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Equality campaigner brilliantly deconstructs Russia gay law

ryancurle:

Brian Heiss has worked as a consultant, journalist and writer focused on diversity issues and last week published perhaps one of the most thorough deconstructions and analysis, certainly the only analysis of this kind ofthe topic, (in the form of a white paper) of Russia’s supposed ‘anti-gay law’ that had worldwide coverage and exposure despite many not even appearing to have read the law. 

As well as explaining and publishing the full text of the law in English, obtained from a professional translator, which was not available anywhere else online (despite the wide scale media coverage) for the public to see for themselves, Heiss goes into incredible detail of the US media coverage of the law, including how it was presented as ‘breaking news’ despite being up to 24 days after it had been passed on 29 June 2013.

Heiss researched and began to write the report in an attempt to prove Adam Curry and John C Dvorak of the No Agenda show wrong in their analysis of the law, which went against the narrative created by the US and UK mainstream media which claimed Russia was banning homosexuality and that LGBT groups could now legally persecuted and attacked. On the show Adam Curry claimed the law was nothing of the sort and was about banning the ‘propaganda’ of ‘non-traditional sexual relationships’ to children and nothing more - not legalising the arrest and imprisonment of homosexuals.

This report is a must read for anyone interested in civil rights and equality, as well as anyone who has seen the news media’s portrayal of Russia as supposedly being incredibly anti-gay and discriminatory, especially as Heiss makes many well-cited comparisons between the rights LGBT individuals have in the US compared to in Russia. For example, unlike in Russia you can be fired from your job in the US simply for being LGBT (see chapter 4 in the report).

One must also question why the news media went down this route of villifying Russia and Putin despite not even reading what was in the law. Perhaps John C Dvorak’s commentary is somewhat close to the truth:

The entire anti-gay and anti-Putin propaganda stemming solely from the US government may relate to the embarrassing fact that Ed Snowden is using Russia as a sanctuary from the American government. This is a tremendous humiliation to the US State Department. Creating this false narrative about anti-gay Russian sentiment is part of a seemingly never-ending attack on Russia and its Olympics. The Russians must be punished for disobedience. Putin needs to be humiliated.

This is not to say any legislation about banning the encouragement of ‘alternative lifestyles’ is acceptable in any way, but the fact that the words ‘gay’, ‘homosexual’, ‘sexual orientation’, ‘same sex’ or any other LGBT identifier does not even appear anywhere in the legislation is extremely interesting. The fact that the news media, in all its hours of coverage and hundreds of news articles on the law did not even mention this is worrying and suggests that none of these reporters even read the report or a translated version and simply jumped on the bandwagon and joined in with the condemnation without even reading the original source.

The 129-page report, complete with citations for further reading and fact checking, can be found here. This is true journalism.

Ohio University: The Hyped Campus Rape That Wasn't

underthegoddess:

November 5, 2013

By Cathy Young

If a satirist had set out to write a scathing parody of the campus crusade against rape, he could not have come up with anything more bizarre, or more ridiculous, than the real-life comedy-drama that unfolded last month at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio.

The scandal started, like many scandals do these days, in the social media. On Saturday, October 12, amidst the school’s Homecoming Weekend festivities, photos and a video of two young people engaged in a public sex act near the campus—the man on his knees performing oral sex on the woman while she leaned against a plate-glass window, half-sitting on its ledge—showed up online and promptly spread on Twitter.  

On Sunday night, the woman in the photos, a 20-year-old Ohio University student, contacted Athens police to say that she had been sexually assaulted.  The news media picked up the story; an October 16 report on the local television channel, WBNS-10TV, opened with the alarming announcement, “An Ohio university student says she was the victim of a rape.  Making it even worse, someone photographed the alleged assault and shared it on social media.”  Within the OU community, there was widespread outrage, particularly at reports that at least a dozen people had witnessed the act. OU senior Allie Erwin lamented to 10-TV, “Our first instinct as a community was not to intervene and help this woman, but to post it on social media, and make a mockery of probably the most traumatic experience of her life.”

