WHAT THE FUCK
I just NOPEd the most forceful nope of my life
WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS SHIT?!?!
Can I just say something REALLY important here? The question was actually phrased really badly at least from a psychological perspective.
A better question would be “Is it okay to rape someone if….” If you phrased the question that way, you would have gotten significantly DIFFERENT answers.
If you don’t believe me, let me tell you about a psych experiment:
There were two groups of volunteers given a picture of a car accident. It was a very minor accident. No broken glass or anything. The two groups were given a brief period of time before they were asked by researchers to describe the accident.
Group A got asked: How fast do you think the cars were going when they hit each other?
Group B got asked: How fast do you think the cars were going when they smashed in to each other?
Group B reported higher speeds and when asked if there was any broken glass, they actually said that there was broken glass despite there being none in the picture.
Relating it back to this, it’s the same idea. If you’d have phrased the question differently, those percentages wouldn’t have been so high. Rape is a huge problem and is never okay. But I highly doubt over half of the male population thinks it’s okay to rape someone because he’s sexually excited.
Long and short - think critically about what you read.
I was going to start my 200 followers contest. But this is way more important than a contest. I am trying really hard to get this book for my sibling for Christmas:
For those of you who are unaware of the book title, it’s The Art Of Rise Of The Guardians. I have been…
”THROUGH A RAPIST’S EYES” (PLS TAKE TIME TO READ THIS. it may save a life.) Reblog this!
It seems that alot of attackers use some tactic to get away with violence. Not many people know how to take care of themselves when faced with such a
situation. Everyone should read this especially each n every girl in this world. THOUGHT THIS WAS GOOD INFO TO PASS ALONG…
FYI - Through a rapist’s eyes! A group of rapists and date rapists in prison were interviewed on what they look for in a potential victim and here are some interesting facts:
1] The first thing men look for in a potential victim is hairstyle.
They are most likely to go after a woman with a ponytail, bun! , braid, or other hairstyle that can easily be grabbed. They are also likely to go after a woman with long hair. Women with short hair are not common targets.
2] The second thing men look for is clothing. They will look for women who’s clothing is easy to remove quickly. Many of them carry scissors around to cut clothing.
3] They also look for women using their cell phone, searching through their purse or doing other activities while walking because they are off guard and can be easily overpowered.
4] The number one place women are abducted from / attacked at is grocery store parking lots.
5] Number two is office parking lots/garages.
6] Number three is public restrooms.
7] The thing about these men is that they are looking to grab a woman and quickly move her to a second location where they don’t have to worry about getting caught.
8] If you put up any kind of a fight at all, they get discouraged because it only takes a minute or two for them to realize that going after you isn’t worth it because it will be time-consuming.
9] These men said they would not pick on women who have umbrellas,or other similar objects that can be used from a distance, in their hands.
10] Keys are not a deterrent because you have to get really close to the attacker to use them as a weapon. So, the idea is to convince these guys you’re not worth it.
POINTS THAT WE SHOULD REMEMBER:
1] If someone is following behind you on a street or in a garage or with you in an elevator or stairwell, look them in the face and ask them a question, like what time is it, or make general small talk:
can’t believe it is so cold out here, we’re in for a bad winter. Now that you’ve seen their faces and could identify them in a line- up, you lose appeal as a target.
2] If someone is coming toward you, hold out your hands in front of you and yell Stop or Stay back! Most of the rapists this man talked to said they’d leave a woman alone if she yelled or showed that she would
not be afraid to fight back. Again, they are looking for an EASY target.
3] If you carry pepper spray (this instructor was a huge advocate of it and carries it with him wherever he goes,) yelling I HAVE PEPPER SPRAY and holding it out will be a deterrent.
4] If someone grabs you, you can’t beat them with strength but you can do it by outsmarting them. If you are grabbed around the waist from behind, pinch the attacker either under the arm between the elbow and
armpit or in the upper inner thigh - HARD. One woman in a class this guy taught told him she used the underarm pinch on a guy who was trying to date rape her and was so upset she broke through the skin and tore out muscle strands the guy needed stitches. Try pinching yourself in those places as hard as you can stand it; it really hurts.
