Tag Archives: rape culture

Ode to the man who catcalls me as I walk down the street

TweetOh what a miserable man are you Just shut your mouth for a second or two   You think yourself so droll but really you’re just an asshole. Tweet
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Divergent Movie Turns Fear of Intimacy into Fear of Rape

Tweet(This should be evident from the title, but in an abundance of caution: this post contains Divergent spoilers.) This week, we two YA fantasy aficionado feminists went to see the movie adaptation of Veronica Roth’s Divergent which exceeded our expectations by maintaining the powerful female lead, Tris (compare the vastly diminished Clary of the City of [...]
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Stories About Rape Matter

TweetEven though the movement to end sexual assault on campus is running strong, rape remains a difficult topic to talk about. Inevitably, it brings up high emotions and debate often devolves into fear and hate. So, it is more important than ever that we have deep human stories about what it feels like to live [...]
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You’re not helping

TweetCrossposted at Of Means and Ends. There is a lot of debate to be had about the best way to help a cause (don’t get me started on PETA). Sometimes people’s attempts to ostensibly help are near-inexplicable. This week’s news offered a few head-scratchers. This week in you’re not helping: RAINN isn’t helping sexual assault [...]
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This W is more important than that W

TweetFull disclosure: I pretty much care less about sports than I care about well, anything. However, when the Adonis-like worship of athletes trumps the rights of rape victims, I think we all need to be concerned. Starting in high school, elite athletes have their egos inflated and are basically told over and over that the [...]
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