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Believe it or not

Okay, I just love how they drew everybody’s face.
Anne Frank’s all like, “Oh, too depressing? It was the fucking Holocaust.”

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bookporn:

Believe it or not

Okay, I just love how they drew everybody’s face.

Anne Frank’s all like, “Oh, too depressing? It was the fucking Holocaust.

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I hope this sinks in your hearts.

This is fucking crazy and it makes me so sick

this is so important

Important.

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oneoftheguiltyones:

An Important List of US Hotlines:

Suicide Hotline: 1-800-784-8433
LifeLine: 1-800-273-8255
Sexuality Support: 1-800-246-7743
Eating Disorders Hotline: 1-847-831-3438
Rape and Sexual Assault: 1-800-656-4673
Grief Support: 1-650-321-5272
Runaway: 1-800-843-5200, 1-800-843-5678, 1-800-621-4000
Exhale: After Abortion Hotline/Pro-Voice: 1-866-439-4253GLBT National Help Center: 1-888-843-4564 *this phone number is not 24/7, please refer to their calling hours.

The Trevor Project

www.thetrevorproject.org
 (866-488-7386)
TrevorText-  Available on Fridays (4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. ET / 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. PT). Text the word “Trevor” to 1-202-304-1200. Standard text messaging rates apply.
TrevorChat - Available 7 days a week (3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. ET / 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. PT). 

A List of Helpful Websites

USA recoveryourlife.com
UK selfharm.co.uk/home
Find Cute Animal Pictures and Videos:
cuteroulette.com
gruntle.me 
Comfort Someone and Seek Comfort: 
thequietplaceproject.com/thedreamsroom/comfortspot
 Get Comfort: 
thequietplaceproject.com/thedawnroom
Go to a Quiet Place: 
thequietplaceproject.com/thequietplace
Share your Thoughts:
thequietplaceproject.com/thethoughtsroom
Guided Relaxation:
calm.com
Hear Rain Noises:
rainymood.com
rainfor.me
Hear Nature Sounds:
calmsound.com
Do Nothing for 2 Minutes
donothingfor2minutes.com
All of The Quiet Place Project
thequietplaceproject.com

A list of Self Harm Alternatives 

Write or draw it out
Tear paper into pieces
Go for to gym or work out
Dance and/or sing
Splatter paint
Take a bubble bath or shower
Break sticks
Write on yourself
Burn paper outside
Write out song lyrics
Watch your favorite comedies 
Take a walk, jog, or run
Bake or cook
Read your favorite book
Re-decorate your room
Write or draw it out
Lay outside
Learn to swear in foreign languages 
Learn to swear in sign language 
Let yourself cry
Watch funny Youtube videos
Talk to a friend or pet
Eat ice cream
Create a safe place and go there
Crush or crunch ice

Snap a rubber band or hair tie against your wrist

Learn a new hobby                                                  
Get a group of friends together
Cuddle with a pet, stuffed animal, friend, or family

Feel Good Songs

 Ain’t No Way We’re Going Home –R5
All You Need is Love—The Beatles
Best Song Ever—One Direction 
Brave—Sara Bareilles
Breakaway—Kelly Clarkson 
Classic—MKTO
Crazy 4 U—R5
Counting Stars—One Republic
Dancing Through Life—Wicked Cast
Don’t Rain on My Parade—Barbra Streisand
Don’t Stop Believing—Journey 
Double Rainbow—Katy Perry
Everybody Talks—Neon Trees
Eye of the Tiger—Survivor
Firework—Katy Perry
For Good—Wicked Cast
Forget About You—R5  
Fun Fun Fun—The Beach Boys
Free—Bonnie Dune
Girls Just Want to Have Fun—Cyndi Lauper
Glad you Came—The Wanted 
I’ve Gotta Be Me—Sammy Davis Jr. 
Just the Way you Are—Billy Joel
Keep Holding On—Avril Lavigne
Lean on Me—Bill Withers 
Let it Be—The Beatles
Listen to your Heart—Roxette
Loud—R5 
Memory Lane—McFly 
On Our Way—The Royal Concept 
Pass Me By—R5
Roar—Katy Perry
Smile—Nat King Cole (Comp. Charlie Chaplin) 
Some Nights—FUN. 
Somebody to Love—Queen
Stand—Lenny Kravitz
Story of My Life—One Direction
Tonight Tonight—Hot Chelle Rae
Uptown Girl—Billy Joel
We Are Young—FUN.
What Makes you Beautiful—One Direction
When I’m Sixty-Four—The Beatles
Who Loves you—Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons 
You’re My Best Friend—Queen
867-5309/Jenny—Tommy Tutone
[listen on Spotify here] [listen on youtube]

A Collective List of International Hotlines:

