Rape Victim Suspended for Telling

The longer I’m alive in the United States, the less and less we seem to value women and girls. Men think they’re expendable, and now women get in on it by being complicit in lies, coverups, or even procuring victims.

I thought I had heard everything. But this story made me so sick I had to pass it along.

I first happened on it in a post by Boing Boing. A seventh grade special education student was expelled during the 08-09 school year. The reason? She reported being raped by a classmate. School officials didn’t believe her, and suspended her for filing a false report. When she was allowed to return to school the following year, she was provided with no protection from her alleged attacker. During that year, the harassment continued, leading up to another rape in the school library.

The girl was suspended again for, among other things, PUBLIC DISPLAY OF AFFECTION. The suspension came even after her mother took her for an exam, found evidence that a sexual assault had occured, and DNA matching the boy in question was recovered.

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T-Mobile: 1,174 Signatures Still Needed

I stopped by the site to see how far along the petition to stop the AT&T merger with swallowing of T-Mobile had gotten.It’s not finished yet. We still need a lot of signatures, so here’s the site again: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/2/stop-t-mobile-from-being-bought-by-att/




We Still Need 1915 Signatures!

Remember that you can sign a petition on the Care2 website asking the chair of the FCC to stop AT&T from merging with T-Mobile? The petition is here: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/2/stop-t-mobile-from-being-bought-by-att/

I just stopped by the site to look: The goal for the petition is 3,000 signatures. Right now there’s 1,085. Which is pretty impressive, considering it wasn’t created all that long ago. You’re all doing a great job! 🙂 Guess I should count myself in that and say WE’RE doing great, since I signed too.

But the quicker we hit the 3,000 signature mark, the more time we have to use other tactics to drive home just how much we hate this idea. So pass this post along, tell your friends and fellow T-Mobile customers, and let’s wrap that petition up as a nice gift to the FCC chair!