She was 14 when her 49 year old teacher raped her. She killed herself before her 17th birthday, he got 30 days in jail. Unfortunately that’s par for the course in our female sexualizing culture. Consider Jessica Valenti’s thoughtful and right on 10 Things to End Rape Culture.
42 hedge fund managers on Wall Street earned an average of 2 billion dollars in 2010, that breaks down to approximately 1 million dollars an hour.Steve Helmsley the CEO of UnitedHealthcare “earned” 102 million in 2009 yet millions are without any healthcare coverage, 1 in 5 kids in the US is hungry, and 52,000 factories […]
Support GetEqual’s campaign for a national LGBT anti-discrimination in employment law. It’s about time.
In our demented patriarchal culture, it’s more shameful to be raped than to be a rapist–the assailants celebrate the rapes, while the teenage victims are “slut-shamed” into suicide–and only 3% of rapists go to prison. The real shame is definitely ours.
DOMA Struck Down–Yet Again!