This Week In Fuckery:
Welcome to another installment of This Week In Fuckery! Today we will be recapping the week of October 5th through the 11th. If you missed any of the previous installments, you can go here to check those out. Trigger warnings for rape, rape culture, racism, transphobia, Islamophobia, and hate crimes in the links. Let’s get this depressing show on the road.
- Arkansas state Rep. Jon Hubbard (R) wrote in his book, “Letters to the Editor: Confessions of a Frustrated Conservative,” that slavery was a “blessing in disguise” for black people.
- Another Arkansas state Rep., Loy Mauch (R), wrote in a letter to the Democrat-Gazette “If slavery were so God-awful, why didn’t Jesus or Paul condemn it, why was it in the Constitution and why wasn’t there a war before 1861?”
- Tamon Robinson’s Mother, Laverne Dobbinson, Owes NYPD $710 For Damages To Police Car That Killed Son
- According to the Connecticut Supreme Court, women are constantly in a state of consent unless they explicitly state otherwise.
- Billionaire CEO David Siegel threatened to fire his employees if President Barack Obama wins another term. (Am I the only one who is pretty sure this is illegal?)
- This week, the Supreme Court is to hear the case of Abigail Fisher, who said she was rejected by a university because she is white, drawing new attention to affirmative action’s constitutionality. Both the New York Times article and the transcript of the first day’s arguments are facepalm worthy.
- Disney sued for discrimination by former employee over Muslim hijab
- Rep. Roger Rivard (R) said that his father told him when he was young that “some girls rape easy.”
- A plethora of people have been tweeting “it’s called the White House for a reason.” The reason they come up with is racist as hell. (It’s funny how fast we forget that slaves built the White House and U.S. Capitol.)
- A “pro-life” congressman and doctor, Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-Tennessee), pressured his mistress into having an abortion.
- A transgender woman died after being dragged by a car in São Paulo Brazil.
- The person who murdered Kyra Kruz Cordova, a transgender woman of color, is still at large. If you have any information about the murder or would like to donate to her memorial fund, please click the link.
- Another transgender woman in Philadelphia was shot in her home. She is currently in critical condition in Hahnemann University Hospital. Her mother was also shot but she was killed.