Conçues à l’origine comme un outil pour combattre le harcèlement sexuel aux conférences hackers, les « creeper cards » ont depuis acquis un sens ambigu, voire négatif. Un vrai changement peut-il se produire dans une culture qui interprète tout selon ses propres termes? Lors de la conférence de hackers Defcon 2011, des agents de sécurité ont distribué des feuilles de score parmi les participants. Les détenteurs de cartes devaient inciter les femmes de la conférence à leur montrer leurs seins et l’inscrire sur leur scorecard.
Re-posted with permission from the Battered Women’s Support Services Ending Violence blog . 1. Use Social Media -Social media has an empowering effect send articles, with the click of a button, you can spread the word. Youth do not need the mainstream media to voice their views! 2 .
A board filled with messages for Audrie Pott, who committed suicide after a sexual assault, is displayed during a news conference Monday, April 15, 2013 in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg) It’s been just over a month since two high school football players in Steubenville, Ohio, were found guilty of raping an unconscious teenage girl. One of the young men, Trent Mays, was also found guilty of sending pictures of the assault to friends.
Huit des mille raisons pour écrire ce texte… J’écris ce texte dans la foulée de l’insupportable drame de la jeune Rehtaeh Parsons , d’Halifax qui s’est suicidée il y a quelques jours. Pendant un an et demi, elle a subi de l’intimidation, s’est faite traiter de salope et de pute sur internet, a revécu en boucle via le web, le viol collectif ( quatre garçons) dont elle avait été victime. Pendant un an et demi, elle a échoué à obtenir l’aide et le support de la collectivité et des autorités, aide dont elle avait un besoin vital .
13 avril 2013 8h06 · Véronique Robert Le Premier ministre Harper aurait dit qu’il est temps de cesser d’appeler «intimidation» ce qu’a vécu Rehtaeh Parsons avant de s’enlever la vie. Dans la mesure où je n’ai pas lu les messages qu’elle recevait en privé, je ne peux pas commenter quant à d’éventuels gestes d’intimidation dont elle aurait pu être victime. Sauf que je ne vois pas en quoi le fait de cesser de parler d’intimidation nous aidera à mieux intervenir, collectivement, devant de telles tragédies. Le Premier ministre de la Nouvelle-Écosse, Darrell Dexter, a ajouté qu’il fallait modifier le Code criminel sans donner plus d’explication sur cette opinion déroutante. Déroutante parce qu’elle nous fait dévier du problème.
In the past few months, there’s been a lot of media attention to girls who’ve committed suicide after being raped in public settings (eg. at parties) by multiple assailants, shamed and humiliated by peers, and failed by the adults in schools and justice departments who should have supported them. Audrie Pott was 15 when she took her own life and Rehtaeh Parsons was 17 years old. Parsons’ father wrote in a public statement : My daughter wasn’t bullied to death, she was disappointed to death. Disappointed in people she thought she could trust, her school, and the police.
Trigger warning for discussion of sexual violence. Another young Canadian woman is dead as a result of sexual abuse, exploitation, and subsequent victim-blaming, and, yet again, public discussion and media coverage is reducing this story from one of gender-based violence and oppression to one of bullying. Rehtaeh Parsons, 17, died in Nova Scotia on Sunday night after having hanged herself 3 days priors. Her family is attributing her actions to the fact that in November 2011, when she was 15, she was allegedly* raped by 4 of teenage boys at a house party. A photo was taken of the alleged attack and distributed it amongst her schoolmates. Parsons’ family says that the police investigation was slow-going and made strategic errors, like failing to separate the boys for interviews.
Source: Facebook by Jarrah Hodge Trigger Warning for rape, cyberbullying, suicide. On Sunday Rehtaeh Parsons’ parents made the decision to take their daughter off life support.
When I recently wrote a column about the two young men in Steubenville who were found guilty of raping an unconscious 16-year-old girl, I received a number of thank-you emails from readers - both male and female. I also received a 1000-word diatribe from a reader, about how the girl in question was inebriated, drank way too much to handle herself, and shouldn't have been there at all. To make a long reply short, the reader basically felt the need to explain that she deserved what was coming.
Almost every woman knows why strangers hooting and hollering at people on the street is a problem. More than 80 percent of women experience gender-based street harassment: unwanted sexual comments, demands for a smile, leering, whistling, following, and groping. Many men do, too, especially in the queer community. This week is International Anti-Street Harassment Week —a perfect opportunity to engage people who may not otherwise be aware that this is a widespread problem, especially straight men. Here are three ideas—and resources—for ways straight dudes can be street harassment allies.
The following includes descriptions, photos, and video that may serve as a trigger for victims of sexual violence. Please be advised. Someone asked me today, “What is ‘rape culture’ anyway? I’m tired of hearing about it.” Yeah, I hear ya.
I don’t have to tell you that Steubenville is all over the news. I don’t have to tell you that the fact that Trent Mays and Ma’lik Richmond, the two teenagers convicted of raping a sixteen year old girl, were only sentenced to a combined three years in juvenile prison , is a fucking joke. Each will serve a year for the rape itself; Mays will serve an additional year for “illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material.” I probably don’t even have to tell you that the media treatment of this trial has been a perfect, if utterly sickening, example of rape culture, with its focus on how difficult and painful this event has been for the rapists who raped a sixteen year old girl then bragged about it on social media . And I almost certainly don’t have to tell you that the world is full of seemingly nice, normal people who want to go to bat for the convicted rapists.
by Lisa Wade, PhD , Mar 19, 2013, at 12:00 pm Yesterday two juvenile men were convicted of rape, one was convicted of distributing a nude photo of a minor ( NPR ). The response by a segment of society reflects rape culture: ”an environment in which rape is prevalent and in which sexual violence against women is normalized and excused in the media and popular culture” ( source ). Below are a series of concrete examples. Trigger warning for rape apologists and victim blaming.
Ma'lik Richmond, one of the two Big Red players found guilty of the rape of 'Jane Doe', hugs his mother, Daphne Birden, after closing arguments on Saturday. Photograph: Keith Srakocic/AP The victim in the Steubenville rape case, known in most ( but not all ) of the media coverage of the case as "Jane Doe", was taught by her rapists, her then-friends and much of her hometown that she doesn't matter. She didn't matter to the boys who made use of her unconscious body to satisfy their own sexual urges and desire for power; she didn't matter to her friends who sided with those boys; and she didn't matter to the football boosters in her hometown, who were unwilling to see their pride in the team tarnished by the actions of two of its players.
*Trigger warning* Yesterday, the verdict was handed down in the Steubenville rape case. The defendants, Trent Mays and Ma’lik Richmond, were found guilty . Mays will serve at least two years in the state juvenile system; Richmond was sentenced to at least one year.