Allstate wants to get in on the Pride celebrations, too. The company just launched its LGBT-friendly #OutHoldingHands campaign with this short video celebrating finding the people who fit perfectly with us. Join by tweeting or Facebooking photos of your displays of affection using the hashtag #OutHoldingHands. (via Mashable)
How rape trials should go?
- Lawyer: Did he rape her?
- Witness: Yes, but she was drunk and passed out.
- Lawyer: That's not what I asked. Did he rape her?
- Witness: Yes, but she was wearin-
- Lawyer: I didn't ask what she was wearing. Did he rape her?
- Witness: Yes, but-
- Lawyer: I didn't ask anything else. It's just a simple yes or no answer. Did he rape her?
- Witness: Yes.
- Laywer: Yes, he raped her.
- Rape is rape is rape, no matter the context.
Warrior Sisters Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping women defend themselves from physical and sexual violence. Our goal is to prevent violence before it occurs by teaching women self defense tactics and providing them with a range of personal protection products. Currently, rape and sexual assault are epidemic. One in three women will be sexually assaulted in her lifetime. One if five will be raped.
In Lane County Oregon where we are based, the number of sexual assaults consistently exceeds the national average. Our classes cover basic self defense tactics, hand to hand combat, and weapons disarmament with the goal of training women in the confidence and skills they need to protect themselves.
We also provide self defense materials such as hand wraps, emergency whistles, pepper spray and stun guns to women participating in our trainings. We focus on providing services to women in high risk situations such as homeless women, women who have experienced abuse, college-age women and those who cannot afford to get trainings and defensive products on their own. All of our services are free of charge to women in need.
The goal of Warrior Sisters is fundamentally to empower women to fight back against the violence directed at them and in the process, to create a strong women's community.
I am a humanist, which means, in part, that I have tried to behave decently without expectations of rewards or punishments after I am dead.
I’m going to be updating a few sections soon and also hoping to get two additional sections up and running / added, one about Feminism and the other about Charities. I’m always open to ideas and contributions from followers who might have useful information that could help improve the content of the blog. I’m not personally that well versed in the history of feminism, so if any of you would like to help me out :) or could recommend some good sources or reading material I could add to the section for others it would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks all, hope you’re all doing well, take care of yourselves!