False rape accusations are an anomaly.
True rape accusations are a norm.
You’re, quite literally, more likely to be killed by a comet than falsely accused of rape.
my school is literally doing a fundraiser where they play what does the fox say between classes until we raise $1000
My school did this and students tried to start an revolution to overthrow student council because they believed that their methods were unethical and a form of dictatorial torture
'A study, to appear in the Fall 2014 issue of the academic journal Perspectives on Politics, finds that the U.S. is no democracy, but instead an oligarchy, meaning profoundly corrupt, so that the answer to the study’s opening question, “Who governs? Who really rules?” in this country, is:
“Despite the seemingly strong empirical support in previous studies for theories of majoritarian democracy, our analyses suggest that majorities of the American public actually have little influence over the policies our government adopts. Americans do enjoy many features central to democratic governance, such as regular elections, freedom of speech and association, and a widespread (if still contested) franchise. But, …” and then they go on to say, it’s not true, and that, “America’s claims to being a democratic society are seriously threatened” by the findings in this, the first-ever comprehensive scientific study of the subject, which shows that there is instead “the nearly total failure of ‘median voter’ and other Majoritarian Electoral Democracy theories [of America]. When the preferences of economic elites and the stands of organized interest groups are controlled for, the preferences of the average American appear to have only a minuscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy.”
To put it short: The United States is no democracy, but actually an oligarchy.'
If we had a truly independent and adversarial press in my country, this would be a big news story, but they still haven’t found that plane, so … whaddayagonnado right?(via wilwheaton)
Traditionally, young people have energized democratic movements. So it is a major coup for the ruling elite to have created societal institutions that have subdued young Americans and broken their spirit of resistance to domination.How exactly has American society subdued young Americans?1. Student-Loan Debt2. Psychopathologizing and Medicating Noncompliance3. Schools That Educate for Compliance and Not for Democracy4. “No Child Left Behind” and “Race to the Top”5. Shaming Young People Who Take Education—But Not Their Schooling—Seriously6. The Normalization of Surveillance7. Television8. Fundamentalist Religion and Fundamentalist Consumerism
Click through the link for an in-depth discussion of each point.
Yeah, I was spanked as a child, too. Know what it taught me? That people often react irrationally or violently to things they don’t understand, and that no one can hurt me more than myself. I learned to respect others not from a looming threat of violence, but from interaction, exposure, and introspection. I also learned respect when it was shown to me by adults, in lieu of blind, rash responses.
Last month, when Glenn Ford was released from prison for a crime he didn’t commit, the state of Louisiana “gave him a $20 debit card for his troubles.” That, plus the four cents he had left in his prison account, was all he had.
How do you build up the material accumulations of a lifetime overnight? How do you do it with no money? Where do you even begin?
Ford’s friend John Thompson had a clever idea: Do what millions of Americans do when they are hoping that other people will buy them a whole bunch of stuff. Build an Amazon registry.
The Amazon Wish List is here.
Read the whole piece here.
Just bought this dude something off his wishlist. You should too.
Just bought him something as well. Please boost this