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Alexander Taylor. The Jewish communities of Morocco, 1948-1949.

From up to down and left to right:

  1. Young Jewish girls at the Ecole Israelite where JDC supports educational opportunities, hot lunches, clothing and medical care. Tangier, Morocco, 1949
  2. Jewish mothers with their children. Casablanca, Morocco, c. 1948
  3. Lunchtime at the Ecole Israelite, where over 800 Jewish children are served at the kitchen subventioned by JDC. Casablanca, Morocco, c. 1949
  4. Jewish children at play in the Mellah. Casablanca, Morocco, c. 1948
  5. In the Jewish quarter. Casablanca, Morocco, c. 1949
  6. Portrait of elderly Jewish man. Casablanca, Morocco, c. 1949
  7. Outdoor bakery in the Mellah. Casablanca, Morocco, c. 1948
  8. Crowded classroom in the Mellah in Casablanca. Morocco. c.1948

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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.

and these are the people supposedly “helping” sex workers; these are the people with the power to “rescue” us.  

The fact that accusations are higher for officers than for the general populations makes me worry that rates of offense are MUCH higher from officers than the general population, since being assaulted by an officer is a strong disincentive against making an accusation, all other rape culture factors aside…


Filed under police violence rape sexual assault state violence carceral state

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So it’s Career Day at work. When I was a kid, I told people I wanted to be the Black Stevie Nicks. The rest if pretty self-explanatory. Everyone should expect to hear a lot of Fleetwood Mac in my office today.


So it’s Career Day at work. When I was a kid, I told people I wanted to be the Black Stevie Nicks. The rest if pretty self-explanatory. Everyone should expect to hear a lot of Fleetwood Mac in my office today.

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Lost Wax Playing Cards

By Olutade Abidoye

Each set of Lost Wax Playing Cards contains 54 playing cards featuring illustrations of royal figures from the 15th – 19th century Benin Empire. The Benin Empire thrived in what is now southern Nigeria and left an impressive record of their civilization in the form of bronze plaques commissioned by the King (Oba) to adorn the courtyards of his palace. The playing cards pay homage to this prosperous period in Nigerian history and, in effect, bring this bygone era from the archives into modernity in a colorful and playful way.

"I expect Lost Wax Playing Cards to bring a new dynamism to Nigerian popular culture and consciousness. My aim is to rekindle this colorful, yet elusive history into Nigerian popular culture through these playing cards. Nigerians are influenced by their indigenous traditions but more increasingly by popular culture. Symbols of tradition—such as those that inspire these cards—are easily overshadowed by meanings, images and activities drawn from popular culture. Since popular culture is grounded in the mundane and the persistent routines of everyday life, then this history too becomes implicit and fixed. The old Africa that inspired these artifacts has now lost much of its luster. If Nigeria’s prosperous past becomes common sense through these cards, then perhaps the notion of a brighter future won’t be so far-fetched." - Olutade

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