1936 - 1938: William Randolph Hearst's newspaper empire fuels a tabloid journalism propaganda campaign against marijuana. Articles with headlines such as Marihuana Makes Fiends of Boys in 30 Days; Hasheesh Goads Users to Blood-Lust create terror of the killer weed from Mexico.
Through his relentless misinformation campaign, Hearst is credited with bringing the word marijuana into the English language. In addition to fueling racist attitudes toward Hispanics, Hearst papers run articles about marijuana-crazed negroes raping white women and playing voodoo-satanic jazz music.
Driven insane by marijuana, these blacks -- according to accounts in Hearst-owned newspapers -- dared to step on white men's shadows, look white people directly in the eye for more than three seconds, and even laugh out loud at white people. For shame!
In September, a Hofstra University freshman who had accused a group of men of gang-raping her recanted her statement. The 18-year-old student, who had told police that the men had lured her into a dorm bathroom, tied her up with rope, and raped her, admitted to the Nassau County District Attorney’s office that the “incident” was, in fact, consensual. A video taken on one of the men’s cell phones revealed that there was, in fact, no rope.
After being released from jail, where they had been held for nearly 24 hours, the four men who were cleared of the rape charges posed in a series of celebratory photographs, smiling, raising their hands in the air, and offering thumbs-up signs to the press. Overnight, the men turned from accused rapists to…four guys who had had consensual sex with a woman together.
Marihuana, a weird "jazz weed" frequently used by Mexican drug addicts is the source of much crime in the southwest...
... a bit of marihuana placed in a drink of brandy causes the optimistic indulger to fancy that he witnesses jelly-like pulsations and Oriental wiggles in every object in his view. Street cars shake like a wicked shimmy for the marihuana smoker.
If a little marihuana is sprinkled on a tortilla as it bakes, the lowly delicacy vibrates and, it is said, sends forth weird tunes not unlike those peeping over the walls of a sultan's harem rendezvous.
burnmp3s: For males, I think it's more of a perspective thing. Since the majority of men don't commit or become victims of sexual assault, the only way that rape can directly affect them personally is through a false accusation.
Forcible rape, as defined in the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program, is the carnal knowledge of a female forcibly and against her will.
In a 2007 survey of prisoners across the country, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) found that 4.5 percent (or 60,500) of the more than 1.3 million inmates held in federal and state prisons had been sexually abused in the previous year alone. A BJS survey in county jails was just as troubling; nearly 25,000 jail detainees reported having been sexually abused in the past six months.
sallybrown: Prison rape is a horrible problem, and I personally think it's morally reprehensible that people joke about it as easily as they do. But bringing it up in the way you did made it seem like a dismissal of the rape of women that this FPP is about.
At no point does the author state that the Hofstra University freshman should not be charged for her false accusation, or that she was justified in her actions. Pointing out that men who engage in consensual group sex are treated differently from women who do is not the same as defending a false accusation of rape. -- Astro Zombie
When four men are having sex in public with one drunk woman they’ve never met before, how likely is it that the woman provided full, enthusiastic, and un-coerced consent to each sex act? Once the victim had lied about the extent of the coercion in that dorm bathroom, media gawkers rejoiced in recasting her as a whore and her sex partners as heroes.
Discarded in the middle was a sadder possibility: that a woman who felt she had been violated didn’t think anyone would believe her if she wasn’t tied down by a rope.
Don't want to come off a sexist? Don't turn a thread about rape into a moratorium on false accusations. -- Astro Zombie
Do you know something about the story that I don't? She was 18 and drunk -- that actually fits the Sexual Assault Policy of Hofstra University
She recanted and said it was consensual, but it's a fair question to ask how much consent there even can be when a group of men have sex with a drunk 18-year-old
And, no, the author didn't spent a quarter of her article defending false accusers and attacking the victims. A few sentences in a two page article doesn't constitute a vigorous attack or defense
Why did you ask whether AZ has had sex with drunk people?
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