rape culture


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~?”

Rape Culture Datapoint

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.

Skewed Perceptions and Actual Facts

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.