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Tag Archive: rape culture

Mar 02 2014

Petition to remove judge who claims Down syndrome rape victim “didn’t act like a victim”

IMPORTANT WARNING: After signing and putting my weight behind this petition, I learned that the person who created it is a Trans-Exclusive Radical feminist (TERF). Please bear that in mind before signing, if you are trans and need to protect yourself. While I strongly agree on this one issue, I am very keenly aware that …

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Sep 13 2013

The Perfect Victim

Trigger warning: rape, rape culture, rape apologetics and victim-blaming One of the major themes hit upon by Richard Dawkins’ most recent attempt at creating an objective scale of relative harm, much to the detriment of everyone who’s been harmed by things he’s decreed as zero bad, is that he did not find his own sexual …

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Sep 04 2013

Why they don’t report — except, sometimes, they do

Trigger warning: accounts of rape and discussion of how these rape conversations are cyclical. Every time we go ’round the rape mulberry bush, well-meaning newcomers to the conversation make unreasonable demands of victims of a crime. It seems obvious to anyone armed only with common sense that if you are the victim of a crime, …

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Dec 04 2012

Date rape ads that get it right

"It's not sex when she's wasted" ad copy

Trigger warning, obviously, for ads depicting many of the most common scenarios in which you might find yourself raped by an acquaintance. As correctly as these scenarios are dealt with, they are still potentially triggering. Therefore, below the fold.

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Nov 05 2012

Xbox Live to crack down on sexism

So Halo 4 is being released tomorrow (what, is there something more important going on that I don’t know about?). Thanks to the recent acknowledgement by 343 Industries and Microsoft that half their potential market was being weeded out by the “early adopters” who are defending their territory via terrible sexist remarks, rape threats and …

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Oct 10 2012

The context that fails to justify “some girls rape easy”

Trigger warning for rape culture justification, gaslighting, and bitches be lyin’. Paul Ryan has really picked a winner to back in Wisconsin, where State Rep Roger Rivard (R, natch) has been strongly criticized for having claimed that his father told him that “some girls rape easy” — a stern warning from father to son that …

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Jan 06 2012

Frat email trains frosh on how to treat women

Edit: yes, this is from March. It is still relevant though, and it was news to me. I just read the purest example of unbelievable fuckwittery that enablers of rape culture — the substrate of society that deals with everything to do with sex as a commodity and with women as objects and obstacles to …

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