5] After the initial hit, always go for the groin. I know from a particularly unfortunate experience that if you slap a guy’s parts it is extremely painful. You might think that you’ll anger the guy and make him want to hurt you more, but the thing these rapists told our
instructor is that they want a woman who will not cause him a lot of trouble. Start causing trouble, and he’s out of there.
6] When the guy puts his hands up to you, grab his first two fingers and bend them back as far as possible with as much pressure pushing down on them as possible. The instructor did it to me without using
much pressure, and I ended up on my knees and both knuckles cracked audibly.
7] Of course the things we always hear still apply. Always be aware of your surroundings, take someone with you if you can and if you see any odd behavior, don’t dismiss it, go with your instincts. You may feel
little silly at the time, but you’d feel much worse if the guy really was trouble.
FINALLY, PLEASE REMEMBER THESE AS WELL ….
I know you are smart enough to know these pointers but there will be some, where you will go “hmm I must remember that” After reading forward it to someone you care about, never hurts to be careful in this crazy world we live in.
1. Tip from Tae Kwon Do: The elbow is the strongest point on your body. If you are close enough to use it, do it.
2. Learned this from a tourist guide to New Orleans : if a robber asks for your wallet and/or purse, DO NOT HAND IT TO HIM. Toss it away from you…. chances are that he is more interested in your wallet and/or
purse than you and he will go for the wallet/purse. RUN LIKE MAD IN THE OTHER DIRECTION!
3. If you are ever thrown into the trunk of a car: Kick out the back tail lights and stick your arm out the hole and start waving like crazy. The driver won’t see you but everybody else will. This has saved lives.
4. Women have a tendency to get into their cars after shopping,eating, working, etc., and just sit (doing their checkbook, or making a list, etc. DON’T DO THIS! The predator will be watching you, and this is the perfect opportunity for him to get in on the passenger side,put a gun to your head, and tell you where to go. AS SOON AS YOU CLOSE the DOORS , LEAVE.
5. A few notes about getting into your car in a parking lot, or parking garage:
a. Be aware: look around your car as someone may be
hiding at the passenger side , peek into your car, inside the passenger side floor, and in the back seat. ( DO THIS TOO BEFORE RIDING A TAXI CAB) .
b. If you! u are parked next to a big van, enter your car from the passenger door. Most serial killers attack their victims by pulling them into their vans while the women are attempting to get into their cars.
c. Look at the car parked on the driver’s side of your vehicle, and the passenger side. If a male is sitting alone in the seat nearest your car, you may want to walk back into the mall, or work, and get a guard/policeman to walk you back out. IT IS ALWAYS BETTER TO BE SAFE THAN SORRY. (And better paranoid than dead.)
6. ALWAYS take the elevator instead of the stairs. (Stairwells are horrible places to be alone and the perfect crime spot).
7. If the predator has a gun and you are not under his control, ALWAYS RUN! The predator will only hit you (a running target) 4 in 100 times; And even then, it most likely WILL NOT be a vital organ. RUN!
8. As women, we are always trying to be sympathetic: STOP IT! It may get you raped, or killed. Ted Bundy, the serial killer, was a good-looking, well educated man, who ALWAYS played on the sympathies of unsuspecting women. He walked with a cane, or a limp, and often asked “for help” into his vehicle or with his vehicle, which is when he abducted his next victim.
Send this to any woman you know that may need to be reminded that the world we live in has a lot of crazies in it and it’s better safe than sorry.
If u have a heart or compassion reblog this post.
‘Helping hands are better than Praying Lips’ – give us your helping hand.
REBLOG THIS AND LET EVERY GIRL KNOW
ATLEAST PEOPLES WILL KNOW WATS GOIN IN THIS WORLD.
So please reblog this….Your one reblog can Help to spread this information.
I hope you all will Reblog. Lets See how many of you really care for this.
DON’T EVEN THINK ABOUT NOT REBLOGGING THIS! IT COULD ACTUALLY SAVE A LIFE.
My grandma was tied up by Ted Bundy (She got away) so please please be aware.
