Because of Sexual Harassment, Santa Clara City Councilman Dominic Caserta Should Resign

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Darlene Vales
3 years ago
This guy needs to go

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Renee Kelley
3 years ago
I’ve had girls that worked for me years ago complain about him , it’s time to end this . He has abused his power .

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Michael Jacome
3 years ago
I’m signing because I believe that every person who violates people, should be held accountable.

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Anita Kanitz
3 years ago
"There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest. "
-Elie Wiesel

"Don't tell women, girls and female childs how to dress and look beautiful. It's more important to tell them to learn to defend themselves and to fight. The day may come, that this saves their lives. Self defense is a human right and human rights are women right's."
-Anita Kanitz


"If you are a survivor of sexual and domestic violence, rape and abuse, psychic terror and sadistic stalking, be proud of yourself. Because you have survived, in spite of everything, with all your courage, strength and bravery."
-Anita Kanitz

„Together women are strong. Together we make a change. Together we triumph!
-Anita Kanitz

“The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it. ”
― Roseanne Barr

" I will never understand, why ist is more shameful to be raped, than to be a rapist.!"
-Anita Kanitz

"The kind men and boys are treating women, girls, female childs and babies worldwide, shows you what kind of men and boys they are. It's not a statment about you as a female person, it's a statement about them as cruel criminals, heartless devils and heinous perverts."
-Anita Kanitz

“Anywhere in the world, if you see a law which is protecting the rapists, you must know that this law has been prepared by the rapists!”
― Mehmet Murat ildan


“over and over victims are blamed for their assaults. and when we imply that victims bring on their own fates - whether to make ourselves feel more efficacious or to make the world seem just - we prevent ourselves from taking the necessary precautions to protect ourselves. Why take precautions? We deny the trauma could easily have happened to us. And we also hurt the people already traumatized. Victims are often already full of self-doubt, and we make recovery harder by laying inspectors blame on them.”
― Anna C. Salter, Predators: Pedophiles, Rapists, And Other Sex Offenders


“From New Delhi to New York, from Durban to Rio; women and
girls are been hunted down by rapists, abused by pedophiles and
emotionally decapitated by a society that is becoming increasingly
hostile to the womenfolk”
― Oche Otorkpa

There are many crimes against women, girls and female childs: Domestic and sexual violence, street harassment, workplace harassment, catcalling, Eve teasing, taharrush gamea, rape culture, mass and gang rapes, war rapes, child rapes, marital rapes, dowry murder, forced and child marriages, FGM, sex slavery, women, girls and child trafficking, forced prostitution, rape pornography, online harassment, sadistic stalking, domestic and sexual murder, acid attacks, femicide, female infanticide, daily hate speech and sexism, sadistic and forced sexual practices, lack of freedom, education and human rights, forced dress codes like chador and burqa, victim blaming of assault, stalking, bullying and rape victims,witch hunts, widow murders, executions like stoning for rape and assault victims, imprisonment and punishment of female victims..
Violence against women, girls and female childs - particularly intimate partner violence and sexual violence - are major public health problems and violations of women's human rights and childrens rights..
Recent global prevalence figures indicate that about 1 in 3 (35%) of women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime.
Most of this violence is intimate partner violence. Worldwide, almost one third (30%) of women who have been in a relationship report that they have experienced some form of physical and/or sexual violence by their intimate partner.
Globally, as many as 38% of murders of women are committed by an intimate partner.
Violence can negatively affect women’s physical, mental, sexual and reproductive health, and may increase vulnerability to HIV.
Factors associated with increased risk of perpetration of violence include low education, child maltreatment or exposure to violence in the family, harmful use of alcohol, attitudes accepting of violence and gender inequality.
Factors associated with increased risk of experiencing intimate partner and sexual violence include low education, exposure to violence between parents, abuse during childhood, attitudes accepting violence and gender inequality.
There is evidence from high-income settings that school-based programmes may be effective in preventing relationship violence (or dating violence) among young people.
In low-income settings, primary prevention strategies, such as microfinance combined with gender equality training and community-based initiatives that address gender inequality and relationship skills, hold promise.
Situations of conflict, post conflict and displacement may exacerbate existing violence, such as by intimate partners, and present additional forms of violence against women.

