rape culture

Part 17: Rape Culture: What Can We Do?

By Gender & Faith, Women No Comments
In this series, guest blogger Toria has helped us consider rape culture and how better to “do justice” for women. Here she tells what we can do about rape culture. Warning: May contain explicit images, language, and/or triggers. 

In the month that it took me to write this series—I kept finding new things I needed to cover, and there are still several aspects that I didn’t even touch—I barely paid attention to this section, because it seemed like the hardest to write.
There is so much that needs to be done to fight rape culture, but thankfully, anyone can do them. Here are a few ideas:
•  Participate in or support slut-walks, protest marches that raise awareness. Slut-walks fight the idea that rape victims deserved their attacks because of what they were wearing and because of their sexual history. (Be aware that this mainly focuses on the victims who do 
Read More

Part 18 of 18: Resources on Rape Culture

By Gender & Faith, Women No Comments
This concludes our 18-part series by Toria, a guest blogger, who helped us consider rape culture and how to better “do justice” for women. Warning: Many of the follow contain explicit images, language, and/or triggers. These are the sources for the info in the rape-culture series. 

UBC cracks down after frosh chant promotes non-consensual sex, CTV news, no writer listed, September 9, 2013.

Todd Baugh, Montana Judge Apologizes for Comments About Teen Rape Victim, by Matthew Brown, Seattle Times, August 29, 2013.

Rehtaeh Parsons case becomes election topic in Nova Scotia” by Aly Thomson, CTV news, September 21, 2013.

India photojournalist gang rape shocks Mumbai” by Thomson Reuters, CBC News, August 23, 2013.

Outrage over death of Yemeni child bride, 8, on wedding night” by Mohammed Ghobari and Claire Davenport, NBC World News, September 13, 2013.

The shamed faces of the

Read More

Part 16: Rape Culture: Almost Every Woman Has a Story

By Gender & Faith, Women No Comments
In this continuing series, guest blogger Toria helps us consider rape culture and how better to “do justice” for women. Warning: Contains explicit images, language, and triggers.
I’d like to share a video by YouTube user GoAlybongo (strong language warning), detailing a close call with a group of men while she was walking home from a friend’s house in Hong Kong. It’s a familiar story, and it paints a good picture of rape culture as well. (It is important to note that while this story is about a white woman being followed by men of color, identical stories are being told around the world. White women and women of color from any place and culture can all be victimized, white men and men of color from any place and culture can all be perpetrators, and vice versa.)

If you ask any woman, there’s more than a decent chance that she
Read More