Rape Culture is a ‘Panic Where Paranoia, Censorship, and False Accusations Flourish’

I tell all my single girlfriends to give online dating a try. You set up a profile, pick some cute photos, write something witty about the things that you love Beyonce, Hillary Clinton, Battlestar Galactica , list some books you like, and then sit back, kick your feet up, and wait for the messages to roll in. With those, you will send a few messages back and forth before he invites you for a drink. You will put on some mascara, plunge out into the snow, meet a stranger, and after an hour of slightly stilted conversation, he will grab the check. You will try to split it, but he will pay, and you will stand to re-wrap yourself against the frigid wind. I tell all my single guy friends to watch out for online dating. It is a sad, soul-crushing place where good guys go to die a slow death by way of ignored messages and empty inboxes. You will look for things in common in their profile they like Scrabble too! You will send them a note, carefully crafted to show interest and attention to detail.

The Feminist Makeup Culture: Reconsidering Cosmetics

She hosts a weekly video blog The Factual Feminist On January 27, , University of North Dakota officials charged undergraduate Caleb Warner with sexually assaulting a fellow student. He insisted the encounter was consensual, but was found guilty by a campus tribunal and thereupon expelled and banned from campus. A few months later, Warner received surprising news.

The local police had determined not only that Warner was innocent , but that the alleged victim had deliberately falsified her charges. She was charged with lying to police for filing a false report, and fled the state. Here is a partial list of young men who have recently filed lawsuits against their schools for what appear to be gross mistreatment in campus sexual assault tribunals:

The Heretical website is a collection of humorous and enlightening articles on many topics. Included are sex differences, female psychology, human games, science and unorthodox history.

Posted on September 30, by karliralston Feminism in the world today is a hot topic, one that seems to be constantly debated. They seem to think that feminist is all about women being bitter towards men, but that in fact is not true. What really is the feminist theory and how does it relate to pop culture?

Why is it important? Feminism is all about equality. Equal rights to education, equal pay, to vote. Essentially, the goal is to be equal, to have equal rights as men. In a world where men are viewed as superior and women, are viewed as less valuable, or less worthy in comparison Smith, , pp. Feminists strive to be on par with their male counterparts.

Although through many different generations of feminism the battles are always changing, from the suffragettes trying to get the right to vote, to the third wave feminists that are taking the world today, the premise remains the same.

The Myth of the Male Feminist

Women are the biologically indispensable sex because they have the babies. Men are the culturally indispensable sex because they invent and maintain almost everything in the world. October 23, at 3: Once they started spouting the nonsense, it was over. Usually took about 15 minutes. Not everything is doomed; at least not yet.

Emily Heist Moss hasn’t had to pursue men online because it’s one area where men still do all the asking. But that’s about to change. I tell all my single girlfriends to give online dating a try.

This is the most controversial post I have ever written in ten years of blogging. I wrote it because I was very angry at a specific incident. Not meant as a criticism of feminism, so much as of a certain way of operationalizing feminism. A few days ago, in response to a discussion of sexual harassment at MIT, Aaronson reluctantly opened up about his experience as a young man: I was terrified that one of my female classmates would somehow find out that I sexually desired her, and that the instant she did, I would be scorned, laughed at, called a creep and a weirdo, maybe even expelled from school or sent to prison.

You can call that my personal psychological problem if you want, but it was strongly reinforced by everything I picked up from my environment: I left each of those workshops with enough fresh paranoia and self-hatred to last me through another year. Of course, I was smart enough to realize that maybe this was silly, maybe I was overanalyzing things.

So I scoured the feminist literature for any statement to the effect that my fears were as silly as I hoped they were. As Bertrand Russell wrote of his own adolescence: In a different social context—for example, that of my great-grandparents in the shtetl—I would have gotten married at an early age and been completely fine. That I managed to climb out of the pit with my feminist beliefs mostly intact, you might call a triumph of abstract reason over experience. Guy opens up for the first time about how he was so terrified of accidentally hurting women that he became suicidal and tried to get himself castrated.

