Posts tagged "victim-blaming"

The Soapbox: Slate Tells Young Women To “Stop Getting Drunk,” Majorly Misses The Mark On Alcohol & Rape’s modus operandi is to troll the hell out of everyone. Today’s piece by Dear Prudence author Emily Yoffe, “College Women: Stop Getting Drunk,” is a classic example.

Jessica Wakeman | October 16, 2013 - 2:15 pm

Second Maryville Rape Victim, Paige Parkhurst, Comes Forward

Paige Parkhurst, the second victim in the Maryville, Missouri rape case, has come forward to speak with Al-Jazeera about the night she and Daisy Coleman were sexually assaulted.

Jessica Wakeman | October 16, 2013 - 11:40 am

Daisy Coleman, Maryville Rape Survivor, And Mother Melinda Coleman Speak To CNN

So much respect is going out right now from me to Daisy Coleman, the 14-year-old girl in Maryville, Missouri teen who has come forward about her mistreatment by the justice…

Jessica Wakeman | October 15, 2013 - 1:15 pm

14-Year-Old Girl Is Raped And Left To Freeze On Her Front Porch, Town Of Maryville, Missouri Rallies Behind Her Attacker

In January 2012, Daisy Coleman, then 14 years old, attended a junior high/high school party in Maryville, MO, the town she and her family had recently moved to following her…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 14, 2013 - 2:20 pm

Beijing Police Suggest Women Avoid Miniskirts To Prevent Sexual Harassment

The story is always the same: officials find it too hard to tell men to control themselves and not sexually harass women, so they place the responsibility and blame on women…

Mary Odell | June 6, 2013 - 11:40 am

University Of Arizona Is Totally Cool With Student Holding “You Deserve Rape” Sign On Campus

A University Of Arizona junior named Dean Saxton was photographed last Tuesday standing on campus holding a sign reading “You Deserve Rape” while yelling insults at students. Saxton, who fancies himself…

Jessica Wakeman | April 29, 2013 - 1:00 pm

The Best Of The #SafetyTipsForLadies Hashtag

Last week, a woman named Hillary Bowman-Smart, of Melbourne, Australia, began the hashtag #SafetyTipsForWomen on Twitter in response to an article about victim-blaming on Australian website The Punch called “Advocating Risk Management Is…

Sarah Gray | March 30, 2013 - 9:00 am

Dude Politician Advises Against Walking Home In “Tight, Short Skirt And High Shoes”

British politician Richard Graham, the Gloucester MP, is in trubs after he shared some safety tips for women with his local newspaper that toed the line between common sense…

Jessica Wakeman | January 28, 2013 - 5:40 pm

Joanna Lumley From “Ab Fab” Warns Women: “Don’t Look Like Trash, Don’t Get Drunk”

“Don’t look like trash, don’t get drunk, don’t be sick down your front, don’t break your heels and stagger about in the wrong clothes at midnight. This is bad. It’s…

Jessica Wakeman | January 25, 2013 - 3:20 pm

School Allegedly Suggested A Breast Reduction Would Stop 6th Grader’s Sexual Harassment

Middle school is rough on all of us. It’s especially rough when the administration at your middle school blames you for the sexual harassment you’re getting because of the size…

Jessica Wakeman | January 21, 2013 - 12:20 pm

Priest Says Women Encourage Domestic Violence For Not Cooking And Cleaning Well Enough

A priest in a northern village in Italy posted some helpful tips for ladies on how to avoid getting beaten by their husbands. “Healthy self-criticism” is necessary for women to…

Jessica Wakeman | December 27, 2012 - 2:20 pm

Indian Police Chief Suggests Women Protect Themselves From Rape With Chili Powder

Here are two different ways to stop rape. One, teach men and women that rape is never, ever, ever acceptable. Two, tell women to carry around chili powder to…

Jessica Wakeman | December 20, 2012 - 5:40 pm

School District Calls Tween Rape Victim “Careless,” “Responsible” In Her Own Sexual Abuse

A California school district is defending itself in the sleaziest way possible from a lawsuit by a former student who was allegedly sexually abused by two of its…

Jessica Wakeman | November 5, 2012 - 3:20 pm

Indian Judge To Abused Wife: “Why Are You Still Talking About His Beatings?”

A judge in India completely dismissed a woman in his courtroom in the most offensive, Pat Robertson-ian way possible: he told her “Your husband is doing good business. He…

Jessica Wakeman | September 11, 2012 - 5:20 pm

“Don’t Get Raped”: New Tumblr Collects Handy Dandy Victim-Blaming Tips

Don’t go near football players. Don’t trust police officers. Don’t be in or around your own home. Don’t go to Harvard. Don’t drink or go to school dances. And never, never change your mind about…

Jessica Wakeman | September 11, 2012 - 2:40 pm

The Soapbox: Rapists Know The Answer Is “No”

Despite endless work by anti-sexual violence activists trying to change the narrative, the myth persists that rapists —at least so-called “date rapists” — are men who got a little out…

Amanda Marcotte | July 27, 2012 - 2:00 pm

The Soapbox: On Chris Brown & Why We Must Take Domestic Violence More Seriously

A recent segment on NPR about the rehabilitation of Chris Brown’s career is cause for alarm.  No, not because we should care about Chris Brown’s career as a pop singer…

Zerlina Maxwell | January 4, 2012 - 11:00 am

The Soapbox: On Rape, Alcohol, Victim-Blaming & Feminist In-Fighting

If you write for a living — especially opinion writing, and especially as a feminist — you set yourself up for criticism. You really have no control over how others…

Jessica Wakeman | December 21, 2011 - 2:00 pm

Girl Talk: I Was Date Raped When I Was Drunk

I was a virgin until a month before my 21st birthday. I was on my second date with a guy named Craig, a 20-something blond surfer type who got my…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 20, 2011 - 12:40 pm

Date Rape PSA By PA’s Liquor Control Board Accused Of Victim-Blaming

Pennsylvania’s Liquor Control Board is under fire for a new PSA campaign called Control Tonight, which critics say puts the onus on women for “not getting raped” while drunk and…

Jessica Wakeman | December 8, 2011 - 3:00 pm