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mindyoursami:

My name is Sami Ahmed and the child bride you can see in the photo is my mum. When my mum Saira was 13 years old her wedding was arranged to a stranger twice her age, in Bangladesh.
After my birth she found out that her husband was a manic-depressive pedophile who had molested his 9 year old niece.
10 million girls a year are still forced into child marriages. My Justice For Saira petition is one small step towards ending child marriage in our lifetime!
On the 28th April 9pm GMT I want to blast my Justice For Saira petition to the world. To join me simply click this link to the social-platform website Thunderclap:
http://thndr.it/1jCfZxJ
& support this message via twitter, Facebook and/or tumblr. On the 28th April Thunderclap will blast the message simultaneously reaching ALL of our contacts! RT, re-blog and let’s be the change that we want to see in the world.

Signal boost!

mindyoursami:

My name is Sami Ahmed and the child bride you can see in the photo is my mum. When my mum Saira was 13 years old her wedding was arranged to a stranger twice her age, in Bangladesh.

After my birth she found out that her husband was a manic-depressive pedophile who had molested his 9 year old niece.

10 million girls a year are still forced into child marriages. My Justice For Saira petition is one small step towards ending child marriage in our lifetime!

On the 28th April 9pm GMT I want to blast my Justice For Saira petition to the world. To join me simply click this link to the social-platform website Thunderclap:

http://thndr.it/1jCfZxJ

& support this message via twitter, Facebook and/or tumblr. On the 28th April Thunderclap will blast the message simultaneously reaching ALL of our contacts! RT, re-blog and let’s be the change that we want to see in the world.

Signal boost!

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Here’s an New York Times article about this horror:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/12/world/africa/rights-group-details-kidnapping-and-torture-of-eritrean-refugees.html

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edonaghey:

"There is a fundamental concern that the content of such magazines normalises the treatment of women as sexual objects. We are not killjoys or prudes who think that there should be no sexual information and media for young people. But are teenage boys and young men best prepared for fulfilling love and sex when they normalise views about women that are disturbingly close to those mirrored in the language of sexual offenders?" -Dr. Peter Hegarty

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lazybookreviews:

We published this completely mammoth investigatory piece on how students at Tufts have attempted to change how the university deals with survivors of sexual assault, and I am afraid that no one will actually read it, so I would really appreciate a signal boost from campus feminists and allies.

Signal boost.

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gehayi:

gilajames:

electricalivia:


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rabbitsnwolves:


Well, he was sorta asking for it, dressing in such flammable clothing.


if he didnt want to get set on fire, he should have stayed indoors


He was probably drinking that night, alcohol makes you susceptible to fire.
He probably set himself on fire and then when his girlfriend asked what happened he made this shit up. Guys lie about fire all the time.


If it was a legitimate being-on-fire, then bodies have a way of shutting the flames down.

Being set on fire is like bad weather. If it’s inevitable, why not just sit back and enjoy it?

THIS is excellent.

gehayi:

gilajames:

electricalivia:

sageruto:

rabbitsnwolves:

Well, he was sorta asking for it, dressing in such flammable clothing.

if he didnt want to get set on fire, he should have stayed indoors

He was probably drinking that night, alcohol makes you susceptible to fire.

He probably set himself on fire and then when his girlfriend asked what happened he made this shit up. Guys lie about fire all the time.

If it was a legitimate being-on-fire, then bodies have a way of shutting the flames down.

Being set on fire is like bad weather. If it’s inevitable, why not just sit back and enjoy it?

THIS is excellent.

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dropthosegloves:

A short list of current happenings that are more important than Justin Bieber’s arrest:
An Indian village council sentenced a woman to be gang-raped as punishment for having a relationship they didn’t approve of.
Rep. Steve Pearce (R-NM) explains in his recent memoir that it is the wife’s role to “voluntarily submit, just as the husband is to lovingly lead and sacrifice.”
Political unrest in the Ukraine
There are known carcinogens in some of your favorite drinks.
The justice system once again confirmed that it’s okay for cops to kill unarmed law-abiding PoC for no reason. 
South Sudan has signed a truce.
There are still states that give parental rights to rapists.
A brain-dead woman is being kept alive, against the wishes of her family, because she’s carrying a severely disabled fetus.
Childhood poverty has reached record levels in America.
Mike Huckabee proves to everyone that he’s still a moron when it comes to women and birth control.
The weather is basically drunk right now. 
A bill in Montreal seeks to ban “overt and conspicuous” symbols of religion.
The inflation rate is 30% in Argentina
A second chemical was spilled in WV and the company didn’t admit to it until now.

I am so afraid to click on that first link. Jesus god.
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"His name is Richard Black, and he’s currently a state senator. When Virginia voted to allow spouses to be prosecuted for rape, Black opposed it and questioned whether marital rape is even possible, saying "when they’re living together, sleeping in the same bed, she’s in a nightie, and so forth."

…When candidates for public office aren’t met with the outrage they deserve for their offensive and incredibly dangerous comments, it only emboldens them to push radical anti-woman policies once they are in office. We can change that cycle by speaking out today.

Women are not property. Marital rape is a crime and a very serious instance of domestic violence. And it is a shame that we have to make these things clear in 2014. Can you sign the petition to the National Republican Campaign Committee asking them to denounce Richard Black?

Add your name to the petition.

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Daisy Coleman* is a hero. 

In January 2012, when she was only 14 years old, Daisy was raped and dumped, unconscious, on her front lawn in the middle of a freezing cold night.1

She went to the police, but instead of getting justice, she was bullied, harassed, and tormented by supporters of her rapist—a high school football player whose family has influential political ties. Her mom was fired from her job. Her house was literally burned down.2

Every step of the way, Daisy has refused to be silenced. When her case stalled, she went public and told her story to the world. But the harassment continued right up until last week, when Daisy tried to take her own life.3

Yesterday, the unthinkable happened. Despite video of the rape being passed around her school4 and a rape kit being performed the morning after the attack,5 a Special Prosecutor announced that no rape charges would be filed. Instead her rapist would face a misdemeanor charge and probation.6

At this dark time, it is important to show Daisy that there are millions of us all around the country who thank her for her bravery in speaking out. As she recovers from her suicide attempt, let’s fill her room with thousands of cards from all over the country showing her support. It’s easy to believe the world consists of only bullies and rape apologists, when you’ve experienced the level of harassment day in and day out that drove Daisy to want to take her life.

But Daisy and her family deserve to know there are thousands of us who think she is one of the bravest people we know. That there are thousands of us who are not giving up on fighting rape culture. That’s why we’re collecting thousands of personal notes of thanks and support for Daisy. We’re printing them all and delivering them to her in Missouri. Can you add your note?

Sign the card to thank Daisy for speaking out.