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Mon Mar 2, 2020, 07:46 AM

Horrifying cartoon of Greta Thunberg being sexually assaulted linked to Canadian oil company

An explicit cartoon of 17-year-old Greta Thunberg being raped has been spotted with the branding of a Canadian oil company on it.
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The sticker was allegedly being handed out at job sites to be worn on hard hats, and was circulating among X-Site Energy Services employees last week with the knowledge of one of the managers.

Said manager reportedly responded to the complaint by saying that Thunberg "wasn't a child"... which seems somewhat irrelevant.

Thunberg responded in her characteristically measured way, tweeting that this shows she and her cause are winning.


This has now escalated to the point of images of sexual violence, which is clearly worrying.
It's also heavily gendered Ė one can only wonder whether a male activist would be subject to such horrifying treatment and conclude that likely not.

[link:https://www.indy100.com/article/greta-thunberg-cartoon-rape-x-site-canada-oil-energy-company-9369046|]

What grown arsed man would think that this was OK? And not just the wanker that produced this, but anyone who put it on their hardhat etc...


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Reply Horrifying cartoon of Greta Thunberg being sexually assaulted linked to Canadian oil company (Original post)
Soph0571 Mar 2020 OP
johnthewoodworker Mar 2020 #1
Orrex Mar 2020 #5
jimfields33 Mar 2020 #28
applegrove Mar 2020 #36
jimmil Mar 2020 #2
Locrian Mar 2020 #3
knightmaar Mar 2020 #4
RVN VET71 Mar 2020 #7
Post removed Mar 2020 #6
cwydro Mar 2020 #9
braddy Mar 2020 #10
LuckyCharms Mar 2020 #11
LuckyCharms Mar 2020 #15
cwydro Mar 2020 #22
Ms. Toad Mar 2020 #25
TwilightZone Mar 2020 #30
Ms. Toad Mar 2020 #35
obamanut2012 Mar 2020 #21
dawn5651 Mar 2020 #12
braddy Mar 2020 #16
redqueen Mar 2020 #20
RandiFan1290 Mar 2020 #24
LakeArenal Mar 2020 #29
cwydro Mar 2020 #34
Skittles Mar 2020 #37
B Stieg Mar 2020 #8
dawn5651 Mar 2020 #13
DBoon Mar 2020 #17
2naSalit Mar 2020 #26
lyvwyr101 Mar 2020 #14
Jakes Progress Mar 2020 #18
zentrum Mar 2020 #19
Ms. Toad Mar 2020 #23
Mendocino Mar 2020 #27
Ms. Toad Mar 2020 #32
lapfog_1 Mar 2020 #31
Ms. Toad Mar 2020 #33
Ahpook Mar 2020 #38

Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 08:35 AM

1. This is the kind of crap Trumpers thrive on.

Hillary was right when she used the term deplorables.

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Response to johnthewoodworker (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 09:14 AM

5. Hillary was being kind

They are a cult of idiot racist fuckheads.

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Response to johnthewoodworker (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 12:14 PM

28. It's Canada.

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Response to jimfields33 (Reply #28)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 03:44 PM

36. GOP incubates little followers in Alberta. They've been doing it for generations.

Ever since oil was discouvered.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 08:38 AM

2. My God.....

What can one say? This actually makes me hurt for mankind.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 08:53 AM

3. WTF? wow

What sick person looks around and decides they *want* to be the villain / bad guy, etc?



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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 08:58 AM

4. And the goddamn RCMP won't prosecute because "Greta" doesn't necessarily mean *this* Greta

Could be any Greta, doncha know?

Might be an *adult* named Greta they mean to depict getting raped.

How can we be sure what girl-with-braids named Greta the oil patch assholes are thinking of raping?

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Response to knightmaar (Reply #4)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 09:21 AM

7. Bring light to bear on these cretins

I mean serious light, photos, videos, showing the dorks who are wearing the things. Seeking out these helmeted geldings and interviewing them in public, why are you wearing that on your helmet? Would you mind awfully much if a dozen or so dudes walked in here with a cartoon of your mum getting raped? Your sister? Your daughter?

