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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 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 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.
By Mindy on March 7, 2012
Sobering thoughts on the eve of International Women’s Day. Trigger warning for descriptions of violence against women and children.
Posted in crisis, Culture, gender & feminism, Life, social justice, violence | Tagged domestic violence, IWD, sexual violence, violence against children, violence against women and girls | 3 Responses
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.
Posted in arts & entertainment, gender & feminism, social justice, violence | Tagged activism/charity, call for submissions, disability, parenting, rape, sexual assault, sexual violence, zines | 3 Responses
By Mindy on December 8, 2010
[Potential Trigger warning] … that a study has just discovered that rapists don’t usually have rapist tattoed on their forehead. THE typical rapist is a charmer, not a misfit, new research shows. He is talkative, engaging and employed in a good job. He is not a loner, nor mentally ill. He can be found at [...]
By Mary on September 28, 2010
Last year residents of St Paul’s College at the University of Sydney formed a Facebook page that described itself as “pro-rape, anti-consent”. What ended up being changed in response?
By Lauredhel on October 15, 2009
In today’s “It’s Not Sex, It’s Rape” files I present Melanie Christiansen’s article in the Courier Mail, “Unwanted teen sex tied to binge drinking“. AN explosion in binge drinking among high school girls is driving an increase in unwanted teen sex, a nationwide survey, which will be outlined in Brisbane today, says. [...] “It is [...]
By Lauredhel on June 24, 2009
[WARNINGS, sexual assault of children] From the Shitty Things Judges Say files, we have this case from Melbourne: news.com.au “Genital piercers avoid jail for sex assault”. Two tattoo artists from Tattoo City, Mark Andrew Ford (50) and Gregory Alan Ford (53) were involved in doing genital piercings on girls age 13 and 15. The rapist [...]