i love shoes, feminism, equality, gender nonconformity, activism, and calling out the patriarchy. i am the former president of the jackson area national organization for women http://jackson.nowms.org and currently an intern at planned parenthood.
i have a blog with a lot of varying themes http://ladylamia.wordpress.com but i wanted something that was strictly for my activism and feminism, so here you are!
the views and opinions expressed in these blogs are my personal views and opinions, they are not the official positions of the national organization for women (NOW), planned parenthood, or any other organization that i am or have been affiliated with.
There’s a petition on change.org now telling Etsy to remove the rape congratulation greeting cards. Only 352 people have signed it (up from 296 when i signed last night). Please go sign it and pass this link along!!
I reported the card on Etsy right after i posted the link and so far i have gotten no response from them. Maybe they will not ignore a petition signed by 500 people?
the description of the card reads “Get creeped on, get raped? Know someone that has? Then this card is for them.” the seller’s name is youstupidbitch. this is all incredibly offensive but what is most offensive is Etsy’s reply to a blogger that complained:
…It is important to us that we allow members of the community to express their own sensibilities, and to develop their shop identity to suit themselves and their market. What is offensive to some may be intended as a statement about culture by an artist.
Check out the link for the whole story, and then contact Etsy to let them know that rape and joking about rape is not artistic expression and it is offensive to everyone.
“No means yes. Yes means anal!” What is this alarming pro-rape statement?
Why, it the little ditty that Yale Delta Kappa Epsilon (DKE) fraternity pledges chanted on Wednesday as they marched around Old Campus, where most first-years are housed. That means lots of 18-year-old women embarking on their first term of university life.
Other chants included “Fucking sluts” and “My name is Jack, I’m a necrophiliac, I fuck dead women, and fill them with my semen.” This isn’t the first time Yale has had this kind of misogynistic incident; in fact, it’s not even the first time the “no means yes” chant has been used.
The fraternity is engaging in a discussion about sexual violence with the Women’s Center, but this isn’t enough. With one in four college women victims or rape or attempted assault during their time on campus, this is too serious an issue to let slide by without disciplinary action.
i don’t read dan savage regularly, but this is an awesome response to a horrible question from a person who really ought to be ashamed and should not claim to know what “love” is let alone be in it.
what boggles my mind is that this guy says he “can’t help but wonder if it borders on rape”. well let’s see, your girlfriend was so drunk she doesn’t remember what happened and later finds out someone that was “helping her throw up” took advantage of her when she was blacked out? what the hell would it be other than rape? can someone blacked out consent to sex? and even though HE is the one who “cant help but wonder if it borders on rape” he throws her out.
“A jury ruled yesterday against a woman who claimed her reputation was damaged after she was featured on a “Girls Gone Wild” video. What makes this case remarkable is that she didn’t expose her own breasts - she was assaulted. STLToday reports that the woman, identified only as Jane Doe, was dancing in at the former Rum Jungle bar in 2004 when someone reached up and pulled her tank top down, exposing her breasts to the “Girls Gone Wild” camera.”
“Patrick O’Brien, the jury foreman, explained later to reporters that they figured if she was willing to dance in front of the photographer, she was probably cool with having her breasts on film. They said she gave implicit consent by being at the bar, and by participating in the filming - though she never signed a consent form, and she can be heard on camera saying “no, no” when asked to show her breasts.”