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Her performance captured the moment an academic movement was embraced by the mainstream. New, young feminist voices published a string of important books. In May, Holly Baxter and Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett challenged the media in The Vagenda , a book whose title was taken from their spiky online feminist magazine. Six weeks later, Laura Bates compiled the entries submitted to her website cataloguing incidents of everyday sexism into a book of the same name. During her talk, one of the 3, guests stood up and told Dunham that her HBO sitcom Girls had encouraged her to leave an abusive relationship.

Dunham changed the mind of Taylor Swift, too.

Rape culture is a sociological concept for a setting in which rape is pervasive and normalized due to societal attitudes about gender and sexuality. Behaviors commonly associated with rape culture include victim blaming, slut-shaming, sexual objectification, trivializing rape, denial of widespread rape, refusing to acknowledge the harm caused by sexual violence, or some combination of these.

If the opinion is right, they are deprived of the opportunity of exchanging error for truth: Powerful interests are doing their best to prevent it, but sanity will ultimately prevail. Except maybe on the Xion sub-site. The Xion site is the playground — you enter at your own risk! Compliments, death threats, offers of matrimony, constructive comments and apologies for not attributing this site may be emailed to Simon Sheppard. Alerts of spelling, translation and other errors are especially welcome.

I hope the holocaust is not denied and never forgotten. I hope the holocaust is remembered as the greatest propaganda effort and hate campaign ever waged against a civilized people. We must never forget. We must look at the despoliation of our people and our culture and ask:

Rape culture

You like guys who are athletic, funny and listen to The Smiths. Sense of humor, height, freckles, muscles, taste in movies — all of these are valid preferences. Calling someone out for any form of racism is a remarkably quick way to see tempers flare. When white people in particular hear accusations of racism, hackles rise instantly.

By and large, the majority of people view racism as violent or pointedly malicious acts, like calling someone the N-word or supporting Jim Crow laws. You might also like:

-Sexuality & Culture “This work is an excellent reflection on the continuing double standards for men and women and the consideration of gender norms in our ‘post-feminist’ culture will be appreciated by gender studies scholars as well as by researchers and practitioners interested in late adolescent and emerging adult sexuality.

Jewish feminism is a movement that seeks to make the religious, legal, and social status of Jewish women equal to that of Jewish men. Feminist movements, with varying approaches and successes, have opened up within all major branches of Judaism. Various versions of feminist theology exist within the Jewish community. Some of these theologies promote the idea that it is important to have a feminine characterisation of God within the siddur Jewish prayerbook and service.

In , Rita Gross published the article “Female God Language in a Jewish Context” Davka Magazine 17 , which Jewish scholar and feminist Judith Plaskow considers “probably the first article to deal theoretically with the issue of female God-language in a Jewish context”. The experience of praying with Siddur Nashim [the first Sabbath prayer book to refer to God using female pronouns and imagery] For the first time, I understood what it meant to be made in God’s image.

To think of God as a woman like myself, to see Her as both powerful and nurturing, to see Her imaged with a woman’s body, with womb, with breasts — this was an experience of ultimate significance.

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Reconsidering Cosmetics Imagine this: She may be running late to get to school, but she is taking her time to go through her daily routine. Others may argue she is hiding behind a mask that is not real. But instead, think about this: She is showing her true colors by drawing what she feels inside onto the outside in a bold, maybe dramatic, form of self-expression.

When she is done, she is not only an artist but a piece of living, breathing artwork.

Sometimes ‘trashing the dress’ can be constructive deconstruction though. year old Shelby Swink was unfortunately jilted at the altar. Instead of wallowing in self-pity, she gathered her bridesmaids and parents and ‘trashed the dress’ and everyone else’s attire with paint.

She received her Ph. She teaches and writes about issues of social identity and diversity but her primary research interests focus on the lived and storied experiences of blackgirls and women. Her favorite things include organic soap, scented candles and earth tones. To unwind she crochets blankets and watches sports, sometimes simultaneously.

FMI on her work and words check out her website, www. She is a fan of T. Follow her on Twitter ProfessorCrunk. Her book project, Close Kin and Distant Relatives: Follow her on Twitter iamcrunkadelic, where she shares random thoughts, feminist musings, and obnoxiously live tweets during Scandal. At Breakthrough Eesha worked on the Bell Bajao! Campaign that asks men and boys to take action, get involved and help end violence against women.

