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‘Slut-Shamed’ Staten Island Teen Tweets ‘I Give Up’ Before Jumping In Front of Subway Trai

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[TW SLUT SHAMING, BULLYING, MISOGYNY]

A 15-year-old Tottenville High School studentwho committed suicide yesterday afternoonat the Huguenot Staten Island Railway station was apparently the victim of ceaseless verbal abuse from classmates that followed her right up to the moment she jumped in front of a subway train.

Friends of Felicia Garcia said she was on receiving end of regular invective barrages, particularly from football players who harassed her over a past relationship with one of the school’s athletes.

“This poor girl was called a slut. She was teased on Facebook,” a senior named Victoria told theNew York Post.

Garcia, a foster child whose parents allegedly passed away, would often complain about her progressively worsening situation on Twitter and Instagram. On Monday, two days before she took her own life, Garcia posted one final tweet: “I can’t, I’m done, I give up.”

Some students who were on the train platform with Garcia yesterday said the football players were still taunting her right up to the end, hurling “sexually explicit jeers.”

When the train arrived, Garcia reportedly said “Finally it’s here,” before leaping backwards onto the tracks.

“I hope the football team feels guilty for what they did to her,” said Garcia’s friend, 15-year-old Stephanie Imparato. “They were torturing her. How can you go through life being verbally assaulted like that? These guys are cruel and malicious.”

The NYPD is said to be investigating claims that bullying played a central role in Garcia’s suicide.

The same train station was the site of another teen suicide just over two years ago.

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therumpus.net
When women tell how it is for them, when they self narrate their ordinary lives, it’s instantly sucked up by the culture—there’s already a place waiting for the story. A place where the story gets annulled. It’s 2012 and I’m still reading about what the girl or woman was wearing that night. Or how she should hold aspirin between her legs. Or how she shouldn’t say the word “vagina” on the floor of congress. Or how a friend at a bar wants the sob stories to end. What I’m trying to tell you is that violence against girls and women is in every move we make, whether it is big violence or small, explicit or hidden behind the word father. Priest. Lover. Teacher. Coach. Friend. I’m trying to explain how you can be a girl and a woman and travel through male violence like it’s part of what living a life means. Getting into or out of a car. A plane. Going through a door to your own home. A church. School. Pool. It can seem normal. It can seem like just the way things are.

The astonishing Lidia Yuknavitch, whom I love, on Explicit Violence - The Rumpus.net. Read the whole piece. Trigger warnings for rape, child abuse, violence, all the ordinary God-damned shit that too many women live with, either as memory or current reality or secret dread. (via mslorelei)

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stephenmaturin
cafemusain:

gillionaire:

cafemusain:

oh look someone wanted to see my tits then called my a fatty
SMOOCHES FOR YOU

Did you really just get mad at a guy who you were originally going to show your tits to ANYWAY? 

a) i was cosplaying and was in the homestuck tag looking for other homestucks to chat with
b) just because i am wearing a shirt that makes my boobs look fantastic and in which i feel great does not mean i am going to show someone the rest of them!
c) regardless of whether i was going to show anybody my tits (protip: you are a fucking asshole for judging anyone who might want to show their tits!) i do not deserve to be insulted? like, am i suddenly unworthy of basic courtesy because i’m such a ~big slut~ showing off them titties to everyone
oh look slut-shaming AND body-shaming i’m so shamed i should just go sit in my slutty fat corner and never come out into the light how could i be so silly you can call me whatever you want i’m a horrible human being
i have every right to be fucking pissed off when someone is an asshole to me and shames me for the way i look which is, surprise, a fucking shitty thing to do!
it has nothing to do with my boobs
like
absolutely nothing
so congratulations! you are probably an asshole too.

cafemusain:

gillionaire:

cafemusain:

oh look someone wanted to see my tits then called my a fatty

SMOOCHES FOR YOU

Did you really just get mad at a guy who you were originally going to show your tits to ANYWAY? 

a) i was cosplaying and was in the homestuck tag looking for other homestucks to chat with

b) just because i am wearing a shirt that makes my boobs look fantastic and in which i feel great does not mean i am going to show someone the rest of them!

c) regardless of whether i was going to show anybody my tits (protip: you are a fucking asshole for judging anyone who might want to show their tits!) i do not deserve to be insulted? like, am i suddenly unworthy of basic courtesy because i’m such a ~big slut~ showing off them titties to everyone

oh look slut-shaming AND body-shaming i’m so shamed i should just go sit in my slutty fat corner and never come out into the light how could i be so silly you can call me whatever you want i’m a horrible human being

i have every right to be fucking pissed off when someone is an asshole to me and shames me for the way i look which is, surprise, a fucking shitty thing to do!

it has nothing to do with my boobs

like

absolutely nothing

so congratulations! you are probably an asshole too.

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angels-and-angles
“Slut” is how we vilify a woman for exercising her right to say “yes”. “Friendzone” is how we vilify a woman for exercising her right to say “no”.

angels-and-angles

this is an amazing quote

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Not just women, i.e. nonbinary people etc., but yeah. Basically. (via avatarsnowy)

^^ true.

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atouchofdestiny

A 2008 advertisement promoting Abstinence Awareness Week in Washington, D.C., told young women to “guard their diamond” alongside a picture of a tremendous gem covered in chains and a lock.

And, of course, there are purity balls - the federally funded father/daughter dances where girls as young as six pledge their virginity to their dads, who in turn pledge to hang on to said virginity until an appropriate husband comes along, to whom the fathers can transfer ownership of their daughters.

Not all of the virginity-for-sale messages are so overt, but all of them are sexist and all of them are dangerous. Why? Because if virginity is a gift, or something “worth saving,” that means that those who don’t save it are somehow lacking - or even worse, sullied.

Jessica Valenti, The Purity Myth (via atouchofdestiny)

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