Argentina: 800 5555 5522
Australia: 1800 799 338
Austria: 800 5555 5522
Belgium: 800 5555 5522
Brazil: 0800 891 7391
Canada: 866 246 9224
China: 800 5555 5522
Colombia: 800 5555 5522
Costa Rica: 00 800 5555 5522
Denmark: 00 800 5555 5522
Finland: 800 5555 5522
Germany: 800 5555 5522
Hong Kong: 800 5555 5522
Hungary: 800 5555 5522
India: 000 800 1006 614
Ireland (Republic of): 800 5555 5522
Israel: 800 5555 5522
Italy: 800 5555 5522
Japan: 800 5555 5522
Luxembourg: 800 5555 5522
Malaysia: 800 5555 5522
Mexico: 001 800 514 3716
Netherlands: 800 5555 5522
New Zealand: 800 5555 5522
Norway: 800 5555 5522
Philippines: 800 5555 5522
Portugal: 800 5555 5522
Russia: 810 800 2643 1012
Singapore: 800 5555 5522
South Africa: 800 5555 5522
South Korea: 800 5555 5522
Spain: 800 5555 5522
Sweden: 800 5555 5522
Switzerland: 800 5555 5522
Taiwan: 800 5555 5522
Thailand: 800 5555 5522
United States: 866 246 9224
United Kingdom(includes Isle of Man and Channel Islands): 800 5555 5522

UNITED KINGDOM HELPLINES

Samaritans (for any problem): 08457909090 e-mail jo@samaritans.org
Childline (for anyone under 18 with any problem): 08001111
Mind infoline (mental health information): 0300 123 3393 e-mail: info@mind.org.uk
Mind legal advice (for people who need mental-health related legal advice):0300 466 6463 e-mail: legal@mind.org.uk
b-eat eating disorder support: 0845 634 14 14 (only open Mon-Fri 10.30am-8.30pm and Saturday 1pm-4.30pm) e-mail: help@b-eat.co.uk
b-eat youthline (for under 25’s with eating disorders): 08456347650 (open Mon-Fri 4.30pm - 8.30pm, Saturday 1pm-4.30pm)
Cruse Bereavement Care: 08444779400 e-mail: helpline@cruse.org.uk
Frank (information and advice on drugs): 0800776600
Drinkline: 0800 9178282
Rape Crisis England & Wales: 0808 802 9999 1(open 2 - 2.30pm 7 - 9.30pm) e-mail info@rapecrisis.org.uk
Rape Crisis Scotland: 08088 01 03 02 every day, 6pm to midnight

When all else fails: MY ASKBOX

Robin Williams needed to be on Tumblr :(

avianawareness:

oneoftheguiltyones:

An Important List of US Hotlines:

Suicide Hotline: 1-800-784-8433

LifeLine: 1-800-273-8255

Sexuality Support: 1-800-246-7743

Eating Disorders Hotline: 1-847-831-3438

Rape and Sexual Assault: 1-800-656-4673

Grief Support: 1-650-321-5272

Runaway: 1-800-843-5200, 1-800-843-5678, 1-800-621-4000

Exhale: After Abortion Hotline/Pro-Voice: 1-866-439-4253
GLBT National Help Center: 1-888-843-4564 *this phone number is not 24/7, please refer to their calling hours.

The Trevor Project

www.thetrevorproject.org

 (866-488-7386)

TrevorText-  Available on Fridays (4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. ET / 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. PT). Text the word “Trevor” to 1-202-304-1200. Standard text messaging rates apply.

TrevorChat - Available 7 days a week (3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. ET / 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. PT). 

A List of Helpful Websites

USA recoveryourlife.com

UK selfharm.co.uk/home

Find Cute Animal Pictures and Videos:

cuteroulette.com

gruntle.me 

Comfort Someone and Seek Comfort:

thequietplaceproject.com/thedreamsroom/comfortspot

 Get Comfort: 

thequietplaceproject.com/thedawnroom

Go to a Quiet Place:

thequietplaceproject.com/thequietplace

Share your Thoughts:

thequietplaceproject.com/thethoughtsroom

Guided Relaxation:

calm.com

Hear Rain Noises:

rainymood.com

rainfor.me

Hear Nature Sounds:

calmsound.com

Do Nothing for 2 Minutes

donothingfor2minutes.com

All of The Quiet Place Project

thequietplaceproject.com

A list of Self Harm Alternatives

Write or draw it out

Tear paper into pieces

Go for to gym or work out

Dance and/or sing

Splatter paint

Take a bubble bath or shower

Break sticks

Write on yourself

Burn paper outside

Write out song lyrics

Watch your favorite comedies

Take a walk, jog, or run

Bake or cook

Read your favorite book

Re-decorate your room

Write or draw it out

Lay outside

Learn to swear in foreign languages

Learn to swear in sign language

Let yourself cry

Watch funny Youtube videos

Talk to a friend or pet

Eat ice cream

Create a safe place and go there

Crush or crunch ice

Snap a rubber band or hair tie against your wrist

Learn a new hobby                                                 

Get a group of friends together

Cuddle with a pet, stuffed animal, friend, or family

Feel Good Songs

 Ain’t No Way We’re Going Home –R5

All You Need is Love—The Beatles

Best Song Ever—One Direction

Brave—Sara Bareilles

Breakaway—Kelly Clarkson

Classic—MKTO

Crazy 4 U—R5

Counting Stars—One Republic

Dancing Through Life—Wicked Cast

Don’t Rain on My Parade—Barbra Streisand

Don’t Stop Believing—Journey

Double Rainbow—Katy Perry

Everybody Talks—Neon Trees

Eye of the Tiger—Survivor

Firework—Katy Perry

For Good—Wicked Cast

Forget About You—R5 

Fun Fun Fun—The Beach Boys

Free—Bonnie Dune

Girls Just Want to Have Fun—Cyndi Lauper

Glad you Came—The Wanted

I’ve Gotta Be Me—Sammy Davis Jr.

