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Katherine, we’re getting a divorce…I need to propose again.

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Question About Anxiety

I have a student with severe anxiety.  She shakes all of the time, has her hair cut so she avoids eye contact, just sits in class and rarely takes notes, needs help with the material, but hasn’t come in for help, even though she has expressed a desire to do better, and she has a very bad stutter.  I talked to my adviser and asked what to do to help her.  I had PTSD when I was an undergrad and know that going to a teacher or professor for help can be hard when getting out of bed is a struggle, so I emailed her and said I would answer questions over email as well as in person.  I accept late homework, although she hasn’t done any in over two months, and I’m easy on the attendance policy.  My adviser said I’m doing all that I can.  I don’t know what else I can do except fudge her grades, which will not help her.  She clearly has a lot of issues going on and I want her to know that I want her to succeed, but she basically flees as soon as class is over and I can’t even talk to her.  Is there anything else you guys can think of that I can do to help her?

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kuri-pie:

Happy Easter from the G-FORCE ♥

kuri-pie:

Happy Easter from the G-FORCE

voodoojunkie:

"Shiver me tampons" needs to make its way into my parlance

theodd1sout:

This will help you write good.

guy:

when you get introduced to your friend’s friends and they already seem comfortable around you

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cognitivedissonance:

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plansfornigel:

and these are the men women are suppose to call when raped. what is this rape culture you speak of ?

this makes me so mad not every fucking cop is a rapist 

When Cops Rape … and Nothing Happens

“Police sexual misconduct is common, and anyone who maintains it isn’t doesn’t get it,” says retired Seattle police chief Norm Stamper, author of the book Breaking Rank. Since no one is investing resources in learning how many victims are out there, we’re left with estimates and news accounts. As part of a 2008 study, former police officer Tim Maher, a criminologist at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, asked 20 police chiefs whether police sexual misconduct was a problem; 18 responded in the affirmative. The 13 chiefs willing to offer estimates thought an average of 19 percent of cops were involved—if correct, that translates to more than 150,000 police officers nationwide. An informal effort by the Cato Institute in 2010 to track the number of police sexual-misconduct cases just in news stories counted 618 complaints nationwide that year, 354 of which involved forcible nonconsensual sexual activity like sexual assault or sexual battery.

Police Sergeant Doubled as Serial Rapist

It was nothing short of a nightmare — a man obsessively tracking women, sneaking into their homes, assaulting them, and forcing them to perform a bizarre “cleansing” ritual that washed away any hint of evidence from their bodies. Bloomington, Ill., Police Detective Clay Wheeler spent two years pursuing the first serial rapist in his town’s memory.

“I’ve seen more brutal things, more violent things, but some of the things that happened and what he would say and tell these girls as he’s assaulting them, and I mean, I get chills. It just disgusts me,” he said.

According to the 3rd Quarter Report of The National Police Misconduct Statistics and Reporting Project, police officers were accused of sexual assault at a rate of 79 per 100,000 law enforcement personal. The rate of accusations for the general public is 28.7 per 100,000 general public. When corrected for gender these numbers tell us that there are 1.5 times more accusations of sexual assualt among male law enforcement officers than among the general male population. The fact that rapists seem to be concentrated among a group of armed individuals who have the purported authority to detain and arrest other individuals should be more than a little alarming for even the most prolific police bootlicker. In just the last month, several stories of officers committing disgusting crimes have been in the news.

No one needs to come in and say “Not all cops….” on this post or others about police misconduct. That’s great. We ALL know not all cops do bad things, but the point here is that SOME DO and they seem more likely than the general male population to commit this particular kind of crime.

That’s like saying to a rape victim who’s wary around men after being raped by one, “Not ALL men are rapists, your attitude makes me so angry.” That person knows damn well not all men are rapists but isn’t taking the chance of being able to discern rapist from not-rapist — it’s not like they walk around with signs. Just like cops. You never know if you’re getting a rotten apple. Instead of accepting that most of them are good, maybe we should concentrate on getting rid of and preventing rotten ones from happening.