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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.
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?
By tigtog on August 31, 2012
Twenty of the 21 serial rapists were identified from the first 153 rape kits officially tested for DNA and entered into the national database known as CODIS, or the Combined DNA Index System, this summer. In other words, these 20 men had been involved in at least one other rape case, according to the database.
By tigtog on August 20, 2012
Todd Akin, US congressman and senatorial nominee claimed in an interview that victims of “legitimate rape” have unnamed biological defenses that prevent pregnancy.
By tigtog on August 10, 2012
Some links that neatly bookend aspects of a problem that many people experience, either as targets of creepiness finding that their social group is not stepping up to back them up, or those worrying about their particular social habits being perceived as creepy when it’s the last thing they want to be. Also? Enough with the Aspie bit already!
By tigtog on July 30, 2012
[Content note: rape culture, sexual violence] Liss put up a counter-thread at Shakesville for rape-survivors and allies to talk about their reactions in a safe-space.
Take-home message: beware micro-manipulations as part of a flirt routine – if warning bells are ringing, trust the jangling of our spidey-senses.