I'm a fancy coastal lefty intellectual socialist who disdains racism, bigotry, coal mining, rapists being allowed to walk amoung us...and trickle-down economics. My rescue mutt and I read @newyorkermag on Saturday afternoons, sipping fair trade coffee and getting righteously offended while reading a profile of #sarahhuckabeesanders . Later, my family and I will go on a bike ride with our electric bike and probably drink a CBD infused beer or cocktail at a cafe that doesn't serve straws and has a sign in the window that says "This is a safe space" with a little rainbow flag insignia.
Our kids eat organic oatmeal for breakfast everyday and we talk to them about global warming, carbon emissions, the border crisis, racism, and accepting all kinds of people with love in our hearts. Yes, even republicans.
My worst fear is one of my kids growing up to become a republican lobbyist.
To many, I may seem like a silly hippy. But I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us. And the world will be as one.
This is weighing heavily on my spirit. So, I am going to go off for a minute. What the news isn’t talking about is that this woman is an Alaska Native. He kidnapped her in broad daylight, strangled her unconscious, and ejaculated on her in broad daylight. He stated he wasn’t going to kill her. He wanted her to fear death so his sexual itch would be satisfied. He was set to serve only two years in prison. Because he is a white man in America he received one year credit and one year on an ankle monitor. He is to attend a rehab program and pay a $300 fine. He says, he is grateful for this opportunity to become a better man. However, he offered no remorse or apology to the victim. His defense attorney says that he didn’t get a pass, because he lost his job with the government and that’s a life sentence.
This man also does not have to register as a sexual offender. Let that sink in folks. Kidnapping, strangling, and ejactulating on a woman is a minor offense. This sends a message that it’s okay for this to happen. He is deemed a gentlemen for giving her a tissue and helping her with her belongings. ***Alaska’s sexual crime rate is THREE TIMES the national average. ***Native Alaskans make up 67% of rape victims. ***Alaska Native women are 9.7 times more likely to be sexual assaulted. ***The rate of women murdered by men is THREE TIMES the national average. ***33 out of 100 women experience sexual violence from their partner. ***40 out of 100 women experience violence from their partner. ***50 out of 100 women experience violence and sexual assault or worse from their partner.
These numbers warrant violence against women to be a crisis. An epidemic. ESPECIALLY the rate in which Native American women experience sexual assault and violence. The frightening reality, is we are in rural country and we are drastically outnumbered by men.
Our lawmakers seem to frankly not give a shit. Sadly, if he was a man of color he wouldn’t be free. If she was a white woman her name would be known and she would probably have justice. #metoo#womensmarch#kanyewestchallenge#justice#thisisamerica#alaska#anchorage#rapeculture#thisiswhywemarch#whiteprivilege#evil#scumbag
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Men and the justice system that protects these men are TRAAAAASH!
They though him losing his job was enough punishment for kidnapping and raping of this woman. Also the judge "believes this won't happen again" is a solid testament to let this man free. Women's lives are ruined everyday why are there laws set to protect, that when broken the degree of the consequence is determined based on your skin color. White Privileged is deadly. Today this man walks freely around Anchorage Alaska.#menaretrash#whiteprivilege#ankoragealaska#nativeamericanwomen#genocide#rapistapologist#banmen#laschismosasnews
These men there next-door neighbor Infront of his kids & wife because the trash spilled on his side of the property #sad#sad#sad#thisisamerica#whiteprivilege no morals 😢😢😢😢😢😢😢 follow👉🏽 @cashtrogoodvibes @cashtrogoodvibes @cashtrogoodvibes @cashtrogoodvibes @cashtrogoodvibes
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Well said, @annehathaway! 💯🙌🏽
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