Lately I’ve found myself really jammin’ out to some songs on the radio. As I scream out the lyrics, I stop myself midway through and realize what exactly is coming out of my mouth. A lot of these songs have become so popular because they are so catchy, but I don’t think people really pay […]Read More Lyrics: Learning the Real Meaning Behind the Lingo
*trigger warning: This post discusses sexual assault and the UVA rape story* The title says it all: so much as happened regarding the UVA rape story and I don’t know how to feel or what to think. If you’re reading this blog post right now, you’ve probably heard of “A Rape On Campus,” an article by […]Read More I don’t know how to feel about the UVA rape story
I was quite dismayed to hear about the UVA gang rape allegations, but I was not surprised. Not even a little bit. You may think me heartless but sexual assault, especially in colleges in the United States, happens every single day. It happens, and it happens a lot. The problem is that it is vastly underreported. […]Read More UVA Gang Rape: Disturbing, Not Surprising
The best way to end rape culture and gender-based violence is to raise awareness of the issue and start teaching men not to rape. So why is sexual assault still rampant in our society? On Wednesday, November 6th, Zerlina Maxwell gave her keynote address to the JMU community, entitled “From Catcalling to Sexual Assault: How […]Read More Teach men not to rape? What a concept!
***Trigger Warning*** – The following post discusses rape and sexual assault within the context of victim blaming. As we approach our annual Clothesline Project and Take Back the Night events, it is important that we take a moment to think about how we respond to victims of sexual assault. Victim blaming is used as a […]Read More Quick Hit: 10 examples of Victim Blaming
*trigger warning: sexual assault Last Saturday, Dylan Farrow, adopted daughter of director, actor and writer Woody Allen published an open letter where she speaks about an alleged sexual assault she experienced perpetrated by Allen. Farrow writes: “Last week, Woody Allen was nominated for his latest Oscar. But this time, I refuse to fall apart. For so […]Read More Quick Hit: Separating the Art from the Artist
*TRIGGER WARNING* Imagine a world without the option of rape. Men and women are educated from an early age that forcing someone to have sex without consent is very wrong, and should never happen. Everyone abides by all aspects of this rule, including the least known: intoxicated consent is not consent. I’m also imagining a […]Read More AR Underwear or Chastity Belt?