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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31. 07. 2014
Never-ending trauma: In DRC, rape survivors are punished with more rape (TW)

Never-ending trauma: In DRC, rape survivors are punished with more rape (TW)

The horrors are so terrible that they sound made up but—somehow—they aren’t. A woman raped in front of her husband. In front of her parents-in-law. Forced to watch her child killed and then...

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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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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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02. 05. 2014
‘She had Spanx on’

‘She had Spanx on’

In one case, a lawyer told a woman who had been raped that they would not be pursuing her case, “particularly bearing in mind the type of underwear that you had on at...

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27. 04. 2014
feminism - (rape culture) take rape seriously

“If you kill a person, you’re a murderer. If you steal, no one would hesitate to call you a thief

If you kill a person, you’re a murderer. If you steal, no one would hesitate to call you a thief. But in America, when you force yourself on someone sexually, some people will...

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26. 04. 2014
“His Career Will Be Absolutely Fine”: On Being Molested

“His Career Will Be Absolutely Fine”: On Being Molested

I learned a lot that year. For example, did you know that a sex offender isn’t necessarily charged according to the most current Sexual Offences Act? They’re charged according to the act that...

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23. 04. 2014
“That a secret fraternity is a breeding ground for rape culture is worrisome…

“That a secret fraternity is a breeding ground for rape culture is worrisome…

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...

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23. 04. 2014
feminism - don't rape

Stalked and beaten up: student stories of sexual violence in clubs

I felt a hand move slowly and grope my vagina. On the guardian: Nightclubs are a hotbed for sexual harassment, according to an NUS report. Many students even view sexual violence as a normal but unwanted...

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17. 04. 2014
feminism - (rape culture) no rape

Rape and death threats are all too common in feminist circles, just ask Laura Bates

In the first month of the Everyday Sexism project Bates received up to 200 messages a day threatening her with rape and murder. No-one has yet been charged in relation to any of...

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16. 04. 2014
feminism - (rape culture) grafitti

Rape Allegations and Accusations of False Allegations

On megamouthpiece: It seems to be the norm now to say that when an accused (usually) man is found *not guilty* of rape or sexual assault charges that his accusers made ‘false allegations’. That...

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04. 04. 2014
feminism - (rape culture) victim-blaming

“I do consider “rape culture” to be a useful and accurate way …

I do consider “rape culture” to be a useful and accurate way of describing the way in which sexual violence has been normalized and sexualized in our culture. There is simply no denying...

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04. 04. 2014
feminism - (rape culture) defintion

“The attitude is: these girls are lucky to be at this party.

“The attitude is, ‘these girls are lucky to be at this party,'” Friedman says. “That inherent power dynamic feeds right into rape culture.” Sexual assaults like the one detailed by the brave anonymous...

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03. 04. 2014
Sex, rape and role models – how women in comedy perform

Sex, rape and role models – how women in comedy perform

Yes, women are funny. No, we cannot have this conversation any more. The below is posted for the content of the shows and not that. On theconversation: The topic of “women in comedy”...

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02. 04. 2014
Thousands Pose Nude In Powerful Protest Against Rape Culture And Victim-Blaming (SFW)

Thousands Pose Nude In Powerful Protest Against Rape Culture And Victim-Blaming (SFW)

The answer to the question “If women knew how to behave, there would be less rape: agree or disagree?” seems painfully obvious, but in a world dominated in part by victim-blaming and rampant...

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