#WomensLives Category

February 22, 2016
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Society is Broken as Long as It Protects Rape Culture.

(TW: for mentions of abuse, stalking and harassment. No details, but I know that it can bring up a lot of emotions.) In the last week or so, Zoe Quinn announced that she wouldn’t be pursuing legal action against her ex boyfriend. Because she realized that it wouldn’t help. In Zian Ghomeshi’s trial, the victims were scrutinized for their behavior- asked how their hair was styled when he pulled on their hair, if they could remember what kind of car he drove, why they kept contact with him after the alleged abuse. On Friday, Kesha lost her legal battle against…

April 23, 2015
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The problem with slut jokes

You might have seen that Chris Evans and Jeremy Renner during a press junket responded to a question about Black Widow’s romantic interests in Age of Ultron (not saying who, SPOILERS, but it was brought up to them because in prior films it seemed like her interests were aimed at Captain America and Hawkeye) and both men joked that she’s a slut, a whore, and she has a fake leg (which painted people with prosthetics as being something unattractive). And people on the internet immediately said that wasn’t cool. So why do people care? Black Widow’s just a fictional character,…

February 7, 2015
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#WomensLives, Revenge Porn and Closure

If you follow me on social media, you probably saw me post using the hashtag #WomensLives this week. BlogHer and SheKnows have partnered with PRI for the #WomensLives news incubator. It’s a non-profit effort to make sure that stories are seen, because only 24% of news stories are about women, and only 6% of stories highlight gender in/equality. (Nobody is getting paid for this – not SheKnows, and not me. We’re all involved because it’s the right thing to do) When I was asked if I was interested – I immediately said yes. Because anyone who spends more that an…