There is no experiential empathy created from walking in some high heels, for the record. So why are colleges still using this as a “playful learning tool”? Since when did rape education need to be “playful”? More
We’re then shown a clip of Richmond sobbing and Harlow goes on to relay a touching anecdote about Richmond’s father, hugging Ma’lik (the rapist) in the courtroom and telling him, “I love you.” Maybe for the first time ever! More
I can’t even believe I had to write that headline. More
The brutal gang rape of a 23-year-old student in New Delhi, India continues to galvanize people all over the country to protest the widespread but erroneous idea that a woman is ever to blame for her own sexual assault. More
You read that right. More
BDSM has often been criticized by people who don’t understand that consensual, respectful play is not a bad thing. However, the key word in that mix is “consensual,” and this experience by Fetlife user Dayna certainly was not. More
Here you have it, my friends: if you ever, ever show your breasts or vagina, get ready for two horrible excuses for human beings to rape you with a toothbrush. More
“Why don’t you take a year off, get a job at Starbucks, and come back after he’s graduated?”
-Amherst Dean More
I love stories. Whether it’s in the form of novels, comic books, theatre, movies or television, I love fiction. Stories are comforting. They make sense. They exist in a universe where things happen for a reason and people get what’s coming to them. I love to temporarily immerse myself in a world where, if I’m good, I won’t die in a horrible accident. Or if I do, at least everyone will remember me lovingly and I’ll probably come back as an awesome ghost or something.
In stories, justice is important. If the villain gets away with his villainy, it’s infuriating. If the hero doesn’t get rewarded, it’s depressing.
The thing is, we don’t live in a story. More
I would think this was funny, if it weren’t an opinion that seems to be held by a whole lot of people. Here’s why those people are wrong. More
This story will simultaneously destroy and restore your faith in humanity. More
It appears that up in Canada, victim-blaming in rape cases is just as popular a sport as it is everywhere else in the world. CNN reports that during the trial of a man who threw a woman into the middle of a dirt road and sexually assaulted her, a Canadian judge said that the attack may have been caused by the victim wearing heels, make-up and a tube top with no bra, and that “sex was in the air” after she had met her attacker at a bar. Because of all that, after finding her rapist guilty, he sentenced him to two years of house arrest, and no jail time. More
Thank you so much, Police Chief David Brown! I had already thought of “not wearing short skirts,” “not opening my legs” and “not leaving the house,” but “not drinking” wasn’t even on my list of ways to keep myself from … More