Make Cringle Park in Levenshulme safe for all by introducing better lighting initiatives

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Anita Kanitz
3 years ago
“Here’s to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.”
-Anita Kanitz

“Perpetrators of abuse often make their victims believe that they are somehow responsible for their own abuse. Such misplaced notions shift the blame of the abuse from the abuser to the abusee.”
― Mallika Nawal

“And yes, I mean it. A man who sticks his cock in an infant`s mouth belongs to Himmler`s circle of hell.”
― Andrea Dworkin, Heartbreak: The Political Memoir of a Feminist Militant

“Equality is not a concept. It’s not something we should be striving for. It’s a necessity. Equality is like gravity. We need it to stand on this earth as men and women, and the misogyny that is in every culture is not a true part of the human condition. It is life out of balance, and that imbalance is sucking something out of the soul of every man and woman who’s confronted with it. We need equality. Kinda now.”
—Joss Whedon

“In the nineteenth century, the central moral challenge was slavery. In the twentieth century, it was the battle against totalitarianism. We believe that in this century the paramount moral challenge will be the struggle for gender equality around the world.”
― Nicholas D. Kristof, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide

On witnessing domestic violence against his mother as a child:
"Worse, there were those who condoned the abuse. I heard police or ambulancemen, standing in our house, say, 'She must have provoked him,' or, 'Mrs Stewart, it takes two to make a fight.' They had no idea. The truth is my mother did nothing to deserve the violence she endured. She did not provoke my father, and even if she had, violence is an unacceptable way of dealing with conflict. Violence is a choice a man makes and he alone is responsible for it."
-Patrick Stewart

"The more I have spoken about feminism, the more I have realized that fighting for women's rights has too often become synonymous with man-hating. If there is one thing I know for certain, it is that this has to stop." —Emma Watson

"All men should be feminists. If men care about women's rights the world will be a better place."
-John Legend

"We know that when women are empowered, they immeasurably improve the lives of everyone around them – their families, their communities, and their countries. This is not just about women, we men need to recognize the part we play too. Real men treat women with dignity and give them the respect they deserve."
-Prince Harry

"Rape is one of the most terrible crimes on earth and it happens every few minutes. The problem with groups who deal with rape is that they try to educate women about how to defend themselves. What really needs to be done is teaching men not to rape. Go to the source and start there."
-Kurt Cobain

"Don't call sadistic and dangerous actions of men, connected with bullying, harassment, stalking, rape, sexual violence, domestic abues and murder romance, love and normal, call it by the real name: heinous crimes. Don't blame the victim for the actions, blame the culprits. We are all the change for a better future without these crimes. We must only have the courage to call the crimes and the predators by the name and fight against it. We must be the voices of the victims! Never forget the pain and the deaths of the victims, remember them until end of time, that such crimes are the past and not the future!"
-Anita Kanitz

The greatest hate crime: FGM

Facts about female genital mutilation (FGM):
More than 200 million women and girls around the world are living with the results of the dangerous practice of female genital mutilation (FGM/C), also known as cutting, according to a report by UNICEF, the U.N. children’s agency.

In the next decade, 30 million more are at risk of being mutilated. The United Nations created the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, observed every year on February 6, to stop the harmful practice to girls and women.

The following are some female genital mutilation facts and frequently asked questions.
What is female genital mutilation (FGM)?

Female genital mutilation is defined as the removal of part or all of the female genitalia for nonmedical reasons. It is also called female circumcision and cutting. The procedure is most often done to girls between birth and age 15.
What are the consequences of FGM?

Often carried out under primitive and unsanitary conditions without anesthetic, FGM can cause severe pain, bleeding, and swelling that may prevent passing urine or feces. In the long term, it leads to chronic pelvic infections, urinary tract infections, and birth complications for mothers and children. The horror of the event — including being physically restrained against their will — affects many women for years. There are no health benefits from the procedure, which is not medically necessary or condoned by the World Health Organization, most governments, and reputable medical associations.
Where is FGM practiced?

FGM is practiced in 30 countries in Africa, the Middle East and Asia, but Egypt, Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Sudan account for about 42 percent of all cases. Migrants have carried the traditional practice with them to other countries in Europe and the Americas.
Why is FGM still practiced?

Most women and men familiar with FGM say they would like to see it end, but there is social pressure to continue cutting. Mothers, fathers, extended family, and community leaders may force or coerce girls and young women to be cut so that they will be accepted as “clean” and ready for marriage.
There is a trend to having the procedure done in a clinic. Isn’t that better than cutting in unsanitary conditions?

