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Not Ever, a project of Rape Crisis Scotland, has launched an amazing new ad campaign . A man in a bar glances over at a pretty girl and a short skirt and leers "She's asking for it." Cut to the woman shopping for skirts at a clothing store.
Yesterday I opened my new Bitch Magazine and read an article about something called the Modesty Survey. This is a website, put together by two ‘Christian guys’ that allows ‘Christian girls’ to submit questions about what they wear and find out whether they are dressing immodestly. And by immodestly, they mean they want to know if the clothes they are wearing arouses male attention.
Happy International Women’s day! I made it in just under the wire. This comic was inspired by an awesome Twitter conversation I had with @annetdonahue and @_unicorntears_ today. We remembered our years of saying, “Oh, but I don’t like those extreme feminists” and “I think men and women should be equal but I wouldn’t call myself a feminist .” “Feminist” isn’t a bad word. Accept it, already!
by SteelRigged, for http://www.janesdueprocess.org/ I spent my first year as a law student helping teenagers get abortions. I worked the phones at a small non-profit called Jane’s Due Process, which as far as I know, is the only organization in the country that helps teens navigate the judicial bypass process to get abortions without parental consent or notification. (You should Google it and make a donation right now.) I am now a volunteer attorney for them. It is righteous work.
Trigger Warning for rape apologism. A few months back, I wrote an article for the Guardian’s Comment is Free about a U.K. study, which showed a significant number of respondents thought that some rape victims were at least partially to blame for their attacks. The various reasons that respondents blamed women were the unsurprising — if she had been drinking, if she had worn something revealing, if she had engaged in some other kind of sexual contact with the rapist, etc. — but no less disturbing than they’ve always been. Well, it seems like someone in the Scottish government decided to do something about it. Rape Crisis Scotland has launched the “Not Ever” campaign — the title referring to when, exactly, a rape victim is actually to blame for a rape. The television ad, which has just been released, focuses on the rape myth that women who dress a certain way are “asking” to be raped.
1. There must be a widespread understanding that feminism does apply to men. Therefore, men who stand up for feminist issues may, and should, be identified as feminist. It is counterproductive and hypocritical to discuss gender equality while simultaneously creating a double standard towards males who share feminist values. (I think that the phrase "feminist male" should be dropped, as well. A feminist who identifies as female is never addressed as a "female feminist".
By Guest Contributor Daniel José Older , cross-posted from View From The Crossroads Of Life & Death What do you think? When I first started in EMS, I was struck by how many domestic violence calls we got. Within weeks, it became a regular part of the night, just another bloody dispute amongst the asthma attacks, strokes, shootings etc. I’d like to say there was a moment that shook me out of complacency – the woman whose father had beat her so badly she couldn’t open her eyes but she still wouldn’t go to the hospital or press charges, the decayed body of a nameless girl we found wrapped in trash bags in the backstreets of East New York – but revelations don’t usually come in single sudden bursts. It was a slow and painful movement towards recognizing that the everydayness of men’s violence against women, the sheer normalcy of it, is the most insidious, dehumanizing part.
Sexual Assault Prevention Tips Guaranteed to Work! 1. Don’t put drugs in people’s drinks in order to control their behavior. 2. When you see someone walking by themselves, leave them alone! 3.