‘Yes’ Text Before Sex

When I saw the article title “Opinion: Young men, get a ‘yes’ text before sex” on CNN.com, I was intrigued. When I opened the article and read the first line “‘Watch out for the stupid girls,’ I tell my son. ‘They are trouble.’”, I was expecting some good satire. When I finished reading the article…

Art/ist: Validating the Blur

Are we complicit in the sins of the artist by continuing to support them?

“The saddest fact I’ve learned is nobody matters less to our society than young black women. Nobody.” -Jim DeRogatis

The saddest fact I’ve learned is: Nobody matters less to our society than young black women. Nobody. They have any complaint about the way they are treated: They are “bitches, hos, and gold-diggers,” plain and simple. Kelly never misbehaved with a single white girl who sued him or that we know of. Mark Anthony Neal, the African-American scholar, makes this point : one white girl in Winnetka and the story would have been different.

AR Wear = anti-rape wear

I came across this article/post today written by Amanda Hess. It details a new method of combating rape. AR wear works as protective shorts that are resistant to pulling, tearing, and cutting. Here’s a snippet of the post: ” While we’re working on that whole rape culture thing, AR Wear will help women move freely…

Hard Candy and Castration

The movie Hard Candy got me thinking about castration. How could it not? That moment when Ellen Page (who plays the female lead) says that she’s going to castrate him and raises her scalpel, well it literally brought shivers to my spine. It was terrifying, and disgusting, and so symbolic.

The interpellation of male bodies as unrape-able

The interpellation of male bodies as unrape-able We know some of the behavioral signals that occur when girls have been raped. Depression, promiscuity, unexplained anger, anxiety. These are words we use when we describe the ways victims behave. It’s interesting that I have seen these same symptoms in young boys—alongside me in class when I…

“Feminists” Comment on Madonna Being a Survivor

I don’t really read Jezebel very often, but I stumbled on this article about Madonna’s autobiographical essay in the November issue of Harper’s Bazaar and was pretty shocked and disturbed that there were commenters on this supposedly-feminist website that were accusing her of lying about being a rape survivor because she is a “fame whore.” …