Tagged with misogyny

Tired

I am tired. Tired of having to defend my right as a woman to walk the streets and feel safe. I’m tired of reading and hearing “What was she wearing/doing?” when a woman is assaulted or killed. I’m tired of hearing “well she look for it” and “what you did expect?” I am tired of … Continue reading

The Victim Blame Game

The Victim Blame Game

Originally posted on Square Peg (Round Hole):
Let’s play a game. This is going to end well.[Image: vipvalet.ca] Imagine you have a car. Not just any car, but a really nice, new one. Make and model of your choice, fresh custom paint job. You drive your gorgeous car to a fancy restaurant, opt for valet…

There’s No Comparing Male and Female Harassment Online

There’s No Comparing Male and Female Harassment Online

Originally posted on TIME:
News about cyber-misogyny has steadily increased during the past year, since the publication of Amanda Hess’ “Why Women Aren’t Welcome on the Internet,” but many people challenge the notion that women’s online harassment is a matter of specific and particular concern. For example, a piece in the Daily Beast last week…

.@Twitter: Optimised For Abuse

.@Twitter: Optimised For Abuse

Originally posted on Caroline Criado-Perez:
Last summer I was the target of months of violent, misogynistic abuse. The abuse was widely reported, although the worst tweets (most of the tweets), were never broadcast or printed, because the media deemed them too offensive. This left me in the rather unfortunate position of not only being driven…

UPDATE: “Is it still rape if you kill her first?” – Pub Quiz question from Radio bar, Glasgow.

Originally posted on What's left of the Left?:
In response to this http://whatsleftoftheleft.com/2013/07/30/is-it-still-rape-if-you-kill-her-first-pub-quiz-question-from-radio-bar-glasgow/ and the comments people have been leaving on the Radio-Nude bar Facebook page and Twitter, below is a statement from G1 group I have recently received and my response. Thank you everyone for your support on this. Dear Matthew,   In reference to…