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. (Bit of a big one, so links are behind the cut!
Warning: this post has graphic quotes from and links to mainstream media accounts of rape culture and imagery, and sexual violence. One of the profoundly disturbing aspects of rape culture discussions—and this won’t surprise readers here—is the way that they… Read More ›
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… Read More ›
[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… Read More ›
*** trigger warnings for Werribee gang-rape *** The Herald Sun carried this story yesterday, bylined Anthony Dowsley and Kelvin Healey. “Werribee sex DVD ringleader’s hate-filled rap song on web” (The title was “Sex bully taunts victim” yesterday.) And the opening… Read More ›
The Brisbane Times ran this story today, bylined Amelia Bentley. Trigger warnings for sexual violence. I’ve taken the liberty of correcting some of the victim-blaming language. Pimp paid child prostitute in chicken nuggets
Su is a regular commenter with a background in physiology and zoology. Just a quick reminder to Antipodean hoydenizens (Australian Division) to get behind Amnesty International’s campaign to urge the Federal Government to properly fund a National Plan of Action… Read More ›
Elsewhere, grave doubt was expressed that attitudes of holding women responsible for sexual violence directed towards them was in fact a popular community view, to the extent that a position paper from an academic conference was mercilessly mocked for this sentence:
Women who are raped or who suffer domestic violence are somehow thought of in the popular imagination as a stereotype. According to this, the women are asking for it, dressed inappropriately, provoking it – responsible for it.