20. 11. 2014
feminism - not a proper, perfect victim (victim-blaming)

“Well, she didn’t act like a rape victim,” Cosby edition (TW)

Tarshis’s real sin, in the eyes of her accusers, is simply not acting the way a rape victim is “supposed” to act. I mean, she’s already lost validity points for going to see...

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30. 10. 2014
sociology - teenage sexting (from thatsnotcool.com)

Teen Sexting isn’t the Problem—Non-Consensual Forwarding of Photos Is

Teenage boys are more likely to share photos without consent than girls and girls are negatively affected by the sharing of photos (girls who sext are sluts, girls are don’t are prudes, it...

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12. 10. 2014
misc. - worldwide strength of barriers to reporting rape (womanstats.org)

No nation, worldwide, without barriers to reporting rape (womanstats.org)

Look at these data (from the WomanStats project) on the strength of cultural barriers to reporting rape worldwide. (Click for larger.) For instance, in Britain, Ireland and the US there are “cultural barriers...

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12. 10. 2014
feminism - fvck me I'm a fresher

Ten things female students shouldn’t have to go through at university

Below is a link to a list of 10 things that women shouldn’t have to go through at university. One would think that it goes without saying – that any of these should...

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10. 10. 2014
feminism (rape culture) - stop blaming victims (victim-blaming)

Actually, Camille Paglia: One in Five Women at My School Deals With Rape or Attempted Rape

Below is a challenge to the statements made in a piece by Camille Paglia (who, notoriously, makes the rather confusing claim that she is a feminist while touting various anti-women/ anti-feminist messages) about...

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08. 10. 2014
feminism - rape culture (flirting is not consent) (2)

Why Colleges Won’t (Really) Address Rape Culture

Some pretty clear pointers here on what US colleges (and, presumably, colleges elsewhere) could do (but won’t do) to address rape culture. Moreover, it’s advice that is realistic and feasible. On msmagazine: One...

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08. 10. 2014
Video: Nottingham students’ graphic, misogynistic chant for freshers’ week (TW)

Video: Nottingham students’ graphic, misogynistic chant for freshers’ week (TW)

This morning I posted this piece – Male Privilege and the Campus Party Scene – which was written by a Stanford student and describes her constant battle with male privilege and entitlement to...

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08. 10. 2014
feminism - rape culture (flirting is not consent)

Male Privilege and the Campus Party Scene

As a woman at Stanford who likes to spend her weekends at parties, I am deeply aware of an imminent fear that something bad will happen to me on account of a male,...

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09. 09. 2014
misc. - rotherham

The Rotherham Report On Child Sexual Exploitation. An Analysis.

Echidneofthesnakes has done a really detailed and astute analysis (part-pasted below) of the Rotherham report on the recent child exploitation cases there. The analysis unpicks the statistics around the abuses, the alleged and problematic links...

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04. 09. 2014
feminism - #yesallwomen

“Not all men”

Not all men, we are repeatedly told, while being sold nail varnish that can stop us being raped. Not all men, we are told, while being sold hairy leggings to stop us being raped....

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19. 08. 2014
feminism - rape culture (not an invitation)

The Power Of The Peer Group In Preventing Campus Rape

On npr.org: A number of studies, on college campuses and elsewhere, have shown that having friends who support violence against women is a big risk factor for committing sexual assault. Now prevention efforts...

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24. 07. 2014
Research: new study finds girls view sexual violence as normal

Research: new study finds girls view sexual violence as normal

Citation: Hlavka, H. (2014). Normalizing Sexual Violence: Young Women Account for Harassment and Abuse. Gender & Society, 28(3), pp.337-358. Abstract: Despite high rates of gendered violence among youth, very few young women report...

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20. 07. 2014
feminism - how not to get raped (the smart way) (rape culture)

How not to get raped. The smart way.

Rest of image here (gender-focus).

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06. 07. 2014
Mamading in Magaluf: this is not a tale of broken Britain. It’s far, far sadder

Mamading in Magaluf: this is not a tale of broken Britain. It’s far, far sadder

Would it all have been fine had she won a real holiday? That’s irrelevant because, in common with all forms of abuse, this young woman wasn’t given a choice. She wasn’t honestly offered...

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14. 06. 2014
The end of hisses, whistles and stares: we need to walk the streets without fear

The end of hisses, whistles and stares: we need to walk the streets without fear

But what makes street harassment difficult to tackle in everyday life is that there doesn’t seem to be a clear-cut way to deal with it. Other countries have tried to implement female-only train...

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13. 06. 2014
Two thirds of women in the US have been street harassed

Two thirds of women in the US have been street harassed

I’m surprised, really, that it’s as low as 65%. That could be indication of how normalised and “acceptable” street harassment has become. From feministing: A new study commissioned by Stop Street Harassment reveals just how...

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13. 06. 2014
“When campus rape is treated as a PR problem, survivors become liabilities to be controlled, silenced and swept away.”

“When campus rape is treated as a PR problem, survivors become liabilities to be controlled, silenced and swept away.”

When campus rape is treated as a PR problem, survivors become liabilities to be controlled, silenced and swept away. On When schools put their brands before assaulted students, aljazeera, via feministing.

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28. 05. 2014
The Shame of the Male Virgin

The Shame of the Male Virgin

From below: what was most surprising was how ordinary his complaint seemed… the brutal killings at UCSB give us a glimpse into the toxic way that failed sex, misogyny and modern masculinity are...

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26. 05. 2014
Mental health, misogyny and not all men

Mental health, misogyny and not all men

Misogyny I think this one is a no-brainer for anyone who’s seen or read any of Rodger’s views – he hated women. Anyone who says a group of people should be rounded up...

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26. 05. 2014
Elliot Rodger and illusions of nuance

Elliot Rodger and illusions of nuance

Well, guess what? I don’t buy this. Patriarchy fucking well is one-sided. Misogyny is one-sided. I am sick of being told to play six of one, half a dozen of the other every...

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