Tag Archives: rape culture

Open Minds and Closed Doors

(First off, a head’s up: we’re going to be dealing with abuse, physical, emotional and sexual, in this post. If this bothers you, if you find it too difficult to read, then hop over to the Cats category and take … Continue reading

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Kill Your Heroes

“Imperfect” doesn’t begin to describe it. It didn’t take me long to finish When the Emperor was Divine; I managed to get through the last two chapters in twenty minutes. For such a slender volume, it packs quite a punch … Continue reading

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Angels and Demons

By now, we’ve all heard the allegations against Judge Roy Moore. The charges are monstrous but still, Moore has his defenders, claiming that a fourteen year old is not a child. #MeAt14 and #MeAt16 has popped up on social media in protest. But what bothers … Continue reading

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The Mechanics of Consent

When I was younger, my mother made sure I had a good grounding in sex education. She told me the hows, the whys, the what could happens, all of it. But she skipped out on the most important thing: consent. … Continue reading

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The Humbling River

I found this last week and I’ve been wanting to post about it; titled Literally, Why Can’t I Say #MeToo?, it deals with one woman and her struggle to speak about her own experiences. Case in point: Yet I found that … Continue reading

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Taking No as an Answer

There’s a really good post on Patheos that deals with #MeToo; in it, the author admits that he’s part of the problem. He also addresses what can be done to help stem the tide. Now, as you can expect, this might bother some … Continue reading

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Mayim Bialik Wrote a Thing. Here Is My Response.

You’ve probably read Mayim Bialik’s NY Times piece. She got pushback, natch, and has apologized, thankfully. Now, before we go into some of this, I’ll drop a word of warning: this might make some uncomfortable. If you don’t think you can handle … Continue reading

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