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Friday Reads: Crazy go Nuts News only because of Crazy go Nuts White People

It’s Friday Sky Dancers!  It’s the day of the week when the news cycle goes bonkers. But, of course, it’s only because what’s going on in our country makes it so.  3,521 more words

Morning Reads

Letter to 97.1 St. Louis: Drop Allman

Trigger warning for threat of r*pe

At least three advertisers have pulled their ad buys from Jamie Allman’s show on FM NewsTalk 97.1 in St. Louis, Missouri after the radio and tv host came under fire for a threat he made against David Hogg, a survivor of the Parkland mass shooting, in a tweet I won’t post here but is not difficult to find. 867 more words

Rape Culture

Regarding Grace

Trigger warning: Sexual assault and rape

Let me start by saying that I believe and support Grace and I think Aziz Ansari has some important self-reflection to do regarding his decision to wear a “TimesUp” pin to the Golden Globes in light of his behavior (which, while he hasn’t denied it, he hasn’t exactly taken responsibility, either). 1,937 more words

Feminism

Hollywood is filled with rapists and abusers who create the content that normalizes and reinforces rape culture

For most of my adult life I worked in the anti-violence movement, doing support work and consent education. And much of my work, both one-on-one with clients and in workshops and lectures of 10-200 (mostly) young people, involved undoing toxic messages learnt from the media and terrible Hollywood movies that normalize and reinforce rape culture. 610 more words

Feminism