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La culture du viol, c'est quoi

La culture du viol, c'est quoi
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Report: Many girls view sexual assault as normal behavior Many victims of sexual assault do not report these crimes to family, school officials or police, and a new report on the normalization of sexual violence among young girls and women offers several insights into why this is; it also functions as a pretty harrowing primer on rape culture and its consequences. Researchers at Marquette University analyzed forensic interviews with 100 young people between the ages of 3 and 17, many of whom spoke candidly about their daily experiences of sexual violence and harassment. According to sociologist Heather Hlavka, many of the young people she interviewed viewed these incidents as a normal part of life. One interview subject told researchers, “They grab you, touch your butt and try to, like, touch you in the front, and run away, but it’s okay, I mean … I never think it’s a big thing because they do it to everyone.” Girls believe the myth that men can’t help it.

23 Ways Feminism Has Made the World a Better Place for Men Planned Parenthood may have been founded by a woman and be generally perceived as a "women's health organization," but it provides services for men too. Planned Parenthood VP of Communications Eric Ferrero told PolicyMic that although a large number of men come to offer support for their female partner, many show up to get the vitally important services they need. "Planned Parenthood health centers provide preventive health care for men, including testing and treatment of STDs, including HIV testing, and sexual health information and education. According to Planned Parenthood's records, their male client base increased by a whopping 83% between 2002 and 2012. For instance, Planned Parenthood Mar Monte has a program for trans patients, while Planned Parenthood Ithaca offers specific services for LGTBQ folks. Ferrero couldn't be prouder of his organization's role in helping men.

Rencontre avec le justicier anti-viol carcéral T-Bone L'an dernier, j'ai demandé à Shaun Attwood ce que ça faisait de gagner des millions sur le marché boursier et de tout dilapider en drogue et en rave-parties. Forcément, quand la police s'en est rendue compte, il a été immédiatement envoyé en prison. Pendant qu'il purgeait sa peine, Shaun a entendu de nombreuses histoires de prisonniers violés par leurs codétenus – quand il n'en voyait pas de ses propres yeux. Ancien marine d'1m95, T-Bone est devenu une petite légende dans le milieu carcéral de la côte Ouest lorsqu'il a ouvertement pris position contre le viol en prison. VICE : Salut T-Bone. Le viol est-il vraiment courant dans les prisons américaines ? Shaun m'a dit que le fait d'être chrétien a joué un rôle dans ta décision de combattre les violeurs. Je ne suis pas un super-héros, Dieu a infiniment plus de force que moi, et c'est sa volonté qui s'accomplira. Oui, j'ai entendu dire que tu avais été plusieurs fois blessé après t'être interposé pour défendre des détenus. Seigneur.

Quand le sexisme se veut bienveillant... Université des Femmes - Accueil Ferrara, DSK : 3 ans après, le déni, toujours C’est fort, le déni. En 2011, au moment ou DSK a été arrêté pour des accusations de viol et agressions sexuelles à l’encontre de Nafissatou Diallo, femmes de chambre de l’hôtel Sofitel de New York, il a fallu plusieurs jours et des déclarations intolérables pour que la presse pense enfin à dire qu’il y avait -dans cette affaire, une victime, une femme. Grâce à la mobilisation des féministes et au trop plein de sexisme qui s’est manifesté, on a eu ensuite l’impression d’un sursaut de quelques unEs et parfois, les médias ont fait leur travail. Ainsi, c’est facile avec le cinéma : on présente des films d’hommes, qui font ce qu’ils veulent puisqu’il s’agit d’art, et on impose néanmoins les mots de ce qui restera dans cette histoire. Ainsi, si Slate (qui affirme que le films ne parle pas de DSK mais de Depardieu) reconnaît que dans la fiction inspirée des faits du Sofitel il n’y a pas doute sur l’existence du viol, jamais le sort de la victime n’est mentionné. Like this: J'aime chargement…

17 Lies We Need to Stop Teaching Girls About Sex Whether it's the constant fretting over Miley Cyrus' influence on school girls or the growing (and troubling) tradition of Purity Balls, it's clear that society has a fascination with young women's sexuality — especially when it comes to controlling it. But what are we actually teaching today's girls about sex? Fueled by outdated ideals of gender roles and the sense that female sexuality is somehow shameful, there seem to be certain pernicious myths about girls and sex that just won't die. Knowledge is power, and we can promote a healthier relationship with sex by encouraging a more open dialogue, teaching girls to feel comfortable with their sexuality and, most importantly, emphasizing that their bodies are theirs and theirs alone. Therese Shechter's 2013 documentary How To Lose Your Virginity asks a seemingly simple question: What is a virgin? Image Credit: Flickr Image Credit: Hymen Shop Image Credit: YouTube Image Credit: YouTube Image Credit: Getty Image Credit: Bill Ebbesen via Flickr

My wife was murdered by a 'monster' – but most perpetrators of violence are normal men | Tom Meagher One of the most disturbing moments of the past 18 months of my life was hearing my wife’s killer form a coherent sentence in court. Jill had been murdered almost six months earlier, and Adrian Bayley’s defence team were presenting a rather feeble case for a four-week adjournment of his committal hearing. Bayley appeared via video link in the Melbourne court as I sat flanked by two friends and a detective. The judge asked Bayley whether he could see the courtroom. I had formed an image that this man was not human – he existed as a singular force of pure evil who somehow emerged from the ether. By insulating myself with the intellectually evasive dismissal of violent men as psychotic or sociopathic aberrations, I self-comforted by avoiding a more terrifying concept: that violent men are socialised by the ingrained sexism and entrenched masculinity that permeates everything, from our daily interactions all the way up to our highest institutions.

Quels sont les rapports entre sexe et genre? Dans la lignée de mon article précédent sur le genre comme construction sociale, j’aborde maintenant la distinction entre sexe et genre qui fait partie, pourrait-on dire, de la doxa concernant le genre. Ce dernier est souvent présenté dans un rapport d’opposition avec le sexe, l’un se situant du côté du social, de la culture, et l’autre du côté du biologique, du naturel. On présente alors le genre à travers des rôles sociaux plaqués sur la différence des sexes, biologiquement constatée. Ce faisant, on reconduit une distinction entre nature et culture qui pose problème à plusieurs niveaux. J’ai bien conscience d’aborder là un sujet épineux et très sensible, surtout dans le contexte actuel, où la fameuse « théorie du genre » se voit assigner toutes formes de tares – notamment celle de nier les différences entre les sexes. Or cette interrogation ne se concentre pas seulement sur le genre et le culturel, qui grignoterait le territoire du sexe, donc du naturel. Ressources, ouvrages cités

Garance ASBL Study: Many young girls view sexual violence as 'normal stuff' Fear of slut-shaming drives many adolescent girls to stay silent and not report sexual violence, a new study found, as many view harassment as normal, everyday life of middle school and high school. The eye-popping results, from a study on Normalizing Sexual Violence set to appear in the next issue of Gender & Society, exposes how objectification, sexual harassment and abuse are viewed as everyday experiences for many young women. After analyzing interviews conducted with 100 young people between the ages 3 and 17, Marquette University sociologist Heather Hlavka discovered that girls don’t stand by each other’s side when they report sexual violence. Instead, Hlavka found, girls avoided reporting instances of harassment or violence because they feared backlash from peers and of assuming the label of “whore” or “slut.” Melissa Harris-Perry, 10/20/13, 12:53 PM ET Fighting the 'seduction of patriarchy' One 13-year-old girl interviewed in the study said such harassment was just a fact of life.

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