Tags » Rape Culture

Slut shaming, victim blaming, and the grace of God

This post discusses sexual assault.

Many of the links I’ve provided contain strong language which I would ordinarily not link to. Due to the subject of this post, I feel it appropriate to include them. 574 more words


Why I Write About Rape

When I was a sophomore in college, I met a girl I’ll call Megan. I met her through a guy who asked me out on a date–a date that crashed and burned when it became clear he wanted more to happen that night than dinner and a romantic comedy. 451 more words


Shutting Up: On writing, audience, and representation

Every writer has a pile of drafts that have never been published. Some of it just doesn’t deserve to see the light of day, but other drafts? 3,755 more words


Feminist war against catcalling: It's really about white-collar contempt for blue-collar men

My latest blog post for the Los Angeles Times:

[A]s Kimberly Fairchild, a psychology professor at Manhattan College, told CNN in 2008, catcalling “encourages women to look at themselves as body parts instead of as full, whole, intelligent human beings” and can cause women to fear for their safety.

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Feminist "debunks" myth that feminists hate men--with photo of feminists hating men

Scroll down to #3.

Because nothing says “I love men” so succinctly as a pink poster that reads “Don’t rape.”

This piece, linked on the HuffPo… 251 more words


I Have the Right to Walk

I walk a lot in my daily life and a very often occurrence in my walks are men catcalling me. It doesn’t matter if I’m in a “bad town” or a middle/upper class neighborhood. 599 more words