Someone You Should Know: Ms. Trista Hendren. Creator Of Rapebook.


 

By Jueseppi B.

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I must give credit to a very dynamic woman from England named Ms. Ruth Jacobs, a fighter for any and all injustices against women. She “pulled my coattail” to Ms. Trista Hendren some months ago. View Ms. Jacobs work here at her website, Ruth Jacobs.

 

Visit Ms. Trista Hendren at her Facebook page Rapebook, to get an idea of her work.

 

 

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Trista Hendren

 

Trista Hendren is the author of The Girl God series. You can read more about her projects at http://www.thegirlgod.com.

 

Books by Trista Hendren:

The Girl God by Hendren, Trista and Slettnes, Elisabeth (Dec 10, 2013)

 

Mother Earth (The Girl God) by Hendren, Trista and Slettnes, Elisabeth (Dec 10, 2013)

 

2014 Girl God Wall Calendar by Elisabeth Slettnes and Trista Hendren (2013)

 

 

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From ABC NEWS:

 

Oregon Mom Challenges Facebook on Rape Posts, Becomes Target for Threats

 

An Oregon woman who helped create a Facebook page to fight trolls posting violent and sexual content on the website found herself the target of vicious threats and vile material posted on her page.

 

Trista Hendren, 38, of Portland, Ore., founded a page on Facebook called “Rapebook,” which aims to flag and report inappropriate and misogynistic content on Facebook. The page focuses on violence against women and children, especially rape.

 

But her dedication to removing the offensive content caused the people posting it to turn on her, she says, as first reported by ABC News’ Portland affiliate KATU.

 

“It’s a protest to make people more aware of what was happening [on] Facebook,” Hendren told ABCNews.com. “I have two young kids and I wasn’t political at all and assumed it was a safe, happy place where you were there with your friends and then I realized that it’s really not.”

 

Dealing with such material is not always straightforward.

 

The page links that posters flag to Rapebook go to inappropriate content such as pornography, graphic images depicting sexual assault, sexualization of children and photos with rape jokes on them.

 

As with any potentially inappropriate content on Facebook, if user wants to flag a photo as inappropriate, a pop-up window asks two questions. The first asks if the photo is about the user or a friend of the user. Then the user can select what their issue is with the image — they don’t like it, it’s harassing the user or it’s harassing a friend of the user.

 

If the photo is not about the user or a friend, it can be flagged as hate speech or symbol, spam or scam, graphic violence, nudity or pornography or drug use.

 

Hendren said that child pornography usually gets taken down quickly since it’s illegal, but that it is harder to get other content removed, especially if it’s crude but not illegal.

 

Facebook said that content that clearly violates their terms is removed, but content that is “distasteful” but not illegal or in violation of the terms has the right to stay up.

 

“There are a lot of rape jokes on Facebook,” she said. “It’s sad to say that some are worse than others so it’s sad to say you kind of have to pick your battles.”

 

For Hendren, the battle against ugly content took an even uglier turn when people and groups posting the material targeted her.

 

They posted hundreds of threatening messages and vulgar photos on her personal Facebook page and the group page. They found her phone number and email address and posted it online, she said.

 

“They’re pretty scary. They did actually post photos of women and girls being raped in the pictures,” she said. “The message was pretty clear — either shut down this page or we are going to make you pay somehow.”

 

One message to Hendren on the group page that was viewed by ABC News began, “I’m gonna trace your IP address then come to your house in the night in a possum suit knock you out take you back to my cellar where you’ll wake up hung from the ceiling by meat hooks…”

 

The rest of the post was graphic and violent.

 

Another post ended, “LOCK YOUR DOORS, MOTHER******S. WE’RE COMING FOR YOU.”

 

A fearful Hendren took down her personal Facebook page as well as a blog where she wrote about her children and posted photos of them. The Rapebook page is still up, but Hendren is no longer listed as an administrator.

 

“I felt like I could spend 24 hours a day every day and it would still be an overwhelming problem,” she said. “This is a problem Facebook needs to deal with. They have plenty of money, they have the technology and they just don’t want to.”

 

Facebook explained in an email to ABCNews.com that the problem is more complicated than taking down inappropriate content.

 

“There is no place on Facebook for content that is hateful, threatening, or incites violence, and we will not tolerate material deemed to be genuinely or directly harmful. We react quickly to remove reported language or images that violate our terms and we encourage people to report questionable content using links located throughout the site,” the email said.

 

“However, as you may expect in any diverse community of more than a billion people, we occasionally see people post distasteful content or make crude attempts at humor,” the email said. “While it may be vulgar and offensive, distasteful content on its own does not violate our policies. We do require that any such page be clearly marked — so users are aware that the content may be in poor taste.”

 

Hendren still wants to help combat inappropriate content on Facebook, but is relieved to be off the social media site.

