Dead Wild Roses: How Not to Write about Feminists and Patriarchy – (Un)Reasonable Faith

Autumn approaches; the obnoxious university ‘Week of Welcome’ orientation drones are yelling insipid, yet inclusive, chants at each other; and of course, more stupid post mostly made of straw languidly emerge from the turbid depths of the wordpress “patriarchy” tag.  Like appreciating the subtle fireworks of the turning of the leaves, one can appreciate the ...

Politics, Re-Spun: When Shaming Survivors is Not Enough: Police-State Motives Behind Sexual Assault Transit Ads

Photo credit Instagram: @the_noush. Permission to use granted. By Emily Griffiths The Transit Police got burned in the media recently, when rad feminist transit riders called them out publicly for their summer-line of sexual assault ads. These ads use language that shames the survivors of sexual assault, stating, “the real shame of sexual assault is ...

Politics, Re-Spun: Slut Shaming, And Other Idiocy

Welcome to the cusp of spring-summer. Now that the weather is turning, the slut shaming and attacks on women’s clothing choices will ramp up. In Labrador, 28 girls were sent home from school because their clothing contravened the dress code. They also sent home two boys whose shirts bared their shoulders. 47% of those voting ...

Politics, Re-Spun: Men: Never 100% Responsible for Rape?

I have no words, at least I thought I didn’t. It’s bad enough that men rape women, then modern culture shames women for wearing anything but a burlap sack. I do not condone rape or sexual assault, but I think the male teens often so accused are not wholly to blame. via Exhibitionist modern culture ...

Dead Wild Roses: Raw Story: 13 Year Old Called a Whore.

Yep, we certainly do NOT live in a rape culture.   “The 13-year-old victim of an alleged sexual assault has been called a “whore” and bullied by athletes and students after two Connecticut football players were charged for the crime. The Register Citizen on Wednesday reported that Edgar Gonzalez and Joan Toribio, both 18, had ...