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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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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Happy Labor Day Weekend….Pretty Pictures!


 

By Jueseppi B.

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Labor Day is a national legal holiday that grew out of a celebration and parade in honor of the working class by the Knights of Labor in 1882 in New York. In 1884, the Knights held a large parade in New York City celebrating the working class. The parade was held on the first Monday in September. The Knights passed a resolution to hold all future parades on the same day, designated by them as Labor Day.

 

In the late 1880′s, labor organizations began to lobby various state legislatures for recognition of Labor Day as an official state holiday. The first states to declare it a state holiday were Oregon, Colorado, New York, Massachusetts, and New Jersey in 1887. Then, in 1894, Congress passed a law recognizing Labor Day as an official national holiday.

 

Today, Labor Day is observed not only in the U.S. but also in Canada and in other industrialized nations. It has come to be recognized in the U.S. not only as a celebration of the working class, but also as the unofficial end of the summer season.

 

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Our President And America Grieves With Newtown, Connecticut.


By Jueseppi B.

 

 

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Weekly Address: Nation Grieves for Those Killed in Tragic Shooting in Newtown, CT

 

The President says the nation’s thoughts and prayers are with those who lost a loved one during Friday’s tragic shooting in Newtown, CT.

 

I don’t know about you, but I value the life and safety of myself and all Americans a lot more than I value assault weapons & handguns. There Is No Logical Common Sense Reason For Today To Have Happened. None. The Second Amendment Was NOT Written To Allow You The Right To Own Assault Weapons NOR Handguns That Fire 17 Rounds.

 

 

 

 

 

The second amendment was written by men who didn’t even know what the hell a AR-15 assault rifle was, let alone the right to own one.

 

 

President Obama Speaks on the Shooting in Connecticut

 

 

 

 

 

This afternoon, President Obama made a statement from the Briefing Room on the shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut.

 

We’ve endured too many of these tragedies in the past few years.  And each time I learn the news I react not as a President, but as anybody else would — as a parent.  And that was especially true today.  I know there’s not a parent in America who doesn’t feel the same overwhelming grief that I do.

 

The majority of those who died today were children — beautiful little kids between the ages of 5 and 10 years old.  They had their entire lives ahead of them — birthdays, graduations, weddings, kids of their own.  Among the fallen were also teachers — men and women who devoted their lives to helping our children fulfill their dreams.

 

So our hearts are broken today — for the parents and grandparents, sisters and brothers of these little children, and for the families of the adults who were lost.  Our hearts are broken for the parents of the survivors as well, for as blessed as they are to have their children home tonight, they know that their children’s innocence has been torn away from them too early, and there are no words that will ease their pain.

 

As a country, we have been through this too many times.  Whether it’s an elementary school in Newtown, or a shopping mall in Oregon, or a temple in Wisconsin, or a movie theater in Aurora, or a street corner in Chicago — these neighborhoods are our neighborhoods, and these children are our children.  And we’re going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics.

 

This evening, Michelle and I will do what I know every parent in America will do, which is hug our children a little tighter and we’ll tell them that we love them, and we’ll remind each other how deeply we love one another.  But there are families in Connecticut who cannot do that tonight.  And they need all of us right now.  In the hard days to come, that community needs us to be at our best as Americans.  And I will do everything in my power as President to help.

 

 

May the angels hold all of these children and the fallen adults. in their wings and carry them on to the arms of The Beloved.
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Today Was A Shitty Day…..


By Jueseppi B.

 

 

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And the very sad thing is…..America will experience many more days just as shitty as this Friday, December 14th, Twenty Twelve.

 

 

 

America is like that hardheaded child we all know. The one who continues to do what they know will get them in deep trouble with their parents, but just does not give a damn. It’s more important to that hardheaded child to appear like it knows better than the parents.

 

 

I don’t really give a damn what any gun advocate has to say, there is no logical, common sense reason for any human being to stupidly use the second amendment as a right to a handgun or an assault rifle. The second amendment was written by men who didn’t even know what the hell a AR-15 assault rifle was, let alone the right to own one.

 

 

No Reason At All.

 

 

NBC Reports The 3 Weapons Used Today In Killing 20 Children & 8 Adults Were Legally Registered/Purchased By The Shooters Mom Also A Victim. I’ll Bet If You Could Ask Her, That Mom Is Now A Gun Control Advocate.

 

 

I wonder how many parents who lost a child today at Sandy Hook Elementary School, are  gun owners & are gun advocates & if they are still against gun control now.

 

 

Here’s what has been reported about the shooter, Adam Lanza:

 

 

1. He Was 20 Years Old

 
2. His Mom, Nancy Lanza, Was a Teacher Killed in the Massacre. Nancy is believed to be among the dead. Lanza apparently targeted her kindergarten classroom.

