rape culture

High Schoolers Walk Out in Protest of Rape Victims Being Bullied

High Schoolers Walk Out in Protest of Rape Victims Being Bullied

Content Warning: This article discusses sexual assault, bullying, victim blaming and child pornography.   Monday, November 24th, 2014, 639 students (about 30% of the student body) at Norman High School in Norman, Oklahoma did what most high schoolers dream of: they walked out of class en masse at 9:20 in the morning. They were protesting […]

This is Rape Culture: “Rio 2” Ends on a Sexual Assault Joke

This is Rape Culture: “Rio 2” Ends on a Sexual Assault Joke

Content Note: This article discusses sexual assault, specifically with a male victim and a female perpetrator. Spoiler Alert: This article spoils the endings for Rio and Rio 2.   I was recently watching the sequel to Rio with one of my favorite little people, and something about it didn’t sit very well with me. I […]

Curating Safe Space: What Speech is Protected at Ladybud

Curating Safe Space: What Speech is Protected at Ladybud

Recently, Jezebel ran postings about the issue they’ve been having with violent, inappropriate image comments (called GIFs) being left on posts as a way to harass writers and derail conversations. Many other feminist blogs and magazines have also stepped up to address the issue and how they’ve been dealing with it, including the excellent Dame […]

College Rapists: Stop Raping

College Rapists: Stop Raping

PHOTO: Richard Potts Dear Emily Yoffe, On behalf of the numerous women who have been sexually assaulted while drunk, I beg you to reconsider your opinion that teaching girls not to drink will prevent rape. Your recent Slate article, ‘College Women: Stop Getting Drunk,’ oversimplifies the issue and does absolutely nothing to help prevent sexual assault. Your article […]

Thank You Anonymous, Whoever You Are

Thank You Anonymous, Whoever You Are

Thank you Anonymous, whoever you are. Gone are the days where the public can be convinced to be afraid of you, because the public is you, you have compassion, a clear moral code and the ability to leave corrupt governments scrambling in your wake. You bring justice to those that would have been swept under […]

[NSFW] Promiscuous Girls: Being The Madonna And The Whore

[NSFW] Promiscuous Girls: Being The Madonna And The Whore

Sometimes it’s fun to be a slut. I, for one, have a wealth of great stories and experiences made 100% possible due to my promiscuity. My sluttiness led to a bizarre night getting fucked against a window in a studio apartment with a direct view of the Eiffel Tower (the actual structure in Paris, not […]

REVIEW: Eve Ensler’s “In The Body Of The World”

REVIEW: Eve Ensler’s “In The Body Of The World”

PHOTO: Eve Ensler in Congo, during her recovery from cancer. Eve Ensler has never been subtle, yet she has always been gently bold in the way in which she has laid out the modern feminine condition. Ensler details her gruesome battle with cancer while simultaneously working to open a center for rape victims in the […]