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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

There is No Such Thing as ‘Gray Rape’

Cosmopolitan has graced us with an article called “A New Kind of Date Rape”, written by Laura Sessions Stepp (who many of us have found problematic for some time). In it, Stepp informs us that “hookup culture” is leading to “gray rape” (both terms invented or popularized by Ms. Stepp). What’s gray rape? According…

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Monday, March 15, 2010

Risk Reduction Doesn’t Work

It’s raining like the end-times are near, and I accidentally brought my only occasionally functional umbrella to work with me this morning.  While I do enjoy challenging nature in order to test my stoicism at times, I find that wool pants are not the best outfit in which to rumble with the weather.  Sitting in my office drenched and…

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Saturday, March 13, 2010

Sportswriters: Don’t Let The Facts Get in the Way of Your Victim Blaming

If you were to get all of your news from the sports sections of newspapers and blogs, you’d be forgiven for thinking that sexual assault and rape are merely examples of naughty boys making risky decisions that could jeopardize their careers and cost them sponsorships.  Now the last time I checked, the ability to throw a football or dunk a…

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

She Wasn’t Asking For It

A recent study in England has kicked off a wave of examination of victim-blaming. The study has found that, of the thousand Londoners surveyed, more than half said “there were some circumstances when a rape victim should accept responsibility for an attack.” The study also found that women were more likely to victim-blame than men. This…

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Monday, March 08, 2010

Raise Money for the Walk

The Fifth Annual Walk for Change is just a couple of weeks away at this point, and it’s time to start cracking open wallets and getting donations in to BARCC!  We want to make this year’s walk the biggest ever, with more walkers, more performers, and more sweet, sweet currency than any previous year.  If anyone else is like me,…

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