#todayin: fighting back: questioning rape in China – @tingguowrites (@5050oD)

On power, privilege, structure, patriarchy, rape acceptance, and the fightback, in China. @tingguowrites on opendemocracy: “All victims have something to be despised” vs the crime of rape On 27 June 2016, the young woman at the centre of the case, university senior H, contacted Cheng who was her mentor (laoshi) when she interned forSouthern Daily, and asked him to confirm her internship. He […]

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#womenslives: “I’ve never seen a poster giving tips to stop me being potentially run over by a motorist” – @FeministIre

@FeministIre (emphasis added, as always): So, with this in mind what are we teaching girls about that? Are we telling them to watch out for the man who lives next door/the older cousin/the guy you’ve been dating for 6 months/his best friend? Are we teaching them that 1 in 4 relationships are abusive and that you need to know the […]

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#todayin: misogyny: “Girls are ranked at school on their bodies and compared to porn stars” – @fightthenewdrug via @collectiveshout

I reblogged a piece about this report before but it’s a worth a reboot because it’s horrific. When asked, “How do you know a guy likes you?,” an 8th grade girl replied: “He still wants to talk to you after you [give him oral sex].” A male high school student said to a girl: “If you [give me oral sex] I’ll give you […]

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#womenstories: Rape testimony: pitting truths against rape culture #ibelieveher – @5050oD

women - rape culture

Grim reading on openDemocracy. Four women share their stories about rape, disclosure, and dealing with rape myths. TW. Women of the World (WOW) created a public, cultural space where women’s stories of survival and their manner of telling them expanded their particular narratives into the universal and political. Four women, from Pakistan, the US, Britain and Germany, sit quietly on a panel […]

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#womenslives: Modern methods allow the Islamic State to keep up its systematic rape of captives under medieval codes

misc - terrorism

Locked inside a room where the only furniture was a bed, the 16-year-old learned to fear the sunset, because nightfall started the countdown to her next rape. During the year she was held by the Islamic State, she spent her days dreading the smell of the ISIS fighter’s breath, the disgusting sounds he made and the pain he inflicted on her body. […]

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#womenstories: Victim: “Peace Corps did the right thing by getting rid of him so quickly, but they tried to cover it up” – by @morganmeaker

It all started in August last year when Scott was approached by a local who told her about two women who were alleging that a member of the Peace Corps had assaulted them. Scott reported the allegations to Peace Corps on August 7. Soon afterwards the Peace Corps announced that the person had resigned “for personal reasons.” It was this […]

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#todayin: #rapeculture: “The term ‘friend zone’ inherently relies on the concept of male entitlement” – @the_PlaidZebra

feminism - rape culture (no does not mean convince me)

The infamous “friend zone” is a desolate place, corroded with bitterness. When a woman makes the choice to not get involved with a man who is trying to initiate a romantic or sexual relationship, the man is said to be plummeting into the depths of the friend zone. Men often vent and joke about the audacity of these women who […]

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#womenslives: confused why women don’t report sexual assault? Ask Kesha. – @emmaladyrose

From Emma Gray on the Huffpo (emphasis added): On Friday afternoon, a judge ruled against Kesha’s request to be released from her contract with Sony. That contract commits the 28-year-old pop star to making six more albums with the company, and thus links her to a producer she says sexually assaulted her. In 2014, Kesha filed a lawsuit against producer Dr. […]

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#womensstories: violence online: “Women are taught from an early age to try not to cause a scene” –  @AlisonLeiby

feminism - online abuse, misogyny

What made this tweet different than all my other tweets (and please read that in your best Passover Seder voice), is that in the last few weeks I’ve received hundreds of negative replies from men ranging from from the tame “You’re not funny” comments to the harder to ignore threats suggesting they should rape me with a toothbrush. […] Men were […]

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#todayin: rape culture: ‘Tis the season for “don’t get raped” advice (by @Elliehutch_ on @thefworduk)

It’s that time of year again, the Christmas lights are on, the shops are heaving and we need to start watching our drinks in pubs. Police Scotland have launched their seasonal “don’t take risks” campaign with an ad about drink spiking and protecting yourself. Sure, it doesn’t mention the R word, but it’s all about not leaving your drink unattended […]

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#todayin: misogyny: School asks girls to wear tights for ‘safeguarding’ (from @fawcettsociety)

Yesterday it emerged that a school in Hartlepool has sent letters home to parents that asked girls to wear tights to ‘protect their modesty’ and make sure they are ‘properly safeguarded on their way to and from school’. St Hild’s school specified they should be opaque tights, no less than 40 denier, and expressed concern over the length of some […]

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#womensstories: when women refuse men

sexism - male entitlement

They Threw Drinks All Over Us: “It was early evening and a group of six of us (all female) were walking to a bar for a drink after work. A big black 4×4 drove past and slowed down alongside us. The windows were then rolled down and the three men inside started hitting on us, and asking us to go for […]

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#todayin: pictures: #MyBodyMyTerms. Challenging stereotypes about sexual consent

Challenging stereotypes about sexual consent Villainesse Editor Lizzie Marvelly was tired of the public perception regarding sexual consent, revenge porn and victim-blaming, so she created the #MyBodyMyTerms campaign to challenge those stereotypes. “With the prevalence of sexual violence around the world, especially on [college] campuses, the increasing number of revenge porn cases and the continuing presence of pervasive myths that […]

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