Tag Archives: rape culture

“Stop asking people’s clothing to have sex with you, and start asking people.”

TweetAs we well know, there are several things that women can do to avoid sexual assault. Get married, buy special anti-rape underwear, and, perhaps most commonly, wear more clothing. Because clearly someone’s clothing communicates everything you need to know about their willingness to have sex. In this video, slam poet Anna Binkovitz imagines a dystopian world in which [...]
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#SurvivorPrivilege shows George Will just how fun it is to be a rape survivor

TweetConservative columnist George F. Will doesn’t think this “supposed campus epidemic of rape, a.k.a. ‘sexual assault’” is such a big deal. He’s hardly alone, of course. Like Glenn Beck and Christina Hoff Sommers, Will thinks the statistics on sexual assault rates lie. Like James Taranto and Emily Yofee, he thinks survivors are partially to blame if they were [...]
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When there isn’t a case for debate: Black women speak on sexual violence and solidarity

TweetEd. note: This post featuring black women’s voices on sexual violence, rape, race, and solidarity, was organized by Brothers Writing to Live in response to a November 2013 essay that’s recently resurfaced, containing pernicious if not new ideas concerning sex, rape and black women. Here is a good description of the initial article and subsequent fallout. This post is re-published here [...]
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Man who drugged and raped his wife for years because she was “snippy” gets no prison time

Tweet*Trigger warning* Well, this is fucking awful. Over the course of three years, an Indiana man named David Wise regularly drugged his wife, raped her, and filmed the assaults on his phone. When confronted, he admitted to her in writing that “I was taking advantage of you in your sleep and you kept coming to me [...]
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High school student’s “rape culture” artwork banned from showcase for being “inappropriate”

Tweet Censoring a student’s artwork exploring rape culture out of a concern for “the children”? Yep, that sounds about par for the course for the US educational system. Gracie Holtzclaw, a high school senior in South Carolina, was one of the young artists selected to display her work at the Greenville County Schools Art Exhibition [...]
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