Community college students tend to live, work and play in the same community...– Netroots Nation » “Why Organizing around Community Colleges Matters” May 7, 2011 - LGBTQQIA Inter-Community College Conference (via blaktivist)
#DenimDay tomorrow! Wear Denim and show support...
brettdinkins: In 1992 an 18 year old in Italy was picked up by her driving instructor to begin a driving lesson. Soon after, she was raped on the side of the road by the instructor. She pressed charges and won her case. The Instructor appealed and the case went to the Italian High Court. In 1999 the court overturned the conviction with a member of the High Court declaring that since the...
Re: Consent. →
igotmyperiod-deactivated2011040: Sub-rant #1: Consent. “I do not understand people who call themselves “feminists” and then argue that consent should be divorced from desire. I’m a radical feminist, but apparently I’m “anti-sex” because I think that consent should be reunited with desire.
Victims among us →
jumpingjacqueflash: In my nine months with PAVE, the most common response I’ve heard from members of the campus community is that rape and dating violence are not issues that affect them, and thus they don’t particularly care about our efforts. If they don’t know someone as a survivor, they assume no one in their lives has been affected by it. I get tired of rambling off statistics as they...
Scribbles of Thoughts: Self-care →
lotsohoneyinmytea: © 2006 Pandora’s Project By: Stephanie Whatever stage of healing you are at it is always important for you to take care of yourself. There are various ways of doing this and which ever ones work for you are the right ones. The following are just a few suggestions that you may like to try. •…
Remedial Lessons in Consent →
gabrielleabelle: Excerpt: “Any person has the right to revoke consent, and also to place conditions on their consent. For example, consenting to oral sex is not the same as consenting to vaginal intercourse — if you consent to one, and your partner forces you to do the other, it is rape regardless of your previous and differing consent. This is unclear to some people, but really should...
Violence Against Women: Issues of Rape & Consent:... →
violenceagainstwomen: When it comes to the topic of rape and consent in college, a lot of times male athletes and fraternities are targeted as the main culprits against women and the homosexual community. For our blog to increase awareness for these issues, I was able to survey student-athletes from the University…
Rape is Rape: Take Action! - Feministing →
CHANGE the definition of rape The FBI’s definition of rape – “the carnal knowledge of a female, forcibly and against her will” — was written more than 80 years ago and is the basis for their Uniform Crime Report statistics on rape. That definition excludes victims of forced anal or oral sex, rape with an object, statutory rape and male rape.1 Many police departments interpret the...
Ask Us About Consent (or Feelings) http://formspring.me/consensual
Pretty much everyone is just stumbling through the world hoping against hope...– Ask A Queer Chick, in the awesomely titled post “Flirting, Unqueering, and Lesbian Porn vs. Lesbian Porn” at The Hairpin (via melissa)
the women's initiative e-board application can be... →
carmenrios: if you’d like to, you know, be on my team and stuff. four words: bold, brave, forthright, fabulous.
What’s the worst possible thing you can call a woman? Don’t hold back, now....– Jessica Valenti (Full Frontal Feminism)
pluralisms: A woman walks into a rape, uh, bar… This excellent post about rape jokes is very old and a lot of you have probably already read it, but I just rediscovered it and this part in particular really hit me: Follow version one, except also disclose to your friend (who thinks rape is funny and exciting) that you have been raped. Be surprised, all over again, that this does not...
do you REALLY think that consent is THAT...
you should be at take back the night tonight i think Ask Us About Consent (or Feelings)
“For me, one of the main issues in terms of womens’ place in society and...– Joe Wright, director of Hanna, discussing ‘false feminism’ in the media. (via completeoonglish)
CNN: Why is sexual assault on campus tolerated? →
“In the 1980s, female students who disclosed a sexual assault to the dean’s office were sometimes told that their experiences sounded “like a little romance gone wrong.” During that era, students organized to protest what they saw as a hostile environment and through their activism, some important changes to campus sexual assault policies took place.”
luxurias: Educate yourself. Here’s a simple article on the issues of “rape” and victim blaming, etc.: For students raped under the influence of alcohol, the situation grows more difficult. Women fear that if they report an assault, they’ll be blamed for “getting drunk and having sex.” This “blaming the victim” attitude can traumatize the rape victim even further. Bad Advice When a college...
I’m writing not because I want to lecture you but because I’m frustrated with...– on the title ix suit at yale: an email from my mother this is a seriously beautiful email, take note!
"We've come to realize that the moving target has...