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.
Wednesday I-wish-it-was-merely Whimsy: Renegade Raging Grannies
Todd Akin’s medieval science + pithily excremental phrasing has brought out the musical in a number of people who are much cleverer than him.
Sleeping is not consenting.
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… Read More ›
Quickhit: Police intimidated by colleagues over rape case
Another former Victorian policeman has come forward and backed claims that a 2004 rape investigation involving AFL player Stephen Milne was compromised.
Femmostroppo Reader – March 17, 2010
Items of interest found recently in my RSS feed. What did I miss? Please share what you've been reading (and writing!) in the comments. Acknowledgement of country ‘culture wars’ – “They’re at it again: …” I’m not here to make… Read More ›
I need some input on an FAQ on “rape apology” for Finally, A Feminism 101 Blog. I want to make sure that I cover all the bases and include lots of links. Any suggestions gratefully considered.
“Naughty little girl”, explains rape apologist Crown Prosecutor in gang rape of ten year old girl
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