This was meant to be a quick warm up, but it turned into a comic that I’ve wanted to draw for a while. This is something that is extremely important to me, and I appreciate it if you read it.
A while ago, I heard a story that broke my heart. A family went a cat shelter to adopt. The daughter fell in love with a 3-legged cat. The father straight up said “absolutely not”. Because he was missing a leg. That cat was that close to having a family that loved him, but the missing leg held him back. Why?!
Many people have the initial instinct of “nope” when they see an imperfect animal. I get it, but less-adoptable does NOT mean less loveable. 9 out of 10 people will choose a kitten over an adult cat. And those 10% that would get an adult cat often overlook “different” animals.
All I want people to do is be open to the idea of having a “different” pet in their lives. Choose the pet that you fall in love with, but at least give all of them a fair shot at winning your heart.
Don’t dismiss them, they deserve a loving home just as much as any other cat. They still purr, they still love a warm lap, they still play, they still love you. Trust me, next time you are in the market for a new kitty, just go over to that one cat that’s missing an eye and see what he’s all about!
I have a group of friends who have confided in me that they don’t want to spend time with me because I like to spend a lot of time with someone they don’t particularly like. This person they don’t like? He’s my best friend.
Is it just me, or is this sophomoric? Isn’t it kind of childish to refuse spending time with your friend because of who they are friends with? That’s the kind of exclusionary tactic one takes when they are in high school.
Guess what? These friends of mine are fully grown adults. They have been out of high school for years, and yet they still create cliques and behave as if they are teenagers. The joke of the whole matter is that I’m sure they think I’m the one who behaves like a child. Hah. Yeah, okay. Sure.
I’m done with this childish bullshit. If you want to speak with me, speak with me. I’m not going to change who my best friend is just because you don’t like him. I’m not going to change who I am either. Either you accept both of us or you accept neither of us. That’s all there is to it. I’m done with the soft and unnecessary behavior on display here. I’m tired of it and I’m just not going to do it anymore.
That’s all I have to say on the matter.
Rape, By The Numbers.
everyone needs to see this graphic
I linked this to my guy friends who always use the excuse of “What about the false reports? It’s not fair that innocent men are accused of a crime they didn’t commit”
2 out of 1000. 0.02% Of all rapes are false.
YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW MAD I AM RIGHT NOW.
That math is wrong. 2/1000=0.2%
This whole thing is wrong.
- The “falsely accused” should be in the “reported” category”, as it is a subset. Of the “reported but not accused”, and “faced trial but not jailed”, at least some of those should also be included in the “falsely accused” group.
This is like the recent problem in my stats class, where 200 adults were surveyed, and 110 drank coffee, 50 drank tea, and 90 drank cola. The key is that there’s overlap in the groups, and this chart doesn’t represent that.
- Claiming that huge number as the number of rapists is purely speculation. If only so many are reported, then what supports the claim that there are something like eight times that number that actually happen?
- The overall design of the chart is bad. Since the category represented uses two units, and all other categories are divisible by two, it visually inflates the numbers, where a more accurate representation would show smaller groups. Not factually wrong, but it plays off people’s perceptions, and show that the purpose of this is emotional influence rather than objective reporting.
Also, though the debunking states the false claims to be from 2-8%, there are a lot of studies showing it to be anywhere from 2-28%
leave it to tumblr to spread false bullshit while actual factual posts get little to no notes
justsome-dude asked: not to sound creepy, but noticed your tweet about landing in LA. are you signing somewhere?
oh, it is not creepy when I said something publicly and you read it. its creepy if I open the door to my hotel room and you are standing there :)
I am working on a certain television project that no one believes me about anymore so I’m not going to talk about it until it is on the air :-)
POWERS TV SERIES CONFIRMED.
Teach men not to rape? Teach women not to make false rape claims and ruin peoples lives. And not to lie. Or overreact. Or destroy other peoples property. Or encourage and praise other women who do it.
HOW ABOUT NO. HOW ABOUT YOU QUIT LOOKING FOR EXCUSES TO ALWAYS BLAME THE WOMAN AND TAKE FAULT FROM THE MAN. HOW ABOUT WE TEACH OUR SONS TO RESPECT WOMEN, AND HOW ABOUT WE QUIT USING CASES LIKE THIS TO VALIDATE MEN RAPING WOMEN AND GETTING AWAY WITH IT. HOW ABOUT THE NUMBER OF CASES IN WHICH A WOMAN’S BODY WAS ACTUALLY VIOLATED SO INCREDIBLY OUTWEIGH CASES OF FALSELY REPORTED RAPE THAT IT’S NOT EVEN FUNNY. HOW ABOUT YOU JUST SHUT THE FUCK UP BECAUSE YOU OBVIOUSLY HAVE NO FUCKING CLUE WHAT YOU’RE EVEN TALKING ABOUT, YOU MISOGYNISTIC RAPE-CULTURE PROMOTING ASSHOLE.
