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Saturday Thoughts: Going Backwards

I really don’t know what to think this week.  I don’t know where we’re going as a society when we can’t hold people accountable for their actions because “they don’t know what they’re doing” or victims are “enticing them with what they’re wearing.” I know that we as a culture are growing less empathetic due to the distance and immediacy caused by the internet, but when you’re told that you’re “too sensitive” because you react to things said to you *online* that someone could be prosecuted for if they were said face-to-face, something is wrong.
All I know is that I can try to help those I work with and those that I care about know what is Right and what is Wrong, and what to DO when faced with situations like these.
Middle School BANS ‘Tight’ Pants on Girls because girls are the problem and boys can’t be responsible for how they act around girls dressed in tight clothing. RIIIIGGGHT. What about teaching people to respect others personal space and not to assault people instead, and holding people responsible for their actions?
according to Marvel and their new T-Shirts:


Anita Sarkessian during her TED talk about the “harassment” she recieved after her kickstarter campaign about looking at gender in video games went live.


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And two girls who couldn’t hang on during their “harassment” after their rapes and are no longer with us.



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