While Athens police chief Tom Pyle warned against a rush to judgment, noting that the witnesses “may not have realized” they were seeing an assault and, in fact, that no assault may have taken place, the outraged student were not mollified.  Said Erwin, “She obviously wasn’t okay with what happened. It was rape. She reported it to the police as rape.”

Meanwhile, the photos and videos—initially taken down after the rape complaint—resurfaced.  They appeared to show a fully consensual encounter; the woman was seen smiling, flipping back her hair, at one point putting her hand on the back of the man’s head, and even posing for the camera with a grin on her face.  Witnesses confirmed that, while both participants were clearly drunk, the “victim” was not incapacitated and “seemed like she was enjoying it”; she also left with the man afterwards, walking unassisted.  (While none of the onlookers thought the sex was non-consensual, at least one or two of them berated the man as a “slut” and physically assaulted him after he stood up, bloodying his face—an ironic detail considering feminist complaints that women are stigmatized for sexually “loose” behavior while men are not.)

Despite the fact that this information was widely available in the social media and appeared in the campus newspaper, The Post, as early as October 17, the university community continued to treat the sexual assault as a fact, with commentary often omitting even the word “alleged.”  On October 22, students began to leave Post-It notes on the Chase Bank window where the “rape” occurred, with inscriptions that decried “victim-blaming” and offered supportive messages such as “You are not alone,” “This is not your fault,” “We let you down, I am so sorry,” and “You are strong and brave.”  (An Athens policeman took the notes down and stopped the students from posting more, resulting in an informal complaint against him.)  On October 24, the university hosted a student/faculty event titled “Campus Conversation: Sexual Assault, Consent, and Bystander Intervention.”  The topic, according to the official announcement, included “healthy sexualities, policy (sexual assault/misconduct definitions and existing policy), victim blaming, sexual assault, masculinity/power, consent, bystander intervention and outreach to the community.”  On the same day, The Post published a letter from more than thirty faculty members, including the Faculty Senate Executive Committee, expressing deep concern about “recent events involving alleged sexual assault, alcohol and social media on our campus and in our community.” 

A few days later, on October 28, Athens County prosecutor Keller Blackburn announced the results of the grand jury investigation: no charges were to be filed, since "a reasonable person would think that [the woman] was not intoxicated beyond the ability to consent."  Blackburn also gave a detailed account of the night’s events, pieced together from the video, security camera footage, and eyewitness testimony.  (The woman and the man, also a 20-year-old OU student, both claimed to have no memory of what happened.)  After leaving a nearby bar where they had been drinking, the pair began kissing in the street and then proceeded to further intimacies.  At one point, when the man realized they had an audience, he asked the woman if they should stop; she encouraged him to proceed.

Perhaps the most astonishing aspect of this story is the virtually unanimous support for the “survivor” from anti-rape activists and their supporters.  Letters published in The Post—one from a “concerned alumnus” from the class of 2013, another from a male OU senior—deplored the “disheartening” skepticism about the woman’s claims and decried the pernicious sway of “the rape culture.”  Alumnus Jared Henderson chided “misguided skeptics” for failing to realize that “it takes incredible courage for a woman to come forward and report a rape,” since she subjects herself to “massive public scrutiny.”  The fact that the woman was already unwillingly exposed (as it were) to public scrutiny had apparently escaped his notice: the facts, Henderson confidently asserted, gave “no reason to believe that this is an embarrassed woman crying wolf about rape to save her reputation.”

Feminists outside the OU campus took the same stance.  A column on ThinkProgress.org, the website of the Center for the American Progress, suggested that eyewitness accounts confirming that both participants in the act were “very, very drunk” proved that, no matter how consensual it looked, it fit Ohio University’s criteria for sexual assault.  (Actually, the university policy quoted in the column states that a person is unable to consent if “incapacitated” due to alcohol or other factors.)  The writer, Tara Culp-Resser, did not seem to realize that by her definition, the man can be considered a victim of sexual assault as much as the woman—leading to the absurd conclusion that they were raping each other.

