TW: sexual assault, racism, police violence
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Cops sexually assault mother, break 10-year-old son’s leg
A Brooklyn cop kicked a 10-year-old boy in the shin, breaking his leg, as the child was recording him with his cell phone, according to court papers.
Cops were responding to Krystle Silvera’s Flatbush home looking for her ex-boyfriend in connection to violating an order of protection.
Krystle’s son Courtney Silvera was eating his breakfast cereal when the cops began knocking on the door at  7 AM.
Silvera’s 61-year-old mother, who is suffering from brain and lung cancer, answered the door but had difficulty understanding the cops’ reason for being there, the suit said.
“The police had come to our house before (due to the domestic violence complaint) and he’s fascinated by the police, he looks up to them,” Silvera, 30, a nursing student at Long Island University, told the Daily News.”
But the cop apparently didn’t like being recorded and began assaulting the child
“I heard my son screaming, ‘You can’t do that! You’re hurting me! Don’t hit me!’ ” she said.



The mother had been upstairs getting her 5-year-old daughter ready for school. She bolted downstairs into the fray, dressed in her underclothes, and was grabbed by a cop who pulled her outside in the freezing cold, the suit alleges.
While Silvera was being restrained, her breast popped out of her bra revealing a pierced nipple, according to the suit.
“The officer flicked the piercing, he flicked the ring up with his finger on my right breast,” she said. “He said, ‘Is this what mothers look like these days?’
Silvera was charged with assaulting the cops and released two days later on $1,500 bail.
When she returned home, Courtney’s leg was black-and-blue and swollen, she said. The boy was taken to Kings County Medical Center, where an X-ray showed his leg was fractured.
Silvera said her son was briefly handcuffed, but when cops learned he was only 10-years-old, they removed the restraints.
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TW: sexual assault, racism, police violence

postracialcomments:

Cops sexually assault mother, break 10-year-old son’s leg

A Brooklyn cop kicked a 10-year-old boy in the shin, breaking his leg, as the child was recording him with his cell phone, according to court papers.

Cops were responding to Krystle Silvera’s Flatbush home looking for her ex-boyfriend in connection to violating an order of protection.

Krystle’s son Courtney Silvera was eating his breakfast cereal when the cops began knocking on the door at  7 AM.

Silvera’s 61-year-old mother, who is suffering from brain and lung cancer, answered the door but had difficulty understanding the cops’ reason for being there, the suit said.


The police had come to our house before (due to the domestic violence complaint) and he’s fascinated by the police, he looks up to them,” Silvera, 30, a nursing student at Long Island University, told the Daily News.”

But the cop apparently didn’t like being recorded and began assaulting the child

“I heard my son screaming, ‘You can’t do that! You’re hurting me! Don’t hit me!’ ” she said.

The mother had been upstairs getting her 5-year-old daughter ready for school. She bolted downstairs into the fray, dressed in her underclothes, and was grabbed by a cop who pulled her outside in the freezing cold, the suit alleges.

While Silvera was being restrained, her breast popped out of her bra revealing a pierced nipple, according to the suit.

“The officer flicked the piercing, he flicked the ring up with his finger on my right breast,” she said. “He said, ‘Is this what mothers look like these days?’

Silvera was charged with assaulting the cops and released two days later on $1,500 bail.

When she returned home, Courtney’s leg was black-and-blue and swollen, she said. The boy was taken to Kings County Medical Center, where an X-ray showed his leg was fractured.

Silvera said her son was briefly handcuffed, but when cops learned he was only 10-years-old, they removed the restraints.


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(via fsufeministalumna)

I’m really tired of dudes who think “not raping” is the best they can do.

Sigh.

Or that it somehow justifies shutting down women who are writing about men who do rape, and how they do it with impunity. 

Or that this makes it so that women cannot make (accurate) statements about the kind of men who rape (hint: they’re totally normal whether dudes want to believe it or not). 

Sorry, I don’t owe you silence just because you had the decency not to rape anyone today.

No, really, anyone who compares rape/sexual assault to a property crime is a douchebag. You’re not a turtle. You don’t take your house with you everywhere you fucking go. It’s not the same thing at all. STFU.

itsabittersweetlifebutimaokay:

stfufauxminists:

Trigger warning on the video/transcript: rape

I’ve always thought this video was pretty fantastic. 

Will definitely type out a transcript to this at some point. This really is fantastic.

