i may act like i’m sassy but if you’re mean to me there is a 900% chance i’ll cry
Nicholas Lord, a Navy sailor since 2008 currently on active duty, is under investigation after threatening to rape a young woman who is a Navy recruit.
The young woman posted a photo of herself on Facebook, captioning it to say she’s proud of how she’s working hard to get in shape for the Navy, and she’s excited to be leaving soon. The photo was shared on the page for her Delayed Entry Program for her fellow Navy recruits.
Nicholas Lord, who is not a current recruit and who has been serving in the Navy since 2008, then commented:
You’ll end up pregnant real soon you fucking wh***. If I could and I knew you, I’d hold you down and rape you.
The next day, Lord gloated about his threat on his Facebook page, updating his status to say he’d been “trolling feminist pages.” In case it needs to be said, the Facebook page for a Navy program is not a “feminist page.” It’s a Navy recruiting page. (x) (x)
I don’t know what the Navy’s punishment system is like, but I hope he gets the worst possible. I hope they investigate his past history in the military, too. If he’s bold enough to outright threaten female recruits, under his own name, on public, Navy-run social media, I seriously doubt he hasn’t harassed and threatened female sailors. He may even have raped them.
Especially given the military’s problem with letting men get away with harassment and rape, they need to severely punish him.
Send it viral, and he will see ramifications.
[rant] I got my first glambag from Ipsy this month, and I loved it. But apparently, Ipsy doesn’t feel the same way about me. I went on to the website just to poke around a bit, and it seems as though Ipsy decided my subscription was no longer needed, and cancelled it for me.
Confused, I sent an email to IpsyCare outlining my situation, and my hope that I wouldn’t have to wait on the waitlist because of this apparent glitch. I was told to expect a follow up email in 24-48 hours. This was the 18th. I know it hasn’t really been that long, but I’m miffed because: a) they gave me a time frame and aren’t sticking to it, and b) the whole issue seems to be due to the fact that the website glitched out on me.
I resubscribed to Ipsy, and have been put on the waitlist. About an hour ago I received an email inviting me to jump the waitlist- which was all I wanted! However, in order to do so, I have to invite twenty of my contacts to join Ipsy. WHAT? Really, Ipsy? I get that they want to connect with as many potential customers as possible- but no way in hell am I annoying twenty random ass contacts with an invite. And I’m especially not inclined to do so since I never wanted to have my subscription cancelled in the first place!
If I didn’t enjoy the service provided, I’d bail on this company. Hopefully I just have a bad attitude and Ipsy will eventually get around to contacting me and all will be well in the world, but right now I’m seriously annoyed. I’m trying to keep in mind small businesses can’t operate at the speed of light, but this kind of just feels ridiculous.
|1. Coming to the door to pick someone up.|
|2. Trying to dress really nicely for a date.|
|3. Bringing flowers or other tokens of affection to the first date.|
|4. Going dancing that’s not grinding on a grimy club floor.|
|5. Straightforwardly asking someone out and not calling it “hanging out.”|
|6. Additionally, being clear about when you’re “going steady.”|
|7. Romantic gestures like writing poems.|
|8. Turning electronics off and just being with one another.|
|9. The general concept of asking permission for things.|
|10. Not assuming sex is to be had at any point in time.|
|by Kate Bailey|