Posts tagged "rape culture"

Kill It With Fire: This Coachella Attendee’s “Eat Sleep Rape Repeat” Shirt

Okay, I'm not literally suggesting we burn this godawful douchebag alive, but I am encouraging you to memorize his face, shame the shit out of him should you ever encounter him in the flesh and warn every woman in his radius that he proudly condones rape. As for his shirt...

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 15, 2015

Bill Cosby: “People Should Fact Check”

“I know people are tired of me not saying anything, but a guy doesn’t have to answer to innuendos. People should fact check. People shouldn’t have to go through that and shouldn’t answer to innuendos.” Yesterday, alleged serial rapist Bill Cosby finally "broke his silence" about the controversy surrounding him in an interview with Florida

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 22, 2014

North Dakota Is Effectively Banning Abortion

North Dakota banned the abortion pill, leaving few options left for abortion in the state. [Think Progress] Conservative pundit Dennis Prager said that rape is just “unwanted kisses” and rape culture is a “gargantuan lie.” [Salon] The uptick in violence in inner cities has to do with mass incarceration, not poverty and segregation. [The Atlantic]…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 30, 2014

“Gone Girl” The Movie Betrays Gone Girl The Book

How the film version of "Gone Girl" betrays the delicate relationships depicted in Gone Girl the book. [AV Club] A necessary read on how sex doesn't have to be rape to be harmful. [NY Mag] Jane Fonda, Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Lopez, and Viola Davis are appearing on the cover of Vanity Fair’s Power of Wome…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 7, 2014

The Majority Of Americans Support Enthusiastic Consent Policies

Most Americans support “yes means yes” campus consent policies. [Huffington Post] In addition to today's decision not to hear anti-gay marriage cases from five U.S. states, here are six other Supreme Court equality cases to watch this term. [RH Reality Check] Charles Clymer, inspiration for the feminist #StopClymer hashtag, was awarded as a “Good Guy”

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 6, 2014

“Rape Culture In Music Videos” Report Card: “Animals” By Maroon 5

Literally equating women’s bodies with dead slabs of meat: A+ Frequency of camera angles reducing women’s bodies to parts-without-heads/brains/faces: A Patrick Bateman resemblance: B+/A-

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 2, 2014

Tao Lin, Ed Champion & Stephen Tully Dierks: The Literary World’s F**ked Up Treatment Of Women

Everything going on with women in the literary world right now is fucked. You might have heard about Ed Champion, the now apparently abandoned book reviewer/sexist Twitter troll, sure. But have you heard about Janey Smith and Tao Lin and peterbd? Have you heard about Stephen Tully Dierks? Short version of the story: The alt…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 2, 2014

“Teens React to Anaconda” Is Making My Head Hurt

The most telling part of this “Teens React to Nicki Minaj -- Anaconda” video is at 9:27: “Please, Nicki, change!” I’m not even sure how I feel about the fact that Teens React put a bunch of high schoolers in a position where they’d have to choose to engage or not engage with a hypersexual…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 22, 2014

The Soapbox: Rape Doesn’t Have To Meet The Legal Standard To Have Happened

I’m on the advice panel for I Believe You, It’s Not Your Fault, a blog where adult victims of sexual assault share their stories in the hope of helping younger girls. I do believe people, automatically, when they tell me they’ve been raped. Why wouldn’t I? When I give advice, I try to focus o…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 22, 2014

TKE Frat Suspended At University Of Wisconsin Milwaukee As Police Investigate Date Rape Drug Party Claims

Frat boys from Tau Kappa Epsilon at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee have been accused of slipping date rape drugs to young women at an off-campus party on Friday night after several female and one male student became so utterly incapacitated that police had to be called. A UWM residence hall called the police three…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 19, 2014

Columbia Students Help Classmate Emma Sulkowicz Carry The Mattress On Which She Was Raped

Columbia University senior Emma Sulkowicz made headlines earlier this month by carrying her twin-size mattress with her everywhere, in order to draw attention to the fact that the student who raped her has not been expelled.

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 11, 2014

True Story: Someone I Love Told Me He Thinks Women Lie About Rape

I have an ongoing joke with two of my close friends, about a Tumblr we’re going to create called “I’m Disappointed in You.” It will include a variety of things people — most of whom we thought knew better — have done which lowered them in our esteem. Examples will include deliberately racist comments, fat…

By: Chanel Dubofsky / September 10, 2014

Cee Lo Green Dropped From Music Festivals After Rape Tweets

Music festivals in Louisiana and Washington, D.C. have dropped Cee Lo Green following his gross tweets that "people who have really been raped REMEMBER!!!" Green pleaded no contest to charges that he had slipped Ecstasy into a woman's drink and allegedly raped her; he maintains it was consensual sex. He also deleted the tweets, presumably…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 8, 2014

Women Lie About Rape, Says Spanish Politician

The mayor of Valladolid, Spain, told a radio show he's afraid of getting into an elevator alone with a "girl" (yes, he called adult women "girls") because she could tear her clothes off and fuck him and then falsely accuse him of rape. Quite rightly, everyone is now asking DA FUQ?!  Hooray, for once it…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 27, 2014

RIP Society: Oklahoma City Police Officer Arrested For Sexually Assaulting 7 Women

To protect and serve, huh? Oklahoma City police arrested fellow cop Daniel Ken Holtzclaw, 27, yesterday for rape and sexual battery against seven Black women. Oklahoma City Police Chief Bill Citty said that an investigation by the sex crimes unit found Holtzclaw assaulted the women while on-duty between February and June of this year, according…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 22, 2014

10 Bicycle Safety Tips For Ladies

Let us turn now to the most important people in our nation: young men who attend elite universities and want to work in law or medicine someday. As a new school year is about to get underway, Bloomberg checked in with these gentlemen about the perils of having sex with their female classmates. Of particular…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 21, 2014

Blogger Fixes UK’s Victim-Blaming Alcohol/Rape PSA

Via Feministing, a British blogger has helped adjust some old PSAs from a National Health Service campaign to encourage safer drinking. The original poster, which shows a woman lying on the ground laughing, says, "One in three reported rapes happens when the victim has been drinking." With a Photoshop edit from the blogger behind Two…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 4, 2014

“The Campus Accountability And Safety Act” Announced To Press Schools On Sexual Assault

Today, Democrats, Republicans and sexual assault survivors announced the Campus Accountability and Safety Act, which will increase the financial punishment on schools which violate the gender equality law Title IX by mishandling sexual assaults on campus. The act would also make schools provide an advisor for each victim of sexual violence in order to hel…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 30, 2014

Jada Pinkett Smith On #JusticeForJada, Rape Culture, And Her Niece Being Roofied

"My niece was given a date rape drug that weekend. She's 20-years-old – thank God nothing happened because she was with some responsible guys that took care of her. She was safe because she was with a group of friends that realized – she said, 'Oh, my god, I can't feel my … " and she started…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 22, 2014

Jerry Sandusky’s Adopted Son Speaks With Oprah About Sexual Abuse

It can't be easy to go through life with the last name "Sandusky" right now. But I have nothing but respect for Matthew Sandusky, the adopted son of Jerry Sandusky, convicted child molester/ex-assistant Penn State football coach. Matthew, who was one of six adopted kids, spoke with Oprah Winfrey on Thursday night about the sexually…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 19, 2014
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