Who is the manager who said it's all OK because she's 17? I'd love to see his ignorant phiz on a sticker -- and I won't describe the incident it would depict.

Dig it: I don't care if this was about some inspirational little girl who loved oil and denied climate change. If anyone puts up a sticker so blatantly disgusting and revolting about the rape of a woman or girl, I'd like to be the one with the urn of dog feces to dump on their head. It is, of course, especially disgusting that some vile swine would choose to pick on a young woman who has focused her life on combatting what she truly believes -- because science!! -- is likely to be the death of us all.

End of rant.

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Response to Post removed (Reply #6)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 09:34 AM

9. Wtf?

Are you being serious here?

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Response to cwydro (Reply #9)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 09:39 AM

10. Yes, how did rape get attached to the drawing? How does someone see rape in it?

 

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Response to braddy (Reply #10)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 09:40 AM

11. The intent of the drawing of and the message it sends makes it a rape depiction.

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Response to braddy (Reply #10)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 09:50 AM

15. PS...Are you saying that an oil company using this picture

of a barely turned 17 year old girl, a climate change activist, is the company indicating that they are "making love" to her? Is that what you are implying?

Or, might it be more reasonable to assume that the oil company is controlling, fucking, raping, abusing this 17 year old girl? Is this type of thing what you consider to be "normal sex"?

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Response to LuckyCharms (Reply #15)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 11:01 AM

22. Thank you.

I was still trying to wrap my head around that post.

Wow.

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Response to cwydro (Reply #22)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 11:57 AM

25. I see naked - but I don't see sex at all.

It is obviously offensive, and intended as sexual humiliation since she is depicted as naked. For that, alone, it deserves condemnation.

But I don't see any other person, other than hands on her pigtails, not do I see any penetration by the sign (nothing from the sign protrudes where she is sitting - both the upright from the T and the crossbar are at the outside of her right hip, not her anus). When I first saw these reports yesterday, I expected to find a protruding top of the T or something right where she was sitting.

What am I missing? I'm usually the one explaining why an image depicts rape to others who don't see it.

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Response to Ms. Toad (Reply #25)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 12:22 PM

30. "other than hands on her pigtails"

It would seem that the answer to your question is right in the middle of your post.

I think redqueen covered this well, so I'll let her take it from here:

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100213035952#post20

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Response to TwilightZone (Reply #30)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 12:51 PM

35. The clarification below was helpful.

It appeared to me that she was perched on top of the sign. From that perspective, pulling in her pigtails looked more like the grade school bully dipping the pigtails of the girl in the unwell -or just yanking on them.

With the suggestion that she is on her knees, the image is dramatically different - like the picture that can be seen as an older woman -or a younger one, depending on whether you look at the positive space or the negative. I was viewing this from the perspective that I was looking from behind at a vertically oriented scene -not as from a bird's eye view looking down on a woman in her knees.

ETA: redqueen's explanation would not have flipped the perspective for me. Rejecting excuses for bad behavior doesn't help someone who is only seeing the old lady see the young one.

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Response to braddy (Reply #10)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 10:46 AM

21. She is being forcibly and violenty anally raped -- I saw the image

JFC just stop.

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Response to Post removed (Reply #6)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 09:41 AM

12. since the child in this disgusting sticker is 17 years old

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Response to dawn5651 (Reply #12)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 09:51 AM

16. My wife was 17, age of consent in Sweden is 15, my brother enlisted at 17 I served with 17 year olds

 

I married a 17 year old, a person can enlist in the Royal Marines and be in their second year of elite military service at age 17.



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Response to braddy (Reply #16)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 10:35 AM

20. Here. Jesus fucking Christ I am so fucking sick and tired of excuse makers.




Hopefully the next time something like this happens you will reconsider speaking before thinking.

