Posts Tagged ‘date rape’

Date Rape Anthem: Nada Surf’s “Mother’s Day”

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Thanks to commenter Keara for suggesting another positive addition to the annals of date rape anthems. Up next:

Date Rape Anthem: "Mother's Day" by Nada Surf, a 2002 track about boys who rape girls on their Star Wars sheets, and why that's unacceptable.

Deconstructing Rape Myths: On Short Skirts (On Lesbians)

A couple weeks ago on the Sexist, we discussed why wearing a short skirt is not an invitation to be raped. Still, doubts lingered. The two main arguments for why women must still protect themselves from rape by ditching the short skirt:
a) Rape is just one big misunderstanding. The proponents of this argument believe that [...]

Date Rape Anthem: Juelz Santana’s “Back to the Crib”

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Date Rape Anthem: Juelz Santana's "Back to the Crib," featuring the no. 1 guy who really shouldn't be participating in tributes to sexual assault, Chris Brown. [Thanks to Megan Thomas-Melly for the recommendation].

On Short Skirts

This week, the results of a recent British study revealed that over 50 percent of women believe that rape victims are partially responsible for their own assaults. In the wake of the news, Jenni Murray tells her story of being raped as a 19-year-old. Murray insists she doesn't blame rape victims. But she does [...]

The Worst Sexual Assault Prevention Tips Ever

The great folks over at SAFER Campus pointed me to the most ludicrous Sexual Assault Prevention information page ever, courtesy of the Valdosta State University police department. Instead of providing valuable information for men and women concerning the most common form of sexual assault on a college campus—acquaintance rape—Georgia-based VSU has published a 13-point victim-blaming [...]

Date Rape Anthem: Kiely Williams’ “Spectacular”

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Date Rape Anthem: The parade of female-sung Date Rape Jams continues. Kiely Williams' "Spectacular," a song about getting wasted, passing out, and having the most incredible sex of your life!

Super Meta Date Rape Anthem: Paradiso Girls’ “Patron Tequila”

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Date Rape Anthem: Last week's Date Rape Anthem, Ke$ha's "Blah Blah Blah," has inspired some interesting discussion about what happens when women take on the traditionally male anthem. Bitch Magazine says that Ke$ha's music "turns the traditional male-chauvinist, sexist attitude on its head to deploy the same tactics for her own purposes: being the life [...]

Date Rape Anthem: Ke$ha’s “Blah Blah Blah”

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Date Rape Anthem: Up next in our date-rape anthem series: Ke$ha's "Blah Blah Blah," a track about how Ke$ha just wants to fuck you—not fucking listen to you! (Thanks to Heartless Doll for bringing this track to my attention).
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Date Rape Anthem: The Raveonette’s “Boys Who Rape (Should All Be Destroyed)”

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This blog's date-rape anthem series has traditionally been concerned with songs that appear to support rape tactics. The Raveonette's "Boys Who Rape Should All Be Destroyed," as you may have surmised, takes the opposing position.
Date Rape Anthem: The Raveonette's "Boys Who Rape Should All Be Destroyed," an ode to eliminating perpetrators of sexual violence.

The Year In Consent

Lessons learned from 2009’s high-profile rape cases.
This was the year of the armchair rape analyst (ARA). If you’ve never run into such a person, here’s a job description: While men across the globe generate allegations of rape, ARAs are charged with casually dismissing the problem from the comfort of their living rooms. They sit back, [...]

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