The sympathy being shown to the young men convicted of rape in Steubenville is part of the culture that allowed the rape to happen
- Hari Kondabolu
Veronica Mars spoilers! If you haven’t watched Veronica Mars, don’t read this. But also, if you haven’t watched Veronica Mars yet, what are you doing? Go watch it now! YOU HAVE TO BE READY FOR THE MOVIE.
She had agency and was given a voice that went deeper and was more honest than any of its predecessors. Throughout the television show, Veronica has nightmares about the night she was assaulted. Viewers also find out in the second season that Veronica has an STI as a result of her rape, making the assault all the more realistic. Needless to say, the teenager ends up developing a keen distrust of the men around her, affecting all her future relationships throughout the show. But despite getting laughed out of the police chief’s office when she comes forward about her ordeal, Veronica never loses sight of the fact that she is not to blame for her rape—and neither do the show’s viewers, who are treated to a dramatic story-line that is both realistic and empowering. For fans and haters alike, Veronica Mars remains the only American television series that successfully depicts the long-term effects of this type of sexual violence.
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Reblog if a man has ever tried—no matter how ‘sweetly’—to make you change your mind when you said “no”
Curious how often this happens.
i'll still be a geek after nobody thinks it's chic
Just not as sorry as I feel for the girl they raped."
Mike Mika hacked his copy of Donkey Kong on the NES so that his daughter could play as Pauline (the usual damsel-in-distress) and save Mario from the eponymous primate.
Let me share an amazing discovery I just made: the photography of Duy Truong, a young artist who creates stunning Disney cosplay photos that also happen to beautifully showcase amateur models of color and size.
Trigger Warning for domestic violence, abuse.
This video was played on the BBC early this morning at around 1am as an appeal video for Comic Relief. Comic Relief is a British charity that’s aim is to use comedy to raise money for various different causes.
Relevant to this specific video, Comic Relief works with Refuge - a wonderful charity that supports women and children who are suffering from domestic violence from a partner or parent. Please support charities like Refuge and Eaves (particularly in this current climate of government hatred and apathy towards the vulnerable, and basically everyone who isn’t a millionaire).
If you are a man, please sign up with the White Ribbon Campaign and pledge to stand against violence against women:
I pledge to never commit, condone, or remain silent about violence against women.
As sort of a side question, to those of you who watched Red Nose Day yesterday: What were your thoughts about how the campaign was presented?