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Archive: Mar 2015

Penn State~ Kappa Delta Rho~ Woman as Non-Person

March 19, 2015

There is so much wrong with the Penn State frat-bro’s logic I don’t even know where to begin. He debates the ethics of the kid who “snitched” but never comments on the ethics of taking and sharing non-consensual photos of a naked woman. He touts concern for the “ruined lives” of frat-bros who get caught (because according to him they are ALL doing it now and throughout time) but no mention of the women in these situations as having lives at all let alone concern for the ruining of said lives.

In his eyes, men are people with lives and reputations and women pawns for “funny” harmless humor between frat-bros. Its as though he honestly doesn’t realize that these women are independent, sentient, conscious beings. The only way for the behavior he is defending to not be malicious is if women aren’t people.

This is important because he is not alone. This mindset is prolifically, frighteningly normal.

This is rape culture.

From “ending rape culture” to “creating a culture of consent”

March 7, 2015

I’ve been having a lot of conversations lately on what it means to move toward a culture of consent. Since becoming more vocal about my consciousness shift from “ending rape culture” to “creating a culture of consent” there has been some curiosity amongst my peers about what exactly this means. How is it different? And who will be ending rape culture while I’m creating a culture of consent. (more…)