Just the Way you Are—Billy Joel

Keep Holding On—Avril Lavigne

Lean on Me—Bill Withers

Let it Be—The Beatles

Listen to your Heart—Roxette

Loud—R5 

Memory Lane—McFly

On Our Way—The Royal Concept

Pass Me By—R5

Roar—Katy Perry

Smile—Nat King Cole (Comp. Charlie Chaplin)

Some Nights—FUN.

Somebody to Love—Queen

Stand—Lenny Kravitz

Story of My Life—One Direction

Tonight Tonight—Hot Chelle Rae

Uptown Girl—Billy Joel

We Are Young—FUN.

What Makes you Beautiful—One Direction

When I’m Sixty-Four—The Beatles

Who Loves you—Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons

You’re My Best Friend—Queen

867-5309/Jenny—Tommy Tutone

[listen on Spotify here] [listen on youtube]

A Collective List of International Hotlines:

Argentina: 800 5555 5522

Australia: 1800 799 338

Austria: 800 5555 5522

Belgium: 800 5555 5522

Brazil: 0800 891 7391

Canada: 866 246 9224

China: 800 5555 5522

Colombia: 800 5555 5522

Costa Rica: 00 800 5555 5522

Denmark: 00 800 5555 5522

Finland: 800 5555 5522

Germany: 800 5555 5522

Hong Kong: 800 5555 5522

Hungary: 800 5555 5522

India: 000 800 1006 614

Ireland (Republic of): 800 5555 5522

Israel: 800 5555 5522

Italy: 800 5555 5522

Japan: 800 5555 5522

Luxembourg: 800 5555 5522

Malaysia: 800 5555 5522

Mexico: 001 800 514 3716

Netherlands: 800 5555 5522

New Zealand: 800 5555 5522

Norway: 800 5555 5522

Philippines: 800 5555 5522

Portugal: 800 5555 5522

Russia: 810 800 2643 1012

Singapore: 800 5555 5522

South Africa: 800 5555 5522

South Korea: 800 5555 5522

Spain: 800 5555 5522

Sweden: 800 5555 5522

Switzerland: 800 5555 5522

Taiwan: 800 5555 5522

Thailand: 800 5555 5522

United States: 866 246 9224

United Kingdom(includes Isle of Man and Channel Islands): 800 5555 5522

UNITED KINGDOM HELPLINES

Samaritans (for any problem): 08457909090 e-mail jo@samaritans.org

Childline (for anyone under 18 with any problem): 08001111

Mind infoline (mental health information): 0300 123 3393 
e-mail: info@mind.org.uk

Mind legal advice (for people who need mental-health related legal advice):0300 466 6463 
e-mail: legal@mind.org.uk

b-eat eating disorder support: 0845 634 14 14 (only open Mon-Fri 10.30am-8.30pm and Saturday 1pm-4.30pm) 
e-mail: help@b-eat.co.uk

b-eat youthline (for under 25’s with eating disorders): 08456347650 (open Mon-Fri 4.30pm - 8.30pm, Saturday 1pm-4.30pm)

Cruse Bereavement Care: 08444779400 e-mail: helpline@cruse.org.uk

Frank (information and advice on drugs): 0800776600

Drinkline: 0800 9178282

Rape Crisis England & Wales: 0808 802 9999 1(open 2 - 2.30pm 7 - 9.30pm) 
e-mail info@rapecrisis.org.uk

Rape Crisis Scotland: 08088 01 03 02 every day, 6pm to midnight

When all else fails: MY ASKBOX

Robin Williams needed to be on Tumblr :(

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tiarasofspanishmoss:

girljanitor:

invisiblelad:

blackphoenix77:

gregswyn:

blackphoenix77:

invisiblelad:

theuppitynegras:

atleasthalfasleep:

Amelia Boynton-Robinson, beaten, gassed, and left for dead by police in Selma, Alabama during the first Selma to Birmingham voting rights march. 3/17/65. (x)

Amelia Boynton-Robinson, later that year, meeting with President Lyndon Johnson at the signing of the Voting Rights Act. 8/6/65. (x)

#it is all of us who must overcome the crippling legacy of bigotry and injustice #and we shall overcome

1965 is  Modern history, not “ancient history”.

1965 really wasn’t that long ago….

It’s over so it’s history get over it.

EXCUSE YOU?

We’re still suffering from the legacy of discrimination and slavery TO THIS DAY, so no, we can’t just ‘get over it.’

Jesus fucking Christ….

And more to the point, my parents are 63 fucking years old. They’re still alive and were old enough to have experienced every bit of the inhumanity that was jim crow era segregation. It’s not “ancient history” its their actual not very distant past. 

You have zero right to tell anyone how to feel about their systematic disenfranchizement, past present or otherwise. The effects of being denied access to careers, equal representation and higher education are still being felt generationally, for example. None of the Jim Crow era happened in a vaccum and it’s painfully myopic to pretend otherwise. 

It’s not that we can’t get over it, its that we’re not going to. It happened, it flies in the face of a good chuck of American values, and yet people like you would just as soon have people “get over it” and not learn anything. Congrats then on being be part of the problem. 

"It’s over it’s history get over it"????

"It’s over it’s history get over it"????

THIS WOMAN IS STILL ALIVE.

