SlutWalk Minneapolis 2012
The first one gets to me the most.
These men’s subsequent actions have been shocking in their insincerity. Their violence has become just another marketing tool, another paragraph on Wikipedia, crushed in between Emmys. How are they still getting work as entertainers? As fun guys? Does the passion myth still hold, the story of artistic temperaments? Or are their fans able to separate the men from their work, as others have with Roman Polanski, Phil Spector, Sean Penn and even John Lennon?
Such overblown rhetoric disguises the operation of a double standard in contemporary society. On the one hand, the consumption of alcohol is viewed as making women MORE responsible for their own rape: by choosing to get drunk, women are deliberately increasing their risk and should be prepared to face the consequences. On the other hand, male consumption of alcohol is viewed as making them LESS responsible for their actions; by choosing to get drunk, men increase the chance of inappropriate behaviour and should not therefore be required to pay the price for their actions.
This is what a REAL rape prevention campaign looks like
All the awards.
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This is perfection in a campaign
What REAL rape prevention looks like. BRAVO!!!
this made me tear up.
Shortly after the revolution in Egypt, hundreds of women were assaulted in Tahrir Square by the same men they had stood beside only weeks earlier to overthrow a corrupt regime. Their only “provocation” was to dare to assemble in celebration of International Women’s Day. It was the first inkling we got that there might be more to creating a free Egypt than ousting Hosni Mubarak. These things don’t “just happen” in disorderly situations. These things happen because some men believe that they have the right to police and punish the bodies of women.Until they stop doing so, any revolution will be incomplete, because women are not just afterthoughts in the global fight against tyranny and austerity. Any “revolution in favour of the people”, of the sort that Anonymous anticipates in its guide, will not be worth having if it does not agitate for social, political and sexual liberation for every single one of its members.
Hey, writers. Guess what you DON’T get to do when you see a film you dislike? Compare it to rape. I think the new Tintin film looks pretty appalling, but this is one of the most ludicrous reviews I’ve ever seen, and it’s incredibly offensive to survivors of sexual assault.
Coming out of the new Tintin film directed by Steven Spielberg, I found myself, for a few seconds, too stunned and sickened to speak; for I had been obliged to watch two hours of literally senseless violence being perpetrated on something I loved dearly. In fact, the sense of violation was so strong that it felt as though I had witnessed a rape.