The rape problem isn’t going away and men must speak up against the entitled minority that furthers it, writes A L Jones.
*CONTENT WARNING: This article discusses rape
WHY IS THE PROBLEM of sexual assault so intractable? Why, despite increasing community awareness, is progress so slow?
Source: Real men need to speak up against the entitled minority
Empathy cannot be taught. If it does not exist within it does not exist at all. The current politician who has been sent for empathy training is nothing less than a smokescreen to protect a parliamentary majority that is whittling itself away day by day.
Our Parliament is a cesspit of male misogyny, as is our society, it is beyond time for real change.
Source: RAPE – the view of a quiet ‘voice’ – » The Australian Independent Media Network
A widely publicised, five-year criminal legal battle ended with no finality for anyone. A jury and a series of judges have found that Saxon did not consent to sex, but the legal sticking point has always been whether Lazarus knew she was not consenting.
via ‘I am that girl’ – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
In 2014 the federal judge referred to accuser as ‘the accused’ throughout trial but now says he didn’t understand sexual assault law
Source: Canadian judge to rape accuser: ‘Why couldn’t you just keep your knees together?’ | World news | The Guardian
Brock Turner told a court his experience with alcohol was minimal before he came to university. Court documents suggest otherwise.
Source: ‘Did you rage?’: Court documents shed new light on Stanford sexual assault case
With outcry growing against those who stood by a former Stanford University swimmer who sexually assaulted an unconscious woman, a childhood friend and a high school guidance counsellor have apologised for writing letters of support urging leniency for Brock Turner.
Source: Stanford rape case: Brock Turner supporters apologise and say ‘of course he should be held accountable’ | Americas | News | The Independent
At the time of my own rape, I found myself Googling news stories and reading what complete strangers were saying about it. Yet, nowhere was there a place for me, the victim, to speak. The Stanford rape victim and social media have changed all that.
Source: The Stanford rape and the social media effect – The Drum (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
I’ll tell my boys that only cowards blame rape on alcohol or promiscuity.
Source: What the Stanford rape case can teach our sons