When I first heard about the murder of Trayvon Martin, I was livid. I remember the searing heat I felt at yet another black person becoming a disposable character in the American narrative of violence against black bodies. 1,115 more words
Really powerful article and video. A lot of people don't understand how pervasive rape culture and rape culture components are. Telling girls and women to dress certain ways to illicit or not to illicit certain reactions from their male teachers and male classmates IS rape culture. It assumes that the natural state of every male is rapist, teaches girls that they are responsible for being assaulted and tells boys that they are not responsible for assaulting.