Gun-toting granny Ava Estelle, 81, was so ticked-off when two thugs raped her 18-year-old granddaughter that she tracked the unsuspecting ex-cons down… And shot off their testicles.
“The old lady spent a week hunting those men down and, when she found them, she took revenge on them in her own special way,” said police investigator Evan Delp.
Then she took a taxi to the nearest police station, laid the gun on the sergeant’s desk and told him as calm as could be: “Those bastards will never rape anybody again, by God.”
Cops say convicted rapist and robber Davis Furth, 33, lost both his penis and his testicles when outraged Ava opened fire with a 9-mm pistol in the hotel room where he and former prison cell mate Stanley Thomas, 29, were holed up.
The wrinkled avenger also blew Thomas’ testicles to kingdom come, but doctors managed to save his mangled penis, police said. “The one guy, Thomas, didn’t lose his manhood, but the doctor I talked to said he won’t be using it the way he used to,” Detective Delp told reporters. “Both men are still in pretty bad shape, but I think they’re just happy to be alive after what they’ve been through.”
The Rambo Granny swung into action August 21 after her granddaughter Debbie was carjacked and raped in broad daylight by two knife-wielding creeps in a section of town bordering on skid row. “When I saw the look on my Debbie’s face that night in the hospital, I decided I was going to go out and get those bastards myself ‘cause I figured the Law would go easy on them,”’ recalled the retired library worker. ” And I wasn’t scared of them, either - because I’ve got me a gun and I’ve been shooting’ all my life. And I wasn’t dumb enough to turn it in when the law changed about owning one.”
So, using a police artist’s sketch of the suspects and Debbie’s description of the sickos, tough-as-nails Ava spent seven days prowling the wino-infested neighbourhood where the crime took place till she spotted the ill-fated rapists entering their flophouse hotel.
“I knew it was them the minute I saw ‘em, but I shot a picture of ‘em anyway and took it back to Debbie and she said sure as hell, it was them,” the oldster recalled…
“So I went back to that hotel and found their room and knocked on the door, and the minute the big one opened the door, I shot ‘em right square between the legs, right where it would really hurt ‘em most, you know. Then I went in and shot the other one as he backed up pleading to me to spare him. Then I went down to the police station and turned myself in.”
Now, baffled lawmen are trying to figure out exactly how to deal with the vigilante granny.. “What she did was wrong, and she broke the law, but it is difficult to throw an 81-year-old woman in prison,” Det. Delp said, “especially when 3 million people in the city want to nominate her for Mayor.”
No mercy for rapists.
Saving Face (2012), acid attacks on women in Pakistan
Meanwhile, in America, feminists are complaining about how dress codes are oppressive.
You idiots have never experienced oppression, and pray you never do, because this is what it looks like.
ok no, let’s not play the oppression olympics here, misogyny is just as bad in America- it just manifests itself in a very different way. one that is insidious and just as dangerous.
perhaps acid attacks aren’t a thing in America, but let’s not forget all the women who get murdered here on a daily basis just because they dared to say no
and where rapists get pity and everyone talks about “how their lives/future football careers have been ruined” while the girl who was raped and her family gets ostracized and shunned from every community she tries to build a new life in (steubenville)
it’s not acid attacks, but let’s not try and argue that it’s any less dangerous. at the end of the day, women are under attack, and it comes in many different guises.
Ugh just found out about the gang rape in Mumbai….so disgusted and disappointed right now :|
tw: rape/rape apologismThe University of Southern California is facing a federal investigation for alleged failures by school officials and campus police to prosecute rape. In response to a Title IX complaint filed in May, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights launched the inquiry on June 26, although complainants only received notice over the weekend that the investigation had begun.
Reed, the lead complainant, said USC dismissed her claim that her ex-boyfriend had raped her, despite her providing audio recordings of him admitting to it. At one point, Reed said, a USC official told her the goal was to offer an “educative” process, not to “punish” the assailant.
"The problems are rampant within every department, pretty much every service on campus," Reed told HuffPost, adding, “There is an overwhelming disregard for women and students going through obvious trauma, and they traumatized them further."
One student involved in the USC complaint, who asked to remain anonymous, said a DPS detective told her the campus police determined that no rape occurred in her case because her alleged assailant did not orgasm, and that therefore they had decided not to refer the case to the Los Angeles Police Department.
"Because he stopped, it was not rape," she was told, according to the complaint. “Even though his penis penetrated your vagina, because he stopped, it was not a crime."
A student judicial affairs official cited a similar reason to that student for dismissing the case, meaning that her alleged assailant would not face any court proceeding.
When another student went to the DPS to report a sexual assault at a fraternity event, according to the complaint, an officer told her and a friend, also a sexual assault survivor who had accompanied her, that women should not “go out, get drunk and expect not to get raped.”
The complaint claims that when students were found guilty of sexual assault, some were given light punishments, including a formal letter to stay away from the victim, and were allowed to graduate from the university.
