Hacker who outed Steubenville rapists could get more jail time than Steubenville rapists

vastderp:

the-real-seebs:

matthewkeys:

Meet Deric Lostutter, a 26-year-old cybersecurity consultant who also goes by the moniker “KYAnonymous.” Lostutter obtained and published tweets and Instagram photos in which members of the Steubenville High School football team joked about an incident in which a 16-year-old girl was raped.

Lostutter’s actions inspired a group of people to take justice into their own hands. A hacker called “Bobcat” vandalized the Facebook page of the Steubenville football team. Other hackers took similar action.

It’s unclear if Lostutter participated in any hacking shenanigans, but if he’s indicted and found guilty of any, he faces 10 years in jail. By comparison, the Steubenville rapists received one- and two-year sentences each.

This may be because he’s an adult and they’re not. Also because he doesn’t play football as well.

He really needs to work on his forward pass if he wants to see some justice.

New research shows 0.6% of rape allegations are false.

thebadassperger:

skyliting:

rememberyes:

boldmatter:

jadelyn:

likeadeadchinadoll:

and for those interested, you can find the report HERE

Just in case any dudebros are unclear on what this means: it means that your buddy who totally just had some bitch trying to ruin his life by accusing him of rape…almost certainly actually did rape her.  

Just keep that in mind.

Yeah man, imagine that, bitches don’t be lying.

Can we put this into context? It means that 99.4% of rape allegations are true

It means that 99.4% of rape allegations are true.

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I feel like a really bad person for associating this song with Tavros so much but

For readers interested in learning more about how not to be labeled as registered sex offenders, a good first step is not to rape unconscious women, no matter how good your grades are. Regardless of the strength of your GPA (weighted or unweighted), if you commit rape, there is a possibility you may someday be convicted of a sex crime. This is because of your decision to commit a sex crime instead of going for a walk, or reading a book by Cormac McCarthy. Your ability to perform calculus or play football is generally not taken into consideration in a court of law. Should you prefer to be known as “Good student and excellent football player Trent Mays” rather than “Convicted sex offender Trent Mays,” try stressing the studying and tackling and giving the sex crimes a miss altogether.

Mallory Ortberg, laying waste to fools on GAWKER, today, regarding CNN’s offensively lovey-dovey coverage of the two high school football stars who were convicted on Sunday of sexually assaulting a blacked-out drunk 16 year old girl from a neighboring town at a party, and then sharing pictures of her on the internet. 

More details HERE

I think it’s reasonable to say that, given the football culture of Steubenville, OH and the notorious difficulty of proving sexual assault even when the victim REMEMBERS WHAT HAPPENED, it is likely that what these jocks did to this other human would have become simply a dark part of Steubenville high school folklore, were it not for the digital trail of photos, tweets, and texts that the bystanders and assaulters themselves put out into the world. 

SO THANK YOU, NERDS, FOR INVENTING SOCIAL MEDIA. 

And thank you, Mallory and Manhattan snark-media for reminding some people—including CNN, apparently—what personal responsibility actually means. 

That is all. 

(via areasofmyexpertise)

New research shows 0.6% of rape allegations are false.

skyliting:

rememberyes:

boldmatter:

jadelyn:

likeadeadchinadoll:

and for those interested, you can find the report HERE

Just in case any dudebros are unclear on what this means: it means that your buddy who totally just had some bitch trying to ruin his life by accusing him of rape…almost certainly actually did rape her.  

Just keep that in mind.

Yeah man, imagine that, bitches don’t be lying.

Can we put this into context? It means that 99.4% of rape allegations are true

It means that 99.4% of rape allegations are true.

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Pssst rape isn’t something you can trip and fall and do

You have to intentionally have sex with someone without their consent or against their explicit LACK of consent

You have to CHOOSE to have sex with someone who is drunk or high or otherwise incapacitated or who is telling you no, or who told you no until you whined until they said yes, or who is clearly uncomfortable with how things are going

Literally the only way I can possibly think of for someone to commit rape ””by accident”’ is if both people are so drunk/high they have no idea what they’re doing but GUESS WHAT YOU STILL COMMITTED RAPE.

It is a purposeful act. It’s done on purpose. People who do wrong things deserve to be punished. People who do wrong things ON PURPOSE while KNOWING THAT THEY’RE WRONG and BEING AWARE OF WHAT THEY’RE DOING AND THAT IT’S WRONG definitely deserve to be punished. Punishing them and treating them like people who intentionally did something fucking awful is not treating them as ‘lesser beings’, it’s holding them to the same standards we hold the rest of humanity to.

PS: A one-year sentence isn’t going to ruin a bunch of white star athletes’ lives. 

PPS: If they commit rape then they deserve to be called rapists. For the rest of their lives. They shouldn’t ever be able to hide the fact that they’re rapists. Their victims can’t ever not be rape victims again, so why should they get the privilege of ever not being rapists again? Fair’s fucking fair. Being able to throw a fucking ball doesn’t mean you’re exempt from the rules of society.

My favorite thing about people whining that convicting young rapists ruins their lives is that no one seems to care about the victims whose lives THEY ruined.

What do THOSE people get?

everyone read this

rune-midgarts:

tankmonster:

rune-midgarts:

http://princessnecrophilia.tumblr.com/post/45437492443

HUGE TRIGGER WARNING FOR RAPE. it’s NOT an easy read.

if you can, however, please read it. 

yeah im sorry for not putting a trigger warning i apologise for that :(

Help? [rape tw]

homosexualintellectual:

sassyandrogynefriend:

Okay, long story short. I was raped and robbed a couple nights ago and my bank account was brought down to $0.00.

You, of course, don’t have to but I’ve set up a button on my blog for anyone who wishes to donate a little bit to my bank account. My parents are supporting me a little with gas money, but this will help mostly with me eating since I have to be on campus all day every day and I am only able to bring one meal’s worth of food to school or if I have an unexpected small expense.

One thing I will make sure y’all know if you don’t remember is that I am an alcoholic. I quit drinking and I am almost 48 hours sober, previously 5 days sober. Because me being raped and robbed was an unfortunate result of my drinking I am now 100% committed to quitting. However, it’d be unrealistic to say that I absolutely won’t relapse because it is VERY difficult to quit. To help, I am going to AA meetings and I stopped going to bars until I feel comfortable not drinking in such environments (I lost my ID anyway). So… if you were considering donating, know that there is a risk and I completely understand if you don’t trust me.

Also, I don’t get my first paycheck until 2/2/2012.

The button is in the top-left corner of my blog. Any amount is appreciated.

Thanks for the support everybody.

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