TRANSCRIPT:

“To Every Man Who Never Called Himself a Feminist” -Kendra Urdang

Because it’s so much simpler to tell ourselves rape is only a man grabbing you from behind in a back alleyway. That it’s not the boy next door and never the man who says that he loves you. So rape remains only [changes tone deeper to imitate a newscast] “male, about 5’10 or taller, wearing jeans and a t-shirt” [changes back to regular tone] because we all know that no Johnny and Tommy and Ronnie would never do something like that. So we never put his face to his penis. And I wish I could say that this is a “female problem” that rape wouldn’t happen if only we didn’t wear those short skirts but as we try and convince ourselves that it really wasn’t our fault I want to give a big “fuck you” to all the men who make my anger possible. And yes, I am blaming you. I blame all the men who think they are better, who think women don’t know what hate is, even when it’s running down our thighs. I blame all the men who allow their friends to yell “bitch” and “hoe” while telling themselves that they are not like them. I blame you for the degradation and humiliation of my sisters. I blame you for every time you don’t speak up, because god knows that the hottest places in hell are reserved for those who did nothing. Because I don’t wish the rape of your loved ones to be the final action that wakes you up and makes you a man. Please accept this now and know that your body is a lethal weapon if used incorrectly. So it hurts to say that two girls in this nation will be raped by the time this poem is over. My brothers, listen up. Refuse to fall victim to this emasculine (?) ambush that you are breed into accepting. And acknowledge that this problem is your problem too as long as your daughters and sisters and lovers are scared to walk alone at night. That your strength is not meant for hurting. That we can see that you are a man, you do not need to beat us into believing you. I wanna know where you stand in this world with lines drawn all over it. And I am almost sorry for every man who ever felt that feminism isn’t important. Because if this is what feminism is, then what the fuck does that make you?

If this is feminism, then what are you? 

Thank you so much for adding a transcript! That’s great! :-D

(via bajo-el-mar)

Trigger warning: Rape apology, rape culture, sexual assault

feministsaresexist:

The Lies Feminists Tell That Hurt Rape Victims, And Why Feminists Don’t Care

That link is one of the most disgusting things on the internet. 

Let’s just go ahead and go through this, because anyone who could write this bullshittery needs a rhetorical smackdown.

Very few people “blame” a woman for being raped, or believe that a rape is ever justified based on how a woman acts or dresses (again, just the opposite: the vast majority of the public wants to hold the accused rapist responsible for any claim of rape by a woman or girl).  

O RLY? Is that the case? Let’s take a look at some numbers, since the author of this article can’t seem to provide any for their assertions. In the UK, a poll was conducted asking folks if a woman could be held responsible for her rape. A majority of those folks said yes, for various different reasons. Now, I realize this article is probably talking about the US, but these are the only numbers that I can find since a similar poll seems to have not even been conducted here! I wonder if the numbers would be similar, since the UK and the US do have somewhat similar cultures. The UK has extremely low conviction rates, the US has extremely low conviction rates…hmm. 

So yeah, that part? Complete bullshit. 

Let’s see what other ridiculous claims are made in this article.

So if the public is firmly behind the notion that rape is an awful thing, that women who cry rape deserve support, and that rapists ought to be punished severely, why does a significant segment of the sexual grievance industry continue to repeat these mantras

"Women who cry rape"… "Women who cry rape"…WOW, LOOK AT THAT SUPPORT. It’s so awesome when folks disprove their own assertions with their own attitudes in their writing. Not only that, but the assertions can easily be proven incorrect with those pesky fact things. Not to mention, um, the prevalence of rape jokes sort of casts doubt on this whole “the public is firmly behind the notion that rape is an awful thing”. So awful…we lol over it? Right. 

Yeah, no.

Next!

Never mind that even the President and Founder of the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN), recently said that women aren’t failing to report due to fears of not being believed or of being blamed for their own behavior or dress. (He claimed that women don’t report because “they don’t want their loved ones to know what happened; they’re ashamed themselves; they just want to put it all behind them.” In other words, not reporting isn’t the fault of some “rape culture” that has normalized masculine predation of females; it is due to choices women are freely making — a radically feminist idea, wouldn’t you say?)  Regardless, the sexual grievance industry, by and large, continues to repeat those awful mantras.

This supposed quotation isn’t even cited. Awesome. Even so, um, they’re ashamed of themselves because PEOPLE BLAME THE VICTIM. Do people really believe that folks don’t internalize that? And since rape is one of the only crimes in which the accuser is put on trial rather than the accused, why wouldn’t they just want to put it all behind them? Why would they want to go to court to get victimized again? When someone has had their humanity torn from them, I doubt that’s the time when they would feel strong enough to take on an entire culture. 

