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Anonymous asked:

Did you hear about the two CHILDREN in India. young teens, 14 and 15. Who were hanged to death... for getting gang raped.. by police..? It gets worse. About 24 hours ago rape became legal in India.. by vote... a country with 1 billion + people and the MAJORITY voted for that... So... I really can't figure out a complete sentence of my own right now...

rapeculturerealities answered:

The story about the two girls who were raped recently in Uttar Pradesh was terrible.  The 3 men who confessed were not, however, police.

India has some very complex problems when it comes to rape and sexual violence that have a number of sources.  Like many places, misogyny is very deeply rooted in the culture and while there are many working to change this, it will take a lot of work to make real progress.

Rape is mostly illegal in India, but marital rape is considered legal and some people in power still believe that rape is a suitable punishment for crime.  

To be good allys to those working for real change in India, it is important that we get the facts straight. Like in the US, there are a lot of leaders who maintain a boys will be boys” attitude about rape.  

This does not mean that the people of India as a whole support rape. (generalizations like this are dangerous!) More than 90% of Indian voters see the combating of violence against women as a priority, second only to corruption, the MDRA/Avaaz survey shows.

What it does mean is that they face a lot of the same issues as women all over the world when it comes to fearing for their safety and fighting lawmakers who impose restrictions on their basic human rights.  

There are many brave individuals and groups in India who are fighting to gain ground for women.   Fighting rape culture is not just a local endeavor.  We must work to see it dismantled throughout the world.  This includes supporting and listening to those in India who need our help. It requires that we educate ourselves on the issues with which they struggle and then learn how best we can help them fight for justice.  

-Spider-

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feferixmakara:

ilovefancyhats3214:

fenrirmakara:

also, duct tape on your arms, a few layers, but not too tight. basically it’ll stop a zombie taking a chunk out of your arm if you’re reloading or your blade gets jammed in a zombie

wearing a wetsuit underneath your clothing would also be useful. remember; they were human once, humans have blunt teeth! you try biting through duct tape AND a wet suit

never duct tape joints, your movements will be limited, and you want to be fast and danger (gotta go fast)

don’t hole up in small houses either that’s a recipe for disaster, you want somewhere with a secure upstairs, and a way down from the upstairs that is zombie free or can easily be cleared of zombies (avoid fire exits with steps leading up to them though, unless they have gates at the bottom)

sound = attraction, so if you do have guns, use them only in emergencies or for the sake of popping one head you’ll be greeted with many many more

raid your local medical shops, and get there first, nobody is going to stop and share it out equally while they’re panicking. don’t hit out at somebody unless they hit out at you, though, you already have unintelligent corpses pitted against you, you don’t want sentient humans on your case as well (zombies don’t do the revenge thing, humans do!)

try not to piss people off, because as stated before, yes, humans like revenge

don’t try and be clever and use yourself as live bait; yes playing the hero is glorious in movies, but it doesn’t work so glamorously in real life

large numbers isn’t a good idea. you want small groups, even if you just branch out from being in a larger group, because if there’s a lot of you you are a bigger target, but don’t then go off and decide to be in groups that are too small in case you get surrounded (in which case, the duct tape and wet suits will come in handy)

food shouldn’t be that hard to come by, most people would have attempted to flee the area straight from their houses and packed what they had, raiding local shops could still be worth it. but remember, know your way in, your way out, and double check there’s nothing in the shop ready to sneak up behind you while you’re reaching up for that tin of beans

half balaclava masks or something similar to cover your lower face while fighting zombies could also be useful, you don;t want to accidentally ingest flying zombie fluids and end up one of them, that’d be a nasty surprise for your group to wake up to (since going solo possibly isn’t a good idea)

and always, ALWAYS, have a way to start a fire on you

zombies burn

I

I love my followers so you need to protect yourselves.