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Af, Books, and Community: ti skerb Retweeted Shan AF RJ mesa 15 - AF SP mesa 71 @ShanaBRX Jun 14 Fuck everyone who whines about ao3 News All News May 2019 Newsletter, Volume 135 Published: Thu 13 Jun 2019 01:03PM 03 Comments: 4 Recently, the Archive of Our Own has received an influx of new Chinese users, a result of tightening content restrictions on other platforms. We would like to extend our warmest welcome to them, and remind everyone that our committees are working to make AO3 as accessible as possible in languages other than English Read more... 20 t 2.8K 6.4K Show this thread ao3tagoftheday: zoe2213414: eabevella: naryrising: You can read the post here for more info, but I wanted to just add a bit about what this entails from my POV, on the Support team.  Somewhere between ¼ to 1/3 of all our tickets last month were in Chinese (somewhere upwards of 300 out of 1200 or so), almost all from users just setting up their accounts or trying to find out how to get an invitation.  A lot of the tickets are what I’d characterize as “intro” tickets - they say hi, list favourite fandoms or pairings, or provide samples of fic they’ve written. Although this isn’t necessary on AO3, this is not uncommon in Chinese fandom sites that you have to prove your credentials to get in (in fact it wasn’t uncommon in English-language fandom sites 15-20 years ago).  We respond to all of these tickets, even the ones that just say hi.  We check whether the user has managed to receive their invite or get their account sent up, and if they haven’t, we help them do so.  This means taking every single ticket through our Chinese translation team twice, once so we make sure we understand the initial ticket, and then again to translate our reply.  This is a challenging process, although we’ve found ways to streamline it and can normally get a reply out pretty quickly (like within a few days).  We do it because this is part of why AO3 exists in the first place - to provide a safe haven where users can post their works without worrying about censorship or sudden crackdowns on certain kinds of content.  We do it because this is important, and helping these users get their accounts and be able to share their works safely is why we’re here.  We hope that we’ll be able to help as many of them as possible.   There have been a few (thankfully few, that I’ve seen) complaints about these new AO3 users not always knowing how things work - what language to tag with, or what fandom tags to use, for instance.  To this I would say: 1. Have patience and be considerate.  They are coming to a new site that they aren’t familiar with, and using it in a language they may not be expert in, and it might take a while to learn the ropes.  You can filter out works tagged in Chinese if you don’t want to see them.  Or just scroll past.   2. You can report works tagged with the wrong language or the wrong fandom to our Policy and Abuse team using the link at the bottom of any page.  This will not cause the authors to “get in trouble” (a concern I’ve heard before, as people are reluctant to report for these reasons).  It means the Policy and Abuse team will contact them to ask them to change the language/fandom tag, and if the creator doesn’t, they can edit it directly.  If you remember Strikethrough or the FF.net porn ban or similar purges, please keep them in mind and consider that these users are going through something similar or potentially worse.  This is why AO3 exists.  We are doing our best to try and help make the transition smooth.   I am a Taiwanese and I’d like to put some context behind the recent influx of China based AO3 users. China is tightening their freedom of speech in recent years after Xi has became the chairman (he even canceled the 10 years long term of service of chairman, meaning he can stay as the leader of China as long as he lives–he has became a dictator). They censor words that are deemed “sensitive”, you can’t type anything to criticize the chinise government. Big social media platform won’t even post the posts containing sensitive words. You don’t have the freedom of publish books without the books being approved by the government either. To disguise this whole Ninety Eighty-Four nightmare, they started to pick on the easy target: the women and the minorities (China is getting more and more misogynistic as a result of the government trying to control their male population through encouraging them to control the female population through “chinese tradition family value” but that’s another story). Last year, the chinese government arrested a woman who is a famous yaoi/BL novel writer named 天一 and sentenced her 10 years in jail for “selling obscene publications” and “illegal publication” (she’s not the only BL writer who got arrested. Meanwhile, multiple cases where men raped women only get about 2 years of jail time in China). It’s a warning to anyone who want to publish anything that’s “not approved” by the government that they can literally ruin you.  Just recently the chinese government “contacted” website owners of one of their largest romance/yaoi/slash fiction sites 晉江 and announced that for now on, for the sake of a Clean Society, they can’t write anything that’s slightly “obscene”. No sex scene, no sexual interaction, they can’t even write any bodily interaction below neck (I’m not kidding here). But that’s not their actual goal. They also listed other restriction such as: can’t write anything that’s about the government, the military, the police, “sensitive history”, “race problems”, which is… you basically can’t write anything that might be used as a tool to criticize the government (as many novels did). This recent development really hurt the chinese fanfic writers. They can’t write anything without the fear of being put on the guillotine by the government to show their control. Most of them don’t even think that deep politically, they just want to write slash fictions. But there are no platform safe in China, that’s why the sudden influx of chinese users to AO3. I bet it won’t be long before AO3 got banned in China, but until then, be a little bit patient to them. As much as I hate the chinese government, I pity their people. I’m crying so loud…As a Chinese, you don’t know how your kindness meant to us. When I’m young, I read 1984, and I thought this story is so unrealistic, but now, it’s getting tougher and tougher for fanfic and the writer in China. Thank you ao3. Thank you for the people who care about Chinese people. (hope I didn’t spell anything wrong) Hi everyone! As much as I poke fun at ao3 culture on this blog, I love the platform and the community and I’m glad that it can function as a refuge for Chinese fans, both writers and readers.So followers! I encourage you all to be welcoming and helpful to Chinese fans joining us on ao3 and to be patient as the platform figures out how to integrate them. If any of you are Chinese speakers and are inclined to volunteer with ao3, I’m sure that would be appreciated. As for the rest of us, let’s remember that ao3 exists as a sanctuary for our community, especially exactly those parts of it that are most at risk under Chinese censorship (lgbt+ content, explicit fics, etc.) and let’s take this opportunity to be grateful that our community has worked together so well for so long in order to create this sanctuary. I’m delighted that that effort can now be helpful to Chinese fans facing censorship, and I’m excited to see how Chinese fans and fan culture will interact and co-create with English speaking fandom.And with that, I’m off to slip ao3 an extra 10 dollars.
Af, Books, and Community: ti skerb Retweeted
 Shan AF RJ mesa 15 - AF SP mesa 71 @ShanaBRX Jun 14
 Fuck everyone who whines about ao3
 News
 All News
 May 2019 Newsletter, Volume 135
 Published: Thu 13 Jun 2019 01:03PM 03 Comments: 4
 Recently, the Archive of Our Own has received an influx of
 new Chinese users, a result of tightening content restrictions
 on other platforms. We would like to extend our warmest
 welcome to them, and remind everyone that our committees
 are working to make AO3 as accessible as possible in
 languages other than English
 Read more...
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ao3tagoftheday:

zoe2213414:
eabevella:

naryrising:

