The Canadian Progressive: Rape at universities: One program is proven to reduce it

The Enhanced Assess, Acknowledge, Act (EAAA) Sexual Assault Resistance program, developed by Charlene Senn, a Professor of Psychology at the University of Windsor, empowers women students at universities to defender themselves against rape and other forms of sexual assault. The post Rape at universities: One program is proven to reduce it appeared first on The ...

Dead Wild Roses: It is Deplorable That The Term ‘dubious consent’ Exists

Filing this under patriarchal shit that makes me mad. :/  Quote from “The Problem with How Men Perceive Rape” by Lux Alptraum. “One of the reasons it took me so long to open up about my negative experiences with men was that, for years, I assumed I was alone. I’d grown up hearing that “no ...

The Canadian Progressive: Judge Robin Camp to rape complainant: “Why couldn’t you just keep your knees together?”

The Canadian Judicial Council will soon determine the fate of a judge who admonished a sex assault complainant with “sexist and disrespectful” remarks such as: “Why couldn’t you just keep your knees together?” The post Judge Robin Camp to rape complainant: “Why couldn’t you just keep your knees together?” appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Politics, Re-Spun: The War on Women…Which Side Are You On?

But it’s not JUST a war on women. It’s on everyone who isn’t overflowing with entitlements, and it’s largely being waged by white men, who seek to perpetuate male and white supremacy. You are either actively on the side of the oppressed, or the oppressor. And if you’re silent, you’re with the oppressor. Let’s up ...

Dead Wild Roses: He Was Just Asking to Be Robbed – Matriarchal Double Standards

Let the crime spree begin… This is a funny/not funny example of what women are faced with when it comes to the circumstances surrounding rape and sexual assault. Kinda sounds like a crummy deal doesn’t it? So, if it is improper when it comes to robbery, why is it ‘a-okay’ with rape? Filed under: Feminism ...

The Canadian Progressive: Stanford University Sexual Assault Case: Victim’s Impact Statement

Here’s the full impact statement by the 23-year old victim in the Stanford University sexual assault case. She states that her attacker, Brock Turner, was “willing to go to any length, to discredit me, invalidate me, and explain why it was okay to hurt me”. The post Stanford University Sexual Assault Case: Victim’s Impact Statement ...

Politics, Re-Spun: Ghomeshi and Canada’s New Criminal Code

Clearly, we need an overhaul of Canada’s criminal code, with a feminist lens. Men sure get off easy, right Mr. Ghomeshi. Ghomeshi, Bill Cosby, rape culture should be helping guide us to what kind of criminal code can produce justice. 2016 and no statistic in the world will convince our justice system that the priority ...

Cowichan Conversations: Dear Daddy-Video

1 in 3 women worldwide will experience physical or sexual violence in their lifetime, usually from a male partner (WHO). Show that you never tolerate violence against women. Share the movie and start your involvement Read more…

Dead Wild Roses: Comfort Wives and Rape Rooms in West Virginian Coal Industry (1890’s)

In the category of appalling but unsurprising when it comes to the exploitation of labour by capital, we have this “charming” vignette: “Joy Lynn, who now co-owns the Whipple Company Store and has turned it into a museum, told Kline she has had as many 10 women visit the museum who referred to the third-floor ...

Politics, Re-Spun: JRfm Promotes Rape Culture, Sigh

Is it only sexual assault if he rapes her? A male person didn’t run up to CBC-tv’s Megan Batchelor on air in Squamish and shout, “Fuck Her Right in the Pussy.” Maybe he knows people can get fired for that. Instead he was maybe trying to be “nice” by trying to kiss her. She complained ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – Cows! Milk! Rape! RPOJ! – Christian “Morality” On Display

Usually we get to watch loopy christians say loopy stuff in support of their sincere belief in magic here on the the Disservice.  Not so much fun today as we are going to look at how belief in magic can warp the moral fibre of people into condoning rape and the abuse of women.  Let’s ...

Politics, Re-Spun: Budweiser Stops Pandering to Rapists?

Budweiser, the perfect beer for rapists: Being up for whatever happens [even with its own hashtag: #UpForWhatever] + an evening environment that doesn’t include no in its vocabulary + all within our still vibrant rape culture = a recipe for Budweiser to demonstrate how pathetic they are at understanding how communication works. And they end ...

