A recent article looks at the “traditional family structure” and how those areas which are not subscribing to it are doing better (economically speaking as well as in declining divorce rates). Arguing that “Inequality [of the Sexes] Starts at Home”, Carbone’s paper argues that gender equality starts there, too. A good and inspiring/uplifting read. via. … [Read more…]
One of my 1L friends (who is helping start the secret freethinker’s group on campus) posted this on facebook. An atheist and a feminist! I shouldn’t be surprised, I guess. The two go hand-in-hand, especially given religion’s track record when it comes to gender relations. Anyway, long, but absolutely worth the read: the Original Sin … [Read more…]
Sexual Assault Prevention Tips Guaranteed to Work! Brilliant: 3. If you pull over to help someone with car problems, remember not to assault them! … 8. Always be honest with people! Don’t pretend to be a caring friend in order to gain the trust of someone you want to assault. Consider telling them you plan … [Read more…]
Lest there be any confusion (and in case it lends weight to my words), I am a woman-born-woman. What follows comes from that position. I’m posting this here because I don’t want to threadjack but also because I’d like to explore a comment that was perceived as sexist. Over on the Exponent, G has a … [Read more…]
That is, advice to women on how not to get raped. Hint: Just stop having a vagina! via.
The repackaging of the purity movement. Not sure where I got this…
I don’t know why this story hit home for me so much—I have never been pregnant nor have I ever dated someone who tried to control me. But it did and it’s a harrowing (and true) story.
I may be late to the party on some of these, but I thought they were worth sharing around: Someone cut together Buffy and shots of Edward Cullen from Twilight to show us how the movie should have gone. Watch it at full screen for the full effect and stay tuned through the end to … [Read more…]
Goddess? or Whore? Isn’t that always the question…?
Vintage sexism. via. Nothing like locking children into gender roles when they’re young (then they’ll grow up to know their place).
Just started rape in criminal law and the stats at the beginning of the chapter are interesting: Only 32% of rapes are reported. The most common reason they were reported was to prevent further crimes by the same offender against the same victim. The most common reason they were not reported was that it was … [Read more…]
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and, to kick things off, I’d like to take issue with the growing prevalence of the word “rape” as a slang synonym for “dominated”, “rocked’, or “killed”. Both I and a friend have recently had Facebook “friends” (which of course could be anyone from a mere acquaintance to a … [Read more…]