Tag Archives: rape culture

Sex In Texas? At Your Own Risk. Ohio Too!

Reblogged from Julie Gillis Those of you who have known me for awhile know that I’m a big proponent of sex. Sex. I said it. Heck my testimony for SB5 which Texas State Senator Wendy Davis read for the RECORD, said SEX. Sex is a normal human biological drive. People have sex. People worry about […]

[TW] Why I had to unfollow @everydaysexism

via Speak Out, Reach Out, Camp Out:  If there was a way I new on Twitter of following someone without their posts appearing in my feed, that is what I would do for @EverydaySexism. I had to unfollow them today. I wish I hadn’t needed to, because I wholeheartedly support what they are trying to do, […]

The Problem with ‘Boys Will Be Boys’

via I Make Up Worlds: For months, every morning when my daughter was in preschool, I watched her construct an elaborate castle out of blocks, colorful plastic discs, bits of rope, ribbons and feathers, only to have the same little boy gleefully destroy it within seconds of its completion. No matter how many times he did […]

Glen Canning and Facebook’s Moral Compass

Reblogged from JulieGillis.com I’ve written recently about the ongoing campaign against Facebook’s content policy; you know, the one that takes down pages and images of breastfeeding, but allows pages and images of women being beaten or raped? Or Klansmen in watermelon fields? At the very least there should be consistency, yes? If you link on […]

“So Raped” by Megan McFoley

via The Rumpus.net: For a long March week all we see is Steubenville. The cold won’t let up, and the headlines don’t stop: Teen boys, photos, drunk girl, rape. There’s no escaping the story, partly because mainstream media outlets screw up—they chastise the bone-headedness of the rapists’ inadvertent cell phone confessions, as if that were their primary misstep, […]

Why Society Still Needs Feminism

Via  Feminism is Fantastic: Because to men, a key is a device to open something. For women, it’s a weapon we hold between our fingers when we’re walking alone at night. Because the biggest insult for a guy is to be called a “pussy,” a “little bitch” or a “girl.” From here on out, being […]

Your Rape Jokes Bore Me

From Tess Rafferty: When I hear a rape joke, I have a range of reactions. Sometimes it’s been laughter. Sometimes I’ve felt a weary indignation. After a year of women being a political punching bag and the “rape is OK” culture of places like Steubenville, it’s at times just one more reminder of how we’re being […]