False rape accusations hurt actual rape victims you thickheaded egghead.
ARE YOU GOING TO DISREGARD HOW SHE DESTROYED HIS PRIVATE PROPERTY AND CHEATED ON HIM THE MONTH BEFORE?
"HOW ABOUT NO. HOW ABOUT YOU QUIT LOOKING FOR EXCUSES TO ALWAYS BLAME THE WOMAN AND TAKE FAULT FROM THE MAN. HOW ABOUT WE TEACH OUR SONS TO RESPECT WOMEN, AND HOW ABOUT WE QUIT USING CASES LIKE THIS TO VALIDATE MEN RAPING WOMEN AND GETTING AWAY WITH IT. HOW ABOUT THE NUMBER OF CASES IN WHICH A WOMAN’S BODY WAS ACTUALLY VIOLATED SO INCREDIBLY OUTWEIGH CASES OF FALSELY REPORTED RAPE THAT IT’S NOT EVEN FUNNY. HOW ABOUT YOU JUST SHUT THE FUCK UP BECAUSE YOU OBVIOUSLY HAVE NO FUCKING CLUE WHAT YOU’RE EVEN TALKING ABOUT, YOU MISOGYNISTIC RAPE-CULTURE PROMOTING ASSHOLE. "
How about you stop living in fairyland where all women are flawless princesses and men are all big bad evil rapers? False rape cases don’t invalidate actual rape cases, false rape accusers invalidate actual rape cases. Sit the fuck down, because
In 1989, Gary Dotson became the United States’ first innocent prisoner to be exonerated through DNA evidence. Dotson had already served 10 years of a 25-50 year sentence for aggravated kidnapping and rape. Although his accuser recanted her story in 1985 and said she made it up to cover a sexual encounter with her boyfriend, a judge refused to order a new trial, saying that the complainant’s original testimony was more convincing than her recantation. In 1988, Dotson’s defense attorney conducted previously unavailable DNA tests, which ultimately proved his innocence. An innocent man served 10 years for a crime he didn’t commit, and which even his accuser admitted never even happened. One study shows that between 1989 and 2003, 328 men and women convicted of rape were exonerated; over half of those had already served 10 or more years of their sentence, despite their innocence.
False rape accusations are serious, potentially destroying the lives of the accused. While some organizations show that only 2% of rape claims are unfounded, other research shows false rape claims to be as high as 43%. The FBI’s 1996 Uniform Crime Report states that 8% of forcible rape claims are unfounded, compared with the 2% average for all other crimes. The FBI statistic only accounts for forcible rape charges determined to be false through investigation. It does not take into consideration the number of other false sexual assault claims or the number of accusations recanted or dismissed at trial.
Locally, the OSBI reported 1,453 rape offenses in Oklahoma in 2008. If the FBI statistic that 8% of rape claims are unfounded holds true, that means there are potentially 116 Oklahomans wrongfully accused and convicted of rape each year.
Some victims’ advocates claim that women don’t lie about rape; however, recent high-profile cases have proven that to be untrue. Kobe Bryant, Ben Roethlisberger, and the Duke Lacrosse team represent only a few of the incidents of false allegations of rape that have received national media attention.
