Frenchmen need educating, not fines
I do feel the evolution of the male French mindset must continue, but this is a question of education rather than more legislation. Plenty of laws exist and need only be implemented more often. Did you know that bottom-groping in France may land you in prison for five years? So who needs a €5,000 fine for wolf-whistling? The problem is not the absence of laws, but French education.
The Anti-Rape Gadgets That Never Delivered
I like this piece. So many gadgets have been announced over the years and while I understand the mindset behind them, I’ve always been suspicious that they just keep the onus on women to be constantly on the lookout for rapists, which can lead to the question if something did happen ‘why didn’t you have the drug-identifying nail varnish, the anti-rape knickers etc’ rather than asking the rapist ‘why did you rape this person?’
‘What Were You Wearing?’ exhibit at KU takes aim at sexual assault myth
A great exhibition which looks at that common victim-blaming question and shows how fucking stupid it is.
The problem with how men perceive rape
I love this piece as it highlights how women can be pressured into having sex and how difficult it is to define whether or not it’s rape. I was a fairly young teen when I heard of the line ‘lie back and think of England’. I never thought of it as rape until recently and I doubt many people ever think of it as rape but if it’s not then it’s pretty damn close.
‘Too fat to fly’: Russian women fight job discrimination
Not obviously sexual harassment but certainly in the ballpark.
A CNN Anchor Had To Abruptly End An Interview After A Guest Repeatedly Brought Up Boobs
I’m still struggling to get my head around this story.
“I’m a First Amendment absolutist. I believe in only two things completely,” Travis said after Baldwin asked him about the ESPN controversy. “The First Amendment and boobs.”