Though considering the consequences of rape jokes within the context of rape culture is compelling to me, my thoughts on the subject are less academic. Most rape jokes just aren’t funny to me. I just don’t laugh.
As countless young adults head off to college, they will be bombarded with warnings about potential incidents of sexual assault on their campus. As many of us know, these concerns are valid – women ages 16-24 are at the greatest risk of being raped, and are between 20-25% likely to experience sexual assault while in [...]
As president of the University of Maryland’s Feminists for Sexual Health club and a soon-to-be campus sexual assault prevention peer educator, my senior year is going to be dominated by one question: What can I do to stop sexual assault on campus? I’ve been thinking about it a lot this summer and I’ve come to [...]
Cross-post by Sarah M from the SAFER Campus blog Today finds me crawling out of blog hibernation to point ya’ll to the latest installment of “College Boys Just Want to Have Fun…By Demeaning Women and Making Jokes About Rape.” Today’s episode takes place at the University of Vermont, where a puzzling and revolting survey was [...]
**Trigger warning: This blog post discusses rape and the problems surrounding the rape kit backlog** Imagine that you have just experienced an incredibly traumatizing and horrific experience – you were raped. Now imagine that, despite feeling powerless and needing to attempt to begin to heal, you immediately go to the hospital and spend up to [...]
Guest post by Mariel In honor of sexual assault awareness month, here is a satirical video (note: features robots) from Sociological Images that pokes fun at the way we tell women how not to be sexually assaulted. Instead, it outlines a way we can tell men how not to sexually assault: Top Ten Strategies That [...]
Guest post by Kat As a prelude to this blog post, I should probably mention that through interning with the Feminist Majority Foundation, I’ve been reading a lot of feminist blogs, in order to write more educated blogs. Since my formal education has been primarily focused on International Political science and Anthropology, reading all these [...]