September 7, 2016
Not too long ago, Brock Turner, a Stanford student, raped a woman who was inebriated. The judge gave him to a meager sentence saying he has too much potential and did not want to ruin his life.
Last week, an exact copy cat case occurred. Austin Wilkerson, a University of Colorado student, offered to take his inebriated friend back to her dorm. Instead of escorting her to safety, he took his chances with her and raped her without her consent. He was let off with a light sentence too, despite confessing that he “digitally and orally penetrated” the woman while he “wasn’t getting much of a response from her.”
Read more Its Time to Change the Narrative on Victim Blaming by @rupandemehta
April 8, 2016
I cooked the holiday meal yesterday. It was a lot of work, but it was fun.
This was my first time hosting Xmas. For various reasons, Mom was invited to the festivities this year, but dad was not.
As we sat down to enjoy the meal I had just made, Mom addressed my partner.
“[smash’s nigel], why don’t you come over here and sit at the head of the table.”
Mom knows I’m a feminist, but this came so naturally to her that she said it anyway.
I informed her that we don’t do “head of the table” at my house, and that she herself might as well sit where she had been indicating, since there is nothing special in my house about plopping oneself in one part of the rectangular table versus another.
But, even if we did do “head of the table” bullsh*t at my house, one might think that the person who had cooked the meal should sit at the “head”—not the dude who is dating the person who cooked the entire meal.
Read more Ruled Over by a Male Figure (RObaMF) by @SmashesTheP