What I see is sadness. Often gracefully suppressed, but manifold. My sixteen-year-old daughter is missing out on the deliciousness of being courted and flattered, of being wooed. Never mind respected, that’s just completely out the window. The Internet porn culture educates boys to approach her sociopathically: “You’re hot,” she tells me they say at parties. “Wanna hook up?
Via Patricia Pearson.
I can’t add anything. Go read it now.
Wonder if Rehtaeh had to deal with this shit.
what’s Tumblr’s opinions on “post-birth” abortions? Saw something on FB about it…
what the hell is a post-birth abortion? these antichoice fuckers keep coming up with the most fucked up terms to tug on our emotional heart strings
Hey, great idea. Let’s come up with the most absurd, far-fetched hypotheticals imaginable, and make policy on the basis of those.
In thinking about Steubenville, thinking about my own experiences playing sports, thinking about athletes I’ve interviewed and know, I believe that a locker room left to its own devices will drift toward becoming a breeding ground for rape culture. You don’t need a Coach Reno or a Bob Knight to make that happen. You just need good people to say or do nothing.
One more for the road. H/t @deBeauxOs1.
Much worse are the deeply disturbing and profoundly misogynist comments that can be found all over the Internet from her Facebook wall to almost any article on the subject you will find online. They are indicative of a new climate of hate towards women and a newly emboldened sense among many men (and some women) that they can publicly say whatever they want and not have to fear being held to account for it, no matter how disgusting.