In which Draco and Harry dress a little too quickly after a meeting
I don’t even ship it and this is awesome
you know those people that can literally carry on a conversation with anyone are amazing like wow how do you do that
"we’re five year-olds. we eat nerds all day long. and cap’n crunch and cinnamon toast crunch and cocoa puffs.” — aubrey plaza, bon appetit magazine
"BUT WHAT ABOUT THE MEN?!" - Is Feminism Sexist? by marinashutup
Every class I’ve taken and textbook I’ve read in relation to this has confirmed the 2% statistic as well. So I’m gonna go with the academic consensus rather than faceless commenters on the internet.
I was VERY surprised to read this, so I did a little digging. The Department of Justice put out a research report that, among other things, goes into the source of that 1 in 4 statistic. Key line is page xxviii, where Neufeld and Scheck (the Innocence Project founders) do claim that “every year since 1989, in about 25 percent of the sexual assault cases referred to the FBI where results could be obtained…the primary suspect has been excluded by forensic DNA testing.”
The pair go on to qualify that with some fairly restrictive limitations on which rapes are in consideration here. They also acknowledge a number of reasons DNA tests might result in false negatives, but I’m not concentrating on that here. For that 1 in 4 statistic to carry, all four of the following factors must be true:
1) identity is at issue (no consent defense);
2) non-DNA evidence was an eye-witness identification;
3) the arrest or indictment was based on that non-DNA evidence; and
4) sperm was recovered from a place making identity dispositive.
So, let’s break down what this means. 1 in 4 men will not be falsely accused of rape in their lifetime. That’s a gross misrepresentation of what Neufeld and Scheck wrote. What’s more, the sample explicitly excludes cases where consent is an issue. So, cases where there’s no dispute about whether the two people had sex? Not considered. One of the other statistics that gets thrown out there is that in at least two thirds of all rape cases (sometimes the estimate is higher), the victim knew her rapist. We’re not really dealing with them here.
It’s dealing purely with witness misidentification in cases where they had DNA evidence, and didn’t use it. Notice what I wrote there? Witness misidentification. While that could presumably include these “false rape” accusations, what it’s likely dealing with are women who were actually raped, but were unable to identify their rapist.
That same year, the FBI estimated that 8% of complaints about forcible rape were “unfounded” - this is on the higher end of what you’ll see in studies. Things I can’t stress enough: unfounded does not mean false. If a woman finds herself under pressure by the community and recants? That’s generally considered unfounded.
In short: yes, witness misidentification is a very serious problem — in cases of rape, and in many other crimes. But it feels like when I see people throwing around these particular statistics, it’s not about issues of identification — it’s an attempt to accuse the victims of fabricating the crime. And that’s not what these statistics were addressing.
Thank you for taking the time to clear this up!
look what you can buy
There is a Pope in the Cars universe. This means that there is Catholic Christianity, which means there was a Jesus car who was crucified. Jesus Chrysler was crucified by car Romans under Pontiac Pilot who washed his wheels. A car was nailed to a cross and ascended to Heaven.
the pope is a car but he still rides in a popemobile
JESUS TAKE THE WHEEL, or become the car…I think…
I’m so glad this infographic exists.
YouTube comments aren’t “just the Internet.” They’re not the product of a group of otherwise nice guys who suddenly become evil when they wear a veil of anonymity. YouTube comments are actually a nightmarish glimpse into the sexist attitudes that define the fabric of our own existence in the “real world,” a world that, like YouTube, is owned and dominated by men. The most terrifying gift that the Internet has given us is that it’s shown us how men honestly perceive the world: as a place where women exist exclusively for their sexual pleasure.
In the wake of VidCon, and as more and more women start speaking up about the harassment they face online, it’s time to start realizing that our narrative of progress is deeply flawed. Things aren’t getting better for women on the Internet; they’re deteriorating and ignoring the problem amounts to being complicit in it."
there were over 3,000 lightening strikes in 2 hours last night in the UK
this is a direct result of people complaining about Thor being female. You’ve angered her
Dowling Duncan and redesigning the American Dollar:
Why the size?
We have kept the width the same as the existing dollars. However we have changed the size of the note so that the one dollar is shorter and the 100 dollar is the longest. When stacked on top of each other it is easy to see how much money you have. It also makes it easier for the visually impaired to distinguish between notes.
Why a vertical format?
When we researched how notes are used we realized people tend to handle and deal with money vertically rather than horizontally. You tend to hold a wallet or purse vertically when searching for notes. The majority of people hand over notes vertically when making purchases. All machines accept notes vertically. Therefore a vertical note makes more sense.
Why different colors?
It’s one of the strongest ways graphically to distinguish one note from another.
Why these designs?
We wanted a concept behind the imagery so that the image directly relates to the value of each note. We also wanted the notes to be educational, not only for those living in America but visitors as well. Each note uses a black and white image depicting a particular aspect of American history and culture. They are then overprinted with informational graphics or a pattern relating to that particular image.
$1 – The first African American president
$5 – The five biggest native American tribes
$10 – The bill of rights, the first 10 amendments to the US Constitution
$20 – 20th Century America
$50 – The 50 States of America
$100 – The first 100 days of President Franklin Roosevelt. During this time he led the congress to pass more important legislations than most presidents pass in their entire term. This helped fight the economic crises at the time of the great depression. Ever since, every new president has been judged on how well they have done during the first 100 days of their term.
I get so annoyed with Americans who make fun of Canadian currency because it’s “Monopoly Money.” What? Our currency is multicoloured, see-through, holographic and almost indestructible! I guess that’s not as cool as being impossible to tell apart, wrinkly, bland and super easy to rip?
These designs are slick as hell, though.
Emilia Clarke for Marie Claire’s May 2014 issue