Tag Archives: Rape

Pepe Le Pew, The Rapist

I frequently watch “Adult Swim” on Cartoon Network while I do work; recently while studying well into the night, I watched “Adult Swim” switch back to Cartoon Network and Looney Tunes was coming on.  Having not seen it since I … Continue reading

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Date Rape Awareness ads

http://www.buzzfeed.com/copyranter/finally-rape-ads-that-put-the-onus-on-the-raper Today a friend of mine sent me a link to this page highlighting efforts made in the UK to spread awareness about sexual assault. While this is a great step forward in terms of the public view of sexual … Continue reading

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Rape Culture and the Eroticism of Violence

In class today, we spoke about rape culture and sexualized violence against women. Oftentimes, rape is an unspoken atrocity in our society. It is a difficult topic and few people want to openly discuss the reasons behind this vicious act. … 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/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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A Response to the PBS Documentary “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity”

After authoring the book, Half the Sky, Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn created the PBS documentary “Half the Sky.” This documentary featured American actresses as they traveled to India, Somaliland, Sierra Leone, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Kenya. The segments of the … Continue reading

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