#todayin: misogyny: “That a secret fraternity is a breeding ground for rape culture is worrisome…

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That a secret fraternity is a breeding ground for rape culture is worrisome, but that it’s happening right in our nation’s capital makes that even harder to stomach. According to Erin Gloria Ryan’s research, one of the men in this email chain now works for a “prominent congressman.” Judging by how much rape culture permeates the political scene in the […]

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#todayin: misogyny: Rape Culture Is Real

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Another response to the rape culture/ hysteria piece in Time (others are here and here). This one is also in Time: In response to Kitchens’ piece, I started the hashtag #RapeCultureIsWhen on Twitter hoping that it would spark a public dialogue about rape culture and shift the conversation away from the myths that shame so many survivors into silence. This […]

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feminism - (rape culture) numbers

I am determined to blog properly more often and here is as good a place to start as any. A report – It’s Wrong But You Get Used To It – on sexual violence and attitudes to sex has been compiled by the Office of the Children’s Commissioner. Sue Berelowitz, the deputy children’s commissioner, discussed the report with John Humphrys […]

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#todayin: misogyny: We Live In A Rape Culture

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Very good post breaking down rape culture, for those still in doubt that it exists. On the thefeministwire: Many people object to the phrase “rape culture.”  They don’t understand how a culture as civilized as ours can be defined by a force as destructive as rape. They deem it an overstatement, an “over-analysis” by angry bra-burning feminists. Some even consider […]

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#todayin: misogyny: report: that’s what she said: #ladculture in universities

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Universities seldom take action in relation to sexist incidents, often suggesting that women need to take responsibility for keeping themselves safe. […] That lad culture punishes those women students who step up to lead the struggle for women’s equality is proof that it contributes to women’s continued oppression. […] There is a danger that women students will slip through the […]

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feminism - (rape culture) stop rape

I don’t think there is one word I could add to this story to make its message any plainer or any more disturbing. These are the cruel realities of life in South Africa. Some key statements: One in four South African men questioned in a survey said they had raped someone and nearly half admitted having attacked more than one […]

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