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Amelia Boynton Robinson is STILL AN ACTIVIST. RIGHT NOW.

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GET OVER IT?????

ARE YOU GOING TO TELL HER THAT?

You can read an amazing interview with her here:

The problems still come from the racists — the Ku Klux Klan. They’ve whitewashed themselves. They don’t call them [the Klan] anymore, but they are still there. You know the Tea [Party]. They would not be doing the things they are doing if [Obama] had not been of color. It’s ridiculous. I believe they’re beginning to see the light, but it’s tough.

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This I learned today

Anonymous said: Being fit is being skinny you idiot, being athletic and flexible is a whole different thing, you don't have to skinny to be athletic but you do have to be skinny to be fit

david-tennants-ass:

chubby-bunnies:

aint-misbehavin:

size10plz:

girlgrowingsmall:

"Fitness." Merriam-Webster.com. Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 28 Dec. 2013. <http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fitness>.

I don’t know what prompted you to send me the dumbest message I’ve received in at least 6 months, but nowhere in the Merriam-Webster dictionary definition of “fitness” do I find the word “skinny.” Even synonyms for the word “fitness” focus 100% on health attributes as opposed to size attributes. So I’m sorry if you have this deep seeded complex that refuses to allow you to accept that, from all standpoints of medicine, science, and flat out fact, fitness is irrelevant to body size. That really sucks for you that your brain is struggling to let you come to terms with that. However, it is also 100% not my problem.

tl;dr: Blow it out your ass.

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BOOM

When I was little I wanted to sign up for Irish Step Dancing. My mom told me I was too fat to do that, although I was perfectly in shape.

brownglucose:

envyhergoddess:

womenofgold:

writeswrongs:

Just so you know the oldest person in America is a black woman living in Detroit named Jeralean Talley. That’s right - she was born in 1899. That’s three centuries she’s lived in. She was on  bowling team till she was 104. She still goes to church. This woman saw prohibition, women’s suffrage, the civil rights movement, two world wars, a list of other dumb shit, all the way to the birth of the internet and of her great-great grandson, a child who’s 14 months old.

Incredible

This is great

And to think, she only looks like she 83 for real for real.

brownglucose:

envyhergoddess:

womenofgold:

writeswrongs:

Just so you know the oldest person in America is a black woman living in Detroit named Jeralean Talley. That’s right - she was born in 1899. That’s three centuries she’s lived in. She was on  bowling team till she was 104. She still goes to church. This woman saw prohibition, women’s suffrage, the civil rights movement, two world wars, a list of other dumb shit, all the way to the birth of the internet and of her great-great grandson, a child who’s 14 months old.

Incredible

This is great

And to think, she only looks like she 83 for real for real.

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linguisticky:

Here is a map based on Ethnologue data which more or less shows country size based on the number of indigenous languages still spoken there. As you can see, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Nigeria and Cameroon are blown way out of proportion, whereas countries like Korea and New Zealand almost disappear. It’s also nice to see Timor-Leste make an appearance on a global map, since it’s usually too small for anyone to notice.
I’d be interested to see a similar map for number of indigenous languages pre British/Spanish/Portuguese etc colonisation. Australia would be a lot bigger, as would the US, Canada, Argentina, Chile and others. This map isn’t just measuring linguistic diversity, but also how efficient colonisers were at wiping out languages (and people). Of course, since Ethnologue is mainly concerned with cataloging living languages, the data set isn’t as readily available.
Worldmapper actually has a whole series of language maps, showing where certain language speakers are throughout the world in the same way. Don’t look at it if you’re meant to be writing a paper or something - you could spend a lot of time there.
[As an aside, I’d like to point out (as usual) that Pacific central maps make much more sense just because there isn’t too much in the Atlantic Ocean. All these Euro-central maps end up chopping Pacific nations in half, which is really only obvious in this kind of map with poor Vanuatu. I mean, maybe we’d have to sever Greenland, but that somehow seems less mean.]

linguisticky:

Here is a map based on Ethnologue data which more or less shows country size based on the number of indigenous languages still spoken there. As you can see, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Nigeria and Cameroon are blown way out of proportion, whereas countries like Korea and New Zealand almost disappear. It’s also nice to see Timor-Leste make an appearance on a global map, since it’s usually too small for anyone to notice.

I’d be interested to see a similar map for number of indigenous languages pre British/Spanish/Portuguese etc colonisation. Australia would be a lot bigger, as would the US, Canada, Argentina, Chile and others. This map isn’t just measuring linguistic diversity, but also how efficient colonisers were at wiping out languages (and people). Of course, since Ethnologue is mainly concerned with cataloging living languages, the data set isn’t as readily available.

Worldmapper actually has a whole series of language maps, showing where certain language speakers are throughout the world in the same way. Don’t look at it if you’re meant to be writing a paper or something - you could spend a lot of time there.

[As an aside, I’d like to point out (as usual) that Pacific central maps make much more sense just because there isn’t too much in the Atlantic Ocean. All these Euro-central maps end up chopping Pacific nations in half, which is really only obvious in this kind of map with poor Vanuatu. I mean, maybe we’d have to sever Greenland, but that somehow seems less mean.]

