Tag Archives: victim-blaming

Feministing Chat: Individualism, violence, and victim blaming

TweetAt this point, the cycle is familiar. A commentator writes an article telling women how they can avoid rape through individualistic, ineffective methods. Dress conservatively! Shout loudly! Stay sober! The piece never addresses how we, as a community, can resist violence, and it shifts the focus from perpetrators’ wrongdoings to the “mistakes” of survivors. In [...]
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Quick Hit: Alexandra and Mychal discuss rape, alcohol, and victim blaming in The New York Times

TweetIn response to the recent uproar over Emily Yoffe’s victim-blaming advice to young women, the New York Times “Room for Debate” asks, “What’s wrong with asking women not to get blind drunk?” (As Jessica noted on Twitter, the image included in the piece of “headless shots of young women’s breasts & drinks sends a clear message before [...]
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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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