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#MeToo isn’t enough. Now women need to get ugly | Barbara Kingsolver | Opinion | The Guardian
I pretended to be the boy in class who was making her sick with dread. She had to look right at me and repeat the words until they felt possible, if not easy: “Don’t say that to me. Don’t do that to me. I hate it.”
sexism  feminism  parenting  assault 
4 days ago by emmacarlson
The Problem with Panic
"Sexual misconduct, affirmative consent, and the dangers of shame and moralism." A very interesting and thoughtful piece on the current cultural shift regarding sexuality, assault, and accountability.
sex  sexuality  sexual  assault  feminism 
4 days ago by djwudi
Aziz Ansari Is A Different Conversation Than Weinstein, But It’s A Con
Excellent example of common attitudes of men toward sex & women (example) + links to more
sexuality  assault  example  hollywood  exposé  rape  consent  women  men  actor 
4 days ago by csrollyson
Where Do Harvey Weinsteins Come From? | Village Voice
Long read. From Weinstein on down to catcalling, it's the whole culture of women marrying their rapists in movies and "no means yes"
assault  sexism  media  rape 
5 days ago by emmacarlson
For some men, rape just isn’t a big deal | Emma Brockes | The Guardian
“Well, being raped isn’t as bad as, say, working in a factory in China.” Apart from the ludicrousness of the comparison – of trying to figure out what rape is and isn’t as bad as – it was suddenly clear to me that to him, and I assume to many men, rape exists purely in the hypothetical realm. “If you had to work in a factory for six months or be raped, which would you choose?” I asked. He looked taken aback; rape wasn’t something he had considered in relation to himself.
sexism  assault  rape 
5 days ago by emmacarlson
I didn't understand how widespread rape was. | David Graeber | Opinion | The Guardian
the loss of generations of women's potential to white male dominance... a man writing about his mother and DSK: it can't have happened unless everyone knew - oh shit: everyone knew

It’s of course this very disbelief that allows such things to happen. We are loth to accept people we might know might practice pure, naked aggression. This is how bullies get away with what they do. Bullying is not just a relation between bully and victim. It’s really a three-way relation, between bully, victim and everyone who refuses to do anything about the aggression

on his mother: As a result, her sense of self collapsed.
All of us are heirs to a thousand forms of violence.
parenting  sexism  assault 
5 days ago by emmacarlson
Weinstein, Hefner and the Poor Excuse That Explains a Lot - The New York Times
Porn, endless entitlement, pervasive sexism and objectification. A long climb since and still ahead....
sex  porn  assault  sexism 
5 days ago by emmacarlson

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