This is less of a superhero comic and more of a tribute. I remember at one point during the revolution, people would use statistics of attacks on women to discredit political movements – and Egyptians – at large. This keeps happening, consistently, both locally and internationally. People will abuse statistics as they see fit, but they will always ignore the women at the base of those statistics. So, politics and superpowers aside, here is my attempt at a tribute to real-life superheroes.
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When people are abused and assaulted, it is like the doors to their souls slam shut. The goal of Joyful Heart is to let the light, and the life, back in—to banish the darkness and let the healing begin.
- Mariska Hargitay, Founder & President of the Joyful Heart Foundation
- See more at: http://joyfulheartfoundation.org/
Stop erasing how the expression of femininity in trans girl children who haven’t transitioned and haven’t realized what they are results in physical and sexual abuse by all sorts of people around them.
Not just sexual dominance but also attempts to crush the femininity out of girls like us before we know we’re girls by the use of “corrective” sexual abuse, rape, assault and physical violence.
Middle school and high school had both physical and sexual violence and abuse done to me and I didn’t even fucking know I was a girl back then. I didn’t know why I was being bullied in both physical and sexual ways by my peers. Because I didn’t even realize that me adsorbing mannerisms from cis female role models was unusual and was being policed and attacked.
I am fucking terrified to try to explore the memory gaps I have because I know how common it is for trans girls to experience parental sexual abuse and my father was already physically and emotionally abusive.
It’s even worse for trans girls who knew because they likely knew why and likely had to struggle with trying to suppress parts of themselves, even while struggling with being unable to transition for whatever reasons because they knew people would grope them, hurt them, attack them, even abuse them.
Cis people, cis women especially need to get their heads around the concept that trans girls were not spared sexual abuse and physical violence while presenting as cis boys, primarily because we’re so often so fucking bad at presenting as cis boys.
Corrective sexual and physical abuse is a major part of a lot of our lives and childhoods. Educate yourself before you ever speak on trans girls again.
Actually never talk about trans girls again, cis women.
You too, dfab trans folks, because you fuck up on this super often too.
Because you are not equipped to do the job well.
(and I am aware that not all trans girls expressed femininity in youth. Not all trans girls were subjected to “corrective” abuse or any nature, sexual or otherwise. But enough of us were that any blanket statement you try to make about trans girls and pre transition times is beyond transmisogynist and is a vile erasure of what so many of us have survived)
The regular girl couldn’t make it, so I’m here.
BAD BITCH NO FILTER
“Repeat Rape: How do they get away with it?”, Part 2 of 2. (link to Part 1)
- College Men: Repeat Rape and Multiple Offending Among Undetected Rapists,Lisak and Miller, 2002 [PDF, 12 pages]
- Navy Men: Lisak and Miller’s results were essentially duplicated in an even larger study (2,925 men): Reports of Rape Reperpetration by Newly Enlisted Male Navy Personnel, McWhorter, 2009 [PDF, 16 pages]
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Knowledge is a seed; sow it.
During his “We Saw Your Boobs” song Seth MacFarlane listed off women who’s breasts he’d seen in their movies. As if this isn’t grotesque enough four of the instances he listed were scenes of rape or the character was raped during the movie.
- Hilary Swank in Boys Don’t Cry.
- Jodie Foster in The Accused.
- Jessica Chastain in Lawless.
- Charlize Theron in Monster.
I HATE YOU SETH MACFARLANE YOU PIECE OF FUCKING SHIT I HATE YOU FUCK YOU FUCK YOU FOREVER
Have you seen their faces for fucks sake.
A startling revelation came out in an Edmonton courtroom Thursday when an 18-year-old First Nation girl said she had been raped five days earlier but when police were called she was the one who got arrested. On top of that, no rape kit was performed until three days later.
It’s not immediately known where her alleged attackers are. The young woman can’t file a criminal complaint with police until she is released from custody.
The bombshell was dropped in Youth Court when the young woman, who APTN National News is not naming as of now, said she’d been raped at a west end motel on Sunday. She was bloodied, bruised and had a front tooth knocked out in the attack according to both her lawyer and a youth court worker.
She said she called her mom after the assault. Her mother called police who ran the girls name in their computer. They discovered she had an outstanding warrant for an arrest on an old outstanding breach as a minor. As part of her conditional discharge she was to write an apology letter and do 40 hours of community service. She never did for some reason so the police arrested her. They put her in jail.
When contacted, the Edmonton police said they couldn’t comment. Mark Cherrington works in youth and family court as a youth worker. He said he was blown away by what he heard in court. “She’s just hysterical and in tears. She’s just been totally traumatized,” said Cherrington, describing the young woman in court. Cherrington said she told police she had been raped but officers are alleged to have said that she could file a complaint after being released.
The remand centre was tripled-bunked so she ended up sleeping on the floor with two other women in a holding cell. No rape kit was performed Sunday. On Monday nothing was done. Finally, on Tuesday a rape kit was taken. She couldn’t bathe for three days for fear she’d wash away the evidence but also because prisoners in holding cells aren’t able to shower.
“She understands she can’t have a shower or bath Monday (or Sunday) because she needs to get a rape kit. Tuesday comes along and they bring her for a rape kit which [was] way beyond the recommended time,” said Cherrington.
Her lawyer is going to be filing a complaint with police. “This young woman told me that she had been sexually assaulted, did not have a rape kit done on her immediately, waited until Tuesday for the rape kit and, on top of that, five days she went without a shower,” said Parm Johal.
Cherrington said the test came back positive she had been raped. Johal said her client was at the motel with her boyfriend and they got into an argument and he left. She was befriended by two men and woman who were staying there. They invited her in to their room and she alleges they attacked her. She alleges that both men sexually attacked her and the woman physically assaulted her. Johal said it wouldn’t be hard for police to track them down because they would have had to give identification to get the room.
The young woman’s troubles don’t end there. She was kept in the remand centre Thursday and was supposed to be released Friday evening, said Cherrington. “I would go on the record that there are two levels of justice in this city. There’s Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal justice,” he said.