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.
Welcome to the December 5, 2010 edition of down under feminists carnival, going up late because of Reasons!
Announcing the release of this particular video, he commented “The launch of this new video comes on White Balloon Day – a time to break the silence on child sexual assault and raise awareness that child safety is everyone’s responsibility.”
Everyone’s responsibility. Everyone’s. Shall we take a quick peek at the video in question?
Tara Murtha at Philadelphia Weekly brings us Watch Your Language: Pedophilia, gang rape and erroneous Fox29 reporting, which has an opinion from a forensic semanticist about calling rape “having sex” or “a sexual relationship” in court: But after a recent… Read More ›
From The West: “Rape squad for Rotto schoolie week” Specialist sex assault detectives will be based at Rottnest Island during schoolies’ festivities after attacks on young women there in recent years. Police Commissioner Karl O’Callaghan warned teenage girls to stay… Read More ›
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[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 ›
I just received this from my son’s all-boy high school. I realise that it’s almost certainly a Department of Education advisory that they’re just passing on, but why are the only visible faces in this advisory those of girls?
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
The Queensland Government has taken a leaf out of ALAC New Zealand’s book, launching a new victim-blaming campaign. The “Safer Drinking Cultures” programme aims to address binge drinking among young people. Unfortunately, they’ve decided to go with the old saw… Read More ›