Posts Tagged rape culture

ansari is gross af

Dear NYT and Atlantic: Do We Really Need A Primer On Enthusiastic Consent in 2018?

After a woman pseudonymously named “Grace” accused comedian Aziz Ansari of sexual assault last week, it took less than 24 hours for the victim blaming to begin: spearheaded, of course, by none other than reactionary, conservative and uncritical voices at the New York Times and the Atlantic

After a woman pseudonymously named “Grace” accused comedian Aziz Ansari of sexual assault last week, it took less than 24 hours for the victim blaming to begin: spearheaded, of course, by none other than reactionary, ...

#metoo

#MeToo: On Trust

#MeToo, of course.

I consider myself exceedingly lucky to have only experienced minor forms of harassment and mostly as an adult, so that its impact on me has felt comparatively very small. But to paraphrase Jessica Valenti, who would I be if I didn’t live in a world of pervasive sexual violence? That’s a question none of us can answer. 

#MeToo, of course.

I consider myself exceedingly lucky to have only experienced minor forms of harassment and mostly as an adult, so that its impact on me has felt comparatively very small. But to paraphrase ...

Delhi_protests-Raisina_Hill,_bus

WTF of the Day: How Reporting on Rape Can Actually Perpetuate Rape Culture

We know that reporting on sexual violence can increase awareness of the violence so many of us face. But a  recent report written by Joanna Jolly and released by Harvard’s Shorenstein Center demonstrates that it’s not just whether media reports on sexual violence that matters — it’s how.

We know that reporting on sexual violence can increase awareness of the violence so many of us face. But a  recent report written by Joanna Jolly and released by Harvard’s Shorenstein Center ...

Holtzclaw

Why isn’t Daniel Holtzclaw a household name?

Over at Cosmo, Treva Lindsey has a great piece on the trial of Daniel Holtzclaw, the former Oklahoma cop charged with committed 36 sexual crimes, from stalking to rape, against mostly low-income Black women while on duty. She explains how the combination of racism and sexism has led to the lack of mass media coverage of the horrifying case. 

Over at Cosmo, Treva Lindsey has a great piece on the trial of Daniel Holtzclaw, the former Oklahoma cop charged with committed 36 sexual crimes, from stalking to rape, against mostly low-income Black women while on duty. ...

bathroom sign

How anti-trans bathroom arguments exploit fear of sexual violence to push bigotry

Ed. note: This post was originally posted on the Community site.

Last week, Houston voters rejected the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO), a measure that would have provided for comprehensive nondiscrimination protections for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, or LGBT, community along with a number of other marginalized groups.

Ed. note: This post was originally posted on the Community site.

Last week, Houston voters rejected the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO), a measure that would have provided for comprehensive nondiscrimination protections for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and ...

Bloomingdale's ad

Bloomingdale’s is sorry for rapey ad encouraging you to spike your friend’s drink

Within hours of the internet getting a load of this ad from Bloomingdale’s holiday catalogue, the company issued an apology for its “inappropriate” (read: rapey) copy. Via Tech Insider:

Within hours of the internet getting a load of this ad from Bloomingdale’s holiday catalogue, the company issued an apology for its “inappropriate” (read: rapey) copy. Via Tech Insider:

cop car with "protect and serve"

Investigation reveals hundreds of cops who’ve lost their badges for sexual misconduct

The Associated Press published an important piece yesterday about sexual misconduct, abuse, assault, and harassment by law enforcement. Based on state records on police officers whose licenses were revoked for a variety of sex crimes, the piece shows the terrible conseqences of “a propensity for officers to use the power of their badge to prey on the vulnerable.” 

The Associated Press published an important piece yesterday about sexual misconduct, abuse, assault, and harassment by law enforcement. Based on state records on police officers whose licenses were revoked for a variety of sex crimes, the ...

Load More