Yes, false rape accusations happen. Run the protocol anyway. I’ve heard that perhaps the military has the highest number of ‘em. True or not, RUN THE PROTOCOL ANYWAY. Because in 15 years of investigating rape accusations, I can count those that panned out as false on one hand. Meanwhile, the one time I almost skipped the protocol, the one time I almost didn’t believe a petty officer, because I was naive as an investigator and a young woman, because her commanding officer described her as “a party girl, always late, always out drinking, don’t bother with this one”, she turned out to be the victim of one of the most brutal assaults I’ve ever investigated. She shouldn’t have still been -alive-, let alone up and making the accusation. So let me repeat: five false accounts in fifteen years. And one time I almost failed a woman ‘cause of the bullshit way it’s normal to talk about us. Take your shipmates’ word, and then run the protocol. Every. Single. Time.
GPOY TO THE MAX
Yesterday I saw a white boy with dreadlocks singing “Redemption Song” like a fucking ballad.
PLEASE TELL ME MORE ABOUT YOUR STRUGGLE WHILE I TRY MY BEST NOT TO PUNCH YOU IN THE FACE.
Eurgh, such a pretentious, ignorant, appropriative cockwomble.
You are just as guilty of cultural appropriation for wearing glasses which were originally worn by smart people.
Oh god that comment was so stupid I feel the intelligence of every person who has read it has been lowered. Followers, I can only apologise.
Do you know what appropriation is? I mean at least if you’d said I shouldn’t wear them because they were invented by a person of a different race to me (precursors are referenced in heiroglyphs, so Ancient Egyptians had some understanding) you’d have been trying. Still wrong, but trying.
- Glasses have nothing to do with intelligence.
- Without meaning to toot my own horn, I am intelligent.
- Please tell me where glasses have a deep cultural or religious significance. Please tell me where they are not merely tools to help people see. I’m waiting.
just when you think shitnerds couldn’t get anymore beta, they come up with involuntary celibacy
knowledge equals black power: fuckyeahcracker: fuckyeahcracker: Effects Of Thinking White People Are...
Effects Of Thinking White People Are “All Like That”:
- Literally nothing other than white people having their feelings hurt on the internet
- I’m not joking there is no real world consequence of this
Effects Of Thinking People of Color Are “All…
smh….this division is not how we accomplish equality. it’s not. what about the mixed folks hmm? so they don’t exist? they don’t have feelings either? i hey you, just turn off your white side and be black so we can talk real …
Why do you have more of a problem with me pointing this out than the atrocities being committed against People of Color… what the fuck is wrong with you?
No one wants equality, we want justice.. Equality would be if People of Color did all of these things to white people… Justice would be you recognizing that this “division” is our reality and it isn’t something we created and recognizing the REALITY of this division doesn’t further divide us, it brings understanding and so we can try to fix this. You do know that this same “division” (portrayal of reality) was portrayed in the civil rights movement, don’t you? You know what that brought about, right? Read something?
And explain to me on what planet this erases mixed people.. If you’re half white half PoC you would probably be really fuckin aware of these differences and the way they affect PoC versus white people because you can see the difference in the way your parents are treated… What does that even mean?
And also, some people in the fucking links are mixed
Don’t comment on my post if you aren’t even going to read it. What’s wrong with you?
When I was little I thought being an adult meant not having a bed time but I’ve come to realize that it just means being in charge of my own bed time and it turns out that I am not equipped to handle that responsibility.
sleep is for the weak
sleep is for the week
Dirty Squatter: Stephanie Bottrill Blamed The Government For Her Suicide And So Should The Rest Of Us
When a stock-broker throws themselves out of a window due to financial pressures it is presumed – by the right wing press at least, if not the rest of us – to be a tragedy.
Yet when the same events occur in the lives of someone not just working class, but on benefits,…
Where I’m from: London, England. Currently living in Plymouth, England.Where I would like to live: Amsterdam, Noord-HollandFavorite food: Sushi, Steak, Cheesestrings and Grape Soda.
Religion: No.Sexual orientation: Pansexual, heteroromantic.
Single/taken: SingleFavorite book: Argh. Tank Girl. I don’t know. I like books a lot.Eye color: Green
Favorite movie: Lady Vengeance or Oldboy or Battle Royale or maybe The Libertine.
Favorite TV show: At the moment, Parks and Rec or Adventure Time. MLP:FIM 4 LYF. Fucking love the UK Apprentice, too.
Favorite band/singer: Chilis/Iggy and the Stooges
Random fact about me: I want to go into Neuroscience. SO BAD.
Favorite day of the year: I don’t have one really.
