You want to avoid being accused of rape? Avoid the behaviors that will get you accused. Of course, that’s not what we say, because our society actively encourages young men to engage in these sorts of behaviors. It’s macho or whatever. Women get the majority of the lectures, and bear the brunt of responsibility in these situations, because we expect girls to behave themselves and keep an aspirin between their knees until they’re married.
If this situation really is accidental, there is no logical reason to blame ONLY the female victim or to give condescending, misogynistic advice only to women. Let’s start asking men to act with a little more self-respect, to stop acting like drunk sluts, and to bear some responsibility for their actions. As it stands, we expect the woman to do that every single time, and let men off the hook.” —
Let’s start asking men to act with a little more self-respect, to stop acting like drunk sluts, and to bear some responsibility fortheir actions.
I got a pair of dirty, shocked looks when I used the phrase “rape culture” two weeks ago and was then asked to please explain my logic. Shit blows my damn mind.
On a more positive note, I am all about feminist tumblrs this week, especially this and lipstick-feminists.
Matt and I made some great purchases at Antiquarian today:
No Age - Losing Feeling 12”
The Mountain Goats - Palmcorder Yanja 7”
and this new Blank Dogs cassette