(via the-office-blog)Source: gaune
There are a number of disturbing aspects to this entire situation. The first reaction is one of repugnance and disgust for anyone who thinks it is appropriate or funny to threaten sexual violence. That is a behavior that should be so far beyond the pale that any individual should clearly know better.
But the very existence of this Facebook page and the way it encourages people to make anonymous postings about other people is just as troubling. It smacks of the old days when some idiots would write the names of girls they knew on the walls of men’s rooms and think that was funny.
The idea of the site may have been benign and a matter of having fun. But as it has turned out, it seems more like a refuge for stalkers.
It’s just as appalling that many of the comments posted on the Boomerang website about this story indicated that it was no big deal or that they didn’t find the comments all that objectionable. Sorry, but we don’t see it that way.
These sorts of posts and these reactions contribute to a culture that accepts sexual violence and abuse.
More to the point: If you think it is OK to threaten a violent sexual act to make a woman confirm to a man’s beliefs — as the post on UW Crushes’ site did — it can be viewed no less than the acceptance of a culture that encourages misogyny and violence toward women. Some have said the woman deserved it for her outspoken views. That smacks of a rape culture in which the victim is blamed for the rape (she was raped because of what she wore or how she danced or her past — “she deserved it.”)"
I go to a Christian university and I, yes, I am a Christian. But let me tell you something, I abhor the way so many people view women.
1. If you claim to know and all-powerful, omniscient, and omnipotent God, then why do you sit there and claim to know exactly what He thinks about everything? Why do you put His power in a box and say that’s all He can do?
2. This view of women being submissive to men, only feeds a society that thrives on a subtle sexism driving certain areas of the sex industry.
I understand that some women choose to be a part of prostitution and pornography and I respect their right and choice to do so. However, for the women that are primed to make that choice due to slut shaming, sexual abuse, and poverty, the way the church approaches women does nothing to help them.
On the one hand, you have the End It Movement that is trying to end world slavery and has a primary focus on sex slavery. They show pictures of people that are rescued and post short bios about how these people have come from terrible situations. But then on the other hand, you have these leaders say things like “Wives submit to your husbands” and “Paul actually says that women shouldn’t even speak in church.”
I recently read the book Not for Sale: Feminists Resisting Prostitution and Pornography. This book is a collection of essays that takes a look on how the sex industry is negatively affecting women and society as a whole. While no essay pointed to the church or even made a hint at blaming Christians for the problem we now face, I still wondered.
If Christians aren’t caring for women that have been cast out, judged, abused, and used, and we claim to serve a loving God, then how on earth do we expect the problem to be resolved?
Regardless of religious affiliation, all people deserve to live their lives with dignity, respect, and love. And I don’t think we are doing that great of a job.
I’m sitting here and I really like this guy and I think he might be into me. So why I can’t I just say so?
I don’t care what people say, a woman can tell a guy how she feels. And that should be okay.
So I’m going to. Because sitting around questioning and wondering is stupid and a waste of my time.
It was on live TV for the Georgia High School Musical Theater Awards. She’s kind of the bomb.
Techies for the win.
Such a relief. Basically, I designed a class of 12 students. Then I designed a 10 day unit. Then I designed a pre-assessment, a formative assessment for each day, and a post assessment. Then I assigned scores based on the student profiles I had created. And then I analyzed all of the scores and talked about why they were the way they were. Then I create individualized action plans.
And 118 pages later, I am done!