervalued, unpaid, economically crucial labor. — Soraya Chemaly, How We Teach Our Kids That Women Are Liars (via seebster)
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Ruby the Chesapeake Bay Retriever visits Tahoe.
Boy of nine killed himself after he was ‘bullied for being white’ by an Asian gang at school. He was told by other pupils ‘all white people should be dead’ and he was forced to hide from the bullies in the playground at lunchtime.
Don’t you ever try to tell me there is no such thing as racism against white people. And don’t you dare fucking tell me it’s ‘reverse’ racism either.
And this was in the UK. He and his family are in their own country, their own homeland.
Repeat after me: ALL RACISM IS BAD. RACISM AGAINST ANYBODY IS BAD. PERIOD.
this is fucking terrible
i have problems with the commentary on this picture, particularly what comradesthevoices said, but I’m nowhere near qualified enough to say anything, if there are any people out there who follow me who feel more equipped to comment on this i’d really like to hear what you have to say
I feel like when people say “you can’t be racist towards white people” we’re agreeing on the definition that racism=prejudice+power, that doesn’t mean that there can’t be prejudice against white people, and it doesn’t mean that acts of hate and violence can’t happen to white people that happen to PoC, it just means that when those events happen, they’re not called racism, because they’re not supported by the current power structures.
I think people need to understand the difference between individual experiences and how those experiences fit into the larger picture. When people say that racism against white people doesn’t exist, it doesn’t mean that a nine year old killing himself because he was bullied is, as an isolated incident, less tragic or important because he is white. But that one isolated incident isn’t proof of oppression when put into a larger context of power structures.
very cool thank you
also this story is in the daily mail, a notoriously racist newspaper that will take any opportunity to demonise PoCs, and people seem to be going along with it so happily i mean “in their own homeland” as though that makes it more tragic, fuck you buddy this is a homeland for brown people as well
it’s amazing how quickly the racism embedded in some people leaks out given this sort of story
REBLOG IF I SHOULD GET THESE TATTOOED ON MY NIPPLES
1 million notes and i’ll do it
let’s ruin this persons life and reblog
Why have I never seen this in a gif before this is brilliant
Incredibly rare: Three whitetail bucks locked horns in battle and drowned together in a creek in Ohio.
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