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Stand your ground?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on May 8, 2012 by conservativewerewolf

…or keep federal funding?

House Democrats said Tuesday they will offer an amendment to push to overturn stand-your-ground self-defense laws in states like Florida.

The amendment, which would withhold some grants from states that have such laws, will come as part of the House’s debate on the Commerce Department spending bill.

“‘Shoot-first’ laws have already cost too many lives. In Florida alone, deaths due to self-defense have tripled since the law was enacted.

House Democrats did not, however, say whether or not those who died due to self-defense deserved to be shot.



Sluts are Predictable

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on October 8, 2011 by conservativewerewolf

You know girls, when I wrote “you could organize a Slut Walk,” I didn’t mean it.  I take it back.

Please stop making women look like schmucks and put on some shirts and pants.

The police told you the rapist who’s on the loose in your neighborhood has targeted women wearing skirts and dresses, so they advised you to wear pants.  OH, and not to dress like sluts.  Because it makes you more likely to be targeted by this particular rapist, based on his past assaults.

You could have said, “Thanks, I’ll keep that in mind,” whether or not you intended to alter your manner of dress, and gone about your day, after making a mental note to buy some pepper spray.

But no.  You missed the point entirely and decided it would be a good idea to walk down the street in some come-fuck-me lingerie ensembles.  Of course you didn’t mean it that way, but you have no control over how some jerkface will interpret it.  Yes, I know this isn’t Saudi Arabia – men here are used to seeing some skin and like 90-something percent of them don’t rape women.  But if you KNOW there’s one man in particular, IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD, going around raping women wearing cute little skirts and dresses, why would you then walk around with your butt cheeks hanging out of your panties?  At least wear a utility belt with an assortment of legal self-defense items (OR, you could go protest for the right to carry a gun, considering this Slut Walk nonsense isn’t going to stop a rapist from trying to hurt you).

I just don’t understand humans sometimes.  Maybe being half beast gives me some insight into how less civil beings operate.  But even fucking gazelles know when to turn tail and run – they don’t parade their juicy thighs in front of drooling hyenas and expect nothing to happen.  (Clarification: most men are not drooling hyenas – however, your local neighborhood rapist IS.)  Honestly, do you not have a self-preservation instinct?

“But I should be able to wear as little as I want without anyone thinking it’s an invitation!”

Sure, that would be nice.  So would unicorns handing (hoofing?) out sandwiches to the homeless.

As long as there are violent misogynistic assholes in the world, you should be prepared to encounter one.  I don’t want any woman to live in fear, but I especially don’t want any woman to be raped or murdered.  Don’t be naive – it can get you killed.

Now go to the hardware store, buy one of those hotel-door chain/slide locks, install it*, and sign up for a self-defense class.

*If your door isn’t solid wood, you should replace it.  Seriously.  I’m worried about you.

Whiny Little Girls Need to Shut Up and Take Up Jiu Jitsu

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on September 30, 2011 by conservativewerewolf

Jiu Jitsu’s actually a little touchy feely for my tastes, but the move featured in the linked video seems apropos.

Why?  Never mind that, because OMGoddnessGracious, DID YOU HEAR that the NYPD told women they can’t wear skirts???

Of course you didn’t, because that’s not what they said.  They advised women in a particular Brooklyn neighborhood to make it less easy for the rapists on the loose to rape them by not wearing skirts or dresses (and, presumably, by wearing pants instead).

“Women in a Brooklyn neighborhood on edge over a spate of sex attacks are being told by police that wearing skirts and dresses might not be a good idea.

The surprising message from the NYPD is not being taken well.

‘I think that women should be able to wear whatever they want,’ said Theresa Troupson, a Park Slope resident. ‘I don’t think that they should be held responsible in any way for the actions of criminals.'”

Theresa Troupson, your mentality is one of many reasons I will never willingly live in Park Slope.  You ARE able to wear whatever you want, and you are allowed by law to wear just about anything, including skirts and dresses.

But there are fucking rapists on the loose, so you might want to make it a little harder for them to gain access, if you know what I’m saying, considering crossbows are probably illegal and your lack of a ranged weapon makes it difficult to keep him at a comfortable distance.  Oh, and maybe you should leave the heels home and wear cleats.  OH SORRY, those aren’t in style!  How could I suggest such a thing? (Actually, you know what’s a great type of shoe to bring to a sexual assault?  Stiletto heels.  If you suck at running, wear shoes you can use to impale your attacker.)

But wait- there’s more!

“Lauren, who did not want her last name used, told the the Wall Street Journal that she was walking down the street in shorts and a t-shirt after leaving the gym on Monday when she was stopped by an officer who also stopped two other women in dresses.

Lauren said the officer asked them if they knew what was happening in the area, and asked them if they knew what the suspect looked for.

‘He pointed at my outfit and said, Don’t you think your shorts are a little short?’ she told the Journal. ‘He pointed at their dresses and said they were showing a lot of skin.’

The officer also told them that ‘you’re exactly the kind of girl this guy is targeting,’ according to Lauren.”

You know what?  If he didn’t care, he wouldn’t say shit to you about your nearly (Actually? It is Brooklyn…) visible butt cheeks.

“A group called Safe Slope says the NYPD effort is ‘completely inappropriate.’

‘There have been reports that the women attacked were all wearing skirts,’ said Jessica Silk, a Safe Slope founder. ‘Unfortunately this might be a common link between the women that were attacked but the message shouldn’t be that you shouldn’t wear a skirt. The message should be that, Here are ways that you can protect yourself.'”

And why on Earth would the victims have that in common?  Apparently the rapist is LAZY.  DON’T MAKE IT EASY FOR HIM.  That’s one step toward protecting yourself in a state where you’re not allowed to carry a gun.

It sucks that there are assholes who see some skin and think a woman’s “asking for it.”  But it’s stupid not to admit there are violent misogynists who think that way.  And if you need to wear a skirt (for a wedding, because you’re Orthdox Jewish, etc.), carry pepper spray and put a (legal) knife in your (sneaker-soled for running) boot.  Don’t forget to take a self-defense class and practice the moves before lobbying for your Second Amendment rights!

Or you could organize another Slut Walk.  (The lack of a link there is intentional.)