Some reasons accusers lie about being rape include:
- spite or revenge
- an alibi for their own sexual encounters
- a ploy for sympathy or attention
- regret over sexual indiscretions
'Bullied to death' for daring to stand up to drug dealers: Schoolboy, 16, died after he was falsely accused of raping a girl by yobs who terrorised his neighbourhood(http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2517975/Schoolboy-16-killed-falsely-accused-tying-girl-tree-raping-her.html)
Nurse jailed for 22 months after falsely accusing her grandfather of raping her as a child in order to claim inheritance cash (http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/crime/nurse-jailed-22-months-after-2995382)
Mich. woman gets prison for false rape report(http://www.boston.com/news/nation/2014/01/17/mich-woman-false-rape-case-get-sentence/iGYv9vzjki3Z4bH85TYgPM/story.html) Brian Banks, Jailed On False Rape Charge, Sees Dream Come True As Atlanta Falcons Sign Him(http://www.laweekly.com/informer/2013/04/03/brian-banks-jailed-on-false-rape-charge-sees-dream-come-true-as-atlanta-falcons-sign-him) GREELEY — A former University of Northern Colorado student who was banned from campus because of a false accusation of rape is now suing his accuser.(http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_11973765)
Don’t falsely accuse someone of rape, get compensated for it, recant your statement and then expect a school district not to come for the money they gave you. Wanetta Gibson, the woman who accused Brian Banks of rape, is learning this the hard way.(http://www.clutchmagonline.com/2013/04/wanetta-gibson-lawsuit-school-sues-woman-over-false-rape-accusation/)
Virginia Woman Falsely Accuses Man Of Rape And Sends Him Away For Four Years Before Recanting … Given Just 60 Days In Jail To Be Served On Weekends(http://jonathanturley.org/2013/08/20/virginia-woman-falsely-accuses-man-of-rape-and-sends-him-away-for-four-years-before-recanting-given-just-60-days-in-jail-to-be-served-on-weekends/)
Hawkins’ arrest came after Jennifer Valenta, 28, of Wilber told authorities she was raped by four men, including Hawkins. Investigators later determined her injuries from the alleged attack were self-inflicted, and she admitted to fabricating the rape. She pleaded no contest to evidence tampering, false reporting and attempted prostitution and was sentenced earlier this year to 32 to 60 months in prison.(http://journalstar.com/news/local/911/court-dismisses-nebraska-man-s-false-rape-lawsuit/article_ff0a3fe8-6fbe-528e-b877-89ea123bf4b0.html)
A Canfield couple has sued the city of Canfield and some of its police officers and brass and an assistant Mahoning County prosecutor for at least $5 million in federal court, saying their 11-year daughter was maliciously prosecuted and falsely imprisoned on rape charges, of which she was later acquitted.(http://www.vindy.com/news/2013/apr/24/federal-lawsuit-states-canfield-girl—fa/)
A Wymore man wrongfully accused of sexual assault is asking for a jury trial to assess damages done by Gage County and several sheriff’s deputies.(http://www.cotwa.info/2013/01/wymore-man-sues-after-false-rape.html)
Copperfield, 53, heralded Carroll’s arrest as proof that the woman was a liar and a gold-digger, interested only in extorting money from Copperfield and cashing in on her allegations. In a statement prepared after consulting with their client, Copperfield attorneys Patty Eakes and Angelo Calfo on Tuesday said Carroll “admitted to lying to police about the rape because she had to. Her lies were caught on tape, so she plea-bargained her way out of a jail sentence. “Her guilty plea shows that her claim that she was blacked out was nothing more than another Lacey Carroll hoax,” they said. “Now she’s a convicted liar; she’s a disgrace to women who have been truly victimized.” (http://www.davidcopperfieldsetstherecordstraight.com/)
Man Awarded $852,000 in Civil Court After Ex-Wife Falsely Accuses Him of Sexual Abuse(http://www.shrink4men.com/2011/08/16/man-awarded-852000-in-civil-court-after-ex-wife-falsely-accuses-him-of-sexual-abuse/)
The family of a 16-year-old girl who accused a Highland Park High School senior of raping her responded Monday to his family’s defamation lawsuit, saying it was “replete with nasty allegations designed to embarrass and cause distress.”(http://www.dallasnews.com/news/community-news/park-cities/headlines/20130429-girls-family-countersues-after-facing-defamation-suit-for-rape-allegations.ece)
The blogosphere is abuzz with controversy over a Beaverton, Oregon’s judge’s sentencing of a 19-year-old woman for filing false rape charges.(http://www.outsidethebeltway.com/oregon_teen_sentenced_for_false_rape_charge/)
A University’s Shame: How Brown betrayed one of its students(http://brown-spectator.com/2012/05/a-universitys-shame-how-brown-betrayed-one-of-its-students/) Park Si Hoo Is Cleared Of All Charges Stemming From Anti-Defamation Lawsuit Filed By The CEO Of His Former Talent Agency(http://www.kpopstarz.com/articles/35307/20130722/park-si-hoo-lawsuit.htm) False accusation will cost woman $55,000(http://www.vcstar.com/news/2010/jan/02/55000-ordered-paid-for-false-accusation/) Husband falsely accused of child rape wins $1.2 million from ex-spouse(http://mkg4583.wordpress.com/2009/08/23/husband-falsely-accused-of-child-rape-wins-1-2-million-from-ex-spouse/)
Mohammad Asif: “I keep thinking, ‘I just dropped her off, she was just a normal passenger, why has she done that?” -accused by said passenger of raping her at knifepoint - would be in jail except was exonerated by voice recording app on hsi phone.
Soner Yasa: four drunk women reported to police that he had sexually assaulted them as a ploy to refuse to pay a $13 cab fare- Once again he’d be in jail if not for video surveillance in his cab. Over $13
all hail Jafar. *bows*
-the italian one
February 13, 2013 - the day Canada’s Parliament debated the zombie apocalypse. (x)
Canada, the only nation discussing the most important issues of our day.
i want to emphasize that this is not from a comedy movie, it literally happened, like in real life, in parliament, between real people