Tip from a psych student: There is a very dangerous tip left in this list that if left as is, could do way more harm than good. It’s the tip about remembering facial features of your would-be attacker. While it is a good practice, keep in mind that you have the potential of creating your own false memory that way. The danger of false memories is that you are at high risk of convicting an innocent individual. Scientific studies have shown that even if you remember the facial features of your attacker with clear detail, most people will pick the most similar looking individual in a police line up. This is even more true for interracial identification. So it is important to be very aware of the idea of false memories. Remembering key features is still a good asset to have. But keep in mind that your memory might become distorted over time.
And this is the most complete reconstruction. I’ll be adding a few small details to it. But for the most part, the sketch phase is done. I think this is as close I can get it by looking at some blurry stills.
Now time to make this sucker in to a proper graphic and make a tee shirt. Y/Y?
So here’s what I’ve been up to. I’ve been trying to reconstruct the Turbo Time logo so I can put it on a Tee shirt. This is what I have so far as a reconstruction. I know I’m missing components. But without a high rez shot available, I have to do my best.
This is from the logo that appears on the side of the cabinet. Hopefully, this comes out pretty faithful to the original.
Anyways, this is one of the things I have been working on! What I’m doing is that I’m now selling some of my graphic design works in Tee-shirt form including the graphic you’re looking at right now (incidentally, you can find that here: http://www.zazzle.com/ralph_demolition_co-235520751791104481 )
I’m going to be designing more WiR themed women-wear in the near future. Us lady-folk deserve a little something too!
For those of you who want to follow my store, you can find it here: http://www.zazzle.com/star64
“THE TURBO FANDOM IS TAKING THINGS TOO FAR”
“THERE SHOULDN’T EVEN BE A TURBO FANDOM HE DOESN’T NEED HIS OWN FANDOM”
Fandom will always have different points of view
And that’s good.
We don’t always agree
And that’s not bad.
There’s no fan I’d rather be than me.
Okay, I’ve been wanting to weigh in on this and I’m going to say that people have the right to be a fan of whatever character they want and they have the right to take on any different interpretation of that character. I am slanting this more towards RPers because I feel a stronger connection to them and associate with them a bit more. Fandom of anything is always a rich tapestry of many different people with many different backgrounds and points of view. We don’t always agree with those points of view and that’s not bad.
As far as other Turbros go, we have a lot of different opinions of the same character. I’m of the belief is that he never actually started out as evil or crazy. I do think that it was a series of things that came together that really caused him to snap and the end by-product is well… what you see in the movie. I also believe in Multiple Copy Theory which states that despite sharing key traits and a physical identity, each sprite is their own individual. So that means a Calhoun from a different copy of Hero’s Duty could be very different in terms of personality/likes/dislikes/ect than the copy we see in the movie. If all Turbos acted the same way across all copies (or hell! Sequels!) of the game, I’d expect that this game would be recalled pretty damned fast and possibly a very damaged franchise. But having each character as an individual is a great way of explaining situations where you’d have successful copies of the same game that run properly while others get rather glitchy in this verse. The fact that we see many different versions and interpretations of Turbo really lends itself to the theory.
While I can’t speak about Oncelers or even about Homestuck (the candy-corn joke on my Turbo account was me poking fun of myself and the fact that I know literally nothing about Homestuck!) I can say that we reserve the right to a different opinion about the same subject matter. What we don’t have right to is to attack others because of their beliefs. Let us be whoever we’re going to be. We don’t have to agree with each other 100% of the time otherwise if we did, we’d get bored of each other very quickly. Just be yourself and have fun with it. Life is too short to be spent fighting with each other.
((Mod - Doo doo doo… Let’s play Minecraft.
WHAT ARE YOU DOING IN MY GAME?! GET THE HELL OUT!
OKAY! I THINK I GOT THIS NOW!
GETTING BEHIND MY BLAST SHIELD!
*INSERT THE 1812 OVERTURE HERE*
SUDDENLY I JUST DON’T FEEL WELL.
And this is how I out Turbo’d all of you…. including Turbo himself. ))