Posts Tagged ‘drinking’

The Morning After: Post-Racial Deodorant Edition

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* The Daily Beast's Tricia Romano declares Old Spice Guy Isaiah Mustafa a "post-racial commercial genius." Commercial genius? Yes, ladies. Post-racial? Not so much, says Georgetown Girl.

The Morning After: Gays on Our Trains Edition

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* Via GLAA Forum, The Nation reports on queer youth in juvenile detention facilities.

Drink to Support the D.C. Rape Crisis Center Tomorrow

Tomorrow, the Washington, D.C. National Organization for Women will host a fundraiser at Madam's Organ in order to benefit the D.C. Rape Crisis Center. The simple activity of consuming alcohol at a bar is so often used to blame rape survivors for their assaults, so it's nice to see a bar invested in the effort [...]

The Morning After: The Fights of Summer Edition

* Sady Doyle of Tiger Beatdown welcomes summer, and all the irrational fighting it brings. Kicking off fighting season for Doyle: Tequila-fueled feminist infighting!

David Lisak on Acquaintance Rapists: “We’re Giving a Free Pass to Sexual Predators”

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In the world of sexual assault prevention, the work of University of Massachusetts psychologist David Lisak has gained some serious traction. Lisak has spent the past 20 years studying men who commit acquaintance rapes. In the past year, that work has been dissected by feminist blogs, employed in an investigative report from [...]

“Denim Day” Counts All the Ways We Excuse Sexual Assault

Today is Denim Day, an annual event dedicated to raising awareness about all forms of sexual violence. I love Denim Day's "No Excuses" campaign [PDF], which illustrates a dozen ways that people manage to excuse sexual assault, blame victims, and ignore that the crimes even happen. The effectiveness of the campaign lies in its relentlessness—it [...]

NPR Talks Rape Apology, Homosexuality at American University

Yesterday, the controversy unfolding over Alex Knepper's sexual assault opinion columns in the American University Eagle hit National Public Radio. The dialogue between Knepper, AU LGBT and feminist activist K. Travis Ballie, and host Michel Martin touched on Knepper's homosexuality, the politics of sex at drunken fraternity parties, and one important policy point—the lack of a victim's [...]

But Was She Wearing High Heels?

In response to the story about the Howard University student who was denied a rape kit after being allegedly drugged and sexually assaulted at a house party, some troll decided that this particular rape doesn't matter because the victim was wearing stiletto heels on the night of her assault:

Kiely Williams, Girls Gone Wild, and Eroticizing Drunk Sex

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Last year, a feminine hygiene company found that 50 percent of British women surveyed prefer having sex while drunk. And 6 percent of respondents have exclusively had sex while drunk. The armchair psychoanalysis employed to interpret these results didn't determine whether women actually enjoy drunk sex better than sober sex, or whether getting drunk [...]

Lady Gaga on the Line Between Drunk Dancing and Date Rape

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In 2008, Lady Gaga dropped her first single, "Just Dance," an ode to dancing while extremely wasted. In the song, Gaga details her level of intoxication: She's lost her keys, she's lost her phone, she can't see straight, she's forgotten the name of the club she's in, and she can't figure out why her shirt [...]

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