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It Happens All the Time

Originally published on Rookie A private conversation about street harassment, made public. Here’s an unexciting secret: the Rookie staff has a hidden Facebook group wherein we discuss themes and ideas and assignments. We also go there to chat and gossip and joke around and blow off steam. Sometimes things get serious, as they did last … pokračování

Men Defining Rape: A History

Originally published on Mother Jones by Erika Eichelberger Men have been in the business of deciding when it is okay and when it is not okay to rape women for thousands of years. If Missouri Rep. Todd Akin’s claim that women’s bodies magically fend off rapist sperm or the GOP’s meditation on what’s really rape … pokračování

It’s Trigger Warning Week

Originally published on Penny Red by Laurie Penny This post comes with a trigger warning for rape and sexual assault that should be visible from space. Rape. From the Latin, ‘rapere,’ to take or snatch. Usual meaning: to penetrate another person’s body sexually without their consent. From the Sexual Offences Act, 2003: “A is guilty … pokračování

Apparently I’m an English Cunt

One of my own today. Sitting on a cement block by a no parking zone chillin’ with a friend. A man in a large blue van drove right up to park next to us. There were five free (not to mention legal) spots available but even if he desired to park illegally it wouldn’t necessarily … pokračování

Dear Mr. Akin, I Want You to Imagine…

Originally published in the Huffington Post by Eve Ensler Dear Todd Akin, I am writing to you tonight about rape. It is 2 AM and I am unable to sleep here in the Democratic Republic of Congo. I am in Bukavu at the City of Joy to serve and support and work with hundreds, thousands … pokračování

5 Reasons Why It’s Important to Keep Talking About Pussy Riot

Originally published on by Mandy The Pussy Riot trial might be one of the most fascinatingly subversive cultural moments to happen in our lifetimes. Here’s why. 1. This is an incident that is not just challenging Russian authority but also portending a coming revolution along the lines of the Arab Spring, says respected activist … pokračování