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Feminist group’s brilliant Playboy hoax promotes ‘consent culture’

Yesterday, the group “Upsetting Rape Culture” and affiliated conspirators redirected traffic from Playboy‘s “annual college party guide” to a convincingly similar one that featured pro-consent statements. The altered “party commandments” aggressively focused on promoting “consent culture,” beginning with the altered home page, which stated: A good college party is all…

Who’s uncomfortable with the truth?

This weekend, there was a minor kerfuffle over yet another poorly sourced assertion that people evolved in just such a way as to uphold the meanest, ugliest, most essentialist gender roles the patriarchy ever produced. This time, it was over the shoddy theory that men and women evolved to constantly…

Just ’cause Jesus is involved doesn’t make it not rape culture

I feel like Captain Obvious pointing this out, but there’s so much confusion and defensiveness about religion and patriarchy out there, I’m going to have to say it: That there’s a bunch of rapist priests in the Catholic church and the Pope was involved in the cover-up should not be…

Bamboo Review: Yes Means Yes

If you read Savage Love this week, no doubt you were as haunted as I was by the letter written by an 18-year-old rape victim who is being re-victimized by the rape culture. Haunted, because her story is so common as to be mundane: Her ex-boyfriend rapes her, but of…

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