I am so very behind with posts. I have about 1000 or so to read on my RSS feeds. That is probably not going to happen.
Anyway, let’s start with this. The editor of the Tab (an online student lads mag) responds to the recent NUS report which discussed sexism and misogyny on campus. It’s all a moral panic, according to him. That’s not an unexpected reaction.
Are you a beer-drinking male who likes sport and having sex? Then I regret to inform you that you, sir, are a rapist. Does your son or brother fit the description? Alas, he’s probably a rapist too. At the very least, he is guilty of ‘normalising’ rape. And you should thank the National Union of Students and Sussex University for unmasking him. I’m exaggerating their message, but only slightly. Because it seems only a vanishingly small number of men escape unscathed from their joint report, That’s What She Said – the academic climax of a growing moral panic around “lads”. From the very beginning, the 80 page study equates a reasonable picture of mainstream youth culture – a “young, hedonistic” form of “homosocial bonding” founded on a “trinity of drinking, football and f–––ing” with sex attacks and “the normalisation of sexual violence.” If you don’t believe me, read on.
[Read the rest: blogs.telegraph]
- Perfectly Innocent Sexist Banter and Abusive Lad Culture… (gingertallandawkward.wordpress.com)
- [report] That’s what she said: Lad culture in universities (feimineach.com)
- You’re Not The Lad Culture Messiah, You’re a Very Naughty Boy (vagendamag.blogspot.com)
- Rape Culture: what it is and why it matters (lylibertine.wordpress.com)
- Student ‘lad culture’: the hidden victims of sexual abuse (educationviews.org)
- Student leaders declare war on ‘lad culture’ (schoolsimprovement.net)
- That’s what she said: Lad culture in universities (thefword.org.uk)