One of the more troubling news breaks in the past few weeks has been the story of the alleged gang rape of an 11 yr old girl from Cleveland, Texas by 18 men. The suspects’ ages range from 14 to 27. What a 27 yr old man would want with an 11 yr old girl is beyond me, or why any of these young men would participate in such a heinous act and the way we treat other human beings really frustrates me. This is a horrific story, and what’s been even more troubling are the reactions from many in the local community, major news outlets and internet forums alike that suggest the young girl may have possibly provoked her own sexual assault. My heart goes out to all the parties involved in this situation because the young girl has to live with the emotional trauma of this ordeal and many of the young men have ruined their lives before they even had a chance to start them.Read More»
As you likely know already, sex positivity is a concept that is embraced by many of us who advocate for gender and sexual equality. It basically means that we wish to create spaces in which people are free to conduct their sexual lives in the ways that they see fit without judgment. The fact that women are still subject to many sexual double standards and are victimized by a global rape culture makes the need for sex positivity a great one and your feminist friends out here are trying to make it a more pervasive concept. It’s no good if we’re the only ones buying in; sex positivity can’t simply exist in small, counter cultural pockets- it needs globalization.Read More»
Have you heard of the Rape-aXe anti-rape device?
According to their official website, the Rape-aXe is an anti-rape female condom embedded with shafts of sharp, inward-facing razor-sharp barbs invented by Sonnet Ehlers, a South African woman. If an attacker were to attempt vaginal rape, his penis would enter the latex sheath and be snagged by the barbs, causing the attacker excruciating pain during withdrawal and giving the victim time to escape.
It is one of my goals in life to rid this world of crybabyitis! What is crybabyitis? It is incessant whining, complaining or griping by adults about things that they can otherwise change. How do I plan to combat the crybabyitis epidemic? Well every so often I will rant about things that I am tired of hearing others whine, complain or gripe about.
This week let’s tackle people who spend too much money but whine about being broke, people who complain about others via passive aggressive status updates, and people who gripe about the music other people are listening to.