I’m assuming you’re referring to my use of the word in the video I reblogged? It wasn’t a word I used lightly- tbh it was a very purposeful choice. By drugging him, Tanveer has removed the option of consent from Asad and the very fact that she’s going to make him think that they had sex (whether they actually do or not, and judging by the fact that he still has his pants on in that spoiler pic I’m gonna go with they’re not) makes this rape in the emotional sense, even if it’s not physical, designed to break him and tear him apart.
Kyun Tanvir Kyun!
Ew they’re not making love, she’s essentially raping him. Even if it doesn’t actually happen, he will think they had sex. :||| Come on Telly Talk, get your wording together.
A gang rape happened in Ohio and no one heard about it. A gang rape happened in India and everyone heard about it (as we should). The American media has represented India as a misogynistic country where women need to be constantly wary of the men that surround them. And after that gang rape, large-scale protests blocked the streets and clogged the media. Now, I am in no way saying that rape and domestic violence are not problems in India. As an Indian-American woman who has been to India many times and is incredibly familiar with the culture, I am in no way denying that. Rape, in India, is a serious problem. Rape, especially in lower class areas in India, is an extremely prevalent problem that needs to stop being ignored and taken seriously. Violence against women in India is a serious issue.
But violence against women in America is also a serious problem. Violence against women in South Africa, and Sweden, and Chile, and Thailand, is a serious problem. Violence against women is a serious problem. Period. Full stop. While our media went out representing India as a typical place for these deplorable events to happen, another woman’s similar story went ignored and without subsequent societal action. This country outright refuses to admit that it is a rape culture.
Our media and our country are so obsessed with presenting foreign countries as worse than us or uncivilized or, most importantly, undemocratic, they will blast our radios and timelines and homepages with news of rapes in India, but refuse to acknowledge that the same thing happens here and is happening here."
I really recommend reading the entire article. Trigger warning for discussion of rape and rape culture - it’s a tough article but very important.
(Thanks to byunbbi for submitting)
I think this quote also really captures what is happening when one is reported so much more than the other in American media:
“24,000 rapes in one year. That’s an epidemic. Brutal gang rape. Police doing nothing to protect or prosecute. Culture of rape. But something like that would never happen here in America, right? India is dirty and dangerous and overcrowded and backwards and misogynistic and this is just a third world problem, right? A really sad problem, but it would never happen here, right?”
It creates another false dichotomy where “we” feel bad for “them” that they have to live in those “conditions.” Definitely both situations are in need of address, but it’s worth examining why media leaps on framing India and its sexual assault issues as if they are a world different from ours- as if “our people” /culture really act better or respect women and victims more (they don’t.)
24,000 in a population of a billion vs 188,000 out of 300 million?
it’s way easier to dehumanize poc culture and portray it as being primitive and backwards than to analyze the structure of misogyny and rape culture in the so called “developed world”.
- “indian men rape because they are sexually frustrated”; “indian men rape because they get away with it”; “indian men rape because x y z”. Bullshit, all of it because a) statements like these assume rape is carried out only by indian men and b) they become excuses and offer rationale for the execution of such a heinous act when there is none. do not confuse motive or impulse with rationale. there is no rationale. men get away with it in everyday life.
- “india is not safe for women”/ “such things happen only there”. talk about convoluted. discounts the various kinds of rape completely: marital rape, date rape, statutory rape, incest rape etc. rape is sex without consent. it is coerced sexual activity. again, this can happen anywhere and it fucking does.
- “what a brave girl she is, fighting for her life after all that”. how fucking condescending of these narratives, glamorizing her struggle and making it sound as though the decision to want to live is an important, virtuous outcome of something so devastating. that it signifies valour. do not turn her choice (which may well be a coping mechanism) into some kind of elevated virtue. there are people who commit suicide after such incidents. there are people who struggle with PTSD all their lives. there are people who will do their best to live “normally”. and there are people who want to live to see the next day. these are not vertically stacked outcomes of rape, where choosing “life” over “death” is somehow laudable, they are all different and exist alongside each other. she is not your trophy.
- “these men should get the death penalty”. ja capital punishment solves everything no? perfect way to divert the topic too — would castration be justice? would life imprisonment? can we fucking talk about the actual problem of rape instead of turning this into a rhetoric about what punishment would suit these men the most according to our own preferred brand of vengeance? a discussion about punishment is a separate one. don’t use that as an excuse, for fuck’s sake. repeat after me: the problem of rape goes beyond and is deeper than a) what happens to these particular men and b) your favourite flavour of justice at the moment that is in vogue thanks to public memory.
