Posts Tagged rape culture

Right-wing protesters in Germany.

Quick Hit: “After Cologne, We Can’t Let the Bigots Steal Feminism”

In response to the unabashedly racist media frenzy that has followed reports of numerous sexual assaults in Cologne, Germany earlier this month, writer Laurie Penny asks what is probably the most important question: why can’t we always take sexual assault as seriously as we do when migrants, Muslims, Arabs, and Black men are named as perpetrators?

In response to the unabashedly racist media frenzy that has followed reports of numerous sexual assaults in Cologne, Germany earlier this month, writer Laurie Penny asks what is probably the most important question: why can’t we ...

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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. ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

Michelle Williams receiving oral sex from Ryan Gosling in Blue Valentine

What’s on your agenda for a feminist sexual revolution?

Rebecca Traister has a new piece in New York Magazine — that features quotes from three members of the Feministing crew! — arguing that feminists need to talk more about the inequities in the sexual culture beyond just sexual violence. 

Rebecca Traister has a new piece in New York Magazine — that features quotes from three members of the Feministing crew! — arguing that feminists need to talk more about the inequities in the sexual culture ...

protestors with stand with survivors sign

Tell Congress to listen to college rape survivors and vote no on the Safe Campus Act

This morning the House Education and Workforce committee will hear witnesses in its hearing on campus sexual assault — and, unsurprisingly, not a single one of them is a student survivor with knowledge of the problem as it is experienced on the ground. One anticipated topic of discussion: the recently introduced Safe Campus Act. 

This morning the House Education and Workforce committee will hear witnesses in its hearing on campus sexual assault — and, unsurprisingly, not a single one of them is a student survivor with knowledge of the ...

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