Feminist. Obsessed with space. Massive adoration for reading. Love for food and cooking. Firm believer that coffee is a cure all for any problem. Twenty two year old political science major.Ask me anything
- Independence and safety (not having to rely on abusive ppl, getting to control how you spend your time and money)
- Experiences (travel, events, vacations, entertainment)
- Health (medical care duh, good food, good location, reduced stress)
- Opportunity (car, being able to move, having a safety net, “looking professional”)
- Confidence (clothes that make you look good, things that make you feel good)
iunno that seems a lot like happiness
thefiveandten said: Hi, I am looking for any databases, sites or organizations that might provide me with some information on the rape of women by law enforcement. I am writing a thesis on the social control of women of color by police in the U.S. and of course, this issue is very under-reported. If you could help me in any way, I would be very grateful! If you need my references or any information from me, please let me know. I am more than willing to oblige. Thank you very much!
Recently, Daniel Holtzclaw brought the issue front and center with his actions. He chose black women because he believed that they would be less likely to fight back against a police officer due to the very real fear that such actions might endanger their lives. He also knew that they would not come forward or would not likely be believed if they did. He very deliberately used his power and privilege as a means to intimidate the women he raped. He understood the role that racism plays in rape culture and used it with a confidence borne of years of watching others get away with similar behavior.
As you might imagine, there aren’t a lot of people willing or able to speak out about this kind of assault. But with that in mind, here is what I was able to find:
The Sociocultural Context of African American and White American Women’s Rape (this one is an abstract of a paper that is pay-to-read)
If anyone else has resources to suggest, please do!
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