23. 09. 2014
sociology - social networking

New report slams Twitter, Facebook and YouTube for secrecy around harassment of women online

First, sorry for silence. Term is about to start here again and I have been busy as anything. Also: socialisng, natch. So, a new report (Washington Post) slams twitter, facebook and youtube for...

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10. 09. 2014
On Ray Rice and why it doesn’t matter if she stayed

On Ray Rice and why it doesn’t matter if she stayed

Abuse is a mindfuck. We are made to feel dependent on our abusers. We feel embarrassed and ashamed at what we’ve been put through, what we’ve “put up with,” at the verbal and...

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11. 07. 2014
feminism - hate, misogyny (VAW)

Most rapists and murderers aren’t ill. Don’t call misogynists “mad”

Swapping misogyny for mental illness in explanations for violence against women (particularly when the explanations are a clear-cut as the Elliot Rodger case) is nothing more than excuse-making. It’s inaccurate and it prevents...

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16. 06. 2014
feminism - no porn wallpaper

Pornography: The Normalization of Violence and Abuse

I’d like to really show what I believe the men want to see: violence against women. Men get off behind that because they get even with the women they can’t have. – Bill...

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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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18. 05. 2014
feminism - taking over (border)

Sunday feminist roundup (18th May 2014)

And all else this week: Disablism in mainstream feminism by @Psycho_Claire (aroomofourown) Victim-Blaming in Coverage of RCMP Missing Women Report gender-focus() We Need to Talk About UKIP (belle-jar) Everyday Mansplaining: Can Men Really...

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17. 05. 2014
#grabbed:  ‘Women are taught to accept it and not to protest.’

#grabbed: ‘Women are taught to accept it and not to protest.’

A man once #grabbed me, in the crotch, as I hobbled down a busy street with my broken foot in plaster. In daylight. Never been so angry. — Amy Davies (@Amy__Turtle) May 10,...

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16. 05. 2014
Here’s what I want from progressives some fucking solidarity

Here’s what I want from progressives some fucking solidarity

I’ve watched my abusive ex continue to thrive in his community — join all the boards, the parent-teacher groups, spearhead community initiatives. What a guy! And hey, he didn’t abuse you, so WHO’S...

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15. 05. 2014
Why Your Cat Calling Makes Me Scared to Wear Summertime Clothes

Why Your Cat Calling Makes Me Scared to Wear Summertime Clothes

It’s difficult to describe what it feels like to be cat called if it has never happened to you. You feel sick and exposed. You feel violated, worthless, and degraded. You feel as...

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13. 05. 2014
Not Happily Ever After” Campaign Shows Disturbing Twists In Fairytale Endings

Not Happily Ever After” Campaign Shows Disturbing Twists In Fairytale Endings

Caption: The fairytale never said anything about Prince Charming using sex as a weapon to exert his power over the beautiful princess, or demanding it from her even when she said no. Not...

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11. 05. 2014
feminism - taking over (border)

Sunday feminist roundup (11th May 2014)

Here’s what else I’ve been reading this week. (Warning: there are 1000s.) - My tiny tyrant? Feminism and attachment parenting by @lulasticblog (aroomofourown) – The Triple Burden of Working Motherhood by @jesschivers (aroomofourown)...

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06. 04. 2014
feminism - taking over (border)

Sunday feminist roundup (6th April 2014)

- In Brief: American school district preaches sexually active girls are like ‘dirty chocolate’ (lipmag) – “Why doesn’t she just leave him?”: The result of false narratives on women’s lives (everydayvictimblaming) – Consent...

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04. 04. 2014
criminology - policing rape

“Crying wolf”: Why don’t the police believe women?

On Feminist Times: In December 2012 Naomi Oni was attacked with acid on her commute home from work by a jealous friend. The fear, pain and panic of this horrific attack are difficult to comfortably contemplate....

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04. 04. 2014
feminism, suffrage - women's equality day (2)

Feminism and the expectation of martyrdom

Jan Dark on the challenge of overcoming female social conditioning and standing up to abuse from not just men, but other women. On the F-Word:  Since time immemorial, women have been taught that male...

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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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02. 04. 2014
It’s time we stopped using the ‘boys will be boys’ line

It’s time we stopped using the ‘boys will be boys’ line

From the Guardian: When writing about how men treat women, every female columnist has been told at some point that “boys will be boys”. I’m not overly prickly when it comes to responses...

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27. 03. 2014
feminism - (rape culture) don't rape

We’re Not “Hysterical” for Talking About Rape Culture

A follow-up to this – Rape Culture is Very Real; We Are Not Hysterical – is this: We’re Not “Hysterical” for Talking About Rape Culture (bust): Why does rape happen? Because a rapist chooses...

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27. 03. 2014
women - hysteria (1)

Rape Culture is Very Real; We Are Not Hysterical

Don’t read the Time article unless you are particularly strong of stomach. I think I can speak for many people when I say reading the Time article “It’s Time to End ‘Rape Culture’ Hysteria” by...

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27. 03. 2014
[research] Victim Blaming Others: Rape Myth Acceptance and the Just World Belief

[research] Victim Blaming Others: Rape Myth Acceptance and the Just World Belief

This is an interesting study published in the journal of Feminist Criminology recently. It’s the about the extent to which rape myths are accepted (i.e. rape is normalised and excused) if individuals subscribe...

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13. 03. 2014
“As a culture we have incredibly low standards for male behaviour…

“As a culture we have incredibly low standards for male behaviour…

As a culture we have incredibly low standards for male behaviour. If we want to change this, we need to raise the bar considerably. As women, we are grateful if the men in...

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