Tag Archives: rape

Rape? No.

As we all know, when a 53-year-old man has sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old girl, it isn’t rape. (Huh?) It’s sexual activity with with a child. Of course! So a mere four and a half years sorts that. Easily. WTF … Continue reading

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Trans rape?

I know. I’m old. Out of touch. That’s probably why I’m reeling at the story of a transwoman raping a transman. Uh? Cherno Biko, if you haven’t heard of the story. Cherno Biko is a Brooklyn based award winning media … Continue reading

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Shit that happens to women

This extract from an Australian paper says it all about women’s experiences of being attacked, assaulted, raped, threatened with murder, or, murdered. It also encapsulates, everything, but everything about society’s views of women. Victim blaming and shaming. Asking for it. … Continue reading

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Rape

Because it’s a woman’s fault. A third of Britons believe a woman who acts flirtatiously is partially or completely to blame for being raped, according to a new study. If the woman was drunk, 4pc said she was totally responsible … Continue reading

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Victim blaming (regarding rape)

While I will agree with you entirely, RS, that no crime against persons is excusable, still there are precautions that one can take. If I were to walk down a dark alley in a major metropolitan city, with hundred-dollar bills … Continue reading

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More super shopping

Shopping never fails to amaze me. Not that I do it very often, and try my best to palm off that tedious task onto Partner. Even doing the washing up or mopping the floors is a worthwhile trade. As my … Continue reading

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Sluts, whores, prostitutes and ladies

Once upon a time, as all good fairy stories go, I was interviewed at a big railway station in Yorkshire, to be a rape counsellor. I have no idea why I thought I was remotely capable of doing this volunteer … Continue reading

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The blogging circuit – and rape

I never fail to be surprised by two anomalies in the blogging world. Maybe anomalies is the wrong word, contradictions may be better. On the one hand, there is the six degrees of separation theory, ie that people can connect … Continue reading

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