Today in Cis Privilege: Facebook allows images of violence against women & “jokes” about rape, then lies about it

“It is very important to point out that what one person finds offensive another can find entertaining, just as telling a rude joke won’t get you thrown out of your local pub, it won’t get you thrown off Facebook,” Facebook told the BBC in a statement.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/ryanhatesthis/facebook-still-doesnt-consider-rape-jokes-to-be-hate-speech

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Today in Cis Privilege: Men held three women as sex slaves

Inside Timothy Deegan’s home at 2676 NW 106th Way, investigators say, the well-known accountant led a sordid life of sexual assault, drugs and terror.

Deegan, they allege, kept three women trapped in virtual slavery for months, prostituting them, videotaping sex acts that he would then put online, and giving them drugs in exchange for sex and keeping his house clean.

Deegan, 53, the owner of Deegan Professional Tax Service, was arrested Friday on three counts of human trafficking and booked into the Alachua County jail, where he remained Tuesday on $300,000 bond.

http://www.gainesville.com/article/20140610/ARTICLES/140619973?p=1&tc=pg

Today in Cis Privilege: Players of Popular Video Game Can Pick Up, Rape, and Then Kill Women

Grand Theft Auto V makes it cool to pick up – even kill – prostitutes. My students play GTA V instead of studying. It teaches them to kill prostitutes and demean women in the game – and beyond.

Prostitutes walk certain locations at night. There’s a line of them in the industrial area. In something backless with thigh-high stockings. You can beep your horn to pick one up. “Get in gorgeous! Let’s party,” you’ll shout. “Let’s find someplace quiet, baby,” she’ll say.

Drive her to a secluded place, on a beach, next to the surf and palm trees.

“Go ahead, sugar. Tell me what you crave.”

Select your service from a drop down menu on the screen – $50 for a blow job, $70 for a half-and-half or $100 for everything. Use your joystick to move the camera on the game, to get a good angle.

“Oh my god, fuck yeah, give it to me,” she’ll say. She’ll keep talking for 20 seconds.

When you’re done you leave her there, run the car forward next to her, then reverse, backing over her. You can get out of the car and beat her. She’ll let you. Once she’s dead, you can grab your money back from the ground.

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/dec/27/grand-theft-auto-v-prostitutes-killed

Today in Cis Privilege: Male Pastors Charged With Sex Crimes

This is just a small list of some of the crimes (that were actually reported to authorities AND the media) in the MONTH OF MAY ALONE.

•    rape, sodomy, and incest of a nine year old
•    forcing “morning after” pill after raping teens
•    sexual abuse of mentally handicapped in custody
•    producing and distributing child pornography
•    installing hidden cameras in church bathrooms
•    father/son pastors tag-teaming member of youth group
•    drugs, sex, and yes – a dead body

http://www.awkwardmomentsbible.com/shocking-pastors-on-the-prowl/

Today in Cis Privilege: Many girls view sexual assault as normal behavior

Many victims of sexual assault do not report these crimes to family, school officials or police, and a new report on the normalization of sexual violence among young girls and women offers several insights into why this is; it also functions as a pretty harrowing primer on rape culture and its consequences.

Researchers at Marquette University analyzed forensic interviews with 100 young people between the ages of 3 and 17, many of whom spoke candidly about their daily experiences of sexual violence and harassment.

According to sociologist Heather Hlavka, many of the young people she interviewed viewed these incidents as a normal part of life. One interview subject told researchers, “They grab you, touch your butt and try to, like, touch you in the front, and run away, but it’s okay, I mean … I never think it’s a big thing because they do it to everyone.”

http://www.salon.com/2014/04/14/report_many_girls_view_sexual_assault_as_normal_behavior/