Culp-Resser laments, “When women allege that they have been sexually assaulted, everyone from police departments to university officials to their neighbors often tells them they’re mistaken, and assumes they’re simply ‘crying rape’ after waking up the next morning and regretting a sexual encounter.”  Yet she does not seem to notice that in the Ohio University incident, such an assumption would most likely be correct.  Doing stupid things when one’s judgment is impaired by alcohol is not the same thing as being coerced while unable to resist or consent.

In a way, the advocates’ fanatical insistence that the woman must be considered a victim because she says so is a perverse mirror image of the most misogynist traditional attitudes toward rape—such as the requirement in Sharia law that a rape victim must have at least two male eyewitnesses to prove her claim. In this case, there is not only eyewitness testimony but a visual record to show a consensual encounter; yet the activists’ response seems to be, “Whom are you going to believe, the woman or your lying eyes?”

The university is still considering whether to take disciplinary action against one or both of the students.  (One may safely assume that charges against the woman for filing a false police report is not one of the options on the table.)  Meanwhile, a follow-up “campus conversation” on sexism, sexual assault, and alcohol is scheduled for November 18.  Since the proposed topics include “double standards,” it would be interesting to invite the discussants to consider the following scenario:

An intoxicated woman performs oral sex on an equally intoxicated man in public view.  Some female passers-by outraged by the woman’s loose conduct berate her as a slut and beat her up before she leaves the scene in the man’s company.  Which of the two would be seen as the victim deserving of public support?

____

Cathy Young, a columnist for Newsday, is a regular contributor to Real Clear Politics and Reason. 

 

(Source: mankindglobalmedia)

Anonymous asked
Can you tell me a list of rights men have that women don't in first world countries? Honeslty?

egalitarianism-is-equality:

teaandfeminism:

No, because whether or not you ask this question in good faith, it’s literally a question that’s being answered everywhere every day and I’m not going to waste my time on something this basic. If you’re honestly interested in learning about male privilege you can type some keywords into a search engine. Let me get you started: examples of male privilege, misogyny, rape culture, microaggressions, domestic violence. Go type those into your URL bar, you can do it, I believe in you.

So….. the answer is there is none.
I thought so.

There is no rape culture in first world countries

Microaggressions is not a gender issue

and neither is Domestic Violence.

mrsrandallboggs:

getoveryourselflady:

That selfish asshole taking up a sidewalk like that! Don’t he know some woman walking by needs her room to get to the Bentley her husband bought her!

This is bcuz of the evil racist fascist imperialist capitalist patriarchal system creeeeaaaaated by white males!

mrsrandallboggs:

getoveryourselflady:

That selfish asshole taking up a sidewalk like that! Don’t he know some woman walking by needs her room to get to the Bentley her husband bought her!

This is bcuz of the evil racist fascist imperialist capitalist patriarchal system creeeeaaaaated by white males!

(Source: feminismisahatemovement)

[Feminists] are asking for government power and government handouts. They go around depriving men of jobs because they have to have a quota of so many women. … Assuming that women have been treated unfairly, you don’t fight an evil by adopting and practicing it. … [They should] go into any career of their choosing, … and try for their career as every man has to try.

feminism-is-insane:

aubreysplazas:

i don’t understaaaaaaand women who aren’t feminists!!!!

or actually anyone who is not a feminist!! like what logical reason is there for not wanting equality

It’s not that we don’t want equality, it’s that we want equality for everyone, not just women.

You may want to sit down for this, but women are not the only oppressed group!

Fact is, there are many instances in which men are discriminated against in favor of women. Gay people are discriminated against, as are trans people, and people of color.

Feminism was a movement started for women’s rights. Hence the name. Since it started, the movement has tried to incorporate egalitarian views into theirs… and failed.

