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The Mepham case bears resemblance to both antigay assault and group rape in its ritualized enactment of masculine power. Older, physically stronger, and more prestigious players engaged in a public display of masculinity, celebrating their strength by violently emasculating their weaker — that is, less manly — teammates. The theatrical element is evident in the requirement of an audience; the laughing approval of this audience provided visible endorsement of the upperclassmen’s gendered entitlement. That vilification of the feminine as a core component is illustrated by the emasculation of the victims, through forcing them to assume the female role in simulated sexual acts as well as through the depilation ritual in which one boy was feminized through painful removal of his body hair.

This case illustrates both the heterosexist and misogynistic components of masculinity ideology. The boys were younger and weaker; therefore, they were treated like women or gay men. Masculinity ideology requires boys to be strong and tough, lest they be reduced to the status of women and dominated by other men. Thus, other players did nothing to intervene or to inform their coaches of what was transpiring in the cabins, either out of a belief that the victims deserved punishment for being weak, or out of fear of the consequences to themselves. Far better to be a ringside spectator than to play the role of victim in this drama.

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Enacting Masculinity: Antigay Violence and Group Rape as Participatory Theater, Karen Franklin

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There’s so many ____Instagram URLs I don’t even know which one I don’t like anymore

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fynneyseas:

comedycentral:

Click here to watch more of Jordan Klepper and Jessica Williams’s safety tips for college students from last night’s Daily Show.

WATCH THE VIDEO, THEY DO A NOT ALL MEN BIT AT THE END

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Anonymous said: It's really gross and scary how entitled this fandom is to these grown ass men. Like people are really mad about this dude not showing up at a wedding not caring what his were. Everytime this people start talking all I hear is I don't like this relationship so I will blame Perrie for Zayn's behavior (omg he's changed, he's promoting LM, they must be unhappy, he gives so much for her) like damn he's not allowed to hang with his future wife now? Can't wait for 90% of this fandom to grow up.

The sad thing is that a lot of this fandom is grown up… They just really think they’re the authority on what is right and wrong in these strangers’ lives cause they’re fans..? It hurts my brain tbh

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socialrants:

  • On average, about one in four men included in the study said they had raped someone at some point in their lives. One in ten had raped someone who wasn’t their romantic partner.
  • The UN survey found that rape between married partners was more prevalent than rape among people who were not in a romantic relationship
  • Nearly half of the respondents who said they had raped at least once went on to rape multiple victims. Nearly 23 percent said they had raped two to three people, 12 percent say they had raped four to ten people, and about 4 percent said they had raped more than ten people.
  • More than half of the study’s respondents who admitted they had violated someone’s consent were teenagers when they first raped someone. Most sexual crimes recorded in the study occurred when men were between the ages of 15 and 19.
  • Among the men who acknowledged they had sexually assaulted someone else, more than 70 percent of them said they did it because of “sexual entitlement.” Forty percent said they were angry or wanted to punish the woman. About half of the men said they did not feel guilty.
  • Just 23 percent of the men who said they had raped someone had actually been imprisoned for their crimes.

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Anonymous said: You can't kick people out of a certain land or claim that they don't belong there just because their ancestors invaded that area. I'm white, but I was still born in America and this land is my home and no one has a right to tell me to "go back to Europe". I didn't come from Europe, I come from America. This relates to the Israel-Palestine conflict. Most Israelis were born in Israel, and that is their home. Same thing with the Palestinians. No should be kicked out of the land where they were born

socialismartnature:

Actually, I think that the land should be shared by all, equally — though those who have been made refugees from their lands and have been subjected to genocide, such as Native Americans and Palestinians, should be given reparations, either monetarily or in kind.

The irony, however, is that the people most opposed to sharing the land are not the oppressed indigenous population, but rather the ancestors of the invading, colonizing population.

It has been white Americans who have kicked Native Americans out of their homelands. It is white Americans who stole Mexican land and now tell Mexican and other “immigrants” to “go back” to where they came from. It is white Americans who refuse to share the land with its original inhabitants.

Likewise in historic Palestine. It was the Israeli colonizers who kicked the native Palestinians out of their homelands and told them to “go back” to the surrounding regions. It is Israelis who want to remove all Palestinians from the West Bank and Gaza and prohibit refugees in Jordan and Lebanon from returning to their homelands which Israel has annexed.

So what we see is that if we want a world in which all of the Earth’s inhabitants can share it and prosper equally, we have to fight against the white supremacist and European-colonist-supremacist notions which reject the very idea of sharing the land with the natives, but rather seek to ethnically cleans native lands, and then refuse the ancestors of those native populations the right to return to the lands that they were kicked out of by the colonial ancestors of the present-day dominant population.

If you are, as you say, in principle against “kicking people out of certain lands” or “claiming that they don’t belong there”, then you need to stand up to the racism against indigenous people, the chauvinism and ignorance of the ancestral colonial population, the refusal of the dominant society to recognize the just claims of the historically colonized peoples.

Otherwise, your concern about people being “kicked out of their homelands” will ring utterly and completely hollow.

For why should Native Americans or Palestinians — or even anyone who cares about social justice — given a damn about your right, as the descendant of a colonizer, to stay on occupied land, when you do not recognize the right of the indigenous population to seek redress for the injustices committed against them when they were kicked off their land by your ancestors.

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@williedevine84: Guess who went on the Harry Potter studio tour today…?!

@williedevine84: Guess who went on the Harry Potter studio tour today…?!

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Nicki Minaj shining a light on the differences on acceptable sexuality from white women and black women.

Okay drag, Nicki

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avengersonna:

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gayest-person-you-know:

I’m confused,could someone please explain what the letters stand for?

Those letters all stand for something and pretty much sums up a whole personality, to put it in simple terms. You can read profiles about the different types here, and you can take the test here^^

INFJ IS SO FUCKING TINY WTF

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INTJ.

damnedbythelight:

avengersonna:

soulslookingforhome:

blingblingpuppysaur:

gayest-person-you-know:

I’m confused,could someone please explain what the letters stand for?

Those letters all stand for something and pretty much sums up a whole personality, to put it in simple terms. You can read profiles about the different types here, and you can take the test here^^

INFJ IS SO FUCKING TINY WTF

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INTJ.

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The shit that is being said in the comments of nicki’s instagram… god damn

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I really want to post nsfw selfies in my favorite selfies compilation but I’m worried about the #children and my #futurepoliticalcareer

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fiftyshadesthemovie:

Tomorrow the Trailer Arrives! #FiftyShades

Was this supposed to intrigue me?

fiftyshadesthemovie:

Tomorrow the Trailer Arrives! #FiftyShades

Was this supposed to intrigue me?

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No, seriously, how am I supposed to only pick 6?