pax
COME SEE THE PAX MUSEUM OF DIVERSITY! BOGGLE at people's use of ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY! Ask whatever questions you’d like of a REAL LIVE GENDER NONCONFORMIST!
jocks
Of lads that wore their honours out: Chelsea Cristene explores the link between jock entitlement and rape culture.
sexual assault
I'm an example of what shouldn't happen when a college woman reports a sexual assault.
jezebel
Drinking puts you at risk of sexual assault... if you are around a rapist. Of course, it's easy to focus on alcohol as a cause of the campus rape epidemic. Doing so is manageable, it's easy to deal with, and it's gives us a concrete issue to tackle — which is comforting on some level.
in

Nov 11, 2013 at 2:30pm | 41 comments

hell houses
Despite the date rape, the domestic violence, and the murders -- all serious crimes committed by male characters -- it was the young woman who shouldered the blame for her family's eternal punishment in Hell.
rape
babysitting
Why are people so surprised that I was assaulted by a 9-year-old and his little brother?
sexual assault
There is a responsibility inherent in belonging to the media, not just to report news and information, but also to do so in a way that benefits society.
richard dawkins
Despite the fact that the overall social opinion trends against pedophilia, there are plenty of people out there who think it's possible to classify sexual assault as “mild.”
video games
Apparently in this universe, responding supportively to rape survivors is a "mistake." Way to fail, Penny Arcade.
in

Sep 4, 2013 at 1:00pm | 307 comments

tsa
You are what you wear. More specifically -- you are what other people decide you are based on what you wear.
rape culture
Like a shocking number of rape victims in the United States and around the world, she was intimidated into silence, and she chose to recant her accusation rather than follow through in response to the immense pressure on her to take it back.
lists
college
Hey, nothing like trying to make your college campus a better place and getting rape threats for your trouble.
rick ross
I’ve danced to songs that glorify the objectification of women and contributed to the YouTube count of many artists who demean women with their words.
sexual assault
If I never see the words "seduced," "had sex with," "affair," "forced her to have sex," and so on in a headline about a rape case again, it will be too soon.
girls
"She should have just said no," people say, placing the responsibility firmly on the woman involved -- but why? Why is the responsibility on her to say no instead of on the initiating partner to secure a yes?
black women
Commentator Zerlina Maxwell did a brave thing this weekend. She went on Fox News, not exactly a bastion of human rights commentary, and said that if we want to stop rape, we need to educate men on the subject, rather than putting the responsibility on women.
condoms
Never did it occur to wonder why it was that I was so often the sole person responsible for insisting on safe sex, why I was positioned repeatedly as the condom police, posed at the entrance to my vagina with a whistle and a handheld stop sign.
rape culture
That room was full of “cool” guys, progressives, radicals even. And still they saw the world as an episode of Perry Mason where men accused or convicted of crimes against women and children were innocent, and the truth would come out in the end.
the frisky
I wish and hope and pray that my son won’t grow up to be a rapist.
christmas music