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By Jo Tamar on April 10, 2014
What do these two pieces of popular culture have in common?
(TW: references to violence (including sexual violence) against women)
By Mindy on May 27, 2013
If you have ever wanted to describe to someone the difference between vaginas and laptops this article is for you.
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 Mary on October 10, 2012
The editors of We Will Not Go Quietly, a zine by survivors of sexual assault, have prepared a PDF version, but cannot afford to print as many copies as they’d like. They have set up a Pozible campaign.
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 December 8, 2011
By tigtog on October 24, 2011
This will have a knock-on effect regarding discussions of rape online…
By tigtog on September 21, 2011
What is the commentary this morning on tabloid telly? It’s all asking whether we should stop activist judges being silly softies instead of whether we should stop our prisons being rape factories.
By Mary on June 17, 2011
Survivors Mel Hughes and Kate Ravenscroft are creating a zine by survivors of sexual assault for survivors of sexual assault: We Will Not Go Quietly.
They’re looking for a huge range of submissions, preferably by 31 July 2011. For more information, see their website We Will Not Go Quietly.
By Mindy on June 15, 2011
Why does the myth that a woman can consent to sex while asleep still persist? Why should it matter that the man rapist may not have been aware she was asleep. If she has pushed you away twice when she was awake, and she hasn’t clearly said “Yes, I want to have sex with you”, […]
By blue milk on May 28, 2011
Image credit here. In honour of the Slut Walk happening in parts of Australia at the moment I am re-posting this piece, which orginally appeared here on blue milk. TRIGGER WARNING – graphic description of rape. ——————————————– I am going to assume the person who left this comment on my post Don’t get raped is […]
By blue milk on May 28, 2011
Image credit here. In honour of the Slut Walk happening in parts of Australia at the moment I am re-posting this piece, which orginally appeared here on blue milk. From Amelia Bentley’s article in the brisbane times (my use of bold in the excerpt below): A 17-year-old girl’s drunken night out at Brisbane club Friday’s […]
By tigtog on March 22, 2011
Two posts from today that neatly bookend a whole series of shelves about the rape culture. We’re not supposed to ever hold a winning hand here.
By blue milk on March 12, 2011
Image credit here. The trailer where an 11 year old girl was assaulted. Victim-blaming. No-one does it better than a court reporter, it seems. In this case we’re talking about allegations involving a group of eighteen men and teenage boys raping an eleven year old girl in Texas. The New York Times article, which is […]