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You want to go as THAT for Halloween? Really?

Watchers has a list of ideas and sources for Game of Thrones-related Halloween costumes, which is great!, but there’s just this one thing that’s been bugging me for a while. 422 more words


The WHL Tries To Address Rape Culture With a Guy Who Doesn't Believe In It

Just in case you thought the NHL was the only hockey league completely lacking in basic humanity and incapable of making a single good decision that might inspire some trust in them from their female fans, the WHL is here to assure you ‘ 887 more words

General Writing

It Is All About Consent (and not just when it comes to sex)

Is it ever okay to have sex with someone who has not consented? No! Of course not! Essentially everyone agrees that consent is required before having sex, apart from a few rapists who try to justify their aggression by blaming the victim. 716 more words


She Was Not Yours to Take: Why Money Doesn't Buy Ched Evans a Conscience

“Labour to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire, called conscience.” George Washington

Conscience: The inner sense of what is right or wrong in one’s conduct and motives, impelling one toward right actions – the complex of ethical and moral principles that controls and inhibits the actions or thoughts of an individual. 845 more words


Haters Gonna Hate and Victim-Blamers Gonna Blame

Somehow, it always manages to surprise me when I and other survivors of sexual assault are victim-blamed.  By now, it shouldn’t.  As an active member of feminist communities, I’ve been learning about the cultural conditions that cause, reinforce, and excuse sexual assault for years.  1,197 more words


Boy Hangs Himself After Rape

Oh, I’m sorry. Did I say he hung himself after “rape”? What I meant was he killed himself after he had a false rape allegation… 289 more words

Social Issues

Gore Vidal: Pedo/Rape Apologist

Gore Vidal, according to Wikipedia, was “an American writer (of novels, essays, screenplays, and stage plays) and a public intellectual known for his patrician manner, epigrammatic wit, and polished style of writing.” A little further down, his “polished, erudite style” is noted. 415 more words