You can read the post here for more info, but I wanted to just add a bit about what this entails from my POV, on the Support team.  Somewhere between ¼ to 1/3 of all our tickets last month were in Chinese (somewhere upwards of 300 out of 1200 or so), almost all from users just setting up their accounts or trying to find out how to get an invitation.  A lot of the tickets are what I’d characterize as “intro” tickets - they say hi, list favourite fandoms or pairings, or provide samples of fic they’ve written. Although this isn’t necessary on AO3, this is not uncommon in Chinese fandom sites that you have to prove your credentials to get in (in fact it wasn’t uncommon in English-language fandom sites 15-20 years ago).  We respond to all of these tickets, even the ones that just say hi.  We check whether the user has managed to receive their invite or get their account sent up, and if they haven’t, we help them do so.  This means taking every single ticket through our Chinese translation team twice, once so we make sure we understand the initial ticket, and then again to translate our reply. 
This is a challenging process, although we’ve found ways to streamline it and can normally get a reply out pretty quickly (like within a few days).  We do it because this is part of why AO3 exists in the first place - to provide a safe haven where users can post their works without worrying about censorship or sudden crackdowns on certain kinds of content.  We do it because this is important, and helping these users get their accounts and be able to share their works safely is why we’re here.  We hope that we’ll be able to help as many of them as possible.  
There have been a few (thankfully few, that I’ve seen) complaints about these new AO3 users not always knowing how things work - what language to tag with, or what fandom tags to use, for instance.  To this I would say:
1. Have patience and be considerate.  They are coming to a new site that they aren’t familiar with, and using it in a language they may not be expert in, and it might take a while to learn the ropes.  You can filter out works tagged in Chinese if you don’t want to see them.  Or just scroll past.  
2. You can report works tagged with the wrong language or the wrong fandom to our Policy and Abuse team using the link at the bottom of any page.  This will not cause the authors to “get in trouble” (a concern I’ve heard before, as people are reluctant to report for these reasons).  It means the Policy and Abuse team will contact them to ask them to change the language/fandom tag, and if the creator doesn’t, they can edit it directly. 
If you remember Strikethrough or the FF.net porn ban or similar purges, please keep them in mind and consider that these users are going through something similar or potentially worse.  This is why AO3 exists.  We are doing our best to try and help make the transition smooth.  

I am a Taiwanese and I’d like to put some context behind the recent influx of China based AO3 users.
China is tightening their freedom of speech in recent years after Xi has became the chairman (he even canceled the 10 years long term of service of chairman, meaning he can stay as the leader of China as long as he lives–he has became a dictator). 
They censor words that are deemed “sensitive”, you can’t type anything to criticize the chinise government. Big social media platform won’t even post the posts containing sensitive words. You don’t have the freedom of publish books without the books being approved by the government either.
To disguise this whole Ninety Eighty-Four nightmare, they started to pick on the easy target: the women and the minorities (China is getting more and more misogynistic as a result of the government trying to control their male population through encouraging them to control the female population through “chinese tradition family value” but that’s another story). 
Last year, the chinese government arrested a woman who is a famous yaoi/BL novel writer named 天一 and sentenced her 10 years in jail for “selling obscene publications” and “illegal publication” (she’s not the only BL writer who got arrested. Meanwhile, multiple cases where men raped women only get about 2 years of jail time in China). It’s a warning to anyone who want to publish anything that’s “not approved” by the government that they can literally ruin you.  
Just recently the chinese government “contacted” website owners of one of their largest romance/yaoi/slash fiction sites 
晉江

and announced that for now on, for the sake of a Clean Society, they can’t write anything that’s slightly “obscene”. No sex scene, no sexual interaction, they can’t even write any bodily interaction below neck (I’m not kidding here). 
But that’s not their actual goal. They also listed other restriction such as: can’t write anything that’s about the government, the military, the police, “sensitive history”, “race problems”, which is… you basically can’t write anything that might be used as a tool to criticize the government (as many novels did). 
This recent development really hurt the chinese fanfic writers. They can’t write anything without the fear of being put on the guillotine by the government to show their control. Most of them don’t even think that deep politically, they just want to write slash fictions. But there are no platform safe in China, that’s why the sudden influx of chinese users to AO3. 
I bet it won’t be long before AO3 got banned in China, but until then, be a little bit patient to them. As much as I hate the chinese government, I pity their people. 


I’m crying so loud…As a Chinese, you don’t know how your kindness meant to us. When I’m young, I read 1984, and I thought this story is so unrealistic, but now, it’s getting tougher and tougher for fanfic and the writer in China. Thank you ao3. Thank you for the people who care about Chinese people. (hope I didn’t spell anything wrong)


Hi everyone! As much as I poke fun at ao3 culture on this blog, I love the platform and the community and I’m glad that it can function as a refuge for Chinese fans, both writers and readers.So followers! I encourage you all to be welcoming and helpful to Chinese fans joining us on ao3 and to be patient as the platform figures out how to integrate them. If any of you are Chinese speakers and are inclined to volunteer with ao3, I’m sure that would be appreciated. As for the rest of us, let’s remember that ao3 exists as a sanctuary for our community, especially exactly those parts of it that are most at risk under Chinese censorship (lgbt+ content, explicit fics, etc.) and let’s take this opportunity to be grateful that our community has worked together so well for so long in order to create this sanctuary. I’m delighted that that effort can now be helpful to Chinese fans facing censorship, and I’m excited to see how Chinese fans and fan culture will interact and co-create with English speaking fandom.And with that, I’m off to slip ao3 an extra 10 dollars.

ao3tagoftheday: zoe2213414: eabevella: naryrising: You can read the post here for more info, but I wanted to just add a bit about what th...

