i don’t want to be a part of a college system where plagiarism is a worse crime than rape
It’s a frightening reality.
[submitted by quirkymitochondria], thanks for sharing this quote!
Linked to the article above - y’all should be giving On The Issues credit for this fantastic article!
* Men who don’t respect consent don’t have a special right to keep that private.
* Men who threaten violence against women don’t have a special right to keep that private.
* Men who disregard a woman’s sexual agency to objectify her don’t have a special right to keep that private.
* Men who abuse women don’t have a special right to keep that private.
Starting a series. It’s not radical to expect your boundaries to be respected, or safety on the streets. It’s not radical to want a good, clear, standard for consent. It’s not radical to want to stop victim blaming. It’s not radical to want to destroy rape culture.
This is a big win for anti-rape activists, many of whom have been touting the necessity of an “affirmative consent” standard for years. California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) has the next month to sign the bill into law. If he does, schools across the state would be required to define consent before engaging in sexual activity as an “affirmative, conscious, and voluntary agreement” or risk losing state financial aid funding.
what concerns me about Anita Sarkeesian et al is that there is so little, basically no room for women to be human in publicity-based industries like this.
You bring up the harassment that Sarkeesian gets and people will say: “Well but I feel like she cherry-picks information and one time she used art that she didn’t have the rights to in a video” and it’s like…………….. that should be a completely separate issue from someone being driven out of their industry/job/home/etc by constant, scary misogynist harassment.
Like, I think it was sketchy that Anita Sarkeesian used artwork by some fan artist without getting the rights to it. You know what I think should happen? I think she should apologize and pay the artist. You know what leaves no room for her to do that? CONSTANT FUCKING DEATH AND RAPE THREATS. Go figure.
Amazingly, not The Onion:
“[W]e now have young men telling Bloomberg News that they basically view their female peers as rape bombs just waiting to explode and ruin their lives.”
I REPEAT: THIS IS NOT THE ONION
I wish I could say I can’t believe men would say such dumb shit.
Literally, go fuck yourselves. Bye.