Posts Tagged ‘rape apology’

The Morning After: Neutral Frowns Edition

* s.e. smith has an excellent discussion of how the "Smile, Baby" phenomenon intersects with both feminism and disability:
My baby mouth was turned down, exactly like my fourth grade mouth, exactly like my mouth right now. That’s because that’s the neutral position for my mouth. . . . People have hassled me about this for [...]

“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 [...]

American University Student Newspapers Vandalized Over “Rape Apology”

In a spirited diatribe entitled "Dealing With AU's anti-sex brigade" published yesterday in the American University Eagle, AU's resident anti-feminist thinker, Alex Knepper, argues that feminists who rally against rape are turning act of sex into a sorry ritual in which "two amorphous, gender-neutral blobs ask each other 'Is this OK with you?.'” [...]

Roman Polanski and the Huffington Post: BFFs

Yesterday, Roman Polanski champion Bernard-Henri Lévy published a letter from the director on the Huffington Post. You can read the whole thing here, but it's basically an "I'd-like-to-thank-the-Academy" type of note handing out props to everyone who has lent support to the convicted rapist on his zany ride from prison to ski chalet.
As for Lévy, [...]