It is better not to be done at all. The long-term effects of FGM are just as harmful either way. The “medicalization” of FGM serves to legitimize a harmful practice that is also a violation of human rights.
How can we end FGM?

Most of the 30 countries where FGM is practiced have legislated against it. However, until social norms change, the practice continues in secret. World Vision and other organizations are educating and empowering girls and their communities to end FGM. There’s strong evidence that it can be eliminated in one generation.

From childhood on, I have always heard of very bad cases of domestic and sexual violence in the neighborhood, in the circle of acquaintances, in the circle of relatives. What makes me particularly shocked is the fact that there were always apologies for the perpetrators, in the way that a normal woman, a decent girl, a good wife and mother are not beaten and raped by men. When this happens to them, they have asked for it, they have provoked, they have behaved wrong, men are like that, they always respond to provocation, it's never their fault. The perfection of domestic violence is that it never starts in one fell swoop. It begins with a sharp remark, with an inappropriate criticism, the forgetting of an appointment, with a lie or with fraud, the control of the Handys.In France is considered for this very reason psychological violence since 2010 as a criminal offense - as a preventive measure. In particular, to reduce the number of femicides. According to a recent study by the German Ministry of Family Affairs, it is precisely women with higher education who are at risk of experiencing violence by their partner. In other words, women who are generally considered independent, self-reliant, and informed are women who do not conform to the stereotypical image of a helpless victim and may therefore be less credible. Rape, for example, is a war on women and girls, a unilaterally declared war that has existed since there are men. Susan Brownmiller was the first to take up feminist reflection on the problem and provide comprehensive documentation and analysis. She concludes that rape is not an oversight of individuals, but intent of the entire male society and one of their strongest weapons! Rape is the highest expression of humiliation of a woman by a man. It is the stamp with which a male company brands females as worthless. Rape is not about lust, it's about power. Unfortunately, nothing has changed until today, the femicide worldwide continues, no matter how many men and women fight together against it worldwide. This is really a very sad chapter for humanity!

Feminism linked to humanity, fight for human rights, women's and girls' rights and children's rights is not a dirty word. It means, that there are women and girls (including men and boys) who stand for humanity, freedom and equal rights. If girls and women say I'm not a feminist, I do not want to be like that, then the question is, why not? Because female and male feminists are the ones who save your ass, fighting against violations of human/women/childrens rights!

We are living in a world with extreme misogyny, sexism, rape culture and violence against women, girls, female childs and babies.There are hate crimes like femicide, female infanticide, cruel rapes, gang rapes, mass rapes, war rapes ,child rapes, marital rape, heinous rape porns, child porns, forced prostitution, sex slavery, dowry murder, FGM, child marriages, forced marriages, sexual and domestic violence, acid attacks, honour killings, sexual murder, sexual torture, witch hunts, widow murder, human trafficking, abduction connected with rape, torture, forced marriages, murder, religous persecution of women, girls and female childs like in the Islam and the Hinduism,street harassment, workplace and school harassment, online harassment, cyber bullying, cruel punishments for female victims like stoning, lashing, inprisonment, sadistic stalking, lack of human rights, contraception and education, forced and sexist dress codes, hate speech in the society, the media and the religion, violence during childbirths.

These are my shocking experiences:.

First I was and I am a honest girl and woman, hard working at school, High School and Workplace. Goodlooking and with no sexy dresses. A hardworking wife and mother, fighting for women's rights, girls and childrens rights and human rights, for animal rights and for a clean and good environment. I am a very careful person. But inspite of this, I met many psychopaths and evil persons. Nobody is an island of safety and nobody can say, that evil things cannot crosssing the way of life, every day and every time:

The cases I'll describe in more detail!

Here is a short overview!

I was hunted and stalked on the way to school by a traveling salesman from the area of Aachen at the age of 8 to 10 years for two years by the car. Female neighbors who had seen from the window, that a anonymous car was chasing me, said viciously laughing to my shocked old grandmother, that I was a little slut, if that would already start with men and cars, then I would eventually end up on the street prostitution. None of these stupid and vicious women called the police or anyone else to help, though they saw that in my desperation I ran across the fields for my life. This thing ended with schoolmates and my former teacher, who ambushed the offender and expelled him, but I did not get any help from women.