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Response to braddy (Reply #16)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 11:52 AM

24. Buh... bye




He disrupted poorly

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Response to braddy (Reply #16)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 12:16 PM

29. WTH does your wife being 17 have to do with anything.

Was you 17 year old wifeís image posted on anything, naked without her consent.

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Response to braddy (Reply #16)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 12:47 PM

34. Rape has nothing to do with a person's age.

But surely you know that?

Canít believe Iím reading this crap here.

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Response to braddy (Reply #16)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 09:10 PM

37. what does that have to do with ANYTHING?

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 09:33 AM

8. Love the North...

but bad, biased people are where you find them, unfortunately.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 09:42 AM

13. the rcmp is full of it...google the name of the oil and gas company and that sticker comes up

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Response to dawn5651 (Reply #13)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 09:56 AM

17. Think of Alberta as Oklahoma with really cold weather

It's oil country, with all the macho attitudes and reactionary politics

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Response to DBoon (Reply #17)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 12:07 PM

26. And a big

man camp with meth problems. It's a culture in oil fields.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 09:48 AM

14. Horrible

This is how low these people are. Abominable.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 10:06 AM

18. Not deplorable. Basket of Despicables

The post above was right. Hillary was way to kind.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 10:25 AM

19. Killing their own children by

.....destroying the planet.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 11:38 AM

23. So help me out here.

The cartoon is obviously gross, I appropriate, childish, etc.

But I cannot see rape in it, let alone "violent" rape. It appears to me that she is sitting on the logo, naked, with no other person visible, and no part of the logo that protrudes into her vagina or anus.

It took me quite a while to find a visual of the sticker - and I'm obviously not seeing what everyone else is seeing. Which is surlrising, since I'm constantly being told that I am imagining things that are, to me, clearly acts of sexual violence.

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Response to Ms. Toad (Reply #23)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 12:13 PM

27. "no other person visible"

Did you not see the hands holding her by her pigtails?

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Response to Mendocino (Reply #27)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 12:36 PM

32. That suggests restraint

But I still see nothing that suggests penetration.

I spent 10 years as a rape crisis counselor, I am a rape survivor, was a co-founder of a WAVAW chapter, and co-author of a slide show that made the sexual violence that is embedded in advertisements explicit by comparison to violent pornographic images.

In other words, I have lots of experience in this realm -and I don't a sexual act in this sticker.

(I am NOT suggesting the image shouldn't provoke outrage. But, unless I'm m missing something, I think rape overstates it.)

ETA: Thanks to a poster below, I now recognize it was a perspective issue. What I was not seeing was that this was a bird's eye view. It appeared to me that she was sitting perched on top of their logo (which I was viewing from behind, not above)

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Response to Ms. Toad (Reply #23)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 12:24 PM

31. Lets see...

I think it might have to with the following:

1. Greta identified by name
2. Naked facing away from the viewer and on her knees
3. Two hands grabbing her iconic pigtails with the implication that she is being sexually penetrated in this position ( pulling of the hair is sexually dominant )
4. the implication of the placement of the logo is that it ( the company ) is sexually penetrating her from behind using their hands to keep her submissive by pulling her pigtails.

I would infer rape because of her unlikely willingness to have sex with an oil company.
She is 17, so in the US, this would be considered statutory rape in most states.

Anal versus vaginal isn't depicted as far as I can tell... I don't think that matters.

Clearly this is an image meant to sexually humiliate an underage climate activist... one who has gained the attention of the world with her protest that the adults (collectively) are trashing the world for her generation.

I think she handled it quite well, as she does with so many world leaders who have dismissed or tried to humiliate her in the past.

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Response to lapfog_1 (Reply #31)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 12:42 PM

33. What was not apparent to me

Was that she was on her knees. It appeared to me that she was sitting on top of the logo (with the only protrusion from the sign at the outside of her right hip, nowhere near her anus or vagina). That gives it a different perspective.

Thank you for the clarification.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 09:39 PM

38. I think I just saw the cartoon

Ponytails being pulled?

That is a new low even for these freaks. They have to answer for this. It has to be!

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