Facebook, Friends, and Hello: What to do if you are witnessing ISlamophobIC A bystander's guide to help the persor harassment n who's being targeted Engage conversation. Go to them, sit beside them and say hello. Try to appear calm, collected and welcoming IGNORE THE ATTACKER Pick a random subject and start discussing it. It can be anything: a movie you liked, the weather, saying you like something they wear and asking where they got it.. THE WEATHER LATELYIS S0 İGNO RED Hl HOW ARE YOU? MY SISTER TOLD ME ABOUT THIS MOVIE Keep building the safe space. Keep eye contact with them and don't acknowledge the attacker's presence : the absence of response from you two wil push them to leave the area shortly Continue the conversation until the attacker leaves & escort them to a safe place if necessary. Bring them to a neutral area where they can recollect themselves; respect their wishes if they tell you they're ok and just want to go 2 This guide was written & illustrated by Maeril | @itsmaeril Translated in English for The Middle Eastern Feminist cognitiveinequality: maeril: Hi everyone! This is an illustrated guide I made as part of my co-admining work at The Middle Eastern Feminist on Facebook! It will be published there shortly. The technique that is displayed here is a genuine one used in psychology - I forgot the name and couldn’t find it again so if you know about it, feel free to tell me!Some could say: “Yes but you can use that technique for instances of harassment other than Islamophobic attacks!”, and my reply is: Sure! Please do so, it also works for other “types” of harassment of a lone person in a public space!! However I’m focusing on protecting Muslims here, as they have been very specific targets lately, and as a French Middle Eastern woman, I wanted to try and do something to raise awareness on how to help when such things happen before our eyes - that way one cannot say they “didn’t know what to do”! I’d like to insist on two things: 1) Do not, in any way, interact with the attacker. You must absolutely ignore them and focus entirely on the person being attacked! 2) Please make sure to always respect the wishes of the person you’re helping: whether they want you to leave quickly afterwards, or not! If you’re in a hurry escort them to a place where someone else can take over - call one of their friends, or one of yours, of if they want to, the police. It all depends on how they feel! For my fellow French-speakers: I will translate it in French and post it on my page as soon as I can :)Please don’t hesitate to share this guide as it could push a lot of people to overcome bystander syndrome!!Lots of love and stay safe! PS: I you repost this cartoon of mine on twitter or instagram, please add me in the post so I can see it, with @itsmaeril :) An important reminder today, and every day.
Facebook, Friends, and Hello: What to do
 if you are witnessing ISlamophobIC
 A bystander's guide to help
 the persor
 harassment
 n who's being targeted
 Engage conversation.
 Go to them, sit beside them and say hello.
 Try to appear calm, collected and welcoming
 IGNORE THE ATTACKER
 Pick a random subject and
 start discussing it.
 It can be anything: a movie you liked,
 the weather, saying you like something
 they wear and asking where they got it..
 THE WEATHER
 LATELYIS S0
 İGNO
 RED
 Hl
 HOW ARE YOU?
 MY SISTER TOLD
 ME ABOUT THIS MOVIE
 Keep building the safe space.
 Keep eye contact with them and don't
 acknowledge the attacker's presence : the
 absence of response from you two wil
 push them to leave the area shortly
 Continue the conversation until the
 attacker leaves & escort them
 to a safe place if necessary.
 Bring them to a neutral area where they can
 recollect themselves; respect their wishes if
 they tell you they're ok and just want to go
 2
 This guide was written & illustrated by Maeril | @itsmaeril Translated in English for The Middle Eastern Feminist
cognitiveinequality:
maeril:
Hi everyone! This is an illustrated guide I made as part of my co-admining work at The Middle Eastern Feminist on Facebook! It will be published there shortly. The technique that is displayed here is a genuine one used in psychology - I forgot the name and couldn’t find it again so if you know about it, feel free to tell me!Some could say: “Yes but you can use that technique for instances of harassment other than Islamophobic attacks!”, and my reply is: Sure! Please do so, it also works for other “types” of harassment of a lone person in a public space!! However I’m focusing on protecting Muslims here, as they have been very specific targets lately, and as a French Middle Eastern woman, I wanted to try and do something to raise awareness on how to help when such things happen before our eyes - that way one cannot say they “didn’t know what to do”! I’d like to insist on two things: 1) Do not, in any way, interact with the attacker. You must absolutely ignore them and focus entirely on the person being attacked! 2) Please make sure to always respect the wishes of the person you’re helping: whether they want you to leave quickly afterwards, or not! If you’re in a hurry escort them to a place where someone else can take over - call one of their friends, or one of yours, of if they want to, the police. It all depends on how they feel! For my fellow French-speakers: I will translate it in French and post it on my page as soon as I can :)Please don’t hesitate to share this guide as it could push a lot of people to overcome bystander syndrome!!Lots of love and stay safe!
PS: I you repost this cartoon of mine on twitter or instagram, please add me in the post so I can see it, with @itsmaeril :) 


An important reminder today, and every day.

cognitiveinequality: maeril: Hi everyone! This is an illustrated guide I made as part of my co-admining work at The Middle Eastern Feminist ...

Facebook, Friends, and Hello: What to do if you are witnessing ISlamophobIC A bystander's guide to help the persor harassment n who's being targeted Engage conversation. Go to them, sit beside them and say hello. Try to appear calm, collected and welcoming IGNORE THE ATTACKER Pick a random subject and start discussing it. It can be anything: a movie you liked, the weather, saying you like something they wear and asking where they got it.. THE WEATHER LATELYIS S0 İGNO RED Hl HOW ARE YOU? MY SISTER TOLD ME ABOUT THIS MOVIE Keep building the safe space. Keep eye contact with them and don't acknowledge the attacker's presence : the absence of response from you two wil push them to leave the area shortly Continue the conversation until the attacker leaves & escort them to a safe place if necessary. Bring them to a neutral area where they can recollect themselves; respect their wishes if they tell you they're ok and just want to go 2 This guide was written & illustrated by Maeril | @itsmaeril Translated in English for The Middle Eastern Feminist cognitiveinequality: maeril: Hi everyone! This is an illustrated guide I made as part of my co-admining work at The Middle Eastern Feminist on Facebook! It will be published there shortly. The technique that is displayed here is a genuine one used in psychology - I forgot the name and couldn’t find it again so if you know about it, feel free to tell me!Some could say: “Yes but you can use that technique for instances of harassment other than Islamophobic attacks!”, and my reply is: Sure! Please do so, it also works for other “types” of harassment of a lone person in a public space!! However I’m focusing on protecting Muslims here, as they have been very specific targets lately, and as a French Middle Eastern woman, I wanted to try and do something to raise awareness on how to help when such things happen before our eyes - that way one cannot say they “didn’t know what to do”! I’d like to insist on two things: 1) Do not, in any way, interact with the attacker. You must absolutely ignore them and focus entirely on the person being attacked! 2) Please make sure to always respect the wishes of the person you’re helping: whether they want you to leave quickly afterwards, or not! If you’re in a hurry escort them to a place where someone else can take over - call one of their friends, or one of yours, of if they want to, the police. It all depends on how they feel! For my fellow French-speakers: I will translate it in French and post it on my page as soon as I can :)Please don’t hesitate to share this guide as it could push a lot of people to overcome bystander syndrome!!Lots of love and stay safe! PS: I you repost this cartoon of mine on twitter or instagram, please add me in the post so I can see it, with @itsmaeril :) An important reminder today, and every day.
Facebook, Friends, and Hello: What to do
 if you are witnessing ISlamophobIC
 A bystander's guide to help
 the persor
 harassment
 n who's being targeted
 Engage conversation.
 Go to them, sit beside them and say hello.
 Try to appear calm, collected and welcoming
 IGNORE THE ATTACKER
 Pick a random subject and
 start discussing it.
 It can be anything: a movie you liked,
 the weather, saying you like something
 they wear and asking where they got it..
 THE WEATHER
 LATELYIS S0
 İGNO
 RED
 Hl
 HOW ARE YOU?
 MY SISTER TOLD
 ME ABOUT THIS MOVIE
 Keep building the safe space.
 Keep eye contact with them and don't
 acknowledge the attacker's presence : the
 absence of response from you two wil
 push them to leave the area shortly
 Continue the conversation until the
 attacker leaves & escort them
 to a safe place if necessary.
 Bring them to a neutral area where they can
 recollect themselves; respect their wishes if
 they tell you they're ok and just want to go
 2
 This guide was written & illustrated by Maeril | @itsmaeril Translated in English for The Middle Eastern Feminist
cognitiveinequality:

maeril:
Hi everyone! This is an illustrated guide I made as part of my co-admining work at The Middle Eastern Feminist on Facebook! It will be published there shortly. The technique that is displayed here is a genuine one used in psychology - I forgot the name and couldn’t find it again so if you know about it, feel free to tell me!Some could say: “Yes but you can use that technique for instances of harassment other than Islamophobic attacks!”, and my reply is: Sure! Please do so, it also works for other “types” of harassment of a lone person in a public space!! However I’m focusing on protecting Muslims here, as they have been very specific targets lately, and as a French Middle Eastern woman, I wanted to try and do something to raise awareness on how to help when such things happen before our eyes - that way one cannot say they “didn’t know what to do”! I’d like to insist on two things: 1) Do not, in any way, interact with the attacker. You must absolutely ignore them and focus entirely on the person being attacked! 2) Please make sure to always respect the wishes of the person you’re helping: whether they want you to leave quickly afterwards, or not! If you’re in a hurry escort them to a place where someone else can take over - call one of their friends, or one of yours, of if they want to, the police. It all depends on how they feel! For my fellow French-speakers: I will translate it in French and post it on my page as soon as I can :)Please don’t hesitate to share this guide as it could push a lot of people to overcome bystander syndrome!!Lots of love and stay safe!
PS: I you repost this cartoon of mine on twitter or instagram, please add me in the post so I can see it, with @itsmaeril :) 


An important reminder today, and every day.

cognitiveinequality: maeril: Hi everyone! This is an illustrated guide I made as part of my co-admining work at The Middle Eastern Feminist...

Tumblr, Control, and Blog: SOMBRA REWORK CAN WE GET A HINT? General Discussion Ramxenoc 26 posts Can we have a hint to what is changed my hacker girl finally be worth playing? Will Geoff Goodman 51 posts Overwatch Developer 16h Sure. These changes started by seeing how far we could push the duration of her Stealth and Translocator abilities. As we pushed them out, it allowed her to play more and more as an scout/infiltrator for your team and also allowed her more time to pick and choose when and where she popped out to ambush her enemies. So now she has infinite duration on both Stealth and Translocator, but we had to solve a couple problems that were caused by these changes. For one, she needed to be able to destroy the translocator, or it would often be stuck in some place she didn't want it to be. To that end, you can now destroy it by looking towards it and pressing the Interact key. Also, Stealth giving you 75% bonus movement speed forever was... a bit strong. This bonus has been lowered to 50%. In addition, she can no longer contest objectives while in Stealth since she that would just be super frustrating with infinite duration. These changes are really interesting for her as now she is in complete control over when she reveals herself, allow her to time her hacks better for her team, or go for a back line ambush during a critical moment in a team fight. sighborgs: sighborgs: some info on upcoming sombra changes!
Tumblr, Control, and Blog: SOMBRA
 REWORK CAN
 WE GET A HINT?
 General Discussion
 Ramxenoc 26 posts
 Can we have a hint to what is changed
 my hacker girl finally be worth playing?
 Will

 Geoff Goodman 51 posts
 Overwatch Developer
 16h
 Sure. These changes started by seeing how
 far we could push the duration of her Stealth
 and Translocator abilities. As we pushed them
 out, it allowed her to play more and more as
 an scout/infiltrator for your team and also
 allowed her more time to pick and choose
 when and where she popped out to ambush
 her enemies.

 So now she has infinite duration on both
 Stealth and Translocator, but we had to solve
 a couple problems that were caused by these
 changes. For one, she needed to be able to
 destroy the translocator, or it would often be
 stuck in some place she didn't want it to be.
 To that end, you can now destroy it by looking
 towards it and pressing the Interact key. Also,
 Stealth giving you 75% bonus movement
 speed forever was... a bit strong. This bonus
 has been lowered to 50%. In addition, she can
 no longer contest objectives while in Stealth
 since she that would just be super frustrating
 with infinite duration.
 These changes are really interesting for her
 as now she is in complete control over when
 she reveals herself, allow her to time her
 hacks better for her team, or go for a back
 line ambush during a critical moment in a
 team fight.
sighborgs:
sighborgs:

some info on upcoming sombra changes!

sighborgs: sighborgs: some info on upcoming sombra changes!

