Women, too, have been socialized to believe that the ultimate arbiters of their appearance are men, that anything they do with their appearance is or should be “for men.” That’s why women’s magazines trip over themselves to offer up advice on “what he wants to see you wearing” and “what men think of these current fashion trends” and “wow him with these new hairstyles.” While women can and do judge each other’s appearance harshly, many of us grew up being told by mothers, sisters, and female strangers that we’ll never “get a man” or “keep a man” unless we do X or lose some fat from Y, unless we moisturize//trim/shave/push up/hide/show/”flatter”/paint/dye/exfoliate/pierce/surgically alter this or that.
That’s also why when a woman wears revealing clothes, it’s okay, in our society, to assume that she’s “looking for attention” or that she’s a slut and wants to sleep with a bunch of guys. Because why else would a woman wear revealing clothes if not for the benefit of men and to communicate her sexual availability to them, right? It can’t possibly have anything to do with the fact that it’s hot out or it’s more comfortable or she likes how she looks in it or everything else is in the laundry or she wants to get a tan or maybe she likes women and wants attention from them, not from men?
The result of all this is that many men, even kind and well-meaning men, believe, however subconsciously, that women’s bodies are for them. They are for them to look at, for them to pass judgment on, for them to bless with a compliment if they deign to do so. They are not for women to enjoy, take pride in, love, accept, explore, show off, or hide as they please. They are for men and their pleasure."
That way of thinking becomes very dangerous when sexual violence is mixed in. When fat women are raped, they’re often told they should be grateful that anyone wanted them, or, alternatively, disbelieved because it doesn’t seem plausible that anyone would want them ‘enough to rape them.’ These arguments not only rely on the dangerous myth that rape is about uncontrollable sexual desire (it’s not), but also propagate the message that fat women’s bodies aren’t valuable enough to the culture for their violation to be taken seriously."
— Jaclyn Friedman in “What You Really Really Want: The Smart Girl’s Shame-Free Guide to Sex and Safety” (via lesilencieux)
I would really appreciate a signal boost and action from anybody who is willing to help??
Basically, this person has been buying rabbits for the purpose of torture. Furthermore, he has been videotaping and photographing the gore, and sharing it on the internet to shock people with little or no warning about the content of the links.
His name is Patrick Cossette, but goes by Patrick T Nelson online. Here is his facebook, professional website, and address:
900 S. Peninsula Dr #306
Daytona Beach, Fl. 32118
He currently lives in Daytona, FL but will soon be moving to Atlanta, GA.
We have already attempted to contact local animal control agencies, police, and animal shelters - all to no avail. As a last hope we contacted PETA, who appear to want to help, but so far nothing has come of that either??
More info under the cut (TW: animal abuse, violence, gore, etc)