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ughsocialjustice:

disneyvillainsforjustice:

dumbassiarchy:

i-was-a-teenage-anarchist:

fedorabledragon:

fangirlmodeactivate:

logicd:

Teach men not to rape? Teach women not to make false rape claims and ruin peoples lives. And not to lie. Or overreact. Or destroy other peoples property. Or encourage and praise other women who do it.

HOW ABOUT NO. HOW ABOUT YOU QUIT LOOKING FOR EXCUSES TO ALWAYS BLAME THE WOMAN AND TAKE FAULT FROM THE MAN. HOW ABOUT WE TEACH OUR SONS TO RESPECT WOMEN, AND HOW ABOUT WE QUIT USING CASES LIKE THIS TO VALIDATE MEN RAPING WOMEN AND GETTING AWAY WITH IT. HOW ABOUT THE NUMBER OF CASES IN WHICH A WOMAN’S BODY WAS ACTUALLY VIOLATED SO INCREDIBLY OUTWEIGH CASES OF FALSELY REPORTED RAPE THAT IT’S NOT EVEN FUNNY. HOW ABOUT YOU JUST SHUT THE FUCK UP BECAUSE YOU OBVIOUSLY HAVE NO FUCKING CLUE WHAT YOU’RE EVEN TALKING ABOUT, YOU MISOGYNISTIC RAPE-CULTURE PROMOTING ASSHOLE. 

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I peed.

False rape accusations hurt actual rape victims you thickheaded egghead.

ARE YOU GOING TO DISREGARD HOW SHE DESTROYED HIS PRIVATE PROPERTY AND CHEATED ON HIM THE MONTH BEFORE?

"HOW ABOUT NO. HOW ABOUT YOU QUIT LOOKING FOR EXCUSES TO ALWAYS BLAME THE WOMAN AND TAKE FAULT FROM THE MAN. HOW ABOUT WE TEACH OUR SONS TO RESPECT WOMEN, AND HOW ABOUT WE QUIT USING CASES LIKE THIS TO VALIDATE MEN RAPING WOMEN AND GETTING AWAY WITH IT. HOW ABOUT THE NUMBER OF CASES IN WHICH A WOMAN’S BODY WAS ACTUALLY VIOLATED SO INCREDIBLY OUTWEIGH CASES OF FALSELY REPORTED RAPE THAT IT’S NOT EVEN FUNNY. HOW ABOUT YOU JUST SHUT THE FUCK UP BECAUSE YOU OBVIOUSLY HAVE NO FUCKING CLUE WHAT YOU’RE EVEN TALKING ABOUT, YOU MISOGYNISTIC RAPE-CULTURE PROMOTING ASSHOLE. "
How about you stop living in fairyland where all women are flawless princesses and men are all big bad evil rapers? False rape cases don’t invalidate actual rape cases, false rape accusers invalidate actual rape cases. Sit the fuck down, because