 

“I’m happy to be off of it,” she said. “I don’t hang out with people who think rape is funny. Why would I want to put myself in an environment where that happens?”

 

Thank you  ABC NEWS.

 

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Mother Earth

 

Published on Mar 24, 2014

By Trista Hendren / Illustrated by Elisabeth Slettnes / ORDER at http://www.thegirlgod.com
Voiceover by Arika Rapson / http://www.arikarapson.com

 

 

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Rapebook  On FaceBook

This Facebook page is still up but not active, but if you’re like me, you’ll visit the page and “like” it anyway. I did just that.

 

Thank you Ms. Ms. Trista Hendren, who you can follow on Twitter at  @thegirlgodbook.

 

Thank you too Ms. Ruth Jacobs.

 

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Jade Mullally, Missing Child. Our Daughter Jade Mullally Missing: How You Can Help


 

By Jueseppi B.

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From the Blog Cooking in Sens

 

Our Daughter Jade Mullally Missing. READ FURTHER TO FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN HELP.

 

On November 24, 2013 Jade took the train from Stuttgart, Germany to Strasbourg, France. Normally, she would have taken the school bus from the train station to her boarding school in Walbourg, France but she didn’t get on the bus.

 

Her dream was to become a fashion model and we believe that that was her plan when she left home.

 

Jade has lead a very sheltered life and our concern is that some person(s) might be taking advantage of her naivete and possibly holding her against her will.

 

An investigation and search is being conducted worldwide and particularly concentrated in France, Germany and England.

 

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It has finally occurred to me that this blog has almost 4,000 followers worldwide, and while I wanted to keep “CookinginSens” as my refuge from the harrowing thoughts of having our lovely daughter out there, maybe friendless and…. You can fill in the blanks yourself.

 

Here’s how I would like you to help me:  With the advice of the FBI, I have created a page on facebook   https://www.facebook.com/JadeMullallyMissingChild.   If you have a facebook account, go to this page and “like” it.  This will share the news of her disappearance with all of your friends and increase the chances that Jade will be found.

 

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I know everyone who follows this blog is as horrified as we are but, again, please use the facebook account if you would like to comment and be sure to “like” the page.

 

Thank you Cooking in Sens.

 

Visit the Facebook Page and help this family find their daughter.

 

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From The Mouth Of Dr.. William Henry ‘Bill’ Cosby, Jr., Ed..D.


 

By Jueseppi B.

 

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‘They’re standing on the corner and they can’t speak English.

 

I can’t even talk the way these people talk:

Why you ain’t,

 
Where you is,

 
What he drive,

 
Where he stay,

 
Where he work,
Who you be…

 

And I blamed the kid until I heard the mother talk.

 

And then I heard the father talk.

 

Everybody knows it’s important to speak English except these knuckleheads. You can’t be a doctor with that kind of crap coming out of your mouth.

 
In fact you will never get any kind of job making a decent living.

 

People marched and were hit in the face with rocks to get an Education, and now we’ve got these knuckleheads walking around.

 

The lower economic people are not holding up their end in this deal.

 

These people are not parenting. They are buying things for kids.

 

$500 sneakers for what?

 

And they won’t spend $200 for Hooked on Phonics.

 

I am talking about these people who cry when their son is standing there in an orange suit.

 

Where were you when he was 2?

 

Where were you when he was 12?

 

Where were you when he was 18 and how come you didn’t know that he had a pistol?

 

And where is the father? Or who is his father?

 

People putting their clothes on backward:
Isn’t that a sign of something gone wrong?

 

People with their hats on backward, pants down around the crack, isn’t that a sign of something?

 

Isn’t it a sign of something when she has her dress all the way up and has all types of needles [piercing] going through her body?

 

What part of Africa did this come from??

 

We are not Africans. Those people are not Africans; they don’t know a thing about Africa …..

 

I say this all of the time. It would be like white people saying they are European-American. That is totally stupid.

 

I was born here, and so were my parents and grand parents and, very likely my great grandparents. I don’t have any connection to Africa, no more than white Americans have to Germany , Scotland , England , Ireland , or the Netherlands . The same applies to 99 percent of all the black Americans as regards to Africa . So stop, already! ! !

 

With names like Shaniqua, Taliqua and Mohammed and all of that crap ……… And all of them are in jail.

 

Brown or black versus the Board of Education is no longer the white person’s problem.

 

We have got to take the neighborhood back.

 

People used to be ashamed. Today a woman has eight children with eight different ‘husbands’ — or men or whatever you call them now.

 

We have millionaire football players who cannot read.

 

We have million-dollar basketball players who can’t write two paragraphs. We, as black folks have to do a better job.

 
Someone working at Wal-Mart with seven kids, you are hurting us.

 

We have to start holding each other to a higher standard..

 

We cannot blame the white people any longer.’
 

 

 
Dr.. William Henry ‘Bill’ Cosby, Jr., Ed..D.

 

 

 

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