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Language Matters When Engaging Survivors of Domestic Violence in Discussion

Words have the power to be dangerous, and when you are speaking in terms of domestic abuse, semantics do matter.  So often, statements and quotes offered up in attempt to encourage a survivor of domestic violence actually end up having the opposite effect.   1,779 more words

Domestic Violence

Persia Karema reblogged this on Blog Of A Mad Black Woman and commented:

Amy is spot on with this post.

Book Review: Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce

Trigger Warning: This post will discuss violence against women, rape culture, and victim blaming.

Fairy Tale: Little Red Riding Hood

Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce is an intriguing young adult novel about Scarlett and Rosie March, two sisters who after a brutal attack from a Fenris, a human-turned-wolf-like-monster, dedicate their lives to hunting and killing vicious beasts. 2,863 more words

Fairy Tale

Telling women how to avoid rape is sexist

 

For whatever reason, some people, usually men, can’t seem to keep themselves from trying to give women tips on how to prevent rape. These tips usually consist of “common sense” advice like, “Never leave your drink unattended” or “Always go to a party with friends.” These tips are everywhere, and pretty much everybody can name several of the common ones, whether they use them or not. 1,445 more words

Feminism

The good and the bad...

I was having a conversation the other day about the internet.  My friend and I agreed that although most of what is on the internet is probably crap (hopefully not this blog), the overall benefit of the internet far outweighs the bad. 241 more words

Jason is unashamed!

Jason was raped in college. He uses his experience to help other people. He’s open and shame free.

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Language Matters When Engaging Survivors of Domestic Violence in Discussion

Words have the power to be dangerous, and when you are speaking in terms of domestic abuse, semantics do matter.  So often, statements and quotes offered up in attempt to encourage a survivor of domestic violence actually end up having the opposite effect.   1,779 more words

Domestic Violence

"The Victim Is Never Wrong": On Feminist Denial of Accountability and Restraining Order Abuse

I posted a short rhetorical analysis of MSNBC’s coverage of the first annual International Conference on Men’s Issues a while ago because its prejudices were offensively unapologetic. 1,071 more words

Restraining Order Abuse