Susan J. Brison is a Professor of Philosophy at Dartmouth College and author of Aftermath: Violence and the Remaking of a Self. Decades ago, we didn’t call rape by a date or acquaintance ‘rape’–so what was there to report? In one, I was 35, on a morning walk in France, when a stranger jumped me from behind, beat, raped, repeatedly choked me into unconsciousness, hit me with a...read more
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Alleged rape at U-Va. reveals a lack of real men By Richard Cohen Opinion writer Where are the men? I am talking about men who live by a certain code, who know that rape is repugnant, that gang rape is vile and that so-called men who do these things are criminals. I am talking at the moment of the frat boys at the University of Virginia who are accused of raping a young woman. But I am also...read more
A Survivor’s Burden: Columbia Student Carries Mattress on Campus Until Alleged Rapist is Expelled A Columbia University senior who says she was raped on campus by a fellow student has launched an unusual act of protest. Emma Sulkowicz has vowed to carry a dorm room mattress with her everywhere on campus until her rapist is expelled or leaves campus on his own. Sulkowicz says she was raped in...read more
Maybe the tide is turning to link all the daily hate, abuse, and disrespect toward women with this young man’s horrific act. Females have a right to not live in fear of male violence and we mean YES ALL WOMEN. From the New Yorker BlogThe Power of #YesAllWomen Rebecca Solnit on the Santa Barbara Massacre & Viral Response to Misogynist Violence Santa Barbara is grieving after a...read more
Rape, rape culture and the problem of patriarchy by Robert Jensen By the end of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, two key questions were on the table for those who not only are aware of rape but would like to end men’s violence against women. First, do we live in a rape culture, or is rape perpetrated by a relatively small number of predatory men? Second, is rape a clearly definable crime, or...read more