Understanding the Perpetrator | Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center
- Most sex offenders were not sexually or physically abused as children. In one study of 114 convicted rapists, 91% denied experiencing childhood sexual abuse; 66% denied experiencing childhood physical abuse; and 50% admitted to having non-violent childhoods. (Scully, 1990).
- Men are more likely to commit sexual violence in communities where sexual violence goes unpunished. (National Sexual Violence Resource Center, 2004).
- Sex offenders minimize their number of victims. Speaking with 99 male sex offenders, court recordsshowed 136 victims between them, but later during treatment, they eventually confessed to 959 victims between them (Slicner, 2007).
- Sex offenders are experts in rationalizing their behavior. (Slicner, 2007)
- There is no “typical profile” of a rapist. Many defense attorneys will talk about whether their client, the alleged assailant, either fits the profile of a rapist or doesn’t. This is an invalid argument because there is no typical profile of a rapist. This is why it is good to focus on that person’s behavior instead of who they are in their community (Maas, 2007).
Example: Ted Bundy was an A student, volunteered for his university’s suicide prevention center, and was active in the church. Does this sound like someone who would ‘fit the profile’ of a violent person?
(Source: yoursocialconstructsareshowing, via the-female-condition)
1:51 am • 8 March 2014 • 53 notes
“We talked about a lot of things. We talked about children and what we would look like when we grow old and who would be fat and how we would stay thin. We talked about where we wanted to go and what we wanted to do. We were done. We were it. And when you’re at that place in your life with someone, you talk about everything. But today I feel like I was given the best part of Cory and I’m thankful for that.”
— Lea Michele [Glamour UK, April 2014] (via littlegleeprincess)
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10:09 pm • 7 March 2014 • 3,818 notes
This was meant to be them walking into the Glittering caves but they stopped at the entrance and and shared a moment. I love these two so much :’V
This is a GIF in case it doesn’t work, click on it :>
2:46 pm • 7 March 2014 • 4,062 notes
"Their vanity was exceeded only by their ambition.”
(Source: lordrenlys, via theroseandthestag)
11:05 am • 7 March 2014 • 149 notes
Favourite People » Natalie Dormer
"Perfect is very boring, and if you happen to have a different look, that’s a celebration of human nature, I think. If we were all symmetrical and perfect, life would be very dull."
9:14 am • 7 March 2014 • 82 notes
How do you deal with being so devastatingly handsome?
(Source: everett-darren, via littleyoucare)
7:23 am • 7 March 2014 • 3,738 notes
liberal feminism is decorative.
radical feminism is functional.
i wonder which of these society pressures women to be
5:32 am • 7 March 2014 • 257 notes
“The modern Genderist movement has emerged via Internet culture as a reaction to feminist theory. Contrary to feminist belief, it posits without any academic reasoning that gender is an innate quality but also a fluid, interchangeable entity. In doing so it argues that biological sex does not determine the presence of social oppression and nor does Genderism acknowledge the existence of sex-based social class. The ultimate result of these faith-based beliefs is a de-gendering of social issues, in which feminist theory is depoliticized and stripped of social power.”
— delicately-interconnected in this post, ”People with Uteruses”- On Genderist Newspeak and the Stifling of Feminist Discourse (via vulvanity)
3:41 am • 7 March 2014 • 36 notes
Oh, there you are. I’ve been looking for you forever.
(Source: chris-colfers, via znks)
1:51 am • 7 March 2014 • 1,406 notes
(via Beyond Sochi: Photos Of Russia By Russians)
The gap between how foreigners view Russia and how Russians view themselves is wide and as old as the country itself.
Russian photographer Valeriy Klamm felt that foreign photojournalists who came to work in his country arrive with the pictures they want to send back home already in their head: Bleak images of a cold and desolate place where autocrats lord over drunks.
"They already know how to take pictures of Russia, and that’s how they arrive," Klamm said. "It’s always a wild country that’s in some kind of difficult transition period."
Klamm, himself, had never photographed much outside of his home city of Novosibirsk, where nearly 2 million people live on the banks of the Ob River in the middle of Siberia.
But in 2000, he started to visit these small towns, camera in hand. And in 2009, Klamm started “Birthmarks on the Map,” a collective photo project and website that collects these images in one place. He began to ask his photographer friends, both foreign and local, to share images of simple life in the rural Russian villages and small towns that dot the vast expanse from Europe to the Pacific Ocean. More than 60 photographers, both award-winning professionals and hobbyists, have contributed.
Klamm wanted to fill his site with images of real Russia life, and the result is something closer to ethnography or anthropology than journalism. Klamm actually works with ethnographers who study these small communities to find untold stories.
"Life in the middle of nowhere has always been difficult," he said. "But I see dignity in the difficulties of these people on the outskirts of our geography. Their patience and simple wisdom gives strength and hope. And this stuff is always necessary to mankind."
10:09 pm • 6 March 2014 • 2,849 notes
looked up the summers 3 biggest music festivals
60% the same performers, 97% stuff that i dont give a fuck about
congrats liver you have probably been spared that bender 8)
10:05 pm • 6 March 2014