Posts tagged "rape culture"

Bill Cosby’s Deposition Transcript Reveals Cavalier Attitude About Rampant “Womanizing”

The New York Times has obtained the full, four-day, 1000-page transcript of Bill Cosby’s deposition in that 2005 sexual assault lawsuit, and WELP, it’s as damning as you might imagine. Cosby…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | July 20, 2015 - 11:00 am

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | April 15, 2015 - 9:30 am

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 22, 2014 - 11:00 am

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”…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 30, 2014 - 6:30 pm

“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…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 7, 2014 - 6:00 pm

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…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 6, 2014 - 6:30 pm

“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-

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 2, 2014 - 3:30 pm

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…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 2, 2014 - 12:00 pm

“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…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | September 22, 2014 - 11:30 am

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…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | September 22, 2014 - 10:00 am

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…

Jessica Wakeman | September 19, 2014 - 4:00 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | September 11, 2014 - 12:30 pm

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…

Chanel Dubofsky | September 10, 2014 - 10:00 am

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…

Jessica Wakeman | September 8, 2014 - 5:00 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | August 27, 2014 - 6:30 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | August 22, 2014 - 3:00 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | August 21, 2014 - 4:00 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | August 4, 2014 - 12:30 pm

“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…

Jessica Wakeman | July 30, 2014 - 6:30 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | July 22, 2014 - 11:40 am
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