Global violence uniquely affects the girl child. Although international legal instruments have been in place for decades to protect the girl child, thousands of brutal acts of violence and neglect specifically targeting the girl child can be observed around the world on a daily basis. For centuries, girls who have barely attained adolescence have been forced into marriage, often with men many years their senior. As a minor, a girl child cannot legally give her consent to enter into such a partnership. They have suffered in female genital mutilation rituals. They are traded, bought, and sold across national borders as commodities to be put to use as prostitutes or slaves, or merely to be sold again at a profit. Many girls are even victimized before birth, as technology and greater access to medicine have given rise to prenatal sex selection and selection abortion based on sex. Girls continue to face the threat of sexual harassment and abuse in workplaces and schools. Their lives may be taken for the “honor” of their families for speaking to strangers or committing other minor transgressions. Violence against the girl child has become a powerful and all-too-common tactic in times of war and humanitarian disaster.

That is the reason why I am fighting my whole life for human rights, women and girls rights and children's rights. But it is not enough, day by day the world is getting a more dangerous and barbaric place for childs, girls and women! And the greatest danger on earth for all of us are the male humans, what a shame for humankind!

Femicide, misogyny, stalking, sexual violence, rape culture, hate speech is everywhere:




Horrible rape and murder cases worldwide:

The most horribe rape and murder case in history:

Junko Furuta, Japan, (1988):

In the hands of hearthless evils:
Furuta was a 17-year-old Japanese girl whose case became known as the “concrete-encased high school girl murder case.” Furuta was kidnapped by four teenage boys and, aside from the brutality of the assaults against her, the most disturbing thing is that she was held at one of the kidnapper’s houses and his parents were present the entire time, knew what was going on, and did nothing to stop it.
Also extremely disturbing is that Furuta turned 17 while she was in captivity and enduring these horrors. There’s something tremendously upsetting about that.
To avoid concern over her abduction, the perpetrators forced Furuta to call her parents and tell them that she would be staying at a friend’s house for a while. Over the course of her confinement, Furuta was repeatedly raped, beaten, and tortured by her four captors until they killed her. The parents of Kamisaku were present in the home for at least a part of the time that Furuta was held captive, and though she pleaded with them for help, they did not intervene, later claiming that they feared their son too much to do so.
Furuta was held captive in the Minato residence for forty days, where she was abused, raped and tortured. They also invited and encouraged their other friends from Yakuza, to torment Furuta. According to their trial statements, the four of them: Raped her over 400 times.
• Beat her several times.
• Starved her.
• Hanged her body from the ceiling and used her as a "punching bag"
• Dropped barbells onto her stomach several times.
• Forced her to eat live cockroaches and drink her own urine.
• Forced her to masturbate in front of them.
• Inserted foreign objects into her vagina and anus.
• Shoved a still-lit light bulb into her vagina.
• Set fireworks into her anus, vagina, mouth and ears.
• Burnt her vagina and clitoris with cigarettes and lighters.
• Burnt her eyelids with hot wax and lighters
• Tore off her left nipple with pliers.
• Pierced her breasts with sewing needles.

The killers hid her corpse in a 208-litre oil drum filled with concrete. They disposed of the drum in a tract of reclaimed land in Kōtō, Tokyo.
All of them were getting low penalties, because they were juveniles. My opinion is, every one of these heartless devils need the death penalty! But there is no justice on earth for rape and murder victims, because we are living in patriarchy!

Ajmer Rape Case (1992), India:

It was a brutal and inhuman case of coerced sexual exploitation in Ajmer, Rajasthan. A gang raped over 100 of school girls. They clicked their naked photos to further exploit them. After being raped, depressed victims committed suicide.
Jalgaon Rape Case (1993), India:
It is one of the prime cases of human trafficking in Maharashtra. Near about 500 innocent girls and women were raped and sold off and most of them were school girls.



