“I wish we could have an honest and respectful dialogue about these complicated issues, but it seems like we can’t right now.”
After an especially difficult year of being bombarded…
A gaffe: An unintentional act or remark causing embarrassment to its originator; a blunder
Seems like a good day to re-post this one - except we’re not giving Daniel Tosh the benefit of the doubt.
So you made a rape joke and now people are, like, really, really mad at you. I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt; maybe you were at a party and the booze made your common sense slip away from you or maybe you were making what you viewed as a flippantly humorous remark on Facebook. Either way, you probably didn’t mean any harm, right? So what’s the big deal?
(trigger warning: extensive discussion of rape and consent regarding alcohol, rape apologism, rape denial)
Hundreds of thousands of immigrant farmworker women and girls in the United States face a high risk of sexual violence and sexual harassment in their workplaces because US authorities and employers fail to protect them adequately.
In a new 95-page report, Human Rights Watch documents rape, stalking, unwanted touching, exhibitionism, or vulgar and obscene language by supervisors, employers, and others in positions of power. Most farmworkers interviewed said they had experienced such treatment or knew others who had. And most said they had not reported these or other workplace abuses, fearing reprisals. Those who had filed sexual harassment claims or reported sexual assault to the police had done so with the encouragement and assistance of survivor advocates or attorneys in the face of difficult challenges.
Farmworkers described experiences such as the following: