Down Under Feminist Carnival
Much food for thought
I. can't. begin. to. explain. how. awesome. this. post. is.
READ IT! Make the men in your life read it.
To one day be able to express myself thus...
Go Fug Yourself
Snarky fashion commentary - coz us hairy feminists laugh too, believe it or not!
Teaspoons aren't enough
The small stuff counts. Also, FYI Teaspoons refer to taking a teaspoon out of the ocean - it may not seem to be doing much, but if we all did it, then we could empty the ocean (of sexism, patriarchy, ableism etc etc)
Target Women: Beauty Contraptions
Tee hee. 9306 times. Times what? LOL
Enjoy - and more coming soon - Rape Culture - Part Deux and Breastfeeding - boobies, boobies, boobies!
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Rape culture - Scenario 1.
What is rape culture? What does it mean? How does it affect your day to day life?
People much smarter, more eloquent and sucicint then I, have defined rape culture - check out some definitions here and here.
So I want to discuss the rape culture that I see. This is not the things that are maybe the most obvious and these are not things that come from those Rapists that are identifiable threats - you know the drunk guy in the alley way with the knife.
These are things that I see in men (and women). Men and women that I really like and that for most cases, love, adore and respect. It's not that these people are assholes, it's that because we live in a rape culture, they don't realise (and neither did I for a long time) that this shit sounds acceptable because just about everybody is doing it! A few scenarios to help us on our way...the first after the jump...