“IF the one-in-four statistic is correct—it is sometimes modified to “one-in-five to one-in-four”—campus rape represents a crime wave of unprecedented proportions. No crime, much less one as serious as rape, has a victimization rate remotely approaching 20 or 25 percent, even over many years. The 2006 violent crime rate in Detroit, one of the most violent cities in America, was 2,400 murders, rapes, robberies, and aggravated assaults per 100,000 inhabitants—a rate of 2.4 percent. The one-in-four statistic would mean that every year, millions of young women graduate who have suffered the most terrifying assault, short of murder, that a woman can experience. Such a crime wave would require nothing less than a state of emergency—Take Back the Night rallies and 24-hour hotlines would hardly be adequate to counter this tsunami of sexual violence. Admissions policies letting in tens of thousands of vicious criminals would require a complete revision, perhaps banning boys entirely.”
— Heather Mac Donald, "The Campus Rape Myth".
This alleged “statistic” was culled from a survey of 3,000 college women in 1982, conducted by Ms. Magazine. These women were asked only three questions:
- Have you had sexual intercourse when you didn’t want to because a man gave you alcohol or drugs?
- Have you had sexual intercourse when you didn’t want to because a man threatened or used some degree of physical force to make you?
- Have you had sexual acts when you didn’t want to because a man threatened to use some degree of physical force to make you?
The trouble is, many of the women the survey counted as “victims” did not actually feel that they had been raped, especially not the entire third of the alleged “victims” that continued to have a consensual sexual relationship with their supposed attacker. Others that had consensual one-night-stands that they later regretted were also counted as “victims”.
Feminism is supposed to be empowering, not to send us cowering.
Rape is not the “epidemic” that people are trying to claim it is. It has actually decreased dramatically in the past few decades - up to 80% since 1979, despite an increase in the willingness of victims to report them. This is even further supported by data directly from the U.S. Bureau of Justice.
Third wave feminism is operating under far too many logical fallacies. The Big Lie Technique is readily apparent in the use of the very “statistic” above which has time and again been proven to be false. Overgeneralization continually tries to paint all men as monsters, when science has shown us that there are many psychological and biological factors that come into play to create someone with the potential to commit violence.
If you have to spread lies to support your cause, how much of a cause could you possibly have to begin with? And what are you saying about femininity itself when you want so badly for us to live in constant fear?
How is this supposed to be encouraging women to be strong if all you let us aspire to is to be victims?
How is this encouraging women to be independent if you try to make us believe that we can’t take care of ourselves?
How are you helping women at all if you have to lie to us?
Last Person That
Slept in bed besides you? does my cant count?
Saw you cry? my mm, probably
You went to the movies with? my friends 8D
You went out to dinner with? my friends, again :B
You talked on the phone to? i dont remember
Made you laugh? my bf
Would You Rather
Pierce your nose or your tongue? none, but if i had to choose, nose
Be serious or be funny? i cant be serious, so funny
Drink whole or skimmed milk? i dont like milk :I
Die in a fire or drowning? drowning? probably
Spend time with your parents or enemies? my mum
Simple or complicated? i dont know??
Tall or short? im taller than my mum and my friends, so i guess im tall
Right handed or left handed? right handed
A lover of music or a lover of books? BOTH
Do You Prefer
Flowers or sweets? sweets <3
Grey or black? black, i hate gray
Color photos or black and white? both
M&Ms or Skittles? bOTH
Staying up late or waking up early? staying up late
Sun or moon? moon
Winter or Autumn? none of them D:
10 acquaintances or 2 best friends? uh…
Rainy or sunny? i like both, but everything seems dirty after the rain, so sunny
Vanilla ice cream or chocolate ice cream? chocolate!!!
Vodka or Jack? i never drank, im fourteen ._.
What time is it? 22:42
Name? Sofía 8D
Nicknames? So, Sofi/e
When is your birthday? november 2nd :B
What do you want? so many things :I
How many kids do you want? two? if i had? i dont know
Want to get married? i used to say yes but i dont know
Nervous habits? moving my hands, picking my legs, pulling my hair (even though i do that without being nervous)
Are you double-jointed? what?
Can you roll your tongue? yes :B
Can you raise one eyebrow? yesss
Can you cross your eyes? yep
Which shoe goes on first? the left one
Ever thrown something at someone? all the time
In average, how much money do you carry with you? i dont carry money at all
Do you twirl or cut spaghetti? a weird combination of both
Favorite ice cream? chocolate!
How many kinds of cereal are in your cupboard? we dont eat cereals
Can you cook? i can if you want your house on fire
Alcoholic beverage? Fourteen years old.
Car ride? i went to art
Song played? the man by ed sheeran
Person you saw? my family
Time you cried? yesterday
Fight? my mum
do you think im sexy
"your wings are too big"
you know how when you go to a concert or show of some sort and the person on stage is like “HOW’S EVERYONE DOING TONIGHT?!?!?!?!” and the audience cheers back? why? you’re not answering the question, you’re just yelling. imagine if we did that in daily conversation. “hey jeff, how are ya?” and jeff just starts screaming and clapping in your face
True friends are ones who’s wifi automatically connects to your phone
RARE-UNSEEN of Eleanor and Louis last summer #EleanorNewse
What is the other photo in which Louis has the exact same facial expression? Or is there more than one? The resemblance was enough to make me think I was looking at an old photo I had already seen.
Or maybe this one?
Possibly this one?
Oh I forgot about this one:
this should have been Castiel’s entrance on Supernatural