- “woman was raped and tortured in bus, indian public protests” and or “outrage”. too many headlines following this twisted, sensationalist narrative. kyun be chutiyon, is rape worthy of discussion only if it happens so brutally in public? is this the right degree of glamour for you? would you have preferred the incident to be longer than 40 minutes? in a metro instead of a bus?
let me clarify: i’m not saying the protests shouldn’t happen. i’m not saying the issue shouldn’t be raised in parliament. i’m saying the way we’re talking about it is misleading. rape has always, forever, since history and time and man happened, been wrong. the tone that is being adopted is anguish and anger over the public nature of the crime. look at the words used— “shock”, “shame”, “barbaric” (where the last two are used in relation to each other). as though this particular brand of rape is somehow more shameful or more shocking than the kind that happens silently in our daily lives, where men force us, emotionally, physically, into sex — any kind of sex — that we just don’t fucking want. stop it.
- “OMG I TOLD YOU DELHI IS A BAD CITY FOR WOMEN HOW TYPICAL”. before you fuck off to pit one city against another and completely miss the point of creating a discussion around what happened, read the brilliant prayaag akbar on the subject. then re-read him.
- “well i mean not all men are like that, these men were just uneducated and poor so they did what they did”. gonna file this under “chutiyapa SILVER STAR” (TM) under charges of ‘missing the point’ and ‘wrong, wrong, wrong” respectively.
- “WILL SHE LIVE!! WILL SHE NOT!!! OH THE SUSPENSE!!!“ (ft. and of course the men must face worse punishment if she DIES) also see: how to appropriate someone else’s trauma into your own soap opera 101. PERKS: INCLUSION OF EXPERIENCE BY VOYEURISM. NO CLIFFHANGERS. WE WANT EVERY DETAIL. WHAT DO YOU MEAN, RESPECT? I AM [VICTIM]!!!!!
- because what i am thankful for: the fact that no one knows her name. or else we’d have that fucktarding “I AM [insert victim’s name”] narrative doing the rounds. You are not this girl. You are not Malala. You are not Adam Lanza’s mother. Sympathy and empathy do not allow for superimposition ESPECIALLY if if it means efficiently sneaking into someone else’s trauma and playing actor-audience at will.
- “we should be ashamed.” no, we should be angry. it is very easy to take this notion of shame on behalf of men and blend it at once with those of “lost honour” and apologia which is completely unwarranted. shame creates hierarchies of power, where the one at the top (man) gets away with everything because he has someone masking his actions (the state, wilfully, and women, unwillingly.). if we are angry, as so many of us are, it places us on the same plateau. it demands action, not apologies.
- “i feel so helpless while that poor girl is suffering”/”i feel so helpless at not being able to help you”/”i feel so helpless because x fucking y z means i can’t do a thing”. congratulations, you have successfully made this about yourself. upgrading you to “chutiyapa GOLD STAR” (TM) because you’re able to do this so EASILY and out of INSTINCT!!!!
- n forms of victim blaming which include bonus tracks: she shouldn’t have been out late (ft. “i mean yes i shouldn’t say that but it’s a reality”) which is not to be confused with “please take care if you venture out late at night” as our scared parents and friends tell us (and why wouldn’t they?); oh but what was she wearing; if she hadn’t tried to protect the guy….; she really should have known better…. for further details, talk to one of your male friends, they usually have a ready list ja?
- “x y z stats prove that rape mostly goes unreported”. yes, do you know why? because safety. it’s not just because it’s “taboo” or because the crime itself was “mis-classified”. we’re too scared to file an FIR (because the accused gets a full copy of your personal details) and too scared to take this any further, not least because we are already traumatized, and our own family and friends would rather we “put this behind us” because it’s so bloody SHAMEFUL (happy now?) already. when the state itself is complicit in violence, why the fuck would we trust it? india may be “socially conservative” (what does that even mean?) but the deeper issue is that of individual recognition and the omnipresent beast of patriarchy: women, everyday, across the world, struggle with the issue of whether their rights were violated, whether by being married to or in a relationship with someone they can possibly be “raped”, what consent means. this shit doesn’t get reported. we take it to our graves.
- secondly, what does documenting rape involve? who will document? what about state-sanctioned rapes carried out by army men? what will filing a report do then? and while we’re on the subject: having a car and a chauffeur doesn’t mean you’re any safer. that kind of thought, again, promotes the public/private dichotomy in the recognition of what rape is. it’s more like, “is man, can rape”.
- “this is a one-off incident”. no, it is not. and i’ll tell you what else, genius: if you think rape is an “occasional” incident, misogyny everyday — sexual harassment, molestation, lewd comments — is going to blow your fucking mind. because that is what lies at the core of acts like these: lack of respect, and the dominant belief that as a man, you can do whatever the fuck you want and not be held accountable to it, ever. you get to call the shots on what constitutes harassment and what doesn’t. what women should do instead of what men shouldn’t do. you want to know what rape culture looks like? hold up a mirror. and proof of patriarchy? the pathetic existence of all of the above.
ETA: B has added comments, especially for dudebros. The last point on her post is an ABSOLUTE FAVE and totally relevant for all yougaiz.
Because I’m seeing a lot of discussion going on regarding what happened in Delhi, I firmly believe this is very, very important to go through and understand. Do read.