The (1993) Houston gangrapes, U.S.:

On the last night of their lives in 1993, 16-year-old Elizabeth Pena and 14-year-old Jennifer Ertman had taken a short cut through a railroad bridge in an attempt to make it home before their 11:30 curfew. But they never did.
Pena and Ertman were grabbed by a gang named the Black and Whites on the railroad bridge, and raped for the next one hour. All the six rapists in the gang were teenagers, the youngest Vinnie Medellin, being just 14.
As per the medical examiner, Pena's two front teeth had been knocked out, while two of Ertman's ribs were broken after she had died. The testimony also showed that their necks were stomped upon after they were strangled to death to ensure that "they were really dead."

Murder of Kelly Anne Bates, (1996), U.K.:

Kelly Anne Bates (18 May 1978 – 16 April 1996) was a British teenager who was murdered in Manchester on 16 April 1996 when aged 17 She was tortured over a period of four weeks, including having her eyes gouged from their sockets up to three weeks before her death, by her partner James Patterson Smith (born c. 1948) before being drowned in a bathtub.
The murder inquiry was headed by Detective Sergeant Joseph Monaghan of Greater Manchester Police, who said: "I have been in the police force for 15 years and have never seen a case as horrific as this." William Lawler, the pathologist who examined Bates' body, described her injuries as "the worst he had seen on a murder victim" Smith, a misogynist with a history of violence and torture against former sexual partners, denied murdering Bates but was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment on 19 November 1997.

The gruesome rape and murder case, Karine Schaaff, France, (2001)

Sunday, July 22, 2001, not far from the northern French town of Bitche. The bike of 16-year-old Karine Schaaff is found abandoned on the roadside. What exactly happened?
Ten days later the police discoverd her corpse a few miles away in the forest. On the bike are white traces of paint and on the road skid marks and parts of a car flashing light. The evidence leads to the trail of a respectable family father, Stéphane Krauth, 28 years old.
In the course of the investigation it turned out that he pursued Karine Schaaff by car and deliberately hit the road. He hit her and stunned her with tear gas. The injured by the head girl was kidnapped by him in a nearby forest, there mistreated and raped and then burned. The cruel crime shocked all France.
Her mother has left her child's room as it was because she can not bear that her cruelly murdered child will not return.
Karine Schaaff was a diligent student and a decent happy girl. She had good grades and wanted to become an architect. This dream was destroyed by a male heartless monster.


The murder of Oksana Makar,(2012), Ukraine:

Oksana Makar was a few months away from her 19th birthday when she was gangraped by three men in Mykolaiv, Ukraine in March, 2012.
However, Makar's agony did not end there. Her assailants attempted to strangle her after the rape, and later moved her to a deserted construction site, where she was set on fire alive. Makar, after burning for hours, was discovered the next morning, still breathing. Two weeks later, she succumbed to her injuries from the burn and smoke inhalation. As per reports, since unmarried, she was buried in a wedding dress.


Delhi Gang Rape and Murder Case (2012), gang rape, torture and murder of Jyoti Singh, India:

16 December 2012 is the darkest day in the history of India. Delhi Gang rape and murder case was one of the most brutal cases not only in India but in the world. She was beaten, gang raped, tortured, mutilated. All the six convicted people were arrested and one of them Ram Singh committed suicide in a trial period in jail. Four of them were hanged and the young boy under 18 is sent to a juvenile home.

