This isn’t just about individuals, either. Everyone who says “I don’t want to...– Cliff Pervocracy, “The Missing Stair” A really awesome post about group dynamics and fixing things instead of just coping with them that everyone should read. Because it’s awesome. (via fuckyeahsexpositivity)
Mythcommunication: It’s Not That They Don’t... →
letstalkaboutrape: feministdisney: Drawing on the conversation analytic literature, and on our own data, we claim that both men and women have a sophisticated ability to convey and to comprehend refusals, including refusals which do not include the word ‘no’, and we suggest that male claims not to have ‘understood’ refusals which conform to culturally normative patterns can only be heard as...
Myth #1 - Boys and men can’t be victims. This myth, instilled through...– Male Sexual Victimization Myths & Facts | MaleSurvivor
People associate mental disorder with violence. We found that crime and mental...– Linda Teplin, discussing her research paper ‘Crime victimization in adults with severe mental illness’ (This paper is under paid access, but free articles summarizing it can be read here and here) Which is one of the ways ability informs rape culture - people with disabilities are far more likely...
The experience of being raped has touched every aspect of my life. People like...– anonymous, “The R Word” (via morecoffee) The last 2 sentences. Read them over & over & over. They are the most truthful sentences I have seen in years. (via missgingerlee) Truth. (via curiousgeorgiana) I have been told several times in different ways that I should be “grateful” for the...
However, for all of us, there is this critical question — WHAT prevents us from...– Preventing and Reporting Child Abuse: The Questions Raised by the Penn State Scandal | RH Reality Check (via heavenearthandhoratio)
The truth is that rape victims look like ordinary women, and men. The truth is...– Day 2. The image of rape | 16 Impacts of Sexual Assault (via heavenearthandhoratio)
Rape is not sex. Sexual assault isn’t sex, either. And neither is sexual...– Day 3. Calling it what it is: the language of rape | 16 Impacts of Sexual Assault
Let’s Talk About Rape. How does that sentence make you feel? It makes...– Day 4. Let’s talk about rape | 16 Impacts of Sexual Assault
What does your humour say about us? Or, why rape...
heavenearthandhoratio: Rape isn’t funny. What could possibly be funny about trauma, humiliation and brutality? What’s amusing or joyous about a prevalent and devastating abuse of power? What’s humourous about bullying and cruelty? What’s funny about a violent epidemic that effects 1 in 5 women and 1 in 20 men in their lifetimes and is virtually going unchecked due to our shared inability to...
Rapists look for the spots where boundaries cannot or will not be enforced. They...– The Boiling Frog Principle Of Boundary Violation «
Eight percent of college men have either attempted or successfully raped. Thirty...– Margo Maine, Ph.D. (Body Wars) There was a time that, as a person of the male persuasion, seeing this quote made me really mad. It made me mad that women would assume that I was a rapist; it made me mad that rape was becoming ‘my problem’; it made me mad because, frankly, I didn’t think it was...
Take Part in the National Day of Action for VAWA
Urge congress to pass VAWA before their July 4th Vacation. Here are come ways you can help (via nnedv.org) Call: Call your Senators and Representatives and insist that they pass VAWA as a matter of urgent priority. When you call, tell your Members of Congress: “I urge you to pass a strong, bipartisan VAWA reauthorization bill that safely and effectively protects ALL victims of violence -...