“Rape is one of the most terrible crimes on earth. And it happens every few minutes, the problem with groups who deal with rape is that they try to educate women about how to defend themselves. What really needs to be done is teaching men not to rape. Go to the source and start there.”
- Kurt Cobain.
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The week’s must-read report: The Women’s Media Center’s recently released report “Name It, Change It: The WMC’s Guide to Gender-Neutral Coverage of Women Candidates and Politicians.“ For your convenience, it even comes with handy charts. The takeaway: sexism in campaign coverage has genuine consequences for female politicians, but talking back to sexism on the campaign trail is an incredibly important antidote.
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and a republican senator (Johnson) proposed an amendment that says anytime sperm is deposited anywhere other than a woman’s vagina, it is an act against an unborn child (it’s a joke). A man they interviewed on the show said no one else can tell a man what to do with his body because “who knows what’s best for you, other than you?” But when asked about his pro-life stance, abortion is a matter of protecting life not reproductive freedom and if it infringes on some women’s rights, who cares? ”Protecting life” is much more important.
over a 20-year period, asking some 2,000 men in college questions like this: “Have you ever had sexual intercourse with someone, even though they did not want to, because they were too intoxicated [on alcohol or drugs] to resist your sexual advances?”, or “Have you ever had sexual intercourse with an adult when they didn’t want to because you used physical force [twisting their arm, holding them down, etc.] if they didn’t cooperate?”
About 1 in 16 men answered “yes” to these or similar questions.
1 in sixteeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeen are you kidding me
if we got 1 in 16 motherfuckers admitting to raping women on college campuses and are “very forthcoming. In fact, they are eager to talk about their experience”, you better fucking believe tossing out your short skirt and staying in at night isn’t going to keep you safe.
In a survey of 11-14 year-old boys…
- 51% believed that “forced sex” is acceptable if a boy spends a lot of money on a girl
- 31% believed that it would be okay to rape someone with past sexual experience
- 65% believed that sexual assault is okay if dating for more than 6 months
- 87% believed that sexual assault is okay if the perpetrator and victim are married
…aaand in a survey of college males…
- 1 in 12 admitted to committing rape (under the legal definition)
- 35% admitted that they would commit rape under circumstances if they could get away with it
…and in another…
- 43% of college-aged men admitted to using “coercive behavior” such as ignoring a woman’s nonconsent and using physical aggression
really? how does this not make me even more scared? fuck
reblogging for commentary
For the person who recently messaged me saying that “misandry is more of a problem than rape culture”.
GAGGING IN DISBELIEF
Yes, but ladies, it’s your fault. Stop walking in unsafe places dressed like a slut, and you won’t have a problem. Right?
To the comment above mine. Whoa. NO. Just. NO.
it is never,
ever fucking ever
the victim’s fault.
short skirts don’t rape.
alcohol doesn’t rape.
being alone doesn’t rape. (plus, how often do random rapes on the street ACTUALLY HAPPEN?)
fuck you, for real.
[image description: collection of nine stills with white text; stills show Nymphadora Tonks, Hermione Granger, Minerva McGonagall, Hedwig, Fleur Delacour, Luna Lovegood, Bellatrix Lestrange, and Sybil Trelawney; text reads “Multiple representations of female characters, not just one stereotype, are an accurate way to depict women in fiction.”]