Frankly, Feminism has ruined feminism. People whine about how feminism is a dirty word, but it really is, and feminists are to blame. Radfems have completely destroyed any credibility feminism once had, and have become the face of feminism, despite what anyone else wanted.

When you ask me to describe a feminist, the first thing that comes to mind is those women that destroyed a WWII monument because their favorite band got put in jail.

THAT is the impression the world has of feminism. It’s not easy to come back from something like that, and I very seriously doubt that feminists can organize and ally themselves long enough to actually get that done.

In short, feminism is all but dead, but the fight for equality is not.

katrina20lin10:

anti-feminism-pro-equality:

dildontt:

knoeki:

Someone needs to get a dictionary and look up “equality”.

Considering the thousands of dollars women will statistically make less than men for equal work, 25 cents off a bake sale is bullshit to be mad about.

Its pretty pathetic that you actually believe in the wage gap myth.

Feminist bakesale? No fucking thanks. I don’t trust the cooking skills of anyone who gets mad when someone asks them to make a goddamn sandwich.

katrina20lin10:

anti-feminism-pro-equality:

dildontt:

knoeki:

Someone needs to get a dictionary and look up “equality”.

Considering the thousands of dollars women will statistically make less than men for equal work, 25 cents off a bake sale is bullshit to be mad about.

Its pretty pathetic that you actually believe in the wage gap myth.

Feminist bakesale? No fucking thanks. I don’t trust the cooking skills of anyone who gets mad when someone asks them to make a goddamn sandwich.

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problemadicks:

archangellesnowflake:

hypocriticalsjws:

fourah:

siegythebutt:

pettankoprincess:

dailydoseofshade:

pettankoprincess:

dailydoseofshade:

msstealyouroppa:

madblackghoul:

blue-joi:

dailydoseofshade:

pettankoprincess:

Though all that shit about cultural appropriation made me think about my yukata. Would I really be called out for cultural appropriation by someone on Tumblr too dumb to realize the difference?

-___-

And the white dumbasses keep being racist without a care.

[HEAVIEST FUCKING SIGH]

Look in the background
THIS BITCH IS ACTUALLY IN JAPAN
SHE IS ACTUALLY WALKING WALKING AROUND JAPANESE CITIZENS IN THEIR TRADITIONAL ATTIRE
WHAT THE EVER LIVING FUCK IS WRONG WITH HER?

Ridiculous.
She acts like people only on TUMBLR will get offended.
No bitch.
Obviously were people offline. And they will still be offended.

Oh, I’m sorry. Since you so obviously know more about Asian culture than I do, then maybe you can tell me more about the Gion Matsuri, where it’s held, and why I shouldn’t be wearing what every other girl there was.
Oh and I’d also like to hear you name off the parts of my yukata, though I doubt you’d be able to name more than two.

What is this supposed to prove? Nothing my dear. Sure, it could be for a covention or whatever but outside of it its still considered cultural appropriation.
Naming parts of it? This isnt a trivial quiz, hows that relevant. Even if you do know parts of it so what? Its still may be offensive and inappropriate.
Oh, and yes weaboo, this is “asian culture” which you probably just cut off the rest of Asia in the small combination of “asian culture”
Im sure you mightve forgot that India, And the other Southern countries in Asia are apart if the so called “asian culture” you speak of.
The conversation has been closed, theres nothing left to this. Im not here to spew hate and ridicule anyone but whats said was said and whats done was done. Acknowledge it atleast. Whats needed to been said has been said. If you still have something to say, inbox me.

I’m so sorry you’re so white-washed. That’s really the only thing I’m sorry for.

Tumblr, what the ever-living fuck?

Holy shit tumblr why.
Stop with this “cultural appropriation” bullshit. Like yo in Japan (and other Asian countries) its actually encouraged that foreigners participate in their culture. We Asians like conformity. In fact if you have no desire to learn about our culture while inside our homes or countries, its pretty offensive. I think this pretty much goes for any other culture out there.