Animals, Driving, and Family: omosexuality is Natura Bonobo Homosexuality is Natural Dolphins Bonobos Basts SwansLionsPengins Penauins Homosexuality is Natural Homosexuplity is Naturat wins sixpenceee: wubberduckzilla: asleepymonster: eyesonhorus: sixpenceee: Homosexuality is natural! Here are animal species where homosexual behavior occurs frequently.  Dolphin: Sex is often performed in non-reproductive ways, using snout, flippers and genital rubbing, without regard to gender Bats: More than 20 species of bat have been documented to engage in homosexual behavior.In the wild, the grey-headed flying fox. In wild Bonin flying foxes (Pteropus pselaphon), males perform fellatio or ‘male-male genital licking’ on other males. Male–male genital licking events occur repeatedly several times in the same pair, and reciprocal genital licking also occurs.  Bonobos: which have a matriarchal society, unusual among apes, are a fully bisexual species—both males and females engage in heterosexual and homosexual behavior, being noted for female–female homosexuality in particular. Roughly 60% of all bonobo sexual activity occurs between two or more females. Sexual activity is the bonobo’s answer to avoiding conflict. Swans: An estimated one-quarter of all black swans pairings are of males. They steal nests, or form temporary threesomes with females to obtain eggs, driving away the female after she lays the eggs.  Lions: Both male and female lions have been seen to interact homosexually. Male lions pair-bond for a number of days and initiate homosexual activity with affectionate nuzzling and caressing Penguins: Penguins have been observed to engage in homosexual behaviour since at least as early as 1911. In early February 2004 the New York Times reported that Roy and Silo, a male pair of chinstrap penguins in the Central Park Zoo in New York City had successfully hatched and fostered a female chick from a fertile egg they had been given to incubate. Other penguins in New York zoos have also been reported to have formed same-sex pairs. In Odense Zoo in Denmark, a pair of male king penguins adopted an egg that had been abandoned by a female, proceeding to incubate it and raise the chick. (Source) Homophobia on the other hand, only exists in one species: HUMANS You can order a shirt here Please also note we are the most closely related to bonobos I just bought this for my mom for mother’s day. She gets a lot of flack from her family about shit like this, so I think she’ll be proud to have it. Fun-filled fact, homosexuality is present in across nearly every taxa and is an expression of biodiversity. Being gay is as natural as having ears. Kinda shocked at the homophobia in the comments! But even more reasons to promote this shirt ;)
Animals, Driving, and Family: omosexuality is Natura
 Bonobo

 Homosexuality is Natural
 Dolphins
 Bonobos
 Basts
 SwansLionsPengins
 Penauins

 Homosexuality is Natural

 Homosexuplity is Naturat
 wins
sixpenceee:

wubberduckzilla:
asleepymonster:

eyesonhorus:

sixpenceee:

Homosexuality is natural! Here are animal species where homosexual behavior occurs frequently. 
Dolphin: Sex is often performed in non-reproductive ways, using snout, flippers and genital rubbing, without regard to gender
Bats: More than 20 species of bat have been documented to engage in homosexual behavior.In the wild, the grey-headed flying fox. In wild Bonin flying foxes (Pteropus pselaphon), males perform fellatio or ‘male-male genital licking’ on other males. Male–male genital licking events occur repeatedly several times in the same pair, and reciprocal genital licking also occurs. 
Bonobos: which have a matriarchal society, unusual among apes, are a fully bisexual species—both males and females engage in heterosexual and homosexual behavior, being noted for female–female homosexuality in particular. Roughly 60% of all bonobo sexual activity occurs between two or more females. Sexual activity is the bonobo’s answer to avoiding conflict.
Swans: An estimated one-quarter of all black swans pairings are of males. They steal nests, or form temporary threesomes with females to obtain eggs, driving away the female after she lays the eggs. 
Lions: Both male and female lions have been seen to interact homosexually. Male lions pair-bond for a number of days and initiate homosexual activity with affectionate nuzzling and caressing
Penguins: Penguins have been observed to engage in homosexual behaviour since at least as early as 1911. In early February 2004 the New York Times reported that Roy and Silo, a male pair of chinstrap penguins in the Central Park Zoo in New York City had successfully hatched and fostered a female chick from a fertile egg they had been given to incubate. Other penguins in New York zoos have also been reported to have formed same-sex pairs. In Odense Zoo in Denmark, a pair of male king penguins adopted an egg that had been abandoned by a female, proceeding to incubate it and raise the chick.
(Source)
Homophobia on the other hand, only exists in one species: HUMANS
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Please also note we are the most closely related to bonobos


I just bought this for my mom for mother’s day. She gets a lot of flack from her family about shit like this, so I think she’ll be proud to have it.

Fun-filled fact, homosexuality is present in across nearly every taxa and is an expression of biodiversity. Being gay is as natural as having ears.

Kinda shocked at the homophobia in the comments! But even more reasons to promote this shirt ;)