In 1989, Gary Dotson became the United States’ first innocent prisoner to be exonerated through DNA evidence. Dotson had already served 10 years of a 25-50 year sentence for aggravated kidnapping and rape. Although his accuser recanted her story in 1985 and said she made it up to cover a sexual encounter with her boyfriend, a judge refused to order a new trial, saying that the complainant’s original testimony was more convincing than her recantation. In 1988, Dotson’s defense attorney conducted previously unavailable DNA tests, which ultimately proved his innocence. An innocent man served 10 years for a crime he didn’t commit, and which even his accuser admitted never even happened.  One study shows that between 1989 and 2003, 328 men and women convicted of rape were exonerated; over half of those had already served 10 or more years of their sentence, despite their innocence.
False rape accusations are serious, potentially destroying the lives of the accused.  While some organizations show that only 2% of rape claims are unfounded, other research shows false rape claims to be as high as 43%.  The FBI’s 1996 Uniform Crime Report states that 8% of forcible rape claims are unfounded, compared with the 2% average for all other crimes.  The FBI statistic only accounts for forcible rape charges determined to be false through investigation.  It does not take into consideration the number of other false sexual assault claims or the number of accusations recanted or dismissed at trial.
Locally, the OSBI reported 1,453 rape offenses in Oklahoma in 2008.  If the FBI statistic that 8% of rape claims are unfounded holds true, that means there are potentially 116 Oklahomans wrongfully accused and convicted of rape each year.
Some victims’ advocates claim that women don’t lie about rape; however, recent high-profile cases have proven that to be untrue.  Kobe Bryant, Ben Roethlisberger, and the Duke Lacrosse team represent only a few of the incidents of false allegations of rape that have received national media attention.
Some reasons accusers lie about being rape include:
spite or revenge
an alibi for their own sexual encounters
a ploy for sympathy or attention
regret over sexual indiscretions
(http://oklahoma-criminal-defense.com/blog/2010/04/falsely-accused-false-rape-allegations/)
'Bullied to death' for daring to stand up to drug dealers: Schoolboy, 16, died after he was falsely accused of raping a girl by yobs who terrorised his neighbourhood(http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2517975/Schoolboy-16-killed-falsely-accused-tying-girl-tree-raping-her.html)
Nurse jailed for 22 months after falsely accusing her grandfather of raping her as a child in order to claim inheritance cash (http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/crime/nurse-jailed-22-months-after-2995382)
Mich. woman gets prison for false rape report(http://www.boston.com/news/nation/2014/01/17/mich-woman-false-rape-case-get-sentence/iGYv9vzjki3Z4bH85TYgPM/story.html) Brian Banks, Jailed On False Rape Charge, Sees Dream Come True As Atlanta Falcons Sign Him(http://www.laweekly.com/informer/2013/04/03/brian-banks-jailed-on-false-rape-charge-sees-dream-come-true-as-atlanta-falcons-sign-him) GREELEY — A former University of Northern Colorado student who was banned from campus because of a false accusation of rape is now suing his accuser.(http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_11973765)
Don’t falsely accuse someone of rape, get compensated for it, recant your statement and then expect a school district not to come for the money they gave you. Wanetta Gibson, the woman who accused Brian Banks of rape, is learning this the hard way.(http://www.clutchmagonline.com/2013/04/wanetta-gibson-lawsuit-school-sues-woman-over-false-rape-accusation/)
Virginia Woman Falsely Accuses Man Of Rape And Sends Him Away For Four Years Before Recanting … Given Just 60 Days In Jail To Be Served On Weekends(http://jonathanturley.org/2013/08/20/virginia-woman-falsely-accuses-man-of-rape-and-sends-him-away-for-four-years-before-recanting-given-just-60-days-in-jail-to-be-served-on-weekends/)
Hawkins’ arrest came after Jennifer Valenta, 28, of Wilber told authorities she was raped by four men, including Hawkins. Investigators later determined her injuries from the alleged attack were self-inflicted, and she admitted to fabricating the rape. She pleaded no contest to evidence tampering, false reporting and attempted prostitution and was sentenced earlier this year to 32 to 60 months in prison.(http://journalstar.com/news/local/911/court-dismisses-nebraska-man-s-false-rape-lawsuit/article_ff0a3fe8-6fbe-528e-b877-89ea123bf4b0.html)
A Canfield couple has sued the city of Canfield and some of its police officers and brass and an assistant Mahoning County prosecutor for at least $5 million in federal court, saying their 11-year daughter was maliciously prosecuted and falsely imprisoned on rape charges, of which she was later acquitted.(http://www.vindy.com/news/2013/apr/24/federal-lawsuit-states-canfield-girl—fa/)
A Wymore man wrongfully accused of sexual assault is asking for a jury trial to assess damages done by Gage County and several sheriff’s deputies.(http://www.cotwa.info/2013/01/wymore-man-sues-after-false-rape.html)
Copperfield, 53, heralded Carroll’s arrest as proof that the woman was a liar and a gold-digger, interested only in extorting money from Copperfield and cashing in on her allegations. In a statement prepared after consulting with their client, Copperfield attorneys Patty Eakes and Angelo Calfo on Tuesday said Carroll “admitted to lying to police about the rape because she had to. Her lies were caught on tape, so she plea-bargained her way out of a jail sentence. “Her guilty plea shows that her claim that she was blacked out was nothing more than another Lacey Carroll hoax,” they said. “Now she’s a convicted liar; she’s a disgrace to women who have been truly victimized.” (http://www.davidcopperfieldsetstherecordstraight.com/)
The Aftermath of the Duke Lacrosse Rape Case(http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/college_guide/blog/the_aftermath_of_the_duke_lacr.php)
Man Awarded $852,000 in Civil Court After Ex-Wife Falsely Accuses Him of Sexual Abuse(http://www.shrink4men.com/2011/08/16/man-awarded-852000-in-civil-court-after-ex-wife-falsely-accuses-him-of-sexual-abuse/)
The family of a 16-year-old girl who accused a Highland Park High School senior of raping her responded Monday to his family’s defamation lawsuit, saying it was “replete with nasty allegations designed to embarrass and cause distress.”(http://www.dallasnews.com/news/community-news/park-cities/headlines/20130429-girls-family-countersues-after-facing-defamation-suit-for-rape-allegations.ece)
(http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/subjects/f/false_arrests_convictions_and_imprisonments/index.html)
 The blogosphere is abuzz with controversy over a Beaverton, Oregon’s judge’s sentencing of a 19-year-old woman for filing false rape charges.(http://www.outsidethebeltway.com/oregon_teen_sentenced_for_false_rape_charge/)
A University’s Shame: How Brown betrayed one of its students(http://brown-spectator.com/2012/05/a-universitys-shame-how-brown-betrayed-one-of-its-students/) Park Si Hoo Is Cleared Of All Charges Stemming From Anti-Defamation Lawsuit Filed By The CEO Of His Former Talent Agency(http://www.kpopstarz.com/articles/35307/20130722/park-si-hoo-lawsuit.htm) False accusation will cost woman $55,000(http://www.vcstar.com/news/2010/jan/02/55000-ordered-paid-for-false-accusation/) Husband falsely accused of child rape wins $1.2 million from ex-spouse(http://mkg4583.wordpress.com/2009/08/23/husband-falsely-accused-of-child-rape-wins-1-2-million-from-ex-spouse/)
Mohammad Asif: “I keep thinking, ‘I just dropped her off, she was just a normal passenger, why has she done that?” -accused by said passenger of raping her at knifepoint - would be in jail except was exonerated by voice recording app on hsi phone.
Soner Yasa: four drunk women reported to police that he had sexually assaulted them as a ploy to refuse to pay a $13 cab fare- Once again he’d be in jail if not for video surveillance in his cab.  Over $13
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ughsocialjustice:

disneyvillainsforjustice:

dumbassiarchy:

i-was-a-teenage-anarchist:

fedorabledragon:

fangirlmodeactivate:

logicd:

Teach men not to rape? Teach women not to make false rape claims and ruin peoples lives. And not to lie. Or overreact. Or destroy other peoples property. Or encourage and praise other women who do it.

