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I was having increasing difficulty keeping up with my friends page so had to cut those I didn't feel a connection with.
Sorry and thank you for sharing this part of my journey thus far. Take Care, Sara .

...WTF.

Originally posted by lavenderfrost at ...WTF.
Well, there goes my good mood for the day.

NYTimes, the bastion of quality reporting, reported on the gang-rape of an 11 year-old girl in Texas  that's led to charges against 18 high-school boys so far - all well and good so far, right?  Shit like this NEEDS publicity to raise awareness. 

Only problem is, they repeated - without refutation or critical commentary - the claims that the girl brought the rape on herself because of the way she was dressed.

Choice Quotes (No cut b/c everyone needs to see this - DEAL.):

“It’s just destroyed our community,” said Sheila Harrison, 48, a hospital worker who says she knows several of the defendants. “These boys have to live with this the rest of their lives.  As opposed to the victim, who's gonna bounce back lickety-fucking-split, right?

Residents in the neighborhood where the abandoned trailer stands — known as the Quarters — said the victim had been visiting various friends there for months. They said she dressed older than her age, wearing makeup and fashions more appropriate to a woman in her 20s. She would hang out with teenage boys at a playground, some said.  TOTALLY BEGGING FOR IT.

THIS IS RAPE CULTURE, PEOPLE.

Now, what's being said and done in this community is bad enough, but the NY Times should be fucking ashamed of themselves right now.

Here's how to contact NYT: )



secretshadowss is only reposting this, she is not the author of any of this post. If you didn't already realise when you saw swear words used, I suppose I am a bit prudish about using that sort of language myself.

Welcome to my Journal

Hello there. I wonder what has brought you to my tiny corner of cyberspace?!
I keep my friends list small, each person on the list is a friend. I can tell you their name, what is important to them, their likes and dislikes, their situation and current goings on in their life. I care about them as I would do a friend in real life, sometimes more so, as online communication tends to bring out a certain honesty absent in real life. I am assured they have the same feeling towards me. That awful brandishing of 'comment whore' well yes, you could call me that if you like, both in giving and receiving comments. No point being 'friends' if there is no communication.

I am gentle and kind. Good manners matter a great deal to me. Avoiding hurting people's feelings also means much to me. The online world for me is source of escapism and pleasure, free of negativity or anxieties.

So, lets get down to business. All I'm looking for are true friends. You are free to disagree with me on anything that I post but,
1. Be kind, be diplomatic. There is a human being behind this computer, I'm gentle and I want to keep the online world as my safe haven, free of rudeness or general snark (unless its very funny and you think I will laugh with you!)
2. If I post or comment something to you which has (for whatever reason) upset you, please I do want you to tell me, but see above.. please tell me gently!! Whatever I have done or stepped on your toes it was not intentional, I only have your interests at heart. I'm learning, getting to know you. These incidents are very rare but when they do occur it ruins my whole LJ experience which is sad considering the wonderful friendships I have built up.

Still want to be friends? Check out my profile :)

Sara

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