#NotSoSuper

We each engage in our own Superbowl traditions each year, maybe your brother always makes pigs in a blanket, or your mother makes a cake in the shape of the mascot you all are rooting for. For many women (and men) their traditions are a little less family friendly....

Rape Culture and Warfare

We’ve cut back on education, nutrition programs for children, heating assistance for elderly seniors, and we’ve thrown kids off of Head Start. We claim we can’t continue to take care of vulnerable seniors through social security/medicare, and we have...

Talk Back to Rape Culture

She was 14 when her 49 year old teacher raped her. She killed herself before her 17th birthday, he got 30 days in jail. Unfortunately that’s par for the course in our female sexualizing culture. Consider Jessica Valenti’s thoughtful and right on 10 Things...
Do Colleges Care More About Rapists Than About Rape Victims?

Do Colleges Care More About Rapists Than About Rape Victims?

Campus police comforts the rape victims that it doesn’t count as a rape unless the rapist has an orgasm or that, she should expect to get raped if she got drunk at parties – in renowned schools such as the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, University of...

Celebrate the Rapist, Blame and Shame the Raped

In our demented patriarchal culture, it’s more shameful to be raped than to be a rapist–the assailants celebrate the rapes, while the teenage victims are “slut-shamed” into suicide–and only 3% of rapists go to prison. The real shame is...