Rape and murder of Anene Booysen (2013), South Africa:

Anene Booysen (October 30, 1995 – February 2, 2013) was a 17-year-old girl who was found by a security guard the morning after she had been gang-raped and disemboweled by having her abdomen slit open at a construction site in Bredasdorp, in the Western Cape, South Africa on February 2, 2013; she was still alive, but died later in the day. Anene Booysen was found by a security guard lying a short distance from her house after spending time at a bar on the evening of February 2, 2013. She died from her injuries in hospital six hours later. She managed to identify one of her attackers before her death.
South Africa's President Jacob Zuma condemned the attack as "shocking, cruel and most inhumane". The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu), South Africa's biggest labour union, called for mass action over rape in South Africa. Opposition parliamentary leader Lindiwe Mazibuko called for parliamentary hearings. The United Nations issued a statement strongly condemning the rape and murder. On 13 February, a protest, led by Annie Lennox, was staged at St. George's Cathedral, Cape Town.
Booysen and Reeva Steenkamp, both young South African women killed in 2013, were named SA Persons of the year 2013 by the Daily Maverick.

Rohtak Gang Rape (2015), India:
This was the worst case of rape as a woman’s naked, half-eaten body was found in Haryana’s Rohtak, with sticks and stones inserted in her. The 28-year-old woman’s body was found gnawed at by animals and with key organs missing, two arms and the left side of the body was gone. The police said sticks, stones and condoms were stuffed into her private parts. All the arrested men are from one village nine km from Rohtak.


Jisha Rape and Murder Case (2016), India:

The 30-year-old Indian woman was found by her mother. Her body had at least 30 stab wounds. Parts of her intestines had been removed using something sharp and she had a serious head injury. Later in a postmortem report, it was revealed that she was strangled, tortured and sexually assaulted before she died.

Rape victim is in danger to be executed for self defense, Sudan,Noura Hussein (2018):

Justice For Noura Hussein| Don't let execute Noura for self defense against the man who raped her!

