We live in a country where politicians call rape a “gift from God” and suggest that women regularly lie about being raped. Where a group of young men in high school think so little of sexual assault that they thought it was fine — hilarious, even — to post pictures online of a passed out rape victim, and to live-tweet the rape, joking about the victim being urinated on. We live in a country where media as revered as The New York Times finds it necessary to describe an 11-year-old gang rape victim as “wearing makeup and fashions more appropriate to a woman in her 20s.” Where a woman can be fired because her boss finds her “irresistable” and a woman’s rape case falls flat because she isn’t married. It’s time to acknowledge that the rape epidemic in the United States is not just about the crimes themselves, but our own cultural and political willful ignorance. Rape is as American as apple pie — until we own that, nothing will change
In response to the ongoing scandal at American University, I wrote the following piece for the Feminist Campus blog. This is an excerpt from the original blog post, “When Will the Administrators Act? What AU’s ‘Fratergate’ Teaches Us About Campus Sexual Assault”.When Will the Administrators Act? What AU’s “Fratergate” Teaches Us About Campus Sexual Assault
Hillary Clinton has yet to actually announce her intention to run for the presidency in the 2016 elections, but DC has been abuzz with rumors about it for some time now. Recently, her daughter Chelsea announced that she is expecting a child, igniting a new media storm surrounding the Clinton family.
It’s not surprising that a Clinton grandchild would receive media attention. After all, Bill was…
Just a reminder that life is short, pain is temporary, and this will make you stronger…
I hope you learn to block out the words that will just devastate you. That’s been a tough lesson for me to learn.
it is 2014 and there are still people who haven’t read/seen harry potter
Abortion is a moral issue…
no it’s actually not, it’s a human rights issue - in fact, the UN classifies the denial of abortion and forced pregnancy as an act of torture. but by all means, try to dictate laws by your personal sense of morals!
Anonymous asked: Jaime didn't rape her, she was kissing him just as hard. Stop being such a pussy and watch the damn show
People like you are the reason rape culture is a thing. Kissing is not consenting to sex. Saying “No” and trying to push someone away clearly shows that that person is not consenting to sex. Pinning someone down and forcing yourself on them while saying “I don’t care” clearly indicates that you don’t care about their consent. I literally don’t know how to make it clearer to people like you that a person is not consenting to sex and is being raped unless the person who is committing the rape says “I’m going to rape this person now.” And even then you’d probably try to excuse their actions by saying, “Well she kissed him first.”
Jaime raped Cersei. Stop being such an ignorant, misogynistic jerk and watch the damn show.
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