Dead Wild Roses: If Reporting a Robbery was like Reporting a Rape…

  🙁 Filed under: Feminism Tagged: Feminism, Gifsets I find on Tumblr, Rape, The Law

The Canadian Progressive: Canadian Forces Member Vandalized Rehtaeh Parsons Suicide Wikipedia Page

The father of one of the four boys who gang-raped Rehtaeh Parsons edited her Wikipedia suicide page, wrote that her vicious attack was “consensual sex.” The post Canadian Forces Member Vandalized Rehtaeh Parsons Suicide Wikipedia Page appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Dead Wild Roses: RPOJ – Dudes Uncover “Feminist” Tag on WordPress – Hilarity Ensues.

One of the most refreshing experiences a feminist can be graced with, it is positively bracing I do declare, is having an entitled white dude explain to them what is wrongity-wrong-wrong with Feminism.  I’m not sure what is more alluring, a dude’s decisive grasp of the basic tenets of feminist thought or their keen focus ...

Left Over: Penalty and Entitlement….

Bill Cosby’s pound cake, Ferguson and the dubious politics of personal responsibility The cases are unrelated, but there are parallels. The power of the accused is set against the credibility of the victim Gary Younge The Guardian, Monday 1 December 201   Still another comparison is the  penalty for  the powerful  committing violence against women ...

Left Over: The New (Old) Victim Shame Game…

Whistler rape posters pulled after making bar patrons uncomfortable Howe Sound Women’s Centre has agreed to change its campaign after complaints from bar owners By Jesara Sinclair, CBC News Posted: Nov 26, 2014 10:59 AM PT Last Updated: Nov 26, 2014 10:59 AM PT The article itself was a bit of a nonentity, but  reading the ...

Politics, Re-Spun: Yes Means Yes: A Reading to Start Your Week

If you read anything about Yes Means Yes, this week, read this paragraph, then click the link to read it all. We all need to be talking about this around the water cooler this week. We’ve come a long way in our acceptance of all manner of sexual relationships and habits, but the one I ...

Dead Wild Roses: Laci Green On Sam Pepper and Rape

The wheels of justice are moving slow on this one, as is often the case with rape.  It is ‘funny’ that our society won’t take the time to look at the reality of the situation when it comes to rape and the legal system. One could say that, tacitly, rape is condoned in our society.  ...

Dead Wild Roses: The Best Revenge is Living a Good Life – i believe you, it’s not your fault.

Add i believe you, it’s not your fault to  your bookmarks, your blog, your whatever.  It is too important not to.   The Best Revenge is Living a Good Life.  (TW Rape, Child Abuse) I am the only female child in my family of four children and I am the youngest. When people hear that, ...

The Misanthropic Bird: Shaping Rape Culture

Smoking was once the epitome of cool, at least by Hollywood and advertising standards. Mid century idols displayed a sense of sophistication with that white stick dangling from hands, mouths, or the even more glamorously, a cigarette holder. Smoking was normal, socially acceptable behavior – in homes, schools, hospitals, and most influentially, in the neon ...

Politics, Re-Spun: When Shaming Survivors is Not Enough: Police-State Motives Behind Sexual Assault Transit Ads

Photo credit Instagram: @the_noush. Permission to use granted. By Emily Griffiths The Transit Police got burned in the media recently, when rad feminist transit riders called them out publicly for their summer-line of sexual assault ads. These ads use language that shames the survivors of sexual assault, stating, “the real shame of sexual assault is ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Disservice – Rapetastic Catholic Misogyny

Christianity and its various sects harm women.     In the early 1960′s, in response to the call of many millions of Catholic women, especially in the US, who wanted to limit the size of their families through the use of contraception, a papal commission was set up to look at Catholic teaching on birth control ...

Politics, Re-Spun: Slut Shaming, And Other Idiocy

Welcome to the cusp of spring-summer. Now that the weather is turning, the slut shaming and attacks on women’s clothing choices will ramp up. In Labrador, 28 girls were sent home from school because their clothing contravened the dress code. They also sent home two boys whose shirts bared their shoulders. 47% of those voting ...

Dead Wild Roses: Girls View Sexual Violence as Normal – AKA Rape Culture.

   The really bestest-awesomest part of discussing rape culture with dudes (and select handmaidens of the patriarchy) is their abject denial of rape culture.   Yet, objectively, the culture we live in is a rape culture and  this study adds even more support to what many feminists have been saying for so many years.   ...