|—||Neil MacGregor in yesterday’s Guardian Review, “Made in Germany” (via timeswhenlucywasright)|
I’m fucking gunning for it.
I gathered up all of the Wisconsin statutes on sexual assault, and combed through it. What he did to me and to Hailey constitutes Second Degree Sexual Assault (Class C felony) and Fourth Degree Sexual Assault (Class A misdemeanor).
— For a Class C felony, a fine not to exceed $100,000 or imprisonment not to exceed 40 years, or both.
— For a Class A misdemeanor, a fine not to exceed $10,000 or imprisonment not to exceed 9 months, or both.
Wisconsin’s definition of consent: means words or overt actions by a person who is competent to give informed consent indicating a freely given agreement to have sexual intercourse or sexual contact.
I don’t know if we’ll actually charge him, but if I’m going to the unversity police and filing a report, I’m gonna go in knowing what the fuck I’m talking about.
Kinda fucking glad my daddy was a lawyer, now.
Brought my cousin with me to my parents house and now my dad’s making him vacuum the entire house because my cousin said it was a womans job to vacuum and clean
for the record, yes it is ableist to go on about how Bad People are sociopaths/psychopaths, for a few reasons
- have you ever noticed how people tend to use psychopathic/psychotic (usually followed by killer, bitch, nutjob, etc) synonymously? yeah, that’s not an accident. the image of the psychopath is supposed to invoke Scary Crazy People. hopefully i don’t need to explain why this is ableist
- psychopathy doesn’t even exist in a clinical context. it is literally an invention of the criminal justice system. we don’t like the criminal justice system, remember?
- the idea of sociopaths/psychopaths is that Bad People are just aberrations, people who are somehow “sick” and “twisted” and who inflict harm on others because of ambiguous “mental problems”. this is obviously false; most often, the people we call sociopaths/psychopaths are people who are behaving exactly as systems of oppression want them to behave. violence against women is not an individual problem; police brutality is definitely not an individual problem. the concept of sociopathy/psychopathy deliberately shifts the blame away from institutions and onto individuals. it’s liberal as hell
- people with blunted affect and/or reduced affective empathy aren’t fucking evil. jesus christ. you know these are actual symptoms of a lot of psychotic/personality disorders, right. you know that people with psychotic/personality disorders are extremely likely to be SUBJECT to violence and abuse, right
THIS IS WHAT I HAVE BEEN SAYING THIS WHOLE FUCKING TIME. EVERYONE, READ THIS NOW.
Sometimes I’m kinda irritated that barefoot is almost always a “last ditch” thing in the horse world. So is ethical/+R training. Just seems silly.
It’s so fucking obnoxious and ridiculous. You’d think it’d be a primary thing, but no it’s just a fair weather add-on for some people
The national mobilization begins …. We are asking people all over the world to join us in #Ferguson and help us flood the city with the war cry for #justice4mikebrown and the countless other victims of police brutality … People from all over the world will be joining us !!!