❝ Yes, false rape accusations happen. Run the protocol anyway. I’ve heard that perhaps the military has the highest number of ‘em. True or not, RUN THE PROTOCOL ANYWAY. Because in 15 years of investigating rape accusations, I can count those that panned out as false on one hand. Meanwhile, the one time I almost skipped the protocol, the one time I almost didn’t believe a petty officer, because I was naive as an investigator and a young woman, because her commanding officer described her as “a party girl, always late, always out drinking, don’t bother with this one”, she turned out to be the victim of one of the most brutal assaults I’ve ever investigated. She shouldn’t have still been -alive-, let alone up and making the accusation. So let me repeat: five false accounts in fifteen years. And one time I almost failed a woman ‘cause of the bullshit way it’s normal to talk about us. Take your shipmates’ word, and then run the protocol. Every. Single. Time. ❞
- JAG lawyer, speaking to my husband’s plant during Sexual Assault Prevention Month. (via circusbones)
And here’s one of the reasons why the “Men’s Rights movement” is hateful and bigoted.
Sometimes I wonder about that too, it is really amazing~
Isn’t it? *v*
No but can we be real for a moment.
Cities were being built. Before we had any kind of help with it.
Things were being carved into stone into beautiful patterns over and over again without machines.
that was a thing
When Gavin said “But you’re in your head. All of you is in your head.”
I frantically pointed at the screen and looked around while shouting “THIS IS WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT SEE I’M NOT THE ONLY ONE WHO THINKS THOSE THINGS”