"FANART IS NOT REAL ART!!!"
Do we need to talk about the relationship between the Renaissance and the Bible
Books have a way of making you homesick for a place you have never been.
Rubeus Remus Potter. You were named after the only two people at Hogwarts who seemed to give shit about me, because come on who else would I name you after? A verbally abusive dickbag who was in love with my mum and gave me shit all my life and someone who convinced a bunch of children that they needed to be soldiers? What kind of awful aspirations would that make you end up having? Come on son I’m not an idiot…
#bless this post
Not being able to wear leggings because it’s ‘too distracting for boys’ is giving us the impression we should be guilty for what guys do.
Responding to her middle school’s ban on shorts, leggings and yoga pants for girls.
Robert H. Richards IV admitted to sexually assaulting his infant son and daughter and has been sentenced to probation because the judge believes Richards “will not fare well” in prison.
He’s an unemployed heir living off a trust fund, so of course “will not fare well” is just code for “is too rich to serve time.”
I’m leaving this planet
Someone on Reddit is claiming that they, a 27 year old man, mistook a 12 year old girl for a 17 year old and had sex with her (age of consent in his state is 16). She was in a state facility designed for those with behavioral issues, and he met her at his gym.
In the comments, he states “I figured she was anywhere from 14 to 18. If I had been forced to guess, I would have said 16.” (handy that he says he would put her age at exactly the age of consent) He says he’ll kill himself if he gets convicted. He’s blaming her adviser for saying nothing when they exchanged numbers.
I had to scroll almost to the bottom before I found anyone calling him out for being a skeeve. The rest of the posts are all wishing him well, saying the girl deserves a beating, saying they’ll pray for him, or sharing stories of their own “underage girl who cried rape”.
A few questions:
1. How in the hell does someone think a 12 year old is 17?
2. Why in the hell is a fully grown man chasing after teenagers, especially when they know the teenager is undergoing treatment for behavioral problems?
3. Why is everyone supporting him?
I can pretty much answer my own questions, unfortunately.
1. He didn’t actually think she was 17, but that sounds a hell of a lot better than “I wanted to bang a 12 year old”.
2. He knows teenagers are easier targets for sexual predators, especially if they’re struggling with getting their shit together.
3. His supporters want to be able to get away with the same thing because they’re creepy fuckers.
I genuinely think this is why so many (mostly straight white) men fight so vehemently against the exposure of rape culture and reformation of laws related to sex crimes. The smaller that “grey area” gets, the harder it is for them to get away with rape.
The thing about the whole “She looked older excuse” is that, when you talk to a child for 5 minutes, no matter what they look like, their emotional/mental maturity is almost always immediately evident.
My college mentor had a daughter who, at 12 or 13, was 5’7” and fully physically developed, and she still ran around our campus with a cardboard sword having play-fights with her friends, belted out songs from High School Musical, bounced up and down when she was excited, and generally did all those cute little-kid things we expect little kids to do. There was no “mistaking” her age, despite her physical appearance.
Men who use the excuse that an underage girl looked a certain age was clearly never someone who was going to be deterred by her actual age, whether he knew it or not.
you can’t mistake a 12 y/o for a 17 y/o even if a person is physically “more developed” than their age, the face gives them away immediately -and then the attitude, the voice and the fact they’re not even in high school-, and finally is your obligation to ask the age of anyone you have intentions to date / have sexual relations if you have any doubts, so that’s just an excuse and a shitty one and I hope he and everyone on that reddit forum supporting him gets thrown in prison and beaten up.
Oh and while we’re talking about condoms, most are produced with casein and aren’t vegan. Sir Richard’s, Glyde, French Letter, and Kimono are vegan. Sir Richard’s donates a box for every one that is purchased in developing areas so people have access to contraceptives, which is nice.