Today while at the drive thru, the guy behind the window wouldn’t give me my order until I put my number in his phone.
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Should be fired.
In one study, participants were asked to rank the humor in various cartoon captions. Half of the captions had been written by men, and half by women. When not told who wrote what, the participants judged them almost equally funny. In fact, based on the scores given in this experiment, men are just 2.2 percent more likely to be funny than women. Yet 90 percent of the participants agreed with the stereotype that men are funnier. Talk about a mind-bogglingly huge difference in perception versus reality.
And it gets weirder — when the participants were asked which gender they thought wrote a caption, the funnier ones were almost always assumed to be by men and the less funny ones by women. This might be expected, considering their stated bias. Even when told the name and gender of the person who wrote each caption, within a short time the participants started misattributing the funny ones to men. In other words, even when they knew that women had written some of the funniest captions, the bias that men are funnier was so ingrained that it made them misremember who had written what.
Just be aware that Paul Ryan is trying to pass a bill that allows rapists to sue their rape victims if they get an abortion in a state that allows it. If this isn’t the most awful thing I’ll hear for the rest of the week, I don’t know what is.
Anonymous asked: At what age did you lose your virginity?
I never lost mine, I just absorb other peoples’, making my virginity grow stronger and stronger in preparation for the final battle.
ijustlovemyredshinyshoes asked: (TW: rape) Hi! You don't have to anon this, but I was wondering if you knew of any articles/studies on why many rape cases don't lead to an arrest? I keep trying to find any but all that comes up are articles like "rape victim arrested for reporting rape" (horrible, but not what I'm looking for!) or "NFL player arrested for rape." Thank you!!
I don’t actually know if there are any scholarly articles or studies as to WHY rape is so under-reported and under-prosecuted. It seems like one of those things that is just sorta too obvious to study, but of course it would be good to have some concrete data as well. Anyone have resources for this asker?
I do remember there being a great part in the documentary ”The House I Live In”, about the American war on drugs (which is a film I HIGHLY recommend) that compared the monetary and economical benefits that causes law enforcement to put their energy into arrested people for drug crimes over crimes like rape. It essentially boiled down to the fact that arresting small-time drug dealers is faster, easier, and leads to more monetary gain for the police department (they can essentially seize and steal any money or property they want from convicted dealers, and take down multiple criminals in a matter of days), as opposed to a police department spending a month or more following, testing, and arresting a serial rapist, who is unlikely to have property they can confiscate and make money off of. Not sure if that makes sense the way I wrote it, but that’s one of many examples I know of.
If anyone reading this has actual resources in the form of cited statistics, articles or studies, PLEASE let us know!
Tired and with a headache so I only dug up a few links I had bookmarked. Otherwise I would have spent more time. Highly suggest using google scholar instead of just plain google. Should have an easier time finding more information. Or do an advanced search in google for only sites ending in .edu
But yeah.. first link…
"The notion that "real" rape consists of only stranger rape, or that a person cannot be raped by someone they know (Allison & Wrightsman, 1993) is one that is not only held by the general public, but by the actual victims, too. According to a survey of 236 rape survivors, 61% of those surveyed did not consider the incident to be a rape when it happened (Wiehe & Richards, 1995)."
Lot’s of random info in there as well.
There’s also this link: http://ncherm.org/documents/McWhorterVV2009.pdf
Table 1 and Table 2 show that they often use alcohol and/or drugs and target people they know most of the time. This makes it easier to get away with, and will often leave victims confused about what happened and doubting or not knowing it was rape.
This link: http://www.d.umn.edu/cla/faculty/jhamlin/3925/4925HomeComputer/Rape%20myths/Police.pdf discusses attitudes held by police officers.
Not sure if any of that is what you’re looking for exactly, but might help.
There’s a number of things that contribute to rape being under reported. The first one being that a large number of victims may not realize what happened was indeed rape. Some may hold the belief that if it’s their partner, if it wasn’t violent, and/or if they were intoxicated then it’s not rape and therefore not seek any help. If they know it’s rape, they be fearful of reporting due to the knowledge that sometimes victims aren’t treated very well and also not wanting to go through the process of a trial. They might also worry that they might not have any evidence and feel it might be pointless. In cases in which the perpetrator is a romantic partner, they may have feelings towards their perpetrator and not want to do anything that would damage them and may feel that it was just a one time thing that the perpetrator will never do again. If they have been suffering domestic violence, they may be too fearful.
If they do report, the police may not take them seriously, especially in cases where there perpetrator and victim know each other and have a sexual history. They may decide after reporting that they don’t want to go through the trial, or there may not be enough evidence to go to trial.
I once had a guy tell me that I was being selfish for deciding to get a breast reduction due to the fact that I am largely unable to move, eat, or breathe normally because of the size of my breasts. According to him, my breasts are “rare” and it’s my duty to be sexually attractive for him, a total stranger.
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