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“Girls love guys who are assholes”

I just read the bell hooks reading “Seduced by Violence No More” in which she argues against the “rape culture” supported by “basic hetero-sexist ‘eroticism’”. Much of what she said, especially about women (and men) preferring males who display more … Continue reading

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A Responsibility to Be Politically Active

Earlier today, I came across this article in The Atlantic arguing that “rape exceptions” in anti-abortion legislation do far more harm than good to the state of women’s reproductive rights when put into practice and are not a “better than … Continue reading

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For What Am I Responsible?

Responsibility to act should not have to fall on the oppressed. While I do not feel that I am actively oppressed my mainstream media/advertising, it does not mean I can sit and idly watch it happen. Our recent reading of … Continue reading

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For/To what will you or must you re/act? – Rape in our Culture

I recently visited my brother in Medical School at UVA.  On Saturday night, we went out to a bar with his mature, med school friends.   I soon found out that his friends were not so mature, knowledgeable, or even civilized.  … Continue reading

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What is privilege?

While it was written over 25 years ago, the Bell Hooks piece on the concept of privilege within feminist communities is strikingly contemporary.  Feminists of privilege often naively assume that all women are united by their womanhood and ignore the … Continue reading

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