Tag Archives: victim-blaming

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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Watch Alexandra speak out against Serena WIlliams’ victim-blaming Steubenville comment

Tweet But first please ignore the victim-blamey framing of the video (No, Serena doesn’t “have a point about responsibility,” HuffPo). And learn more about the campaign Alexandra helped launch to stop sexual violence. Tweet
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Quick Hit: Terrific rape culture cartoons thanks to students at York University

TweetI’m not a big fan of rape jokes, but bring on the jokes about rape culture!  The students at York University in Canada have created some awesome rape culture cartoons starring some of our favorite super heroes.  The comics truly get to the heart of how flippin’ ridiculous rape culture is and how those who perpetuate it [...]
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A mainstream media conversation about Steubenville and rape culture

TweetI was thrilled to be included in a conversation about rape culture last night on The Ed Show on MSNBC. The segment focused on the problematic media coverage of yesterday’s Steubenville verdict and included me, Professor Salamishah Tillet, and Irin Carmon. And what happens when you have three out feminists talking about rape culture on [...]
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Steubenville teens are found guilty but rape culture remains alive and well

Tweet*Trigger warning* Yesterday, the verdict was handed down in the Steubenville rape case. The defendants, Trent Mays and Ma’lik Richmond, were found guilty. Mays will serve at least two years in the state juvenile system; Richmond was sentenced to at least one year. And the attorney general may also bring charges against others who turned a blind eye [...]
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