For readers interested in learning more about how not to be labeled as registered sex offenders, a good first step is not to rape unconscious women, no matter how good your grades are. Regardless of the strength of your GPA (weighted or unweighted), if you commit rape, there is a possibility you may someday be convicted of a sex crime. This is because of your decision to commit a sex crime instead of going for a walk, or reading a book by Cormac McCarthy. Your ability to perform calculus or play football is generally not taken into consideration in a court of law. Should you prefer to be known as “Good student and excellent football player Trent Mays” rather than “Convicted sex offender Trent Mays,” try stressing the studying and tackling and giving the sex crimes a miss altogether.
—Mallory Ortberg, on Gawker
Mallory Ortberg, laying waste to fools on GAWKER, today, regarding CNN’s offensively lovey-dovey coverage of the two high school football stars who were convicted on Sunday of sexually assaulting a blacked-out drunk 16 year old girl from a neighboring town at a party, and then sharing pictures of her on the internet.
More details HERE.
I think it’s reasonable to say that, given the football culture of Steubenville, OH and the notorious difficulty of proving sexual assault even when the victim REMEMBERS WHAT HAPPENED, it is likely that what these jocks did to this other human would have become simply a dark part of Steubenville high school folklore, were it not for the digital trail of photos, tweets, and texts that the bystanders and assaulters themselves put out into the world.
SO THANK YOU, NERDS, FOR INVENTING SOCIAL MEDIA.
And thank you, Mallory and Manhattan snark-media for reminding some people—including CNN, apparently—what personal responsibility actually means.
That is all.
For your more morbid lovers.
Print me and give me out on Valentines day!
I’m working way too hard on this uterus for a class that isn’t even for credit it’s just required but I really like this uterus but I have so much other more important work to do but oh my god I like this uterus
Fuck these bullshit diet products. Seriously. Fuck them.
Besides, you already have a bikini body! It’s the body you already have — your own perfect body.
The way most tampon/pad ads are written makes it seem like our periods are the dirtiest, smelliest, nastiest shit on earth. We need to keep it hidden, mask the smell with lilac-scented-zen-infused tampons, and most of all, keep it CLEAN because periods are so dirty.
This kind of discourse make us self conscious about our periods, which leads us to buy these “special” products designed to clean up our nasty, dirty periods. Don’t buy into this crap they’re trying to sell - scented tampons or pads with individually wrapped wipes. But most importantly, never buy into the idea that your period is dirty, smelly or unnatural, because it’s not.