Category: Rape Culture

Real men need to speak up against the entitled minority

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

RAPE – the view of a quiet ‘voice’ – » The Australian Independent Media Network

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

Sexual assault: what can you do if you don’t want to make a formal report to police?

We are currently researching anonymous and confidential options for reporting sexual assault in Australia. It is important people know that making a formal complaint to police is not the only avenue. While it is clear the criminal justice current system needs substantial improvement, we also need to identify alternative ways survivors can be heard.

Sexual assault: what can you do if you don’t want to make a formal report to police?

‘I am that girl’ – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

 

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)

Canadian judge to rape accuser: ‘Why couldn’t you just keep your knees together?’ | World news | The Guardian

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

Stanford rape case: Brock Turner supporters apologise and say ‘of course he should be held accountable’ | Americas | News | The Independent

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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

The Stanford rape and the social media effect – The Drum (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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)