Women don’t exist in a vacuum. They internalize what society tells them. Since society tells them that they are to blame for their rapes, of course they will feel ashamed and not want to bring up charges. The fact that women feel like they’re to blame for their rapes is not at all a feminist idea, radical or not - so fuck off with that misappropriation of feminism. Justifying the huge problem of sexual assault isn’t even human let alone feminist. 

In any event, if, indeed, some women are put off from reporting their own rapes because they’ve heard they won’t be believed, they can thank the sexual grievance industry for spreading that lie.

Really? So the “sexual grievance industry” was the reason why Ben Roethlisberger is still playing football and is still hailed as a hero even though he’s been accused of multiple sexual assaults? Is that because folks believe women so much when they say they’ve been sexually assaulted? What about Kobe Bryant? His accuser was believed automatically, which is why he’s in jail, right? Gosh, all of these men in jail instantly just from being accused of sexual assault! It’s a wonder women don’t know the power they wield just by telling someone they’ve been raped! But, you know, you’re right. It’s probably the “sexual grievance industry“‘s fault that they don’t know the power they hold. 

In the UK, the Home Office, and politicians seeking to jack up rape convictions, have long cited the attrition rate for rape, which is the number of convictions as a percentage of number of reported crimes. That rate is 6%. But, the Home Office, and everyone, uses the conviction rate (the number of convictions secured against the number of persons brought to trial for that given offence) for all other crimes. In fact, the conviction rate for rape is 58%.  The result has been to make it appear that law enforcement is terribly, and uniquely, ineffective when it comes to rape. Please re-read that and make sure you understand it: the feminists who dominate the public discourse about rape in the UK have long insisted that only 6% of “rapists” are convicted, as opposed to the correct figure: 58%.  Stern Review, see page 45. Rape is the only crime judged by the attrition rate. All others – murder, assault, robbery, and so on – are assessed by their conviction rates. That was dishonesty of Biblical proportions. And the Stern Review noted that use of the attrition rate instead of the conviction rate"may well have discouraged some victims from reporting." Stern Review, see page 45 (emphasis added).

Saying that 6% of rapists are convicted is entirely accurate, since people who rape and get away with it are still rapists. And you know, I’ll even say that maybe citing low conviction rates might discourage some people from reporting. But do you know how to fix that? FIX THE CONVICTION RATE. Ever hear that saying “don’t shoot the messenger”? Yeah, it applies here. It’s not the fault of the “sexual grievance industry” (fucking Christ, that phrase) that either the attrition or conviction rates are so low (since I don’t think 58% is such a shining number, considering the number of false accusations is 2 to 8%. That’s the fault of a culture that doesn’t believe sexual assault is the fault of those who do the sexual assaulting. 

So yeah, author of this post and folks who think it’s anything but bullshit - you might want to try not being sorry excuses for human beings, and possibly learn something before running your fingers over a keyboard. There’s really no justification for creating an article this vile, and by the same token, there’s no justification for buying into it wholeheartedly and distributing it, especially as some kind of justification for another person’s victim-blaming mentality. In other words, kindly fuck off, and take your terrible logic and and inability to face reality with you.

*TRIGGER WARNING - FAT HATRED, SEXUAL ASSAULT*
This topic is trending on Twitter right now. A huge earthquake killed an estimated 1000+ people in Japan…and we have to be sizeist, sexist assholes on the internet.
Twitter is often a really really vile place. 
I mean really, “put your dick in their flaps”? Um…that’s not a way to piss someone off, that’s a way to sexually assault them. When does that even become funny? Why do some people with dicks think that they just get to put them wherever they’d like? I really just don’t understand.
Ugh. 
I just can’t even.
And I don’t care to cover the names up, either.

*TRIGGER WARNING - FAT HATRED, SEXUAL ASSAULT*

This topic is trending on Twitter right now. A huge earthquake killed an estimated 1000+ people in Japan…and we have to be sizeist, sexist assholes on the internet.

Twitter is often a really really vile place. 

I mean really, “put your dick in their flaps”? Um…that’s not a way to piss someone off, that’s a way to sexually assault them. When does that even become funny? Why do some people with dicks think that they just get to put them wherever they’d like? I really just don’t understand.

Ugh. 

I just can’t even.

And I don’t care to cover the names up, either.