The Ugly Mugs scheme, based in Miles Platting, lets sex workers anonymously report rapists and robbers, helping police to build crucial intelligence on serial offenders.
Police can also circulate descriptions of dangerous offenders to prostitutes and escorts to help avoid them being attacked.
Started as a pilot scheme last July with funding from the Home Office, Ugly Mugs is credited with helping police investigate over 250 crimes, including seven sexual assaults, four rapes and two attempted rapes in Greater Manchester.
If you’re afraid of the matriarchy, that means
- you on some level understand how terrifying and debilitating patriarchy is
- you, and yes you personally, have harmed women enough to give them a reason to seek spiteful, hateful, vengeful dominance over you
- that you understand that males do not have the strength or coping mechanisms to deal with such extreme oppression the way females do now
have fun being a waste of air that will cease to exist when the revolution comes uwu
i don’t think men should be afraid of the matriarchy though. patriarchy exploits men and women, and seeks to be in control… but matriarchy… it means more like…
women seek control over themselves, not through dominating other people
matriarchy isn’t oppressive i think, and i would prefer it.
I imagine the matriarchy to be based on a heterarchic power structure, i.e. an interdependent and equal distribution of power where everyone is dependend of each other and nobody is dominated or taking control of others without being counterbalanced.
Hierarchies are based on rivalry and competition. Matriarchy would be different, because it wouldn’t be shaped by male-centric ideas.
But that’s just my little matriarchic dream.
This is a picture of hierarchy vs. heterarchy:
I walked into my first class this morning to see a talk being advertised that supposes that rape is not a problem in the United States, that women will know a rapist when we see one, that rape isn’t a problem on college campuses.
I wanted to cry. Instead I wrote down that Take Back The Night was scheduled for the same night.
And then I erased the details about the talk.
Accidentally of course. I was just so nauseous and had to take notes during class and was about to cry that I couldn’t concentrate and after all, it was distracting me.
For some reason, I can’t publish links right now- but HERE IS THE LINK to a petition asking my administration to condemn Professor Ted Everett’s disgusting colloquium that is creating such a hostile environment for survivors.
Omg, that prof is such a scumbag, he actually put every word of “Sexual Assault Awareness” in parantheses (!).
This link provides free PDF downloads of many feminist authors. I encourage you to read these books if you haven’t already or re-read some of your favorites! Includes Andrea Dworkin, Mary Daly, Janice Raymond, Sheila Jeffreys, and more!
"There’s a negative stereotype for everything a woman could do while existing on earth. It would save so much time if [men] just said “we hate women, because they’re women."
- inapaste (via sometimesgardening)
Self-described “Unapologetic Butch Lesbian, Radical Feminist and Former FTM” Heath Atom Russell covers a lot of ground in this video as she discusses stopping testosterone and healing from body dys…
"That whole Cinderella thing is such crap! Those stories mess you up. The most offensive thing is that you’re expected to show gratitude. I have a problem with the mainstream idea of a marriage proposal. The woman isn’t sure - she’s hoping - and then one day he whips out the ring and she goes ‘oh!’ I mean what the fuck is that?
The idea that you’re waiting for him to decide. Or - worse yet - that you have to find a way into manipulating him into marriage. Jesus. It makes me so angry … Without marriage you’re not complete there. I know a middle-class woman who owned her own house, but was single and worried that men were intimidated. So she sold her house to find a husband. We can’t blame poverty. It’s a way of thinking that a lot of us have internalised."
- Women don’t want simpering heroines - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (via 580p)