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Animals, Cats, and Creepy: rabbitinheadlights l feel like the reason certain dog-lovers insist cats are evil is because they read their body language as if they were dogs. So here's a very basic quide to common "mean" things cats do that actually aren't mean at all if you know what they're thinking Rolling and exposing belly- attacks you when touched Does not mean: Give belly rubs! - haha I tricked you! Actually means: I'm playful! If you reach for my belly I'll grab your arm and bite it because I think we're playfighting! Lazily exposing belly still attacks when touched Does not mean: tricked you again! Actually means: I'm showing you my belly because I trust you. Please don't break that trust by invading my personal space. I might accept a belly rub if I'm not ticklish and I know you wel Snapping at you while being pet Does not mean: I suddenly decided I dislike you! Actually means: You're petting me in a way that gives me too much restless energy. Please focus on petting my head and shoulders instead of stroking the full length of my back next time Is in the same room but makes no attempt to interact Does not mean: l'm ignoring you Actually means: We're hanging out! I'm being respectful by giving you space while still enjoying your company Slapping/scratching your hand when you try to pet them Does not mean: I hate you! Actually means: You've failed to establish that we're not playing, or the way you're approaching me scares me. Be calmer, speak more gently, make eye contact and blink slowly at me before you try again. squeakykins I love this post omg, thank you so much. As a lifelong cat person, dogs perplex me because they're so completely different behaviourally blome3kissesbitch I love dogs too but, I've been trying to tell people, you canNOT treat cats like you treat dogs. They arent the same animals and have very different personalities blome3kissesbitch P.s. people often pet cats way too hard. Dogs like a firm pet or a pat on the belly, cats dont have the same bone structure and are more flexible than dogs so what you're doing probably hurts them northisnotup Also, their tail language is the opposite! Cats, tail up: happy to see you, happy to be here, happy in general Dogs (most breeds), tail up: On Alert, Hypervigilant, May Attack pluckyredhead And a cat with a swishing/"wagging" tail is a P.O.'ed cat. naamahdarling Sitting and staring Does not mean: I am challenging you/plotting your demise/just generally evil and creepy Actually means: I am a desert-adapted species, so my natural tears are very thick and keep my eyes moist for a nice long time. I do find people interesting and enjoy watching them. I just don't need to blink very often! Staring and blinking slowly Does not mean: I'm smug and think l am smarter than you Actually means: I like you! But I don't need to get up in your face to show it. I can just sit over here and blow kisses at you to show you l am glad you are around! It's very frustrating for me when people expect cats to act like dogs, or act like they're deceitful. They aren't! They just AREN'T DOGS Cats are misunderstood creatures
Animals, Cats, and Creepy: rabbitinheadlights
 l feel like the reason certain dog-lovers insist cats are evil is because they read
 their body language as if they were dogs. So here's a very basic quide to
 common "mean" things cats do that actually aren't mean at all if you know what
 they're thinking
 Rolling and exposing belly- attacks you when touched
 Does not mean: Give belly rubs! - haha I tricked you!
 Actually means: I'm playful! If you reach for my belly I'll grab your arm and bite
 it because I think we're playfighting!
 Lazily exposing belly still attacks when touched
 Does not mean: tricked you again!
 Actually means: I'm showing you my belly because I trust you. Please don't
 break that trust by invading my personal space. I might accept a belly rub if I'm
 not ticklish and I know you wel
 Snapping at you while being pet
 Does not mean: I suddenly decided I dislike you!
 Actually means: You're petting me in a way that gives me too much restless
 energy. Please focus on petting my head and shoulders instead of stroking the
 full length of my back next time
 Is in the same room but makes no attempt to interact
 Does not mean: l'm ignoring you
 Actually means: We're hanging out! I'm being respectful by giving you space
 while still enjoying your company
 Slapping/scratching your hand when you try to pet them
 Does not mean: I hate you!
 Actually means: You've failed to establish that we're not playing, or the way
 you're approaching me scares me. Be calmer, speak more gently, make eye
 contact and blink slowly at me before you try again.
 squeakykins
 I love this post omg, thank you so much. As a lifelong cat person, dogs perplex
 me because they're so completely different behaviourally
 blome3kissesbitch
 I love dogs too but, I've been trying to tell people, you canNOT treat cats like you
 treat dogs. They arent the same animals and have very different personalities
 blome3kissesbitch
 P.s. people often pet cats way too hard. Dogs like a firm pet or a pat on the
 belly, cats dont have the same bone structure and are more flexible than dogs
 so what you're doing probably hurts them
 northisnotup
 Also, their tail language is the opposite!
 Cats, tail up: happy to see you, happy to be here, happy in general
 Dogs (most breeds), tail up: On Alert, Hypervigilant, May Attack
 pluckyredhead
 And a cat with a swishing/"wagging" tail is a P.O.'ed cat.
 naamahdarling
 Sitting and staring
 Does not mean: I am challenging you/plotting your demise/just generally evil
 and creepy
 Actually means: I am a desert-adapted species, so my natural tears are very
 thick and keep my eyes moist for a nice long time. I do find people interesting
 and enjoy watching them. I just don't need to blink very often!
 Staring and blinking slowly
 Does not mean: I'm smug and think l am smarter than you
 Actually means: I like you! But I don't need to get up in your face to show it. I
 can just sit over here and blow kisses at you to show you l am glad you are
 around!
 It's very frustrating for me when people expect cats to act like dogs, or act like
 they're deceitful. They aren't! They just AREN'T DOGS
Cats are misunderstood creatures

Cats are misunderstood creatures

Facebook, Friends, and Hello: What to do if you are witnessing ISlamophobIC A bystander's guide to help the persor harassment n who's being targeted Engage conversation. Go to them, sit beside them and say hello. Try to appear calm, collected and welcoming IGNORE THE ATTACKER Pick a random subject and start discussing it. It can be anything: a movie you liked, the weather, saying you like something they wear and asking where they got it.. THE WEATHER LATELYIS S0 İGNO RED Hl HOW ARE YOU? MY SISTER TOLD ME ABOUT THIS MOVIE Keep building the safe space. Keep eye contact with them and don't acknowledge the attacker's presence : the absence of response from you two wil push them to leave the area shortly Continue the conversation until the attacker leaves & escort them to a safe place if necessary. Bring them to a neutral area where they can recollect themselves; respect their wishes if they tell you they're ok and just want to go 2 This guide was written & illustrated by Maeril | @itsmaeril Translated in English for The Middle Eastern Feminist profeminist: maeril: Hi everyone! This is an illustrated guide I made as part of my co-admining work at The Middle Eastern Feminist on Facebook! It will be published there shortly. The technique that is displayed here is a genuine one used in psychology - I forgot the name and couldn’t find it again so if you know about it, feel free to tell me!Some could say: “Yes but you can use that technique for instances of harassment other than Islamophobic attacks!”, and my reply is: Sure! Please do so, it also works for other “types” of harassment of a lone person in a public space!! However I’m focusing on protecting Muslims here, as they have been very specific targets lately, and as a French Middle Eastern woman, I wanted to try and do something to raise awareness on how to help when such things happen before our eyes - that way one cannot say they “didn’t know what to do”! I’d like to insist on two things: 1) Do not, in any way, interact with the attacker. You must absolutely ignore them and focus entirely on the person being attacked! 2) Please make sure to always respect the wishes of the person you’re helping: whether they want you to leave quickly afterwards, or not! If you’re in a hurry escort them to a place where someone else can take over - call one of their friends, or one of yours, of if they want to, the police. It all depends on how they feel! For my fellow French-speakers: I will translate it in French and post it on my page as soon as I can :)Please don’t hesitate to share this guide as it could push a lot of people to overcome bystander syndrome!!Lots of love and stay safe! PS: I you repost this cartoon of mine on twitter or instagram, please add me in the post so I can see it, with @itsmaeril :) This is a great strategy for all types of harassment, please share!!! I don’t usually call for a Signal Boost, but FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT IS GOOD, SIGNAL BOOST THE HELL OUT OF THIS POST!!!!
Facebook, Friends, and Hello: What to do
 if you are witnessing ISlamophobIC
 A bystander's guide to help
 the persor
 harassment
 n who's being targeted
 Engage conversation.
 Go to them, sit beside them and say hello.
 Try to appear calm, collected and welcoming
 IGNORE THE ATTACKER
 Pick a random subject and
 start discussing it.
 It can be anything: a movie you liked,
 the weather, saying you like something
 they wear and asking where they got it..
 THE WEATHER
 LATELYIS S0
 İGNO
 RED
 Hl
 HOW ARE YOU?
 MY SISTER TOLD
 ME ABOUT THIS MOVIE
 Keep building the safe space.
 Keep eye contact with them and don't
 acknowledge the attacker's presence : the
 absence of response from you two wil
 push them to leave the area shortly
 Continue the conversation until the
 attacker leaves & escort them
 to a safe place if necessary.
 Bring them to a neutral area where they can
 recollect themselves; respect their wishes if
 they tell you they're ok and just want to go
 2
 This guide was written & illustrated by Maeril | @itsmaeril Translated in English for The Middle Eastern Feminist
profeminist:

maeril:

Hi everyone! This is an illustrated guide I made as part of my co-admining work at The Middle Eastern Feminist on Facebook! It will be published there shortly. The technique that is displayed here is a genuine one used in psychology - I forgot the name and couldn’t find it again so if you know about it, feel free to tell me!Some could say: “Yes but you can use that technique for instances of harassment other than Islamophobic attacks!”, and my reply is: Sure! Please do so, it also works for other “types” of harassment of a lone person in a public space!! However I’m focusing on protecting Muslims here, as they have been very specific targets lately, and as a French Middle Eastern woman, I wanted to try and do something to raise awareness on how to help when such things happen before our eyes - that way one cannot say they “didn’t know what to do”! I’d like to insist on two things: 1) Do not, in any way, interact with the attacker. You must absolutely ignore them and focus entirely on the person being attacked! 2) Please make sure to always respect the wishes of the person you’re helping: whether they want you to leave quickly afterwards, or not! If you’re in a hurry escort them to a place where someone else can take over - call one of their friends, or one of yours, of if they want to, the police. It all depends on how they feel! For my fellow French-speakers: I will translate it in French and post it on my page as soon as I can :)Please don’t hesitate to share this guide as it could push a lot of people to overcome bystander syndrome!!Lots of love and stay safe!
PS: I you repost this cartoon of mine on twitter or instagram, please add me in the post so I can see it, with @itsmaeril :) 

This is a great strategy for all types of harassment, please share!!!
I don’t usually call for a Signal Boost, but FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT IS GOOD, SIGNAL BOOST THE HELL OUT OF THIS POST!!!!

profeminist: maeril: Hi everyone! This is an illustrated guide I made as part of my co-admining work at The Middle Eastern Feminist on Fac...

Gym, Phone, and Pokemon: As a programmer, here are some features I would add to #1) Bulk-selecting pokémon I can't be the only one tired of wasting time transferring hordes of Pidgeys and rattatas. Instead, we should be able to tap and hold a Pokémon to enter "selection mode", and select Pokémon the same way we select multiple photos in our phone galleries. 567 c555 526 P370 443 CP846 #2) Pokémon tracking The game previously had poorly implemented Pokémon tracking which caused too much server strain They should just enable client-sided tracking on the folowing way When nearby Pokémon updates, the server sends their positions (but does not show them on the map) Then you can select a pokémon in the nearby list, and see an arrow pointing in that Pokémon's general direction, all handled by your own phone #3) Fix unoccupied gyms There's nothing more annoying than beating an enemy gym, only to have the same team take over the same gym again. I met some kids spamming the gym with new Pokémon everytime I beat them, and I wanted to punch them in their tiny little faces. But instead, I thought how good it would be if the gyms had a 60 second cooldown after it becomes unoccupied During this cooldown, only those who participated in the final winning battle should be able to interact with the gym. This way those who earned the gym have priority over it, and also get some time to heal up Area 51: LVR Towing Service Gym level 1 Sorry for the long post Here'sa Potatomon I feel like Niantic overlooking some important things
Gym, Phone, and Pokemon: As a programmer, here are
 some features I would add to
 #1) Bulk-selecting pokémon
 I can't be the only one tired of
 wasting time transferring hordes of
 Pidgeys and rattatas.
 Instead, we should be able to
 tap and hold a Pokémon to enter
 "selection mode", and select Pokémon
 the same way we select multiple
 photos in our phone galleries.
 567
 c555
 526
 P370
 443
 CP846
 #2) Pokémon tracking
 The game previously had poorly
 implemented Pokémon tracking
 which caused too much server strain
 They should just enable client-sided
 tracking on the folowing way
 When nearby Pokémon updates, the
 server sends their positions (but
 does not show them on the map)
 Then you can select a pokémon in the
 nearby list, and see an arrow pointing
 in that Pokémon's general direction,
 all handled by your own phone
 #3) Fix unoccupied gyms
 There's nothing more annoying than
 beating an enemy gym, only to have
 the same team take over the same
 gym again. I met some kids spamming
 the gym with new Pokémon everytime
 I beat them, and I wanted to punch
 them in their tiny little faces.
 But instead, I thought how good it
 would be if the gyms had a 60 second
 cooldown after it becomes unoccupied
 During this cooldown, only those who
 participated in the final winning
 battle should be able to interact
 with the gym. This way those who
 earned the gym have priority over it,
 and also get some time to heal up
 Area 51: LVR Towing Service
 Gym level 1
 Sorry for the
 long post
 Here'sa
 Potatomon
I feel like Niantic overlooking some important things

