Does a single one of you have the guts to forego predictable titillation and let the public know the truth about Slutwalk and the hundreds and hundreds of other women and male and queer allies who will be marching in non-skimpy wear, and why they are there? Or will it just be more sad head-shaking misrepresentation from your pundits?
Today’s theme is Slutwalk Sydney.
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… Read More ›
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.
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.
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).
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… Read More ›
Items of interest come across recently in my feed-reader. What did I miss? Leave your own interesting links in comments.
[TW: rape culture] Don’t know about it yet? You’re lucky. Here’s a timeline. Geek Feminism and Shakesville have multiple posts on how Penny Arcade fucked up not so much with just(!) an insensitive rape joke in their webcomic, but with their mockingly dismissive responses (and how that played into their fans’ responses) to people’s objections to that webcomic.