UPDATED, WEDNESDAY MAY 25, 11:45 MDT A correspondent sent this to me, so I pass it along to you to sign and return to kscarbro AT soemail DOT rutgers DOT edu. UPDATE: Kathryn Scarbrough has asked us not to e-mail our signatures–her e-mail in-box has been overwhelmed. If you wish to sign the petition, you may do … Continue reading Feminists demand let justice be done
This morning, we have more evidence of the widespread refusal in our culture to name a rape a rape: Former University of Colorado linebacker Michael Sipili was arrested Tuesday morning on suspicion of sexually assaulting a 22-year-old woman last month at an off-campus apartment, according to Boulder police. . . . . . . Witnesses told police … Continue reading Rape: a crime too terrible to be named.
An anonymous correspondent wrote in last week: I had an experience the other day which I’m still puzzling over. I serve on a major university committee, and I have known for some time that a colleague’s daughter is not at home, but in residential care in Big City more than a hundred miles away, and has been in and … Continue reading Privacy and "postfeminist" rape culture
UPDATED BELOW At least in the coverage of Roman Polanski’s arrest it has! I keep hearing about how he was arrested in Switzerland this weekend on a 32-year old charge of “having sex with” a then-13 year old girl. (This New York Times story will stand as representative of the chicken$hit coverage.) Funny–he was actually … Continue reading The word "rape" has been disappeared from the English language