Alabama’s capital is dotted with markers commemorating aspects of the civil rights movement and the Civil War, but until now very few had taken note of the city’s role in the slave trade.
4.5% of the men in the United States is an incredibly high number – that translates into over six million men.
If you added up every US citizen who was officially unemployed or looking for work in 2001, that would be less than the total number of rapists.
If you added up every US citizen who is Jewish, that would still be less than the total number of rapists.
If you added up every teenage boy who had any sort of job – an afterschool job, a summer job, working full-time after dropping out, including all of those – you’d still have over a million fewer people then the total number of rapists.
There are twice as many rapists in the USA as there are single mothers.
For every drunk driver who is in a fatal accident this year, there are over 500 rapists.
If you take every doctor and nurse in the United States; and you added them to every librarian, every cashier, every cop, every postal clerk, and every bank teller in the whole country; you still wouldn’t have as many people as the number of rapists in the United States.
(Think of that a second – think of how often, in your daily life, you’ve seen cops and cashiers and all those other folks. Odds are, you’ve run into rapists more often than that).
To paraphrase Tim Wise: In short, “only” 4.5% of the male population is a lot of people, so that even by the most optimistic assessment of how many men are rapists, there are literally millions out there who not only would but have raped a woman. When combined with those who are less vicious – those who haven’t raped, but would be willing to in the right circumstances, and those who would make excuses for why other men rape, it becomes clear just how real a widespread a problem rape and rape-supportive attitudes are among men today.
Terrifying! END RAPE CULTURE
Nicki Minaj finally responds to Kendrick Lamar’s “Control” verse
First of all, WELP. Secondly, welp dot com! Nicki = no time for your lyrical beefs fellas. Now certainly, sales alone doesn’t mean excellence. But…these guys often use that as a rubric to measure cultural infiltration and success so why can’t she, especially when she leads? They wanna change the rules once she’s on top? How surprising, as in NOT surprising.
These three screenshots are from Black Women’s Health Imperative and include statistics and information regarding Black women and breast cancer (though of course Black people who don’t identify as women but have breasts are still at risk for breast cancer).
It’s the second leading cause of death for Black women. Despite a lower incidence rate in comparison to White women, we’re more likely to die from it. Health disparities and and the manifestation of racism/classism in healthcare are factors.
take care of yourselves as best you can, sisters
My mother was diagnosed this week.
::hugs:: I am so sorry. I will keep her in prayer
My mother was diagnosed freshman year.
Most condoms are made of superthin latex, to help a man forget that he’s wearing one. But the Origami Condom, one of the designs spotlighted by the Gates Foundation, is intended to be felt. Its accordion-like silicone folds allow it to slip onto the penis more easily than a rolled condom, and generate pleasurable friction while in use. The Origami Condom has a roomier tip than a traditional condom and a lubricated interior, which creates additional tactile sensation as the wearer moves—the difference between wrapping yourself in plastic wrap versus silk sheets.
The designer, Danny Resnic, who began working on the project after a broken condom left him HIV-positive, is developing three types of Origami Condoms: a male version, which is still undergoing trials and modifications and which he plans to market as a gender-neutral “outer condom”; a female version, or “inner condom”; and the first-ever anal condom.
That’s amazing. This man underwent (and is undergoing, unless someone cured HIV without telling me) something awful, and has dedicated time to seeking improvements to a design to try to stop bad things from happening to anyone else. That’s how you do it. Kudos, Danny Resnic.