Roast Busters and Rape Culture

At the moment I am ignoring all coverage about the ongoing ‘Roast Busters’ rape scandal and its mismanagement by the police. It just makes me too sad and too angry so I am exercising my right to self care. However there is something that I think needs to be said over and over again until…

Doing what I can

[Content note for discussion of rape and rape culture] So I have been thinking a lot about the ‘Delhi gang rape’ that has been all over the news lately. The outpouring of disgust at the heinous crime that was committed against this young woman has heartened me. It has also made me think, mainly about…

This is going to be a little ranty.

[Content note for street harassment and strong  language] Do you know what really fucking sucks? Not being able to go about my day without being harassed. Not being able to walk down the street without being treated like a full human being, rather than a pair of tits on legs. It is not your right,…

On The Hell Debacle and Apologies

I want to talk about this Hell Pizza and Rape Crisis Wellington situation from a different angle here. In summary 1) What Hell did was shitty and wrong and contributed to normalising sexual assault and rape culture in the world. 2) Their initial apology was a load of crap. Apologising ‘to those offended’ is a…

What about Teh Menz?

[Content note for discussion of rape culture] “Do you think there’s a legitimate place for gender activism focusing on men?Forgetting everything you know about the MRA culture as it stands, do you think that the place for discussing male gender-based problems is within feminist groups or within groups focused on men? Feminist groups are very…

One Step Forward……One Million Steps Backwards.

[Content note some discussion of rape culture and in game attempted sexual assault] So they are doing a re-boot of the tomb-raider franchise. This game was one of the first action/adventure games I ever played. I was so excited because the player character was a *lady*!!!!! SQUeeee x eleventy111!!!!, and she did things, badass things.…

Objectification is OK sometimes

So I said this at work this morning and was kind of surprised by the reaction.  “Oh so the feminist movement of the 70’s was worth nothing then.” Objectification is not a social ill in and of itself, as with most things, it depends on how you do it. I don’t think screaming out “nice…