HOW ABOUT NO. HOW ABOUT YOU QUIT LOOKING FOR EXCUSES TO ALWAYS BLAME THE WOMAN AND TAKE FAULT FROM THE MAN. HOW ABOUT WE TEACH OUR SONS TO RESPECT WOMEN, AND HOW ABOUT WE QUIT USING CASES LIKE THIS TO VALIDATE MEN RAPING WOMEN AND GETTING AWAY WITH IT. HOW ABOUT THE NUMBER OF CASES IN WHICH A WOMAN’S BODY WAS ACTUALLY VIOLATED SO INCREDIBLY OUTWEIGH CASES OF FALSELY REPORTED RAPE THAT IT’S NOT EVEN FUNNY. HOW ABOUT YOU JUST SHUT THE FUCK UP BECAUSE YOU OBVIOUSLY HAVE NO FUCKING CLUE WHAT YOU’RE EVEN TALKING ABOUT, YOU MISOGYNISTIC RAPE-CULTURE PROMOTING ASSHOLE. 

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I peed.

False rape accusations hurt actual rape victims you thickheaded egghead.

ARE YOU GOING TO DISREGARD HOW SHE DESTROYED HIS PRIVATE PROPERTY AND CHEATED ON HIM THE MONTH BEFORE?

"HOW ABOUT NO. HOW ABOUT YOU QUIT LOOKING FOR EXCUSES TO ALWAYS BLAME THE WOMAN AND TAKE FAULT FROM THE MAN. HOW ABOUT WE TEACH OUR SONS TO RESPECT WOMEN, AND HOW ABOUT WE QUIT USING CASES LIKE THIS TO VALIDATE MEN RAPING WOMEN AND GETTING AWAY WITH IT. HOW ABOUT THE NUMBER OF CASES IN WHICH A WOMAN’S BODY WAS ACTUALLY VIOLATED SO INCREDIBLY OUTWEIGH CASES OF FALSELY REPORTED RAPE THAT IT’S NOT EVEN FUNNY. HOW ABOUT YOU JUST SHUT THE FUCK UP BECAUSE YOU OBVIOUSLY HAVE NO FUCKING CLUE WHAT YOU’RE EVEN TALKING ABOUT, YOU MISOGYNISTIC RAPE-CULTURE PROMOTING ASSHOLE. "

How about you stop living in fairyland where all women are flawless princesses and men are all big bad evil rapers? False rape cases don’t invalidate actual rape cases, false rape accusers invalidate actual rape cases. Sit the fuck down, because

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In 1989, Gary Dotson became the United States’ first innocent prisoner to be exonerated through DNA evidence. Dotson had already served 10 years of a 25-50 year sentence for aggravated kidnapping and rape. Although his accuser recanted her story in 1985 and said she made it up to cover a sexual encounter with her boyfriend, a judge refused to order a new trial, saying that the complainant’s original testimony was more convincing than her recantation. In 1988, Dotson’s defense attorney conducted previously unavailable DNA tests, which ultimately proved his innocence. An innocent man served 10 years for a crime he didn’t commit, and which even his accuser admitted never even happened.  One study shows that between 1989 and 2003, 328 men and women convicted of rape were exonerated; over half of those had already served 10 or more years of their sentence, despite their innocence.

False rape accusations are serious, potentially destroying the lives of the accused.  While some organizations show that only 2% of rape claims are unfounded, other research shows false rape claims to be as high as 43%.  The FBI’s 1996 Uniform Crime Report states that 8% of forcible rape claims are unfounded, compared with the 2% average for all other crimes.  The FBI statistic only accounts for forcible rape charges determined to be false through investigation.  It does not take into consideration the number of other false sexual assault claims or the number of accusations recanted or dismissed at trial.

Locally, the OSBI reported 1,453 rape offenses in Oklahoma in 2008.  If the FBI statistic that 8% of rape claims are unfounded holds true, that means there are potentially 116 Oklahomans wrongfully accused and convicted of rape each year.

Some victims’ advocates claim that women don’t lie about rape; however, recent high-profile cases have proven that to be untrue.  Kobe Bryant, Ben Roethlisberger, and the Duke Lacrosse team represent only a few of the incidents of false allegations of rape that have received national media attention.

Some reasons accusers lie about being rape include:

  • spite or revenge
  • an alibi for their own sexual encounters
  • a ploy for sympathy or attention
  • regret over sexual indiscretions

(http://oklahoma-criminal-defense.com/blog/2010/04/falsely-accused-false-rape-allegations/)

'Bullied to death' for daring to stand up to drug dealers: Schoolboy, 16, died after he was falsely accused of raping a girl by yobs who terrorised his neighbourhood(http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2517975/Schoolboy-16-killed-falsely-accused-tying-girl-tree-raping-her.html)

Nurse jailed for 22 months after falsely accusing her grandfather of raping her as a child in order to claim inheritance cash (http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/crime/nurse-jailed-22-months-after-2995382)

