feministbatwoman:

huffingtonpost:

Columbia University Student Will Drag Her Mattress Around Campus Until Her Rapist Is Gone

"I think the act of carrying something that is normally found in our bedroom out into the light is supposed to mirror the way I’ve talked to the media and talked to different news channels, etc," Emma continues in the full video which you can watch here. 

So, I just want to go into HOW MUCH Columbia and the NYPD has failed, and revictimized, Emma Sulkowitz.

In her school hearing, Sulkowitz ” had to explain to the three administrators on the panel how anal rape worked. She told them she had been hit across the face, choked and pinned down, but, she said, one still seemed confused about how it was possible for someone to penetrate her there without lubricant. Sulkowicz said she had to draw them a diagram.”

"Her best friend was meant to be at the hearing; Sulkowicz had chosen her as her one “supporter.” But her friend was kicked out of that role for talking about the case, according to Sulkowicz, in violation of the university’s confidentiality policy. As punishment, her friend was also put on probation and made to write two reflection papers: one from the perspective of Sulkowicz and another from the accused."

FROM THE PERSPECTIVE
OF HER FRIEND’S RAPIST

- Two other women at Columbia have accused this guy of sexual assault/rape. But he’s been found not responsible in all instances, and is still on campus

- When she went to the police, one officer said: “”You invited him into your room. That’s not the legal definition of rape.”

- Another officer told her friends, who came with her: ““For every single rape I’ve had, I’ve had 20 that are total bull——,” he added. “It’s also my type of job to get to the truth. If that means being harsh about it, that’s what I do.”

And that’s.
Why.
People.
Don’t.
REPORT.

I want to set literally everything on fire.

(via lindsaybottos)

nihileigh:

When we live in a world where you can access free content of naked consenting women in less than 5 seconds, why are people still invading the privacy of non-consenting women for nudes?

Hint: It has something to do with people feeling entitled to making any woman their personal porn, even if it violates or humiliates her in the process.

(via cwnerd12)

This dominant narrative surrounding the inevitability of female objectification and victimhood is so powerful that it not only defines our concepts of reality but it even sets the parameters for how we think about entirely fictional worlds, even those taking place in the realms of fantasy and science fiction. It’s so normalized that when these elements are critiqued, the knee-jerk response I hear most often is that if these stories did not include the exploitation of women, then the game worlds would feel too “unrealistic” or “not historically accurate”. What does it say about our culture when games routinely bend or break the laws of physics and no one bats an eye? When dragons, ogres and magic are inserted into historically influenced settings without objection. We are perfectly willing to suspend our disbelief when it comes to multiple lives, superpowers, health regeneration and the ability to carry dozens of weapons and items in a massive invisible backpack. But somehow the idea of a world without sexual violence and exploitation is deemed too strange and too bizarre to be believable. — Tropes vs Women in Video Games, Women as Background Decoration: Part 2 (via femfreq)

(via becauseiamawoman)

nextyearsgirl:

Hey, if you follow Slate on any social media or subscribe to any of their podcasts, I encourage you to delete/unfollow immediately and send a letter to Julia Turner, Editor in Chief (juliaturneratslate@gmail.com), and Amanda Hess (amanda.hess@slate.com) author of this recent, disgusting article on why we need to stop “shaming” convicted rapist Ma’lik Richmond from the infamous Steubenville case, as he has now completed his slap on the wrist punishment and we should all, apparently, get over our outrage and let him get back to the business of living his life free of consequences. This is rape culture at its finest, where rapists get to go back to their lives and back to the football field like nothing happened, and we wring our hands about the “shame” they experience and think nothing of the lifetime of trauma of their victims. The fact that this article was written under their “woman-oriented” banner, Double X Magazine, is even more reprehensible.

I also encourage you to forward the e-mail to their sponsors, Stamps.com and Audible.com (enash@stamps.com, publicrelations@audible.com, marketing@audible.com) to let them know you are ceasing all current and future business with their companies until Slate issues an apology or their sponsorship of Slate content ends. If you send a letter to Turner, please be sure to take this step and cc her and Amanda Hess on the e-mail you send to the sponsors. Let them know you are hitting them in the money.

The above link is a DoNotLink to keep Slate from getting the clicks this article was clearly intended to bait, but if you need the URL to paste into your e-mail to the sponsoring companies, it is below:

http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2014/08/11/ma_lik_richmond_returns_to_football_in_steubenville_let_s_let_him_get_on.html

Please e-mail, please tweet, please reblog. Thank you!

I read this article last night and it was just so gross I am so angry about this. 

antiporn-activist:

nineteencallme:

survivorsofkinkunite:

lesradicalfeminisms:

respexual:

antiporn-activist:

How pornographers describe their own videos.
Sorry to wreck your day.

Oh wow this is so empowering!

This is violent misogyny, folks.

And racism.

one of the scariest parts of this is the use of “you” to personalize it, like this is something the men watching should relate to and desire. which they do. if that’s not terrifying i don’t know what is

Yup. Rebecca Whisnant noted this in her lecture at the SPC Boston conference this month. It’s one of their techniques.

inb4 not ALL porn

antiporn-activist:

nineteencallme:

survivorsofkinkunite:

lesradicalfeminisms:

respexual:

antiporn-activist:

How pornographers describe their own videos.

Sorry to wreck your day.

Oh wow this is so empowering!

This is violent misogyny, folks.

And racism.

one of the scariest parts of this is the use of “you” to personalize it, like this is something the men watching should relate to and desire. which they do. if that’s not terrifying i don’t know what is

Yup. Rebecca Whisnant noted this in her lecture at the SPC Boston conference this month. It’s one of their techniques.

inb4 not ALL porn

(via pomeranianprivilege)

edgebug:

instead of watching the 50 Shades trailer, why not just make awkward eye contact with a total stranger at the grocery store for a solid 2 minutes and 34 seconds? you get the same skin-crawling, uncomfortable feeling but without the shitty writing, terrible acting and massive dose of rape culture

(via ro-s-a-spark-s)

luaren:

honestly can’t wait for the 50 shades movie to normalize the manipulation of lower-level female employees.  can’t wait for the new wave of “consent is sexy” banners on the cover of cosmo.  can’t wait for teen girls to think that a controlling relationship is romantic.  can’t wait for sexualized violence to become increasingly mainstream.  and most of all, i can’t wait for bdsm to be labeled a feminist revolution

I mean that last part has already happened tho.

(via accumulatio-artemis)

glowing-ovaries:

yes tell me more about how watching a video called “teen slut gets ass fucked by man” doesn’t make you hate women, tell me more about how watching a video called “nasty whore gets what’s coming for her” doesn’t contribute to rape culture or alter your views on consent. tell me more about how porn doesn’t objectify, degrade and commodify women’s bodies when the only people in hetero porn getting physically and verbally abused are the women.

And they’re shown liking it. Don’t forget that part. In porn, women respond positively to all of the degradation and aggression. But I’m sure this doesn’t alter anyone’s perceptions of women whatsoever.

(via stfueverything)