Posts tagged rape culture
Posts tagged rape culture
Doing it right.
we need more of this in the world
LOL Okay I’m sorry but if you are in practically your bra and panties you may not be asking for it but you are inferring it. Sluts and their excuses.
From the page: I honestly don’t give a fuck what you think about me
Well, thank goodness for that. Now I don’t have to worry that you might be offended to know you are one incredibly cretinous, dumbfuck asswipe who deserves a fucking good hiding for your moronic, senseless (I would say thoughtless but that is obviously a fucking given for you) imbecilic stupidity.
seriously. sorry you are an idiot.
“Ask your female friends, if you have any, if they’ve ever walked home late at night with a key pushed through their knuckles, just in case, if they’ve ever crossed the street to avoid a stranger, just in case, if they’ve ever taken the long way home because of the weird guy on the corner, just in case. Ask them if they’ve ever made up a boyfriend to get a guy to leave them alone, if they’ve ever gotten off a train car and moved to the next because you just never know, if they’ve ever shelled out for a cab because men like you were at the bus stop. Do you really want to be that guy?”
Apparently the judge was annoyed that the victim hadn’t put up a fight during the assault… because her boyfriend threatened to mutilate her face and genitals with a screwdriver.
“The notion that some stranger can get in the way of you keeping your cooter in working order because they’ve got some opinions is just bizarre.”
A nice, lighthearted video primer on why we still need feminism, and why people who say “Women have equal rights now, what is the problem?” need to get some schoolin’.
- Offensive Feminism: The Conservative Gender Norms That Perpetuate Rape Culture, and How Feminists Can Fight Back by Jill Filipovic (via hella-sketch)
Eventually a person gets to the point where they can longer withstand the constant blitzkrieg of bullshit. So, Steve King, Todd Akin, and shouty Twitter conservatives: you win. Rape outrage limit reached. I have given this all of my fucks, and the fucks I have given are still not enough fucks. So many more fucks need to be given, and I have exhausted my fuck supply. The fucks are on backorder. Employees are working overtime to restock my fucks, but in the meantime, please accept this 10% off coupon while we wait for the fucks to arrive via FedEx. I’ll be over here, drinking wine from a Pac Man mug and watching cartoons.
Tired of waiting for juries to decide if you were legitimately raped or not? With the Todd Akin Legitimate Rape Kit, you can now detect legitimate rape at the first sign of a missed period!
Using patented “From What I Understand From Doctors” technology, the Todd Akin Legitimate Rape Kit helps you determine whether or not your body has surpassed all laws of science and nature to “stop” a pregnancy from occurring!
Here’s why we should be very angry with Rep. Akin, but we should not be surprised at his sentiment.
Warning: You may just vomit/ragequit/defenestrate yourself, your computer, or someone close to you.
For anyone who’s missed it, over the weekend Rep. Todd Akin said that “legitimate rape” doesn’t result in pregnancy because “the female body has ways to shut that whole thing down.”
Feministing contributor Chloe says (among other brilliant things):
“I also want to thank him for revealing the contempt and mistrust that lies at the heart of so much anti-choice rhetoric. The contempt for women who have sex for pleasure and accidentally get pregnant. The mistrust of women that feeds the belief that we lie about being raped so we can get abortions, and the mistrust of women that justifies the idea that we don’t know when we’ve been raped and that politicians get to decide that for us.
I want to thank him for demonstrating the complete disregard for women that is necessary for a person to want to ban abortion. Notice that in his response, he mentioned the hypothetical rapist, and the “child,” but he didn’t mention the woman. The woman who has been raped and is now pregnant and will now be forced to give birth to her rapist’s baby because the government says so. Because what she wants isn’t relevant in this situation.”
Hey ladies, did you know our bodies do this amazing thing when a Real Rape (tm) happens? When a Real Rape (tm) occurs, which, as you know, is always a strange man leaping from an alley to attack an innocent (white) girl, female bodies simply employ a mysterious gate that crashes down before our cervixes to stop the strange sperm from impregnating us! Isn’t that cool?
According to Representative Todd Akin, abortion is always unnecessary, even in cases of “legitimate rape.” Apparently, he understands “from doctors” that pregnancy resulting from rape rarely happens. Why? Because in the case of Real Rape (tm), “the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.” I’d like to know who the hell these doctors are who are just making that shit right the hell up.
He goes on to say that even if that strange defense mechanism doesn’t work, there should be “some punishment,” but it should be against the rapist instead of “attacking the child.” He doesn’t even mention the woman housing that child.
I could just barf.
From a comment on the site:
The Cap’m: People tend to not know what rape really is- as some of the contributors (and the article) said, many of them didn’t realize that what they were doing wasn’t okay. For them it was a logical extension of normal desire. One can argue, “Well, they SHOULD know that it’s not okay!” but the reason that rape is so prevalent is that they don’t. A lot of these actions were taken in private, and justified by assumptions- now they’re being exposed and their justifications are revealed to be empty.
Rape isn’t just about individual actions/evil, it’s also about the way that our society views sex and women. It’s a part of a system, which we can change. (That’s what the phrase “Rape is about power, not sex,” should really be interpreted to mean.) Highlighting the types of sexism that lead to the most common types of rape, (and not just the act of rape itself, which is generally taken to mean “forcing yourself on a screaming girl that you’ve leapt on in an alleyway”) as not okay could very well force at least some guys to reevaluate their decisions if they end up in a similar situation.