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WTF OTD: Rapist Gets Only 31 DAYS in Jail???!?!?

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This piece is part of a daily “What the Fuck of the Day” series here on Antigone Awakens, where I briefly discuss one thing each day that has me seriously saying, WTF?!?!

Today’s WTF OTD comes to you from Yellowstone County. Montana, where this man:

enhanced-buzz-7092-1377640981-13Stacey Rambold, a 54 year old former high school teacher was sentenced to just 31 days (yes thirty-one DAYS) for repeatedly raping a 14-year-old student. This same student later committed suicide just weeks before her 17th birthday.

Want even more shocking details from this story? Apparently Mr. Rambold could have avoided sentencing COMPLETELY if he completed a sex offender treatment program and agreed to other conditions. Yes, dear readers, you read that correctly. A 50+ year old man had sex with a FOURTEEN YEAR OLD student REPEATEDLY and could have received ZERO jail time had he simply completed a sex offender treatment program and stayed away from minors.

Read that again. A RAPIST could have avoided prosecution for his crimes simply be completing a sex offender treatment program? WTF?!

Moving on.

So what did he do to warrant this “terrible” punishment of 31 days in prison (with one day credited for time already served)? He skipped out on his treatment program and began spending time, unsupervised, with minors!

And instead of of agreeing with the prosecution’s request of a twenty year sentence, with a minimum of serving ten, the judge determined that the fact that Mr. Rambold had lost his teaching career, his marriage (the poor man!), and his home, had received an internet scarlet letter because of the publicity about the case, and (I’m not even joking here folks) that his victim “was older than her chronological age” (read: the slut must have been asking for it), the judge decided that leniency for this statutory rapist was in order, and gave him a mere 31 day sentence.

This might be my biggest WTF OTD yet.

Till next time,

– H

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WTF OTD: Restaurant Uses Drink Name to Make Light of Domestic Violence

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This piece is part of a daily “What the Fuck of the Day” series here on Antigone Awakens, where I briefly discuss one thing each day that has me seriously saying, WTF?!?!

I saw a picture in my Facebook feed today, and it was egregious enough that I felt it deserved a space in my WTF OTD.

It seems that the 44 1/2 Restaurant in NYC’s Hell’s Kitchen prides itself on coming up with celebrity inspired drink names:

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Photo courtesy @alisonturkos

If you look about 5 drinks up, you’ll notice the drink that had my blood pressure skyrocketing. It’s called the “Bloody Rihanna.”

I can’t imagine it would EVER be okay to make light of someone’s personal troubles through a drink name (which means I’m not okay with the Britney Breakdown, either – also, Lady Gaga’s Guava Stick? Umm…), but when 1 in 4 US women will be the victim of intimate partner violence in her lifetime, and when 1.3 MILLION US women are abused each year, to name a drink after a survivor of domestic violence as a joke?

FUCK YOU, 44 1/2. FUCK.YOU.

Making light of domestic violence and domestic violence survivors is not cute, it’s not funny, and it is NEVER okay.

h/t to @alisonturkos for this story

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WTF OTD: More Proof That Rape Jokes Just Aren’t Funny

This piece is part of a daily “What the Fuck of the Day” series here on Antigone Awakens, where I briefly discuss one thing each day that has me seriously saying, WTF?!?!

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Even my Badass Playlist isn’t enough to calm me down right now. Seriously? On stage, at a major promotional event for Microsoft’s XBox One at E3, someone thought it would be “cool” and “funny” to make a rape joke? REALLY?!?!? Continue reading

WTF OTD: “When an internet activist gets more jail time than rapists… that’s when you know the world has gone to shit”

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This piece is part of a daily “What the Fuck of the Day” series here on Antigone Awakens, where I briefly discuss one thing each day that has me seriously saying, WTF?!?!

The title quote comes from a close friend of mine (thanks, Kate!), and I’m sharing it because I can’t think of a better way to put it.

The member of Anonymous who helped publicize key social media events in the Steubenville rape caseDeric Lostutter, aka KYAnonymous – recently had his home raided and is now facing federal computer crimes charges in relation to his work on the case. Continue reading

WTF OTD: MRA and Abortion Rights

dreamstimefree_186465This piece is part of a daily “What the Fuck of the Day” series here on Antigone Awakens, where I briefly discuss one thing each day that has me seriously saying, WTF?!?!

This post is really just a precursor to a longer post I’m writing on this topic, but this picture stopped me dead in my tracks during my research, so I thought it was worth a share.

Whilst researching MRA views on abortion rights, I came across the above picture on a Live Action News (the home base of Lila Rose) article about those poor, poor men who are being denied the right to choose whether or not their partners have an abortion. Continue reading

WTF OTD: Consent to a Picture is NOT Consent to Sex

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This piece is part of a daily “What the Fuck of the Day” series here on Antigone Awakens, where I briefly discuss one thing each day that has me seriously saying, WTF?!?!

WTF?! Did I seriously just have to type that?

Apparently I did. Because I came across this article today, in which TMZ’s rape apologists make some inferences that what happened to the survivor in this case against Jose Canseco couldn’t possibly have been rape because, just look – here she is posing and smiling with him for a picture just a few hours before the alleged rape. Continue reading

WTF OTD: 66% of Rhode Island Domestic Violence Cases Are Dismissed

Photo credit: European Parliament / Foter.com / CC BY-NC-ND

Photo credit: European Parliament / Foter.com / CC BY-NC-ND

This piece is part of a daily “What the Fuck of the Day” series here on Antigone Awakens, where I briefly discuss one thing each day that has me seriously saying, WTF?!?!

This story popped up in my Feedly google alerts feed (side note: if y’all aren’t using Feedly, start using it, like yesterday) today, and my eyes almost fell out of my head. Continue reading