sexual assault

Taylor Swift in Court = Perfection

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 07:45
Submitted by Carlin Ross

Taylor Swift's sexual assault trial is underway and her testimony is beyond brilliant.

In 2013, David Mueller grabber Taylor's ass in the photo attached here. She was 23 and he was 51. Taylor and her parents decided not to go public because they didn't want the assault to define her career (and I agree with them. America loves women in jep). Instead, they gave notice to Mr. Mueller's employer and he was promptly fired.

Then, like any ass-grabbing loser would, he filed a $3M lawsuit against Taylor for getting him fired. Masterfully, she countersued for $1 (I love this woman). Now they're in court.

Alice Brine Breaks Down Consent = Brilliance

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 07:23
Submitted by Carlin Ross

This is motherfucking brilliant.  Thank you, Alice Brine, for this amazing analogy (and Rebekah for the link).  Sometimes you have to flip the tables to make a point.

For me, it all comes down to personal liberty.  Either we all have the right to be safe - our bodies and our property - or its a free for all.

The Lethal Combination of Misogyny & Sexual Repression

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 07:46
Submitted by Carlin Ross

When we saw the images of people starving to death in Syria and that baby boy wash ashore, our hearts went out and European nations opened their doors to migrant refugees seeking asylum.  There's a part of me that held out hope things would work out but I had this nagging suspicion that women were at danger.

The above picture is from a campaign aimed to teach refugees that you can't grope young girls because they're wearing a swimsuit.  Several towns in Germany and Belgium have barred refugees from public swimming pools because of the high number of sexual assaults.  But is that the answer, is that enough?

#wewillharassmen Trending on Twitter

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 13:30
Submitted by Carlin Ross

The #wewillharassmen hashtag launched on Thursday.  By Monday, it was trending on twitter. 

A young Egyptology student created the hashtag in response to shocking video of an Eqyptian woman who was stripped naked and assaulted in Tahir Squre.  The video has been viewed half a million times in less than a week. 

Twitter revenge is one way to bring awareness to violence against women.  Hoping the dialogue continues and brings about real change.

Is Porn the Reason for Lower Rape Rates?

Mon, 10/03/2011 - 07:37
Submitted by Betty Dodson

Hi Betty,

My coworker and I were discussing the crime reports in our local newspaper (yes, I still read the old-fashioned, newsprint-on-the-hands newspaper). She and I are both in our mid-forties and we noticed that the instances of stranger rape seemed to not be a prevalent as they were in the seventies and eighties. I don't mean to belittle anyone's experiences with rape but it just seems like stranger-jumped-out-at-me rape either has decreased in our area (Baltimore suburbs) or it is not being reported in the media.

I Think I'm Having a Rape Flashback

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Fri, 01/16/2009 - 10:28
Submitted by Betty Dodson

Hello,

I have been having issues when I am with my partner, or by myself and I cry. I haven't had an orgasm in 4 years. (Now watching your video I know that I have had little ones) I have had much intercourse and great orgasms when I was in the military, and for the most part didn't have a problem. (Although it may have been more to fill the hole of loneliness). I am not on birth control (tried for a couple of days and I would have rivaled satan).

I would cry for one reason or another, (mostly over the fact that I couldn't come or that it was his fault) but after reading one of your articles I was excited! I felt empowered! And was that way for a
while into the session. There was times that I laughed so hard I almost cried. Until I went to putting my legs over the side of the bed, and within a minute I was curled into a ball very scared remembering the first time my boy friend "talked me into it."

I tried to talk my self through it being very understanding, but it didn't really work. I ended up getting more upset. Many years after we had parted we talked about it and it never really bothered me till now.