The media’s interest in rape culture these days (and, well, forever) seems to rest solely with young women’s behavior. (Rapist? What rapist?) What’s particularly telling is the pictures these outlets choose to accompany their articles - young white women partying, sometimes their heads cut out of the picture (for full dehumanization action!). Simultaneously shows who the media is most interested in, and who our culture is most interested in protecting the “virtue” of.
Bloomberg News, Campus Life 101: Getting Drunk Can Get You Raped
The Daily Mail, Date-rape drug? No dear, you just had too much to drink
The New York Times, Young Women, Drinking and Rape
bisexual guys are assumed to be secretly gay
bisexual girls are assumed to be secretly straight
both are assumed to secretly like men
see what i’m getting at?
Don’t forget that gay men are gay because they lacked a “strong male figure”. And lesbians either haven’t found the right man or are gay because of a guy.
Doing PPCT training this week (defensive tactics). Was triggered pretty bad when the fake orange guns and billy clubs came out. Don’t get me started on sleeper holds. Can’t wait for this week to be OVER. Thank goodness the instructor is awesome and is letting me practice techniques with a classmate I trust in a separate room tomorrow.
Do you ever want to go give your younger self a hug for internalizing so much bullshit?
All the time