victim-blaming

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After some digging, a super PAC discovered that in 2013, Trump’s campaign manager said rape is women’s fault. Because they are weak. READ MORE »


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A female columnist, too. READ MORE »


Unfortunately, not everyone thinks the Sony ruling was cruel.  In the case of Wendy Williams, all is fair and just and well in the case of Kesha and Dr. Luke. READ MORE »


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In a recent video report on CNN, New York City Council Member Laura Cumbo shut down a reporter who went on an irrelevant trail of questions that essentially victim blamed the 18-year-old-victim. READ MORE »


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Yesterday, nearly one year after he was accused of raping a woman on the hood of police vehicle, a Florida jury cleared ex-cop Stephen Maiorino of all charges. His accuser, whose identity has been protected, cried out as the verdict was read and had to be escorted out of the courtroom, while Maiorino — who admits to having what… READ MORE »


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Everything is fucked. READ MORE »


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Another rock goddess has fallen from the feminist pedestal she probably should never have been on to begin with. In an interview with the UK’s Sunday Times a few day ago, Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders, who is promoting her upcoming memoir, Reckless, had some seriously upsetting things to say about rape victims:

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When the results of Sandra Bland’s toxicology report were discussed last week — and then officially released on Monday —  Texas authorities made it a point to emphasize that “high” levels of marijuana were present in the deceased woman’s blood. Assistant District Attorney Warren Diepraam said that the report indicated Bland smoked a large amount… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

I’m taking a week off from writing about The Big Easy. Long story short: he is officially my boyfriend, and I’d like to give that newness a little time and a little room to grow. We’ll talk about him more in the future, to be sure. But this week, a very different kind of man… READ MORE »


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Huffington Post’s online magazine Highline has got a brutal must-read by Jason Cherkis about Jackie Fuchs aka Jackie Fox, former bass player for ’70s girl band The Runaways, who describes, for the first time, being brutally raped by band manager Kim Fowley. Now in her mid-50s, Fuchs tells her story of being discovered by Fowley, joining the girl band, which made… READ MORE »


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When I read an article (via Facebook) about a 23-year-old man being charged with the rape of a 12-year-old girl, after being caught by the child’s mother engaging in sexual acts in the back of his car, I knew it would be a mistake to scroll down to the comments section. I anticipated… READ MORE »


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Activists have released a list of 11 demands for reform of the NYPD following the no-indictment decision on Eric Garner’s murder. [Huffington Post]
The CIA torture report, Ferguson, and the NSA have shown us that only government authorities can do wrong and get away with it scot-free. [Daily Dot] … READ MORE »


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Yesterday, I wrote a response to a Refinery 29 profile of an anonymous Scientologist named “Elaine” which I believe glossed over very serious allegations of abuse within the Church and ultimately served as a piece of PR masquerading as “journalism.” I took issue with a number of aspects of writer Kelsey Miller’s reporting on this… READ MORE »


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Sheesh, I don’t know what these silly broads are so mad about. Ramapo College in New Jersey had their coordinator of Substance Abuse and Violence Prevention lead a super-helpful presentation on college sexual assault. It included the completely innocent suggestion that women learn how to not invite rape with their outfits and practice rape-preventative facialREAD MORE »


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Given the dismal state of international headlines these past few weeks, the Miss America pageant had a whole host of issues to draw from when putting together the question and answer portion of the competition. The question judge Kathy Ireland asked Miss Florida during the Sunday night competition started off with an impactful topic –… READ MORE »


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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… READ MORE »


Celebs

Last week, I wrote about Caleb Reynolds’, a houseguest on “Big Brother 16,” and his unrequited romantic obsession with fellow player Amber Borzotra. While the television show has gone out of their way not to draw attention to Caleb’s out of whack fixation on Amber, those fans who subscribe to the 24/7 livefeeds are privyREAD MORE »


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Just a day after columnist George Will wrote about the “privileges” rape victims receive, The Washington Post has seemingly doubled down on the victim-blaming with an article in their (crowd-sourced but still edited) Post Everything section which says women would be safer from domestic violence if they got “hitched to their baby daddies.” Above, the original headline on… READ MORE »


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