Anonymous said: I just discovered ur blog and ur truly amazing!! anyway today I encountered this motherfuckin cum stain who made a rape joke, I told him it's not a laughing matter but he told me I was just being a bitch, so i wanted to know if u have any good (1/2)

feminism5ever:

any good articles written about rape jokes? I remember I read one which had statistics and everything and how rapists think it’s ok to rape when they see men joking abt it constantly and such. I’m gonna print them on that motherfucker’s forehead (2/2

Ew that dude sounds gross and shitty. Here’s a pretty long answer with relevant information and resources.

A 1998 study by Lycoming College found that enjoyment of sexist humor was related to negative rape-related attitudes and the self-reported likelihood of committing rape.

A 2004 study by the Western Michigan University found that “disparagement humor is likely to increase tolerance of other instances of discrimination against the targeted group”. The study discovered that “men are more tolerant of a sexist event (e.g. sexual harassment) after they have been exposed to sexist humor”.

This same study proposed the Prejudiced Norm Theory. In essence, this theory has two prongs. One, disparagement humor makes light of the expression of prejudice towards the oppressed group and thereby communicates an implicit message that one need not consider discrimination against the targeted group in a serious or critical manner. Two, humorous communication activate a conversational rule of levity, whereby people switch from a serious mindset to a non-serious, humor one. This prevents the message from being received critically, and the recipient of the joke automatically accepts the norm implied by the joke. 

A 2007 study by the University of Kent found that “sexist humor (i.e. rape jokes and such) provides a local norm that is tolerant to prejudice and discrimination. This in turn leads to men, especially those in acquaintance rape situations, to report higher levels of rape proclivity and victim blame; lower levels of perceived seriousness of the rape and recommend shorter sentence lengths.” 

Above are the facts; now I will explain why rape jokes are harmful.

The reason rape jokes are so harmful is that they normalize and trivialize rape and often other forms of violence against women. The recipients of the joke are unlikely to critically analyze the joke as opposed to how they would react to a directly sexist statement, because they’re taught to dismiss jokes as “just a joke”. This also allows people to make rape jokes without culpability or accountability because, again, they can use the “just a joke” cop-out.

Rape jokes not only hurt potential rape victims, they also hurt rape survivors. Rape survivors already face skepticism and doubt when they talk about their assault, and rape jokes exacerbate this problem. Rape jokes victim blame and paint rape as okay and non-serious, hence making it hard for survivors to be taken seriously. Of course, then there also is the psychological harm done to survivors who hear a rape joke being casually made and their experiences invalidated. 

This is an article that further explains why rape jokes are bad, and here is another one.

At the end of the day, rape jokes are harmful because they perpetuate rape culture and increase the propensity to rape as well as hurt rape survivors. 

Excellent info.

womantory:

bodainheaven:

awkwardsituationist:

from girl rising …to consider on international women’s day (and every day thereafter)

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Жизнь женщин

Global feminism is a necessity.

Rape culture was intertwined with colonization from the very beginning. Rape of Native women was one of the colonizers’ tools of oppression. None of this is new. This is older than America. When we talk about rape culture in America, we are talking about something that has a legacy wrapped up in the genocide of Native peoples. This does not affect only Native American women; this affects all American women.

Elissa Washuta, on her new memoir My Body is a Book of Rules, which explores her identity as a bipolar Native woman survivor of sexual violence [source] (via nitanahkohe)

Well stated.

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lalondes:

i know there’s a lot going on right now but let’s please not forget that the steubenville rapist went free this week and is back on his high school’s varsity football team

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antiporn-activist:

Wish i could claim responsibility for this.


Fixed it.

antiporn-activist:

Wish i could claim responsibility for this.

Fixed it.

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section9:

I would hat to be the CO of this squadron. On the one hand, it’s clearly in violation of the USMC’s sexual harassment policies. 

On the other hand, it’s going to be very tough to punish someone when you’re laughing.

Ooopsie.

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Trigger Warning: Breakfast

holisticsexualhealth:

Everyone’s story is important. 

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guykneecologist:

This.

omfg reblogging till the end of time

So true

i can’t explain how angry it makes me feel

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micdotcom:

19 sobering confessions from college rape survivors

An estimated 17.7 million American women and 2.78 men have been the victim of an attempted or completed rape. Victims of a sexual assault are three times as likely to suffer from depression, six times more likely to suffer from PTSD, 13 times more likely to abuse alcohol, 26 times more likely to use drugs, and four times as likely to contemplate suicide. Adolescent female rape victims may be over three times as likely to attempt suicide.

Read more

Camus rape realities.

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smallerontheoutside:

comedycentral:

Click here to watch more of Jordan Klepper and Jessica Williams’s safety tips for college students from last night’s Daily Show.

one day schrodinger’s rapist might be one of those things that only history buffs and trivia geeks have heard of

Love this!

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