#womenslives: “I have never been sexually assaulted.”

#womenslives; #womensstories: I have never been sexually assaulted.When I was eight, I was riding my bike down a main street in my home town when a group of men drove by. I would never have noticed them if one hadn’t yelled, “I WANT TO LICK YOUR PUSSY!” to me through the rolled down window as they passed. The men probably […]

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#maleficentmisogyny: When asked, “How do you …

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] […]

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#research: #todayin: the patriarchy just will not stop: New Study Reveals Scary Consequence of Catcalling

A new study with undergraduate women (n=297) has found that women who experience sexual objectification of some sort (including self-objectification) are also more likely to be victims of sexual assault. The abstract from the study is below, and the write-up is from msmagazine. My concern with these findings on first glance is that they are far too inclined to victim-blaming: […]

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#todayin: the patriarchy just will not stop: New Study Reveals Scary Consequence of Catcalling

A new study with undergraduate women (n=297) has found that women who experience sexual objectification of some sort (including self-objectification) are also more likely to be victims of sexual assault. The abstract from the study is below, and the write-up is from msmagazine. My concern with these findings on first glance is that they are far too inclined to victim-blaming: […]

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#vivelafeminism: Lads’ mags, sexual violence and the need for feminist intervention

On lads’ mags, consent, post-feminist “empowerment” (“post-feminist” should really be in scare quotes too), and the mainstreaming of sexual violence against women and girls. Susan Hopkins (Lecturer in Communication at University of Southern Queensland) and Jenny Ostini (Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Digital Futures and Personalised Learning) at University of Southern Queensland) write on the conversation: Mainstream men’s magazine Zoo has generated […]

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#research: Violence against women: an EU-wide survey: main results report

This FRA survey is the first of its kind on violence against women across the 28 Member States of the European Union (EU). It is based on interviews with 42,000 women across the EU, who were asked about their experiences of physical, sexual and psychological violence, including incidents of intimate partner violence (‘domestic violence’). The survey also included questions on […]

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#research: New study shows surprising trends on how people are lured into sex trafficking

From alternet: Human trafficking is a serious problem in the United States that is complex and frequently misunderstood. The sensationalist trafficking narrative commonly depicted in the media and by activists has been fraught with exaggerated data and themes, which has often detracted from potential remedies. A new report released Wednesday by the Polaris Project helps to humanize the issue by […]

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#research: Men Who Buy Sex: Who They Buy And What They Know

This is a research study of 103 men who describe their use of trafficked and non-trafficked women in prostitution, and their awareness of coercion and violence. Authors: Melissa Farley, Julie Bindel and Jacqueline M. Golding, December 2009, Eaves, London, Prostitution Research & Education, San Francisco. Abstract: A sample of 103 men in London, England, who used trafficked and non-trafficked women […]

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#research: New study on sexual assault in the military

From christinedecleene: According to a recent news article, more than 1,100 female military members who served in or near Iraq or Afghanistan were asked to complete anonymous mail surveys as part of a study conducted by the Department of Veterans Affairs.48.6 percent said they had been sexually harassed during their time in a war zone. Sexual assaults during deployment, up […]

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#research: Australian Survey Shows Dangerous Attitudes Towards Violence AgainstWomen

Australian Survey Shows Dangerous Attitudes Towards Violence Against Women thecurvature: One subject of concern is that a rather high numbers of men and women agreed that there are some situations under which domestic violence is “excusable.” Twenty percent of men and 17 percent of women thought that “Domestic violence can be excused if it results from people getting so angry […]

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