Boycott All @CeeLoGreen Products!
This article and introduction contain discussions of rape and rape culture. Discretion is advised.
According to @CeeLoGreen, if someone is drugged unconscious, whatever sexual abuse that might happen to them while they’re unconscious can’t be considered rape because the raped person has to be conscious to recall what happened.
EXCELLENT example of the rape culture that RAINN claims doesn’t exist.
I’m advocating that we boycot ALL products in which Cee Lo participates or earns money from until he 1. Apologizes for his remarks without condition, both to the public and to the woman he accused of lying. 2. Donates a hefty sum of money to a rape prevention charity and women’s shelter. 3. Starts a college scholarship for women’s studies and semiotic theory. 4. Agrees to see a therapist to detoxify himself of his rape culture and misogynistic tendencies.
Please join me in this boycott.
(H/T Katika Thomas)
Fathers and Sons
Aeneas carrying Anchises and the Penates out of Troy (Veii, Etruria, c. 500 BCE)
Do you love me? he asks one. If I want him to remain alive, what is that to you? he says of another, and then that other reveals himself as the author of the words we are reading. The twenty-first chapter of the Gospel of John is strange (a succession struggle, like those in King Lear or in Kurosawa’s films). It is perhaps strangest when Christ prophesies Peter’s death, When thou wast young, thou girdest thyself, and walkedst whither thou wouldest: but when thou shalt be old, thou shalt stretch forth thy hands, and another shall gird thee, and carry thee whither thou wouldest not.
"Dakhil Naso, a Yezidi from Sinjar carrying his blind father to Kurdistan to save him from death." (August 28, 2014), via @KhalafHamo
That’s the number of arrest warrants issued in Ferguson last year for nonviolent crimes. Compare that to the population of 21,135 people.