TRIGGER WARNING So the slight irony here is that my previous post was entitled "Glad to be home". Since then, we've had the entire Roastbuster's story (see links below) and lots and lots in all sorts of popular media about rape and what it means. Then this morning I see a link about "Anti-Rape wear"! … Continue reading ARRGH
TRIGGER WARNING: This post contains some graphic sexual content Three very different women in two very different countries: one, a 23 year old physiotherapist, taking the bus home with a friend after a movie and a night out. The other two are children (13 and 14 years old), sneaking out to spend time with high … Continue reading Rape Culture: Not very cultured at all
Hakamada Iwao is on death row in Japan. Japan's policy is to execute by hanging in secret. Prisoners are typically given a few hours notice, or none at all. Families are only notified after the execution has happened. This means Hakamada has spent 43 years not knowing if today would be his last. However, once … Continue reading It’s not a sentence, it’s a full stop
So, woke up this morning to the horrific news of Jill Meagher in Melbourne. Police are calling it a "a genuinely random, opportunistic attack" Immediately there are calls for women to partake in self-defense courses and even horribly insensitive suggestions that Jill should've accepted the offer of being "walked home" by her male colleague. Excuse … Continue reading Safety? Is it an illusion?