Posts Tagged With: rape culture

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October 14, 2016

Down w/ Locker Room Banter.

This post is shamelessly inspired by TW’s post on FB about something her daughter said, but it’s been on my mind since last week. It’s easy to say that what Donald Trump said in that Access Hollywood tape was vile – especially when he claims it’s locker room banter. But the issue is that the more we talk about how it isn’t locker room banter, we ignore what men do talk about in spaces where they feel like they can say whatever is on their mind. Sure, I’m a woman. But I’ve worked in a lot of male dominant jobs…

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February 22, 2016

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…

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Posted in personal, Pirate
March 24, 2015

UVA Rape Case: Let’s Talk About Media Coverage

Yesterday, police announced that they found no evidence to support Rolling Stone’s story about a rape at UVA. I collected a few tweets from news agencies, going from most recent to oldest. Police say they've found no evidence to support Rolling Stone's story about a rape at UVA http://t.co/icPam4IJ88 — Los Angeles Times (@latimes) March 24, 2015 NEW: UVA fraternity now exploring legal options to address "extensive damage caused by Rolling Stone" – http://t.co/Z3vEXoF9Gk – @KFaulders — ABC News (@ABC) March 23, 2015 NEW: Police chief: No evidence of gang rape at UVA as described in Rolling Stone article; alleged…

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Posted in personal, Pirate
May 25, 2014

Isla Vista: the discussion we should be having.

By now you’ve probably heard of Elliot Rodger, the 22 year old man who killed six people (two of them were women) and injured seven others (one of those, confirmed as a woman) in Santa Barbara as part of his quest to get revenge on women who rejected him sexually. I haven’t been able to read many of the stories. I haven’t wanted to see what the media is saying on television. It’s too much of a reminder of being stalked by boys/men who wouldn’t accept that I wasn’t interested in them. But in skimming headlines, it’s abundantly clear that…