Mich. woman gets prison for false rape report(http://www.boston.com/news/nation/2014/01/17/mich-woman-false-rape-case-get-sentence/iGYv9vzjki3Z4bH85TYgPM/story.html) Brian Banks, Jailed On False Rape Charge, Sees Dream Come True As Atlanta Falcons Sign Him(http://www.laweekly.com/informer/2013/04/03/brian-banks-jailed-on-false-rape-charge-sees-dream-come-true-as-atlanta-falcons-sign-him) GREELEY — A former University of Northern Colorado student who was banned from campus because of a false accusation of rape is now suing his accuser.(http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_11973765)

Don’t falsely accuse someone of rape, get compensated for it, recant your statement and then expect a school district not to come for the money they gave you. Wanetta Gibson, the woman who accused Brian Banks of rape, is learning this the hard way.(http://www.clutchmagonline.com/2013/04/wanetta-gibson-lawsuit-school-sues-woman-over-false-rape-accusation/)

Virginia Woman Falsely Accuses Man Of Rape And Sends Him Away For Four Years Before Recanting … Given Just 60 Days In Jail To Be Served On Weekends(http://jonathanturley.org/2013/08/20/virginia-woman-falsely-accuses-man-of-rape-and-sends-him-away-for-four-years-before-recanting-given-just-60-days-in-jail-to-be-served-on-weekends/)

Hawkins’ arrest came after Jennifer Valenta, 28, of Wilber told authorities she was raped by four men, including Hawkins. Investigators later determined her injuries from the alleged attack were self-inflicted, and she admitted to fabricating the rape. She pleaded no contest to evidence tampering, false reporting and attempted prostitution and was sentenced earlier this year to 32 to 60 months in prison.(http://journalstar.com/news/local/911/court-dismisses-nebraska-man-s-false-rape-lawsuit/article_ff0a3fe8-6fbe-528e-b877-89ea123bf4b0.html)

A Canfield couple has sued the city of Canfield and some of its police officers and brass and an assistant Mahoning County prosecutor for at least $5 million in federal court, saying their 11-year daughter was maliciously prosecuted and falsely imprisoned on rape charges, of which she was later acquitted.(http://www.vindy.com/news/2013/apr/24/federal-lawsuit-states-canfield-girl—fa/)

A Wymore man wrongfully accused of sexual assault is asking for a jury trial to assess damages done by Gage County and several sheriff’s deputies.(http://www.cotwa.info/2013/01/wymore-man-sues-after-false-rape.html)

Copperfield, 53, heralded Carroll’s arrest as proof that the woman was a liar and a gold-digger, interested only in extorting money from Copperfield and cashing in on her allegations. In a statement prepared after consulting with their client, Copperfield attorneys Patty Eakes and Angelo Calfo on Tuesday said Carroll “admitted to lying to police about the rape because she had to. Her lies were caught on tape, so she plea-bargained her way out of a jail sentence. “Her guilty plea shows that her claim that she was blacked out was nothing more than another Lacey Carroll hoax,” they said. “Now she’s a convicted liar; she’s a disgrace to women who have been truly victimized.” (http://www.davidcopperfieldsetstherecordstraight.com/)

The Aftermath of the Duke Lacrosse Rape Case(http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/college_guide/blog/the_aftermath_of_the_duke_lacr.php)

Man Awarded $852,000 in Civil Court After Ex-Wife Falsely Accuses Him of Sexual Abuse(http://www.shrink4men.com/2011/08/16/man-awarded-852000-in-civil-court-after-ex-wife-falsely-accuses-him-of-sexual-abuse/)

The family of a 16-year-old girl who accused a Highland Park High School senior of raping her responded Monday to his family’s defamation lawsuit, saying it was “replete with nasty allegations designed to embarrass and cause distress.”(http://www.dallasnews.com/news/community-news/park-cities/headlines/20130429-girls-family-countersues-after-facing-defamation-suit-for-rape-allegations.ece)

(http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/subjects/f/false_arrests_convictions_and_imprisonments/index.html)

 The blogosphere is abuzz with controversy over a Beaverton, Oregon’s judge’s sentencing of a 19-year-old woman for filing false rape charges.(http://www.outsidethebeltway.com/oregon_teen_sentenced_for_false_rape_charge/)

A University’s Shame: How Brown betrayed one of its students(http://brown-spectator.com/2012/05/a-universitys-shame-how-brown-betrayed-one-of-its-students/) Park Si Hoo Is Cleared Of All Charges Stemming From Anti-Defamation Lawsuit Filed By The CEO Of His Former Talent Agency(http://www.kpopstarz.com/articles/35307/20130722/park-si-hoo-lawsuit.htm) False accusation will cost woman $55,000(http://www.vcstar.com/news/2010/jan/02/55000-ordered-paid-for-false-accusation/) Husband falsely accused of child rape wins $1.2 million from ex-spouse(http://mkg4583.wordpress.com/2009/08/23/husband-falsely-accused-of-child-rape-wins-1-2-million-from-ex-spouse/)

Mohammad Asif: “I keep thinking, ‘I just dropped her off, she was just a normal passenger, why has she done that?” -accused by said passenger of raping her at knifepoint - would be in jail except was exonerated by voice recording app on hsi phone.

Soner Yasa: four drunk women reported to police that he had sexually assaulted them as a ploy to refuse to pay a $13 cab fare- Once again he’d be in jail if not for video surveillance in his cab.  Over $13

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