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“I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.”
“We fear violence less than our own feelings. Personal, private, solitary pain is more terrifying than what anyone else can inflict.”
“There are only two forces in the world, the sword and the spirit. In the long run the sword will always be conquered by the spirit.”
By tigtog on April 8, 2011
When will #lookwhatIjustpulledoutofmyarse pop psychology die its #welldeservedfierydoomfromthesky death (at the claws of #giantrobotsofjustice)?
Random Friday Pursuits: I plan to use those three hashtags above as much as I can today…
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 tigtog on March 21, 2011
If the fact that there are people who will argue with a straight fucking face that an 11-year-old child “didn’t do enough” to stop eighteen young men from raping her doesn’t convince everyone with a capacity for reason and any trace of decency that we live in a culture that supports and condones rape, I can’t imagine what possibly could.
By tigtog on March 18, 2011
One in 10 female students have experienced sexual violence while at university and more than one-third have been sexually harassed, according to a new survey by the National Union of Students (NUS).
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 [...]
By Jo Tamar on March 9, 2011
TRIGGER WARNING (violence against children).
This is not madness – it’s a sense of entitlement.
By Jo Tamar on February 8, 2011
Two main “facts” in the headline. Two main “facts” completely and utterly wrong.
By tigtog on January 17, 2011
Florida Rape Suspect Asks For Public Defender After Cross-Examining Alleged Victim So, after he has, acting as his own attorney, asked her questions for hours in the courtroom about her accusation that he raped her, making her relive it in detail, he now gets to have his lawyer get a chance to do the same [...]
By tigtog on January 12, 2011
The problem is not martial language. The problem is the discussion of martial solutions, mentioned as actual policy options. That’s what “eliminationist rhetoric” means, you weaseling fucks.
ADDENDUM: Sarah Palin fans the heated rhetoric flames by playing the victim card and describing criticism as a “blood libel”. Seriously.
By tigtog on December 24, 2010
A combination of financial strain, families spending more time together, and increased alcohol consumption contribute to the rise in figures. It is timely then, that this month NSW Minister for Women Jodi McKay launched a new website to offer information and practical support to victims of domestic violence and their supporters.
By tigtog on December 23, 2010
1. DADT repeal bill signed. 2. UN resolution condemning extrajudicial killings reinstates sexual orientation clause. 3. Sady Doyle gets a good night’s sleep.
By tigtog on December 22, 2010
Harriet J: “Dear Second and Third Wave Feminists With Publicly Recognizable Names …Please give us somebody else to point to when we are told that we can be raped in the ways Naomi Wolf has decreed are acceptable…Please do not let Naomi Wolf become the voice of what is rape, because rapists were listening when she spoke, and judges, and juries, and future victims who will spend their lives believing it was their fault, and they are always saying “yes” if they are not shouting “no.” “
By tigtog on December 22, 2010
Only just catching up on the current online activism taking place using the #MooreandMe hashtag on Twitter? Not quite sure what it’s all about? Hoyden commentor Meg Thornton has put together a huge #MooreandMe link collection: Source Materials, Sady Doyle’s activism, Rape Apologism 101 Stuff, Comment & Opinion, Places to Send Donations and more.