Favorite color: Green
If I have any pets; if so, their names: No
What I’m listening to right now: Nowt
Last movie I’ve watched: Lilo and StitchWhat’s my ringtone: Buckcherry or Bloc Party I thinkFavorite male character from a TV show: Ron Swanson right now, Kakashi all time.
Favorite female character from a TV show: Princess Bubblegum, Rainbow Dash or Fluttershy
What my name means: It comes from the Greek for Life
Favorite superhero: Argh she may not be a super power kind of superhero but Tank Girl is super awesome and if you argue she’ll mow you down so shh.
Celebrity crush: Anthony Kiedis, Iggy Pop, Eddie Vedder or Chris Cornell. And Beyonce. Because BEYONCE.
TRIGGER WARNING FOR SUICIDE
Also, here’s a link describing what “bedroom tax” is for those of us not in the know: http://www.bromfordgroup.co.uk/welfare-reform/bedroom-tax/
Listen, I know tumblr only cares about American news, but this is really fucking tragic, and if this doesn’t get an coverage I will be incredibly angry.
The conservative’s bedroom tax has actually led to a woman taking her own life. Let me repeat that for you; a peice of government legislation had had such a detrimental impact on someone’s life that they wrote letters, packed up their things, and walked into the M4 in front of a lorry. The bedroom tax has only be in place for the last 5 weeks.
For those of you that don’t know, the bedroom tax isn’t technically a tax; if you’re living in a rented property, and have an extra bedroom, you’ll have to pay a certain amount of money back to the government. Children under the age of 12 are expected to share with all their siblings, children under 16 are expected to share with their siblings of the same gender. The government placed no limits on how many children could be expected to share a room. It would have saved the government £490 million a year; the UK loses £5.2 Billion a year in tax evasion alone. [citation]
Stephanie Botrill, from Solihull, had lived in her house for 18 years, and her two children had, relatively recently moved into their own properties, one of them within the last year. She previously paid a rent of £320 a month, and bedroom tax would have meant she paid £400; she was having to starve herself to afford this. Let me reiterate that for you; a woman was having to go without food because of a cruel tory policy. The house the council offered her was nowhere near where she currently lived, and 30 minutes walk from the nearest bus station; she would have been nowhere near her family and friends. To make matters worse, the council said she’d have to pay for any damage to the house, which would have exceeded the £2000 she was given to move house.
Stephanie had been saying since the policy came in how she couldn’t cope. She even went to the GP, but only got sleeping pills. In the end, it all got too much, and she wrote letters to her children, grandson, friends, and neighbors and walked into the M4, dying instantly.
The Sunday People has photos of the letters, but I won’t post them because they broke my heart, but if you want to see them, they’re here
As well as this, her family was struggling to pay for her funeral, so the Sunday People contributed. We live in a country where we can pay £10 million pounds for the funeral of a woman who called Nelson Mandela a terrorist, but someone’s grandmother kills herself because she can’t afford to live in the house she’d lived in for 18 years. I hope everyone feels thoroughly disgusted.
The worst thing is, Stephanie’s story has a more extreme ending, but it’s fairly typical of a bedroom tax victim case. Although the tory’s policies targeted towards those on benefits claim to help to push people into work, and end a ‘something for nothing’ benefits system (and the whole thing reeks of deserving and undeserving poor) this is not the case at all.
Take a guess at what percentage of the people receiving benefit in the UK are unemployed. Guess. I was way, way out. The actual breakdown is this 42.3% elderly, 20.8% low income, 18.4% families, 15.5% sick/disabled, 2.6% unemployed. Only 2.6% of those on benefits in this country are unemployed.
In addition to this, the people most likely to have spare bedrooms are older people, who’s children have left home. They are not people living off the tax payer, whatever that means, they are people who have lived their lives in cheap rental property who’s children have left home, and so rely on their friends, like my Nana does, for company. And David Cameron and his tory cronies want to move these people away from their communities, their friends, the brick and mortar they’ve made their home, because they have the cheek to have a couple of spare bedrooms.
I hope you’re angry, because I’m really fucking angry.
You know who has got spare bedrooms? David Cameron, who got lucky enough to be born to a millionaire and the daughter of a Baronet, and his wife Samantha who’s father is also a Baronet. His personal wealth has been estimated at £30 million, inherited from off-shore tax havens. Like I said earlier, the UK loses £5.2 Billion a year from men like Cameron. To misquote Obama, Cameron’s not the solution, he’s the problem.
Meanwhile, more people like Stephanie Botrill, hounded from the home she’d raised her children in, and the community where all her friends live, will probably walk in front of lorries.
To cut a long story short, if you even think about voting Tory in 2015, I hope you think about Stephanie Botrill, and I hope you never sleep again.