I feel like Niantic overlooking some important things

Being Alone, Be Like, and College: This is Brock Turner, the Stanford rapist's statement that made the judge think this man d a light sentence, becau sentence would have a severe impact on hinm The night of January 17th changed my life and the lives of everyone involved forever. I can never go back to being the person I was am no longer a swimmer, a student, a resident of or the product of the work that I put in to accomplish the goals thaI set out in the first nineteen years of my life. Not only have I altered my life, but I've also changed [redacted] and her fore that day. I happened on the night that these people's lives were changed forever. I would give anything to change what happened that night. I can never forgive myself for imposing trauma and pain on redacted]. It debilitates me to think that my actions have caused her emotional and physical stress that is completely unwarranted and unfair The thought of this is in my head every second of every day since this event has occurred. These ideas never leave my mind. During the day, I shake uncontrollably from the amount I torment myself by thinking about what has happened.I wish I had the ability to go back in time and never pick up a drink that night, let alone interact with [redacted].I can barely hold a conversation with someone without having my mind drift into thinking these thoughts. They torture me. I go to sleep every night n crippled by t hese thoughts to the of exhaustion. I wake up having dreamt of these horrific events that I have caused. I am completely consumed by my poor judgement and ill thought action where I haven't regretted the course of events I took on January 17th/18th. My shell and core of who I am as a person is forever broken from this. I am a changed person. At this point in my life, I never want to have a drop of alcohol again. I never want to attend a social gathering that involves alcohol or any situation where people make decisions based on the substances they have consumed. I never want to experience being ina position where it will have a negative impact on my life or someone else's ever again. Ive lost two jobs solely based on the reporting of my case. I wish l never was good at swimmin opportunity to attend Stanford, so maybe the newspapers wouldn't want to write stories about me. s. There isn't a second that has gone by g or had the can ne person. I know that if I were to be placed on probation, I would be able to be a benefit to society for the rest of my life. I want to earn a college degree in any capacity that I am capable to do so. And in accomplishing this task, I can make the people around me and society better through the example I will set. I'v since my start as a swimmer. I want to take what I can from who I was before this situation happened and use it to the best of my abilities moving oriented me the dangers of assuming what college life can be like without thinking about the consequences one would potentially have to make if one were to make the same decisions that I made. I want to that people's lives can drinking and making poor decisions while doing so. One needs to recognize the influence that peer pressure and the attitude of having to fit in can have on someone. One decision has the potential to change your entire life. I know I can impact and change people's attitudes towards the culture surrounded by binge drinking and sexual promiscuity that protrudes through what people think is at the core of being a college student. want to demolish the assumption that drinking and partying are what make up a college lifestyle I made a mistake, I drank too much, and my decisions hurt someone. But I never ever meant to My poor decision making and excessive drinking hurt someone that night and I wish I could just take t al back If I were to say, without a single shred of doubt in my mind, that I would never have any problem with law enforcement. Before this happened, I never had any trouble wh law enforcement and I plan on maintaining that. I've been shattered by the party culture and risk taking behavior that I briefly experienced in my four months at school. I've lost my chance to swim in the Olympics. I've lost my ability to obtain a Stanford degree. I've lost employment opportunity, my reputation and most of all, my life. These things force me to never want to put myself in a position where I have to sacrifice everything. I would make it my life's mission to show everyone thatI can contribute and be a positive influence on society from these events that have transpired. I will never put through an event where it will give someone the ability to question whether I really can be a be placed on probation, I can positively tterment to society. I want no one, male or female, to have to experience the destructive consequences of making decisions while under the influence of alcohol. I want to be a voice of reason in a time where people's attitudes and preconceived notions about partying and drinking have already been established. I want to let young people now, as I did not. that things can go from fun to ruined in just one night TO SUM UP ."IWISH I DIDN'T GET CAUGHT.NOW I HAVE TO FIND A WAY TO DEFLECT THE BLAME" OH YEAH,I WISH INEVER WAS GOODAT SWIMMING OR ATTENDED STANFORD This is Stanford rapists statement that made the judge think he deserved a light sentence.
Being Alone, Be Like, and College: This is Brock Turner, the Stanford rapist's
 statement that made the judge think this man
 d a light sentence, becau
 sentence would have a severe impact on hinm
 The night of January 17th changed my life and the
 lives of everyone involved forever. I can never go
 back to being the person I was
 am no longer a swimmer, a student, a resident of
 or the product of the work that I put in to
 accomplish the goals thaI set out in the first
 nineteen years of my life. Not only have I altered
 my life, but I've also changed [redacted] and her
 fore that day. I
 happened on the night that these people's lives
 were changed forever. I would give anything to
 change what happened that night. I can never
 forgive myself for imposing trauma and pain on
 redacted]. It debilitates me to think that my
 actions have caused her emotional and physical
 stress that is completely unwarranted and unfair
 The thought of this is in my head every second of
 every day since this event has occurred. These
 ideas never leave my mind. During the day, I shake
 uncontrollably from the amount I torment myself
 by thinking about what has happened.I wish I had
 the ability to go back in time and never pick up a
 drink that night, let alone interact with [redacted].I
 can barely hold a conversation with someone
 without having my mind drift into thinking these
 thoughts. They torture me. I go to sleep every night
 n crippled by t
 hese thoughts to the
 of exhaustion. I wake up having dreamt of these
 horrific events that I have caused. I am completely
 consumed by my poor judgement and ill thought
 action
 where I haven't regretted the course of events I
 took on January 17th/18th. My shell and core of
 who I am as a person is forever broken from this. I
 am a changed person. At this point in my life, I
 never want to have a drop of alcohol again. I never
 want to attend a social gathering that involves
 alcohol or any situation where people make
 decisions based on the substances they have
 consumed. I never want to experience being ina
 position where it will have a negative impact on my
 life or someone else's ever again. Ive lost two jobs
 solely based on the reporting of my case. I wish l
 never was good at swimmin
 opportunity to attend Stanford, so maybe the
 newspapers wouldn't want to write stories about
 me.
 s. There isn't a second that has gone by
 g or had the
 can
 ne
 person. I know that if I were to be placed on
 probation, I would be able to be a benefit to society
 for the rest of my life. I want to earn a college
 degree in any capacity that I am capable to do so.
 And in accomplishing this task, I can make the
 people around me and society better through the
 example I will set. I'v
 since my start as a swimmer. I want to take what I
 can from who I was before this situation happened
 and use it to the best of my abilities moving
 oriented
 me the dangers of assuming what college life can
 be like without thinking about the consequences
 one would potentially have to make if one were to
 make the same decisions that I made. I want to
 that people's lives can
 drinking and making poor decisions while doing so.
 One needs to recognize the influence that peer
 pressure and the attitude of having to fit in can
 have on someone. One decision has the potential
 to change your entire life. I know I can impact and
 change people's attitudes towards the culture
 surrounded by binge drinking and sexual
 promiscuity that protrudes through what people
 think is at the core of being a college student.
 want to demolish the assumption that drinking and
 partying are what make up a college lifestyle I
 made a mistake, I drank too much, and my
 decisions hurt someone. But I never ever meant to
 My poor decision
 making and excessive drinking hurt someone that
 night and I wish I could just take t al back
 If I were to
 say, without a single shred of doubt in my mind,
 that I would never have any problem with law
 enforcement. Before this happened, I never had
 any trouble wh law enforcement and I plan on
 maintaining that. I've been shattered by the party
 culture and risk taking behavior that I briefly
 experienced in my four months at school. I've lost
 my chance to swim in the Olympics. I've lost my
 ability to obtain a Stanford degree. I've lost
 employment opportunity, my reputation and most
 of all, my life. These things force me to never want
 to put myself in a position where I have to sacrifice
 everything. I would make it my life's mission to
 show everyone thatI can contribute and be a
 positive influence on society from these events
 that have transpired. I will never put
 through an event where it will give someone the
 ability to question whether I really can be a
 be placed on probation, I can positively
 tterment to society. I want no one, male or
 female, to have to experience the destructive
 consequences of making decisions while under the
 influence of alcohol. I want to be a voice of reason
 in a time where people's attitudes and
 preconceived notions about partying and drinking
 have already been established. I want to let young
 people now, as I did not. that things can go from
 fun to ruined in just one night
 TO SUM UP
 ."IWISH I DIDN'T GET CAUGHT.NOW I HAVE
 TO FIND A WAY TO DEFLECT THE BLAME"
 OH YEAH,I WISH INEVER WAS GOODAT
 SWIMMING OR ATTENDED STANFORD
This is Stanford rapists statement that made the judge think he deserved a light sentence.

This is Stanford rapists statement that made the judge think he deserved a light sentence.