CONTENT WARNING: This fortnight's Rubyyy Jones column contains graphic descriptions and discussion of sexual abuse. This post was first published on RubyyyJones.com The Blog. Image via radziu's Flickr photostream. Hello Darlingsss Well... I've been thinking about writing this blog for ages. A blog about rape. But where does one begin with rape? It's everywhere, it's... Continue Reading →
Let’s talk about SlutWalk London
On Saturday 11th June, thousands of women and men marched through central London to draw attention to the fact that rape is NOT acceptable, clothing is NOT consent and victims should NOT be blamed. The march and rally that followed in Trafalgar Square were positive, peaceful and presented a united force for feminist good. Sadly,... Continue Reading →
Get your SlutWalk facts straight!
As you may have heard, Toronto police officer Michael Sanguinetti told students at Osgoode Hall Law School that, "women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimised" and, within a few months, Slutwalks had been organised in many cities across Canada and the US in response to his comments. Despite the name,... Continue Reading →
Rape is about power, not sex
Yesterday I heard about the results of a survey on rape and blame. I set my alarm to wake me up with the radio every morning and heard about it on the news but, being half asleep at the time, thought I'd better check the story online in case I'd misheard. Apparently not. "The majority... Continue Reading →