Rape has become endemic in South Africa, so a medical technician named Sonette Ehlers developed a product that immediately gathered national attention there. Ehlers had never forgotten a rape victim telling her forlornly, “If only I had teeth down there.”
Some time afterward, a man came into the hospital where Ehlers works in excruciating pain because his penis was stuck in his pants zipper.
Ehlers merged those images and came up with a product she called Rapex. It resembles a tube, with barbs inside. The woman inserts it like a tampon, with an applicator, and any man who tries to rape the woman impales himself on the barbs and must go to an emergency room to have the Rapex removed.
When critics complained that it was a medieval punishment, Ehlers replied tersely, “A medieval device for a medieval deed.”
- Half the Sky, Nicholas Kristof
REBLOGGING THIS. x1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000
A medieval device for a medieval deed - yes.
This is perfect
BLESS THIS PERSON
I BOW TO THIS INTENTION
Can we talk about how beautifully this turns rape culture on its head? Instead of “If they weren’t dressed like that they wouldn’t have been raped” THIS IS LITERALLY “IF THEY HADN’T TRIED TO RAPE SOMEONE THEY WOULDN’T HAVE SPIKES IN THEIR DICK”*
almost everyone I tell about thus go ‘its so cruel! Its inhumane!’
whAT IS RAPE THEN!?!
Pope Francis is People Of The Year by LEADING GAY RIGHTS magazine, The Advocate.
And as a openly gay and devoted Catholics, I am truly proud of him and The Advocate for their open mindedness.
Personally, I see many qualities in Pope Francis that I like and adore.
He rebel, and I am a rebel, so I pretty much get him. Unlike former Popes, he doesn’t follow all that Vatican’s codes and rules, for good reasons.
He has the characteristics of a leader that we wish all our leaders had. He is not perfect but he walks the walk. He walks the walk.
And here’s some of them:
Picture 1. He acknowledged that atheists can be good people.
Earlier in 2013, Pope Francis spoke out against the common interpretation within the Church that atheists, by nature, are bad people. He stated that, “Atheists should be seen as good people if they do good.” After meeting the Pope, the openly atheist president of Uruguay, Jose Mujica, compared Francis to a friendly neighbor.
Picture 2. He denouced judgement on homosexuals
Pope Francis has stated several times that the Church has no right to interfere spiritually in the lives of gays and lesbians. Though Francis maintained the right of the Church to express opinions on homosexuality, he believes that Christians should not judge or ridicule.
Picture 3. He PERSONALLY called and consoled victim of rape
A 44-year old Argentinian woman, raped by a local policeman, was one of thousands to write a letter to Pope Francis in 2013. The woman was surprised when she later received a phone call from Francis himself—who consoled the woman and told her, “You are not alone.”
Picture 4. He auctioned his motorcycle to the benefit to the homeless
In October, Francis donated his own Harley Davidson motorcycle to fund a hostel and soup kitchen in Rome.
Picture 5. He urged the protection of Amazon Rainforest
During his visit to Brazil, Pope Francis met with natives who have been fighting ranchers and farmers attempting to invade their land. He encouraged that the Amazon be treated as a garden and protected.
Picture 6. he snuck out of the Vatican to feed the homeless.
More recently, it has been discovered that Pope Francis regularly leaves the Vatican at night to feed the homeless. Dressed as an ordinary priest, he joins Archbishop Konrad Krajewski to feed the poor of Rome.
Picture 7. He held a major ceremony at the chapel of a youth prison.
In March, the Pope held a major Holy Week service at Casal del Marmo jail for minors, rather than the Vatican. During the service, the pope washed and kissed the feet of 12 young offenders to commemorate Jesus’ gesture of humility towards his apostles on the night before he died.
Picture 8. He invited a boy wit Downs Syndrome for a ride in Popemobile.
During a general audience, Pope Francis invited Alberto di Tullio, a 17-year-old boy with Downs Syndrome, to ride in his Popemobile while thousands watched.
Picture 9. He embraced and kissed Vinicio Riva
November saw Pope Francis embrace Vinicio Riva, a man scarred by a genetic disease. Fighting agonising pain on a daily basis, such an act restored the faith of a man who says that he is often mocked in public.
Picture 10. He spoke out against frivolous spending by the Church.
The average set of cardinal’s clothes costs as much as $20,000. In October, Pope Francis urged officials to dress more modestly and to not squander such money. In the same month, he ordered a German bishop to explain how he had spent $3 million on a marble courtyard.
HOW HAS THE AWESOME POPE NOT BEEN REBLOGGED FURTHER?
Look, I’m not a Christian. I’m a practicing LaVeyan Satanist. But THIS GUY HERE…
I respect him. I like him. I look forward to seeing him do more good things. And I’ll reblog this a thousand times because, FUCK, Pope Awesome is AWESOME.
AND CAN WE REALIZE FOR A SECOND THE POPE RODE A HARLEY?!?!!
As a Catholic, I have to say it’s really weird having a pope who seems to care about people. A good kind of weird, just…not something I would have ever expected. I just kind of assumed they elected popes based entirely on their proficiency in covering up child rape and Nazi collaboration scandals.
This is a pretty awesome pope
FINALLY a real pope!
This is how you practice religion.
I’m a freaking Lutheran (we’re like the red headed step child that just wouldn’t fall in line) and I fucking love this guy.
I’m not converting. But I really like this guy.
Anderson Cooper saving a boy in Haiti during a shooting. A slab of concrete was dropped of the boys head.
Anderson fucking Cooper, everyone.
Some journalists like to be strictly observers. they don’t intervene, they don’t participate. they just document what they see, even if what they see is terrible. But the way I see it, journalists don’t exist in a vacuum. They are human beings, living and working in a very human environment. And that humanity is essential in relating to their stories. When you lose your humanity, you lose any kind of journalistic integrity you have left.
remember there is a spider that can spin a web thick enough to stop a train, and scientists have figured out how to record our dreams so we can re watch them. u probably have a couple of mongolian war lord atoms in u and a hummingbird can recall every single flower it has visited. there is so much to know and find out if we keep on living. u can do it friends :)
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Many of you may already know that bitchmagnets aka mehrmantrauts (main blog) aka stellar.pw (wordpress) stole my theme as mentioned here: [ ✖ ] Even if she locked the blog, a kind little birdie tipped me off about her main blog and so I found out that she stole my other theme too. But the other important thing is, I managed to gather enough evidence to bring her down as well as finding her other social networking sites.
But where would the fun be if I just made a boring post about how you shouldn’t steal people’s themes, right? After all, I’m sure she’s had plenty of insults and messages about how fucking awful and shameless she is from everyone else.
Therefore, I’ve decided to take a more creative and fresh approach and do a detailed theme review of the codes of mine that she dissected and put together without crediting me, of course. So let us begin! ^u^
(WARNING: EXTREMELY LONG POST)