An Unbelievable Story of Rape. March 12, 2009 Lynnwood, Washington No one came to court with her that day, except her public defender.
She was 18 years old, charged with a gross misdemeanor, punishable by up to a year in jail. Rarely do misdemeanors draw notice. Her case was one of 4,859 filed in 2008 in Lynnwood Municipal Court, a place where the judge says the goal is “to correct behavior — to make Lynnwood a better, safer, healthier place to live, work, shop and visit.” But her misdemeanor had made the news, and made her an object of curiosity or, worse, scorn. She had reported being raped in her apartment by a man who had bound and gagged her. Her lawyer was surprised she had been charged. The prosecution’s offer was this: If she met certain conditions for the next year, the charge would be dropped. Marie wanted this behind her. She took the deal. January 5, 2011 Golden, Colorado Galbraith spotted the victim standing in the thin sunlight outside her ground floor apartment.
A TED Talk That Might Turn Every Man Who Watches It Into A Feminist? It's Pretty Fantastic. The Kissing Sailor, or “The Selective Blindness of Rape Culture” Most of us are familiar with this picture.
Captured in Times Square on V-J Day, 1945, it has become one of the most iconic photographs of American history, symbolizing the jubilation and exuberance felt throughout the country at the end of World War II. For a long time, the identity of the pair remained a mystery. It certainly looks passionate and romantic enough, with many speculating that they were a couple – a sailor and a nurse, celebrating and sharing their joy. This year, however, historians have finally confirmed that the woman is Greta Zimmer Friedman, a dental nurse at the time, and George Mendonsa, a sailor. Have a look at some articles about it. Huffington Post Daily Mail CBS News A few facts have come to light.
The articles even give us Greta’s own words: “It wasn’t my choice to be kissed. Facebook Feminism, Like It or Not. Susan Faludi [from The Baffler No. 23, 2013] The congregation swooned as she bounded on stage, the prophet sealskin sleek in her black skinny ankle pants and black ballet flats, a lavalier microphone clipped to the V-neck of her black button-down sweater.
“All right!! Let’s go!!” She exclaimed, throwing out her arms and pacing the platform before inspirational graphics of glossy young businesswomen in managerial action poses. “Whoo!!” “Stand up,” the prophet instructed, “if you’ve ever said out loud, to another human being—and you have to have said it out loud—‘I am going to be the number one person in my field. The speaker consoled those still seated; she, too, had once been one of them. The pitch delivered, Lean In founder and Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg summoned her deacon to close the deal. Joining “the community” was just a click away. Thomas enumerated the “three things” that Lean In offered.
All As One. When Suits Become a Stumbling Block: A Plea to My Brothers in Christ* There has been a lot of talking, debating, and hand-wringing among Christian bloggers lately about modesty; particularly yoga pants, making men uncomfortable by being attractive, and in general, ways in which to combat everyone’s favorite “evil”: lust.
Well, I’d like to hop on the modesty bandwagon and discuss something that I have personally struggled with for many, many years. [deep breath] Suits. Specifically, men in suits. Yes, folks: I struggle with lusting after men in suits. I want to be brutally honest about this struggle. Every time I pass a man in a well-tailored suit, I try to keep my eyes averted to avoid the evil, lustful thoughts that will surely creep into my head. [gazes out the window] Don’t these men have any self respect? Therefore I am issuing a plea to my brothers in Christ for an understanding of where I’m coming from. Listen, as a woman I’m an emotional creature.
Of COURSE. I mean… Listen… …………………………………….what were we talking about? Right. What’s that?