I have had an incredible amount of horrible, awful stuff happen to me since Camp Nano started. However, I’m determined to finish and reach my word count goal. There was a story I was working on for a while and then quit for the time being and after Camp Nano, but for some reason it has been on my mind lately and my characters have been demanding my attention. So I lowered my word count by 5,000 and tomorrow I’m going to change all my novel info, but its coming along and even though I’ll be moving in a week I think I can find the time to hopefully push those last few word counts out and put together and decent story. Here goes nothing!
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.
If you only reblog one thing today I hope it’s this.
If only we knew his rank.
(Source: facebooksexism, via girlinacoat)
I’m so frustrated with my writing right now. I have had more happen since CampNaNo started than all summer long. I think I’m going to admit defeat and try again in November. My story I have been working on for quite sometime doesn’t seem right to me anymore and I want to completely change the format, which means going back and rewriting the whole story. As much as I know this is a good thing for my story, it is not a good thing for me finishing in a month. So for now, I’m just going to focus on what’s best for my story (and me personally) and go from there. I’m still determined to finish it just maybe not this month.