Posts Tagged "rape culture"
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    Aug 10, 2013 8:01 pm

    “One male poet approached me after a performance and said, “I don’t mean to be rude, but do you ever write about anything other than the struggles of women?” I replied, “I don’t mean to be rude, but take your finger off the trigger and I’ll stop.” After all, who among us ever wanted to speak about these things? What little girl dreams of growing up to write ‘rape poems?’ About violence? About the muffled voices of women worldwide?” -Andrea Gibson

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    Feb 11, 2013 6:14 pm

    We’re rising with V-Day and One Billion Rising. Why? Well dang, it just doesn’t seem like there’s any good reason not to. 

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    Jan 27, 2013 3:06 pm




    This is on the front page of my school’s newspaper.  Someone wrote this on the steps of one of our buildings.

    The full message says, “My rapist still goes here… will someone please listen to me?”

    The university erased the message above shortly after it was discovered.  Students and faculty replaced it with, “We expect to work on a campus that supports victims.  We will listen!” and several faculty signed their names afterwards.


    The VP of student affairs tried to explain why they removed the message.  I don’t believe that “trashy” was the correct choice of words.

    “Whatever was up there should have been cleaned. It’s not an issue of what we should take down or leave up,” he said. “They were asked to freshen up anywhere there was a chalking done, and it was starting to look a little trashy.”

    The chalked message on the Doudna steps regarding sexual assault was scrubbed out, yet older messages, such as one about a past blood drive, were still visible.

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    Jan 25, 2013 11:16 am

    PETITION: Change the outdated definition of "rape" in state laws!



    Under current North Carolina law, the definition of “rape” is extremely narrow. It only includes those who engage in “vaginal intercourse” with another person by force and against the will of the other person and “employs or displays a dangerous or deadly weapon”.

    This outdated definition fails to cover many types of sexual violence that should fall under the category of “rape”. It excludes rapes involving forced anal sex and/or oral sex, vaginal or anal fisting, rape with an object (even if serious injuries result), rapes of men and transgender people and other injurious and degrading sexual assaults.

    As well, because the definition requires a deadly weapon, this excludes those who were intimidated or coerced in to engaging in sexual activity and those who were otherwise unable to give consent, such as by being unconscious or under the influence of alcohol.

    In January 2012, Attorney General Eric Holder and the Federal Bureau of Investigation expanded the definition of rape to “the penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the consent of the victim”.

    We ask the North Carolina General Assembly to follow in their footsteps and expand the legal definition of “rape”.

    Please sign the petition here!

    ***** State Representative Verla Insko has responded to this petition, stating that she would share it with her colleagues in the NC House! To ensure that this change occurs, it’s now VERY IMPORTANT that this petition gets as many signatures and comments as soon as possible. Sign the petition now! *****

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    Jan 20, 2013 6:55 pm

    3 Photos That Will Finally Help Us Retire The ‘She Was Asking For It’ Defense: This was a terrible and weak argument from the get-go. Let’s put an end to its use. Images all found on Pinterest. If you know who owns the first two, please let us know.



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