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thebookskeeper:

So a friend of mine had the misfortune of dealing with rape culture from a police officer. She gave me the permission to post this on Tumblr so the name of this officer and her story can spread.

So let’s be serious for a second guys please -

Last night around 2 a.m. my friends and I decided to take a drive around Hutchinson island, and when upon returning into Sewall’s Point we made a stop underneath the causeway. We decided to stop, listen to music, and stand outside the car. Not intoxicated, not under any substance abuse, and not in the possession of any weapons - we were having clean wholesome dumb teenage fun. Without doing anything incriminating it still was unfortunately interrupted by Officer Scott Donlon, when he drove around the causeway and approached us with his lights on. We turned down the music and waited for him to approach us outside my friends car. The lights almost made it impossible for us to see his face or communicate with him without holding my arm in front of my face.

He walks up to us and says,

"I sure as hell can’t wait to hear this story."

I took the liberty to talk for my friends, because they were visibly intimidated and frightened by this officer.

I responded,

"Honestly officer, we were on our way to the beach when we decided that it was probably too late and unsafe. We decided on our drive back to stop here and enjoy ourselves. We are good people. None of us are under the influence or intoxicated we are more than willing to take a breathalyzer if you have any suspicion that we are."

That’s when he made the most disturbing comment of all,

"Yeah because running around in your underwear -"

I couldn’t believe it, he decided that my outfit of choice constituted as underwear to him. My floral top that showed my mid-drift and my high-waisted shorts was something he was going to demean and call “underwear”?

I tried my hardest not to be rude to him, but I responded with,

"That’s extremely rude and offensive sir. I don’t think my outfit should be considered underwear."

He continued to walk around my friends car trying to be intimidating and aggressive, so I spoke again:

"Sir, are you detaining us?"

Which he responded, “Yes.”

So I said, “What for?”

"For wearing underwear."

I was fuming. I was disgusted. I was baffled. I couldn’t believe that right before my very eyes rape culture was brought to light by this officer.

Again everyone - Scott Donlon, Officer of Sewall’s Point, who’s name I asked for because I was not going to let this white old privileged male think he could demean the four of us.

Luckily another officer, rolled up to us in the middle of this, he who was much kinder and diffused the situation by saying,

"Do not try him, you need to just give him respect. You could make things so much worse for yourself."

I wanted to say,

"What!? Excuse me? It’s your job to protect us, not to make us feel like our lives are threatened because he decided that he wants to be intimidating?"

Instead I said to the other officer,

"Officer, I mean no offense, and I’m sorry if I upset him, but he told us we were being detained for wearing underwear. Look at the four of us, we may be showing our stomachs, but we’re fully clothed and that’s by no means okay."

He responded,

"Well if he says you’re being detained. You’re being detained."

We were never detained.

It was all an intimidation tactic, and because of course it wasn’t worth the fight, I apologized for MY behavior and for disrespecting HIM. I let him continue to say I was running around in my “underwear.” I continued to let him say, “If I was in a bad mood tonight, I could have got you in so much more trouble.” I continued to let him discriminate my age by saying “I don’t need some 19 year old giving me attitude thinking she knows the law better than me.” I continued to let him completely dominate the situation and degrade us.

I’m not okay with this, I’m not okay with another officer fluffing his ego because he has some fucked up authoritative mentality.

Below I’ll add the photo of the outfit I was wearing, you guys let me know if I missed out on the memo of what defines underwear now.

If you actually took the time to go through my terrible grammar and read all of this ridiculous nonsense - thank you so much thank you thankyoouuu.

If you add his name ( Scott Donlon ) and people reblog with his name then it will show up in google search results as each person reblogging it is technically posting his name with the story on a separate webpage

this is upsetting and all but if you think his superiors are gonna do anything because some people from the internet read something on the internet and called them to complain, then you will be very disappointed. The act itself is righteous, but the hope for solution is just implausible.

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snowyfir:

i hate the whole oppression works both way thing because like

for instance

if you go up to your boss and say “YOURE A FUCKING ASSHOLE. YOURE FIRED!!” nothing happens to your boss because you’re not in a position to do anything to her like that. if she goes “NO, YOURE FIRED.” then you’re out on your ass and unemployed. you both said the same thing, but its effects were COMPLETELY different, because of the POSITIONS OF POWER.

But wait wait wait ya gotta understand that many positions of power are based on experience, education, etc. I know it’s sucky and weird, but c’mon you gotta be a little realistic here. If your manager who has 20+ years of experience and education in the field and says “you’re fired” to the person with a month experience, they most likely have a good reason and clear thinkingbits. Although some people shouldn’t be allowed to have that position…

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sockleton:

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sockleton:

why does tumblr act like pacific rim is a thousand times better than it actually is

tumblr does this to everything what are you talking about

dont i know it but no im specifically thinking about how it has a case of the avengers, where theres like a million…

some people just like things a lot more than others? im the same way with wtnv; people go crazy for it while im just meh. people express their love/excitement for things in different ways

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tumblr is literally the worst place for self esteem

"Youre so nice and sweet and beautiful!!! oh wait you’re WHITE?! no……whITE peOPLE BAD BAD white ppleop RASCIST white peolpe are jsut so aBOVE IT ALL…you strAIGHT?!?!?!?!?! STRAIHGT????!!!!! NO!! NO STRAIGHT IS BAD GO DIE THWEMS HOMOPHOBES!!! CIS???!! CIS ARE IS THE SCUM!!!"

can’t even get on this fucking website anymore without wanting to punish myself for being born a certain skin color. i remember when it was just a bunch of people posting and rebloggin stuff for funsies. now if you do that there’s a 90% positive chance you’ll start a fucking social justice/equality/rascist/transphobic/homophobic/whatever the fuck else war when that wasn’t your intention at all. people on here will literally pick something apart to nag and bitch at a person or just to be an asshole

yet i still scroll

Filed under tumblr social justice text post hear me roar grrr jerks make me upset transphobia homophobia sorry if i made anyone upset its just so upsetting to see innocent nice people be tagged as being racist or whatever else when theyre not ugh rant