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By tigtog on June 20, 2012
Humans, even rapists, are complex entities. A rapist is capable of doing good things for some people, while doing grave harm to others. In Sandusky’s case, what appeared to be (and in some cases maybe actually was) good works was simultaneously the grooming of victims.
By tigtog on June 17, 2012
This particular nugget comes from Pharyngula, where a post from PZ addressing rape culture led to a predictable influx of the usual victim-blaming rape myths as if they were commensense truths, leading to a predictably forceful pushback from the Pharyngulites, who do not let that crap stand. If readers would like to add their own favourite links addressing rape myths/culture in comments, I’d really like to see them.
Posted in ethics & philosophy, gender & feminism, language, parenting, relationships, violence | Tagged abuse, nuggets of awesome, rape apologism, rape culture, rape myths, sexual assault | 10 Responses
By tigtog on June 4, 2012
…when they see skimpily covered attractive flesh? Then why do we never hear of summer sun-seekers being attacked by rapists in the middle of large sunlit crowds at public squares and parks and beaches? The skimpily covered attractive flesh is there in maximum abundance, but somehow the attacks just don’t happen when there are plenty of surrounding eyewitnesses and CC-TV?
By Wildly Parenthetical on March 23, 2012
This post and the link it takes you to comes with a big trigger warning for use of the words of sexual attackers.
Late last year, Grace Brown started an art project called Project Unbreakable. It involves photographing men and women holding posters which contain something that their attacker/s said to them immediately before, during, or after their attack.
By tigtog on March 13, 2012
The headline basically says it all for the benefit of our HaT tweetbot; here’s the link to the #ididnotreport hashtag on Twitter if you want to read.
By tigtog on January 19, 2012
…my objection to anti-black racism being used as a rhetorical device by those who will never face it, is that black people engage in tons of behaviours to make white people feel safer. We do this all the damn time. We make accommodations in speech, behaviour, dress, mannerism, conversation topic – a wide diversity of adjustments that we make in the presence of our white friends [...] I don’t appreciate being deputized into your anti-feminist screed in this way.
By tigtog on December 20, 2011
By Guest Hoyden on December 20, 2011
This is a Summer Slowdown Guest Post (thanks QoT!) – a repost of a blog post from earlier this year.
Clearly the media meme of the month is “won’t someone think of the children, and the imaginary innocence we ascribe to them in order to justify our lack of openness about basic anatomy because it’s ~icky~?”
By tigtog on November 17, 2011
Joe Paterno knowingly looked the other way when he could have gone to the police to get justice for raped children. Thousands of people are defending him.
By tigtog on November 4, 2011
There are ordinary guys and there are Slavering Beasts. And they are very, very easy to tell apart.
By tigtog on November 1, 2011
The egregiously ill-informed Charlotte Allen spouts yet another factoid blaming women for being too attractive to rapists, so all you young hussies should just stop dressing like sluts (yep);: Jill Filipovic at Feministe shreds Allen’s factoid to pieces.
By Mindy on July 20, 2011
Tips for Elevator use.
By tigtog on July 19, 2011
In the wake of Elevatorgate, I realise that in habitually engaging in threat/risk-assessment vigilance every single time I cross the road, I have actually been doing you all a most grave injustice.
By tigtog on July 4, 2011
This is a terrific campaign against rape myths, and Rape Crisis Scotland have made this downloadable as a print-quality PDF: