April 30th, 2010

asleep at mal 9/09

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This post is a revisit of some of the comments in my previous post on rape culture. It gets personal and is a potential TRIGGER for survivors, so it'll go behind a cut. And for my family, you may want to skip this one; not that I'm ashamed, but that it shows stuff I don't necessarily think you need to see.

Collapse ) Things have changed a bit since the 80's for the better. But it's not enough. We need to be teaching everyone that rape culture exists and making sure they understand that the only way to fix the problem is for the rapists to stop raping. We need to not let them find a safe space anywhere, and to call everyone out on sexism, homophobia, transphobia, ablism, and the other attitudes that allow rape to happen.