Tag Archives: victim-blaming

Weekly Feminist Gif: when Emily Yoffe publishes a “response” to her critics…

Tweet Because victim-blaming is some wack shit and I really can’t stomach any more. Mychal Denzel Smith is a Knobler Fellow at The Nation Institute and is really, really, really, really, really, really sick of victim-blaming. Tweet
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Quick hit: Roxane Gay on that advice column

Tweet *Trigger warning* I’m not going to link to it here, because it was cynical, atrocious link bait, but if you want to go find the Slate advice column about how women can just magically stop rapists from raping by not getting drunk, you can go do that. But
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“Dear Prudence” columnist publishes rape denialism manifesto advising women to “stop getting drunk”

Tweet Emily Yoffe aka Slate advice columnist “Prudence” is a rape denialist. We’ve known this for years because she repeatedly denies clear instances of rape in her advice column. But until she published this morning’s rape denialism manifesto on Slate, lamenting that a “misplaced fear of blaming the victim has made it somehow unacceptable” to warn women of the [...]
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Women: stop getting yourselves sexually harassed!

Tweet When I saw the following headline, I thought I had accidentally stumbled onto The Onion website: Formal complaints over sexism should be last resort for women:  The negative impact of formal reporting outweighs any benefits, writes a lawyer. Instead, define your boundaries early on. But no, I was on The Guardian’s website, in a [...]
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Why is Serena Williams the new poster child for rape culture?

TweetI spoke yesterday on Huff Post Live about Serena Williams’ recent comments on Steubenville, but I was upset that we didn’t talk about the racism of the media response. Look: I think the remarks were 100% wrong. Williams expressed sympathy for the assailants and cruelly blamed the survivor for her own assault because she was [...]
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