Posted in August 2013

Diary of a mothering worker. August 28, 2013

Originally posted on grrlscene:
Post 115. Ziya is two, but she’s clear about sex, her body and reproduction. That gives her a language to ask questions, assess knowledge, think about herself, identify her rights and break silences around all too common phenomena such as child sexual abuse. If you ask her how babies are made,…

How to be the perfect victim – a how-to guide for good girls.

Originally posted on Caroline Criado-Perez:
TW for victim-blaming, sexism and racism – many direct quotations included. Don’t feed the trolls If you react in any way other than with silence to people threatening you, you deserve the threats. It is really very simple. Shut up and be a good girl. Don’t be silent If someone…

Taking Statutory Rape Seriously

Imagine the following rape statute: “If a person over the age of twenty-one years has sexual contact constituting oral-genital or genital-genital contact with a minor under the age or fourteen years, such person shall be guilty of a Class A felony and shall be imprisoned for life without the possibility of parole.” If the legislature…