 

 

3. His Father, Peter Lanza, Was Found Dead Today at a Newtown Home Registered to a Nancy J. Lanza.

 

 
4. His Brother, Ryan Lanza, Was Questioned by Police.

 

 
5. Ryan, Not Adam, Was First Widely Reported as the Killer.

 

 
6. Another Brother of His Was Found Dead Today in Hoboken.

 

 
7. His Girlfriend is Missing.

 

 
8. He Traveled to the School Today from New Jersey.

 

 

9. He Dressed in All Black.

 

 
10. He Wielded 3 Guns, Two Handguns, a Sig Sauer, a Glock and a .223 Caliber Bushmaster Automatic Rifle.

 

 

11. Nancy Lanze, Adam’s mother, was found shot dead at their shared home. Apparently murdered before the school massacre.

 

 

12. Twenty-eight people were shot dead, including Lanza, his mother, 6 adults and 20 children. Adam Lanza died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

 

 

18 children die in their school’s class room. 2 children die in local hospitals. 6 adults die in their place of employment, that same school. Shooters mother dies in her home, killed by her son, the shooter. Shooter dies in the very school his mother taught her students. Most children killed, were killed in shooter’s mother’s classroom.

 

 

All because handguns/assault weapons are readily available to most any American who wants a handgun or an assault weapon.

 

 

You can’t register to vote online BUT, you can purchase a handgun and an assault weapon online.

 

 

You Can Take Some Action on Your Own To Effect Gun Control Laws. America Needs A Change:

 

The Brady Campaign

 

Go to http://www.bradycampaign.org/ to see how you can help.

 

 

Sign a White House Petition

There are a bunch of petitions on the White House site. I chose this one:

WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO:

 

 

Immediately address the issue of gun control through the introduction of legislation in Congress.

 

 


President Obama’s statement on Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting

 

 

 

 

 

May the angels hold all of these children and the fallen adults. in their wings and carry them on to the arms of The Beloved.

 

 

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The Presidents Remarks On Sandy Hook Elementary School Tragedy


By Jueseppi B.

 

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President Obama’s statement on Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting

 

 

 

 

 

Here is a complete transcript of President Obama’sremarks about the school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., on Dec. 14, 2012.

 

 

PRESIDENT OBAMA:This afternoon, I spoke with Governor Malloy and FBI Director Mueller. I offered Governor Malloy my condolences on behalf of the nation and made it clear he will have every single resource that he needs to investigate this heinous crime, care for the victims, counsel their families.

 

We’ve endured too many of these tragedies in the past few years. And each time I learn the news, I react not as a president, but as anybody else would as a parent. And that was especially true today. I know there’s not a parent in America who doesn’t feel the same overwhelming grief that I do.

 

The majority of those who died today were children — beautiful, little kids between the ages of 5 and 10 years old. They had their entire lives ahead of them — birthdays, graduations, weddings, kids of their own. Among the fallen were also teachers, men and women who devoted their lives to helping our children fulfill their dreams.

 

So our hearts are broken today for the parents and grandparents, sisters and brothers of these little children, and for the families of the adults who were lost.

 

Our hearts are broken for the parents of the survivors, as well, for as blessed as they are to have their children home tonight, they know that their children’s innocence has been torn away from them too early and there are no words that will ease their pain.

 

As a country, we have been through this too many times. Whether it is an elementary school in Newtown, or a shopping mall in Oregon, or a temple in Wisconsin, or a movie theater in Aurora, or a street corner in Chicago, these neighborhoods are our neighborhoods and these children are our children. And we’re going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics.

 

This evening, Michelle and I will do what I know every parent in America will do, which is hug our children a little tighter, and we’ll tell them that we love them, and we’ll remind each other how deeply we love one another. But there are families in Connecticut who cannot do that tonight, and they need all of us right now.

 

In the hard days to come, that community needs us to be at our best as Americans, and I will do everything in my power as president to help, because while nothing can fill the space of a lost child or loved one, all of us can extend a hand to those in need, to remind them that we are there for them, that we are praying for them, that the love they felt for those they lost endures not just in their memories, but also in ours.

 

May God bless the memory of the victims and, in the words of Scripture, heal the brokenhearted and bind up their wounds.

 

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Adam Lanza is the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooter behind today’s massacre in Newtown, Connecticut.

Twenty-seven people were shot dead, including Lanza and 20 children. He died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

 

 

Here’s what we know about him.

 

 

1. He Was 20 Years Old

 
2. His Mom, Nancy Lanza, Was a Teacher Killed in the Massacre. Nancy is believed to be among the dead. Lanza apparently targeted her kindergarten classroom.

 

3. His Father, Peter Lanza, Was Found Dead Today at a Newtown Home Registered to a Nancy J. Lanza.

 
4. His Brother, Ryan Lanza, Was Questioned by Police.

 
5. Ryan, Not Adam, Was First Widely Reported as the Killer.

 
6. Another Brother of His Was Found Dead Today in Hoboken.

 
7. His Girlfriend is Missing.

 
8. He Traveled to the School Today from New Jersey.

 
9. He Dressed in All Black.

 
10. He Wielded 3 Guns, Two Handguns and a .223 Caliber Rifle.

 

 

May the angels hold all of these children and the fallen adults. in their wings and carry them on to the arms of The Beloved.

 

 

 

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