What is a rape culture? The words "rape culture" was a term that was coined from the days when being a Feminist wasn't a dirty word. It actually defines the current world we live in fairly accurately in my opinion, as it relates to being a woman in today's world. ...more
A few days ago a twelve year old girl (so, someone in 6th or 7th grade to help you picture it) in Texas was lured into a CVS bathroom by a stranger and raped. Do you know how Southside Place Detective Michael Kelly described the attack?Go on, guess. I bet you cannot stoop low enough in your fetid imagination of rape-shaming to guess correctly....more
I am so pissed.Knowing that our culture has a pernicious and egregious habit of rape shaming victims of sexual assault, regardless of how young those victims are, does not keep me from losing my damn mind every time I read about it. You’d think I’d become jaded by now, but no; I still feel like my head is going to explode....more
I watch very few TV shows. One of the few is Grimm. Yes, it has some uneven plotting but I don’t care; I dig it like a backhoe. Even when I roll my eyes at some of the stupid decisions made by characters to force a story-arc, I keep watching because I love the relationship between Rosalee and Monroe. I love that Sargent Wu is a short, Filipino badass. I love that Hank is the practical one and holds his own despite being without any supernatural skills. I love Truble despite the wretched moniker the writers came up with.
Survivors of rape should not have to hear rape jokes at medical facilities that treats rape survivors. But they do. What is the Department of Veterans’ Affairs doing to combat its rape culture?
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Phyllis Schlafly – the twatwaffle who helped murder the Equal Rights Amendment back in the 70s and remains a very outspoken anti-feminist asshat -- has thoughtfully proffered her solution to preventing rapes at colleges and universities: bitches ought not be trying to get educations....more
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