The sad case of child marriage and child rape and FGM survivor Noura Hussein :
At 16, Noura was forcibly married off by her father. She refused, and in protest left her family home on the outskirts of Khartoum to stay with her aunt in Sinnar, a city almost 250 kilometers away. Noura lived with her relative for three years before her father called to say that the wedding was cancelled, and that she should come home.
Upon her arrival, Noura found that she had been tricked, that the wedding to which she had never agreed was still happening, and shortly after was given away to her unchosen husband.
According to her testimony, Noura refused to consummate the marriage, resisting him for the first four days. On the fifth, she says her husband raped her, with the help of a number of his male relatives (cousins and some people said the husband's brothers as well), pinned her down while he was raping her right before their eyes. She was a victim of infibualation and a virgin, the whole intercourse was a gruesome sexual torture. All men beat, mocked and abused her. These men are sadistic monesters and every one of them deserves the death penalty, not the innocent victim of this horrible crime! That was sexual torture, because Nora was a virgin and a victim of infibulation (the cutting of all genitals and the closing oft the wounds, which must opened by the husband by force, a knife or a razor, what a sadistic wedding night!)The following day, when her husband attempted to rape her again, she stabbed him in self defence and it killed him. When she told her family, her father delivered her to the police, and then disowned her.
That was in 2017. On Sunday, April 29, 2018, Noura was found guilty in court of premeditated murder, the punishment for which is death by hanging.
There is a article about Noura on WhatsApp, a platform that has grown to be a main “news” source for Sudanese across the world. This means “news” because much of the information shared over WhatsApp should be taken with a grain of salt, as many of the topics shared take on an exaggerated quality. But the platform does prove useful, occasionally exposing us to issues that either don’t make it on international newsdesks (nobody wants to hear about anything from Sudan that isn’t war or terrorism), or provide a look into the corners of our lives that folks (read: government/society) prefer to stay hidden.
Noura’s story isn’t new, that it isn’t even uncommon. It is worldwide common that women who had been married off against their will, who suffered in silence at the hands of their husbands, whose families had all but abandoned them and/or who tacitly or actively supported their husbands’ (and their families’) abuse.
The sad truth is that we hate to admit is that the only thing that makes Noura’s story extraordinary is that she killed him. Her circumstance is a daily occurrence that the openminded and “enlightened” of women might not approve of, but will put up with because “that’s just an unfortunate part of Sudan culture”. We must put up with it because the enduring silence of the women who suffer this fate allows our feathers to remain unruffled, it keeps our delicate sensibilities unaffected, it allows us to stay complacent.
Noura’s story is extraordinary because she killed her abuser, and that is what she is being faulted for in the court of law and public opinion (and from which all of the following throughout this article are real quotes).
“She should have reasoned with him”, “she should have told her family”, “she should have gone to court, she should have found another way”. The last days have been a flood of should-haves, each one more patronizing than the last, each one ignoring the facts of her case, of her circumstance, of her culture.
How could she have reasoned with a man who wasn’t reasonable enough to accept her adamant rejection of him?
How could she seek refuge in her family, the same people who put her in this position in the first place? The same people who, when she *did* seek refuge, abandoned her?
What other way was there for her to find? How does a 19 year old with no family support gain the access and tools needed to navigate her way through the legal system to get autonomy from her husband? And how long does that take? And how many are successful?
The last days have exposed the ignorance, the callousness, the violent misogyny. There are many voices that if a female assault or rape victim is killing the culprit or culprits in selfdefense, then she must die a terrible death, because the lifes of males are standing above lifes of females. The females have no rights on their own bodies and souls but the men have the God given power over them. What a heinous shame for all men worldwide!
“She’s guilty, it’s his right, she can’t refuse him”, “He’s not a man for getting his cousins to help….. he should have just drugged her”, “Tf you talking about, [she’s] his wife he can f*ck her daily if he wants, Allah said that.” One news article read, “Bride Kills Husband on Their Honeymoon […] She stabbed him repeatedly after he tried to take his religious right from her by force.”
The society does not recognize marital rape and the Islam uses hadith (narrations) and other religious texts to justify it.
The society holds women accountable for the heinous actions of men, and then tells them to grin and bear it. “She didn’t choose to marry him, but her father chose for her, what can she do?” “Yes, he raped her, but she shouldn’t have killed him.” “Yes, he raped her, but she killed him in an inappropriate way.” (yes, that is the word-for-word quote) The society does not recognize a woman’s right to her body, to choice, to life.
The society does not want to come to terms with the heinous acts that it practices and values it holds. the society thinks its ignorance is “fringe”, and hides behind the pristine image of “culture and tradition” that it has painstakingly curated. It digs its head in the sand and shows its ass to the world. “Our men don’t involve other men in rape, and not family. It’s not our culture. There must be more to the story.”
To preserve this image, Islam will tell us to put faith in a justice system that it bashes on a daily basis. Noura was painted by the prosecution as a woman who, unprovoked, “brutally” murdered her husband in cold blood. They denied the rape. They did not provide a counter-motive. Even without cause or motive, they never questioned her mental state or theorized on what drove her to commit such a crime – and the justice system did not ask them to. It was content to cast a quick and dirty guilty verdict.
Every country protects the perpetrators and demonizes the victims. It sentences a teenager to death, and gives a convicted rapist a presidential pardon (look it up)."
The real criminals in this case are the father, the husband and his relatives, because they make a terrible crime against a underaged girl. That’s is common worldwide, child rape, sex slavery, rape culture. If in Soudan there is a hanging, then of these criminals for their crime not for the victim, which has defend herself. I have done the same in her case and every other girl, female child and woman,if we have the chance to get a weapon. That’s fact!
Where is the justice for victims like Noura, they have worldwide not any chance! That must be changed! Enough is enough! The time for change is now!

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Robert Acosta
3 years ago
I was born and raised in Santa Clara and I have family members and family friends who live and go to school in Santa Clara.

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Kelly Werle
3 years ago
For support of my former classmates who had to endure the harassment Caserta inflicted upon them.

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Ashley Jahja
3 years ago
This is disgusting

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Keep CaSafe
3 years ago
I believe these women. Both recency and history make his actions a pattern to end now.

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Monica Pound
3 years ago
No pervs in our schools

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dan o
3 years ago
I am extremely disappointed in my former teacher...and my heart goes out to the victims.