In high school at the age of 17, I was massively harassed, terrorized and stalked by a classmate. There were female idiots in my class who thought I should finally sleep with him, so that calm would enter the class. It was known, that my harasser was an sexual sadist, because he was a great fan of the misogynist films, "The last Tango of Paris" and "Clockwork Orange". Some stupid girls said, that I am an impertinence with my resistance for the whole class. Because of the fact, the stalker had girl friends in the class, it was planned, that these girls should lure me to a party where I would then be put forcefully under alcohol and drugs and he wanted to gang rape me with numerous friends, male classmates warned me, from the concerned girls no warning came. And when he tried every day to throw his heavy school backpack on my head for long-distance practice, which could have ended in a hit with serious or fatal injuries, male classmates intervened, some more than mindless girls were very amused over the show and thought that I should see it as casual fun. The help for me came by male classmates and a female subject teacher, one of the few women in my life that really helped me.
Later, when I had started training in another city, he was seen several times with unknown young men in my train compartment, where they passed me with a sneering smile, then another friend of him was one day suddenly in my company canteen, where he was looking menacingly and silently sat down at my table and also my classmate stalker and two male friends threw me one day powerfully an old umbrella from behind in my back in the main station, so that the umbrella broke. So much for the harmlessness of stalkers.

During my first year at the workplace at the age of 18, I became the victim of a rape attempt by a senior colleague. My successful resistance was dismissed as outrageous and unnormal, especially among stupid women who had gone to sleeping around to make carreer, they said if I was thinking to be anything better then the other women. These mindless women bullied me instead of supporting me. I have at that time the support of my boss and a another male collague. For me, it was not surprising that the harasser had an absolutely disgusting porn calender in his office and in my presence he was constantly talking about whether I could compete with these porn stars and show if I have such a figure. My complaints had the loud mocking laughter of the men and the indignation of the absolutely dumbfounded women to say that porn and prostitution were normal and would prevent rapes and only someone who was not right in the head, like me, would be bothered by this porn calender. However, as we learn from the media / criminal cases and crimonological and scientific studies on a daily basis, increasing pornography and prostitution since the sixties has led to worldwide sexual femicide in all countries, especially in Africa, Asia, South America and all Muslim countries/ Arab / Hindu countries. When at the birthday party of my boss a friend of the harasser massively sexually molested me so in that kind that I gave him a hard slap in the face and he wanted to beat me in front of all colleagues who participated with their family in the celebration, it was some men who intervened and helped me. These absolutely totally stupid women on the party said that I was the troublemaker and the wife of the boss had to drive me home to the indignation of the female guests. Mind you, not the harasser, a family man had to leave the celebration, but me. I was bullied for two more years by all horny men and silly women, sleeping around in this authority because of my resilience to the rape and sexual harassment that forced me to quit my civil service.

And when my ex-tenant (gang stalking with his friends) stalked me at the age of 48 and terrorized to this day, there were very stupid women in the forum for stalking victims who sided with the stalker and called me a liar, and they were totally brainlessfemale friends of the stalker, who have bully me ever with anonymously calls, laughing at the phone and always sending me English-language love-couple reunion hotlines on my birthday and New Year's Eve. No trace of female solidarity, only of mockery and terror. Apparently it makes these stupid women happy to blame and bully the victims not the culprits. They were so silly, that they have not noticed, that my Ex-tenant has make many BDSM revenge porns of them, sending me these porns with anonymous E-Mails, calling all women and girls sluts. No comment to the stupity of these women and girls. My male pen pals and my husband supported me against the sadistic stalking.

No wonder men around the world consider women for stupid and inferior. As long as women and girls behave so unsolidly and meanly, that will remain so.
If you are female and think you are safe at home, at school or at work and outside your house, my experiences will teach you a better one!

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Michael Dolan
3 years ago
Would be great for people using the park in the winter months.

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Jamie Whittaker
3 years ago
Because my mum & sisters use this park daily & it will make it much safer for them to do so in the lit park

Also my friends boxing club is there and will benefit people accessing the club.

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Val Kerry
3 years ago
It makes sense to light up the park especially in the winter months to encourage proper use of it. Also, it will make people more confident and safer about using it. Its a beautiful Central Park which should be utilised to it's full capacity.

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Angel Donnell
3 years ago
Needs more lighting for safety

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Jackie Austin
3 years ago
It needs to be done and fast x

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Sam Slessor
3 years ago
We need protection

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Karen Morgan
3 years ago
I’ve lived close to this park for most of my life, moved away a couple of years ago. I drove past recently and was tempted to walk round but decided not to because it was dusk, there’s no lighting and it simply wasnt safe to do so.

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Maureen Evans
3 years ago
For tea time walking the dog & boot camp which takes place in the park.

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Sarah Daniel
3 years ago
I work with young people from and in Levenshulme and I believe in creating safer spaces for them outside of our office hours..