One Week of Harassment on Twitter
Ever since I began my Tropes vs Women in Video Games project, two and a half years ago, I’ve been harassed on a daily basis by irate gamers angry at my critiques of sexism in video games. It can sometimes be difficult to effectively communicate just how bad this sustained intimidation campaign…
Former Vanderbilt Football Players Found Guilty In Rape Case
A jury has found two former members of the Vanderbilt University football team guilty of multiple counts of aggravated rape and aggravated sexual battery, in a case that stems from a 2013 assault in a dorm room. Others also face charges in the case.
Brandon Vandenburg and Cory Batey will face sentencing on March 6. Convicted of multiple felonies, the two could be sentenced to decades in prison.
From Nashville, Blake Farmer of member station WPLN reports:
“Prosecutors say Vandenburg brought an unconscious student back to his dorm room after a night of drinking in June of 2013. Batey testified that he was so drunk he didn’t remember what happened. The victim said she didn’t remember either, but the act was caught on cell phone video.
“As part of their unsuccessful defense, the players’ attorneys blamed a campus culture of binge drinking and casual sex. A Vanderbilt spokesperson called the evidence presented at trial ‘profoundly disturbing and utterly unacceptable.’ “
Yes yes yes yes yes!
DRUNK IS NOT CONSENT.
How to properly respond to a report of sexual misconduct
I’ve written a whole lot (like here and here) about how various institutions have
mishandled royally fucked up reports of sexual misconduct for which they are responsible for handling. But let it be known, not everyone is completely incompetent!
Last night, I received an email that read “can…
Post Card from a Scared Girl
Ironically, People practicing Sex selection in a country where peopleworship various forms of Goddess, and where females are considered as Maa
Laxmi’s Avtar and where young girls are worshipped and people touch their
feet for blessings…..
I am a scared girl and oppressed i have no choice here…