Eesha currently serves on the board of the National Network of Abortion Funds. She has a B. She can spend hours, often with iamcrunkadelic, discussing the machinations on our favorite TV dramas read:

Feminist Perspectives on Sex and Gender

Posted on March 13, by Antonia My international friends from university asked me today to explain how dating works in Sweden. Apparently they have trouble getting into the rules of the Swedish dating game. However, the way to meet someone there is more subtle. Many people see this as too forward and will get defensive if they are approached in this way.

Also, “it starts to look like me and the feminists” should be “looks like I”. And “untitled” doesn’t really make sense. And if biology is a hard science, it’s on the extreme soft edge of hard sciences.

Cooper may have gotten the idea as early as when he watched an episode of Sunset Beach, in which Meg Cummings threw a massive tantrum and her bridal self into the ocean after her wedding was interrupted. Here are just a few theories. The first theory is the most basic; brides want to get a little more mileage and fun out of it, which ironically renders it unwearable for future fun.

The second assumes the bride is trying to stick it to the wedding industrial complex. However, since the dress is a sunk cost, the joke may still be on her… The third theory is that the bride is trying to get over heartache. The bridal gown is the epitome of wedding symbols, but if the love soured, it can quickly become an effigy of all that once was but now is broken. Jilted lovers to divorcees might be trying to eliminate all that bad juju or evidence of former happiness.

Bad Feminist

Sojourner Truth addressed the issue of women having limited rights due to men’s flawed perception of women. Truth argued that if a woman of color can perform tasks that were supposedly limited to men, then any woman of any color could perform those same tasks. After her arrest for illegally voting, Susan B. Anthony gave a speech within court in which she addressed the issues of language within the constitution documented in her publication, “Speech after Arrest for Illegal voting” in

Christina Hoff Sommers is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, a TIME contributor, and author of several books, including The War Against hosts a weekly video blog The.

It was not the first time a man had asked me this question. My partner, who’d asked me to teach him more about why women need safe spaces, was the one derailing the conversation. During sacred Netflix and Chill time. Over my thoughts on a terrible Bruce Willis movie he liked. But it’s not that great a love story from his wife’s perspective. All his wife asks is for him to grow up, and be an equal parent and partner in their relationship.

Advertisement – Continue Reading Below “In this patriarchal society, women are socialized to coddle male egos and not to ask ‘too much’ of men or risk losing everything society says a woman should value, i. Better not to rock the boat by asking for ‘unreasonable’ things like maturity and an equal partnership. For all the unpaid emotional labor I spent trying to “work” with him, trying to help him understand that the microaggressions I faced in the world weren’t tiny, insignificant problems, as he thought the word “micro” implied “I mean, I could understand your pain if they were macro aggressions…” I’d probably go back in time and answer his question with a frustrated, “If all men are like you, then YES!

It was just a poorly matched relationship that was fortunately short-lived.

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I fall short as a feminist. I feel like I am not as committed as I need to be, that I am not living up to feminist ideals because of who and how I choose to be. I feel this tension constantly.

Sometimes ‘trashing the dress’ can be constructive deconstruction though. year old Shelby Swink was unfortunately jilted at the altar. Instead of wallowing in self-pity, she gathered her bridesmaids and parents and ‘trashed the dress’ and everyone else’s attire with paint.

A perception of inequality is basically insecurity. They wanted to be treated fairly. Agreed, perception will guide our thinking, but it doesn’t guide facts. Fact, the Equal Rights amendment never got passed, so we meaning women, those who love women and those who love their daughters and want them to have all opportunities , have fought for incremental changes to create equality under all our laws.

Nixon, no matter what his failings, did a lot to push many of those laws through, to satisfy his more conservative constituents, knowing if he didn’t promise these changes, the ERA might pass completely. Both culturally and by the law we still aren’t there yet, so we still need feminism. We just got the equal pay law last year. So whatever our perceptions are, that fact is, we still aren’t there yet.

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