^^ 
Gotta love the last response from an actual Asian.
My friend teaches English in Japan and was told by the Japanese that if he wanted to come to festivals, he should wear Japanese clothing.  
The idiots on tumblr never cease to amaze me.

Notice how it’s ONLY ever American teenagers who get mad over this? They usually have little connection to this culture other than fetishizing certain parts of it. Yet are so insecure in their own cultural identity that what a stranger does while in the country of origin bothers them so goddamn much. That’s all I got from dailydoseofshade and how bravely they can decide when a conversation is closed or not. You know, not like anyone from Japan has the autonomy to speak for themselves, they need a white washed American youth speaking for them.

I love it when people who actually know about the cultures call out the people “calling out cultural appropriation” because it always proves that tumblr sjws don’t know jack shit about anyone’s culture.

problemadicks:

archangellesnowflake:

hypocriticalsjws:

fourah:

siegythebutt:

pettankoprincess:

dailydoseofshade:

pettankoprincess:

dailydoseofshade:

msstealyouroppa:

madblackghoul:

blue-joi:

dailydoseofshade:

pettankoprincess:

Though all that shit about cultural appropriation made me think about my yukata. Would I really be called out for cultural appropriation by someone on Tumblr too dumb to realize the difference?

-___-

And the white dumbasses keep being racist without a care.

[HEAVIEST FUCKING SIGH]

Look in the background

THIS BITCH IS ACTUALLY IN JAPAN

SHE IS ACTUALLY WALKING WALKING AROUND JAPANESE CITIZENS IN THEIR TRADITIONAL ATTIRE

WHAT THE EVER LIVING FUCK IS WRONG WITH HER?

Ridiculous.


She acts like people only on TUMBLR will get offended.

No bitch.

Obviously were people offline. And they will still be offended.

Oh, I’m sorry. Since you so obviously know more about Asian culture than I do, then maybe you can tell me more about the Gion Matsuri, where it’s held, and why I shouldn’t be wearing what every other girl there was.

Oh and I’d also like to hear you name off the parts of my yukata, though I doubt you’d be able to name more than two.

What is this supposed to prove? Nothing my dear. Sure, it could be for a covention or whatever but outside of it its still considered cultural appropriation.

Naming parts of it? This isnt a trivial quiz, hows that relevant. Even if you do know parts of it so what? Its still may be offensive and inappropriate.

Oh, and yes weaboo, this is “asian culture” which you probably just cut off the rest of Asia in the small combination of “asian culture”

Im sure you mightve forgot that India, And the other Southern countries in Asia are apart if the so called “asian culture” you speak of.

The conversation has been closed, theres nothing left to this. Im not here to spew hate and ridicule anyone but whats said was said and whats done was done. Acknowledge it atleast. Whats needed to been said has been said. If you still have something to say, inbox me.

I’m so sorry you’re so white-washed. That’s really the only thing I’m sorry for.

Tumblr, what the ever-living fuck?

Holy shit tumblr why.

Stop with this “cultural appropriation” bullshit. Like yo in Japan (and other Asian countries) its actually encouraged that foreigners participate in their culture. We Asians like conformity. In fact if you have no desire to learn about our culture while inside our homes or countries, its pretty offensive. I think this pretty much goes for any other culture out there.

^^ 

Gotta love the last response from an actual Asian.

My friend teaches English in Japan and was told by the Japanese that if he wanted to come to festivals, he should wear Japanese clothing.  

The idiots on tumblr never cease to amaze me.

Notice how it’s ONLY ever American teenagers who get mad over this? They usually have little connection to this culture other than fetishizing certain parts of it. Yet are so insecure in their own cultural identity that what a stranger does while in the country of origin bothers them so goddamn much. That’s all I got from dailydoseofshade and how bravely they can decide when a conversation is closed or not. You know, not like anyone from Japan has the autonomy to speak for themselves, they need a white washed American youth speaking for them.

I love it when people who actually know about the cultures call out the people “calling out cultural appropriation” because it always proves that tumblr sjws don’t know jack shit about anyone’s culture.