What is "Rape Culture"?

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Miri has posted an excellent “…Review of the White House’s Report on Campus Sexual Violence which is a must read for anyone interested in sexual assault on campuses, and everyone should be concerned about this issue. I would like to address one aspect of the problem here, briefly: the use of and concern over the … Continue reading What is "Rape Culture"?


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Which is worse, rape threats or lightening up about rape threats?

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Warning, rapey themes and strong language, go away if you can’t handle that. Which is worse, rape threats or lightening up about rape threats? Since I hardly ever get rape threats and the ones I get are absurd, it is not really for me to say. The question here, is what does a woman who … Continue reading Which is worse, rape threats or lightening up about rape threats?


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Kickstarter “We were wrong” about reddit rape book project

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Kickstarter has said this, about this: Dear everybody, On Wednesday morning Kickstarter was sent a blog post quoting disturbing material found on Reddit. The offensive material was part of a draft for a “seduction guide” that someone was using Kickstarter to publish. The posts offended a lot of people — us included — and many … Continue reading Kickstarter “We were wrong” about reddit rape book project


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Kickstarter’s Guide to Reddit Style Rape.

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Humanity truly sucks and I can prove it. One word: Reddit. UPDATE: ONLY PART OF HUMANITY SUCKS SEE THIS NEWS OK, you may want some background. A Reddit Regular, perhaps a Reddit celeb (or at least he is now) wants to write a book on how guys seduce women, and he’s asking for money on … Continue reading Kickstarter’s Guide to Reddit Style Rape.


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The Rape Switch, Again

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Stephanie Zvan wrote a post re-addressing a few earlier posts she and I had written a few years ago which caused a firestorm of testosterone drenched reaction from men (and a few women) who somehow had a problem with the political, social, and scientific investigation of wartime rape. (A rape in progress, A rape in … Continue reading The Rape Switch, Again


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Your chance of getting pregnant if raped…

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… goes down, compared to other forms of insemination, because “the female body has ways to shut that down.” That’s according to Missouri Congressman Todd Akin. But this only works, according to him, if the rape is “legitimate.” From this we can easily develop a sort of Witch Hunt method to determine if a woman … Continue reading Your chance of getting pregnant if raped…


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“By the authority invested in me by the GOP base, I thee rape.”

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Next week. Doonesbury, the cartoon, will be addressing transvaginal ultrasounds that will be foisted on certain women by order of the government. Apparently, there are some newspapers that are on board with this institutional rape, and rather than allow criticism of it, they will not show those Doonesbury ads. One of our local papers, the … Continue reading “By the authority invested in me by the GOP base, I thee rape.”


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The Virginia Senate has Approved Revenge Rape Bill

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Women who exercise their legal and constitutional right to make their own reproductive and medical decisions in Virginia will henceforth be subjected to what amounts to being raped by a robotic device that looks inside their uterus in the hopes that something in there looks like a person, which can be photographed and show to … Continue reading The Virginia Senate has Approved Revenge Rape Bill


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A Rape in Progress

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Early in 2009, my friend and colleague Sheril Kirshenbaum asked several bloggers to consider writing about rape during the month of June, as a coordinated effort to increase awareness and understanding of rape generally, and depending on the blogger, specific aspects of sexual assault and violence. (Sheril’s initial post back in 2009 is here) I … Continue reading A Rape in Progress


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Ladies, Richard Dawkins knows how to protect you from being raped in an elevator

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Recently, Richard Dawkins said (full quote below) that a woman should not be concerned about her own safety if she finds herself in an elevator (under some sort of threat, presumably), because it is trivially easy to get out of an elevator if you are under attack. I’m sure Richard is a very smart guy … Continue reading Ladies, Richard Dawkins knows how to protect you from being raped in an elevator


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Tears as a human female adaptation to limit rape

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This came up a while ago and I assumed the idea would die the usual quick and painless death, but the idea seems to be either so fascinating or so irritating to people (mainly in various blog comment sections) that it still twitches and still has a heartbeat, but only as a result of the … Continue reading Tears as a human female adaptation to limit rape


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