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By tigtog on January 31, 2014
As part of following PZ Myer’s account of a campaign against him on campus from the editor(s) of a right-wing student newspaper, I have learnt what chloroform smells like, and it smells like something present in every office and classroom and most private homes.
Then I searched online for a bit more information about chloroform…
By tigtog on October 22, 2013
Education campaigns dispelling the traditional ignorance perpetuating rape myths that allow rapists to get away with making “commonsense” excuses work. Victim-blaming doesn’t work.
By tigtog on June 26, 2013
So. $25,000 donated to RAINN by Kickstarter, a new Kickstarter policy banning “seduction guides,” and an apology from Hoinsky along with a commitment to work with anti-violence organizations while rewriting his book.
I don’t know how else to say this: Internet activism matters. The next time someone tries to give you shit for “just blogging” or “just signing petitions,” point them to this and dozens of other examples of small things adding up to make a big difference.
By Orlando on May 27, 2013
Content note: child rape.
Didion at Feminéma, who has just become my new favourite person, has written a response to comments made by Roman Polanski at a press conference at the Cannes Film Festival, where he continues to be welcome.
By Orlando on March 25, 2013
When people scoff at the message that we need to teach people not to rape they make the assumption that the lesson goes: “Rape is bad. Don’t do it.” That is not what the lesson looks like. The lesson, once it is adopted, will be that every single person out there, regardless of any defining personal characteristics, is a human being of value, and with a right to make their own decisions about what bodily contact to have with others.
By tigtog on March 18, 2013
[Content note: rape culture, victim-blaming, slut-shaming, #steubenville]
By tigtog on January 9, 2013
The “Don’t Be That Guy” campaign is a public service rape prevention campaign launched in Edmonton in 2010, and adopted by other cities in Canada, which took the radical step of aiming its message, not at potential rape victims, but at potential rapists.
By shonias on January 2, 2013
[Cross posted at Ariane's Little World] The global coverage of the horrific death of a woman from Delhi has certainly shone the light on the difficulties of navigating universal women’s rights in a world where cultures are not all the same, and are certainly not equal in power. As usual the Oz has lead the […]
By tigtog on December 19, 2012
decided to Tweet something super controversial to satisfy my feminazi need to make men cry: Minds were blown! Up is down! Left is right! Cats and dogs, sleeping together!
By tigtog on November 30, 2012
It’s that time of the month again with Call for Feminism 101 Links III, and a guest post – Feminism Friday: What can I do, right now today, to help stop sexual violence
By Helen on November 16, 2012
Content Note: discussion of rape jokes
You know that old chestnut. COMEDY SHOULD BE SACROSANCT. YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO JOKE ABOUT ANYTHING. TO ANYONE.
By tigtog on November 4, 2012
A 2009 post from Mary (almost exactly three years ago) is getting a lot of hits today, and I’m deducing that it’s because of searching on St Johns college at the University of Sydney due to this SMH story: Culture of anarchy at a college in crisis.
Posted in education, ethics & philosophy, gender & feminism, parenting, violence | Tagged bullying, everyday sexism, rape, rape culture, sexual harassment, sexual violence, toxic masculinity | 57 Responses
By tigtog on October 4, 2012
It was right out there, in plain view, and nobody wanted to see.
Schrödinger’s Rapist: ever-reliable source of women being told that (yet again) we’re doing it wrong
By tigtog on September 27, 2012
BTW, women are also assessing strange men they meet as Schrödinger’s Thief, Schrödinger’s Drunk Who Vomits On New Shoes, Schrödinger’s Teller Of Long Boring Tales, and they’re also assessing every car for whether Schrödinger’s Hit And Run Driver is behind the wheel. Do those background safety checks upset you as much as Schrödinger’s Rapist? If not, why not?