Posts Tagged: Rape-Rape

So Many Kinds of Rape Now

@paulryanvp says Forcible rape, @toddakin says #LegitimateRape, @ronpaul says honest rape. Nice.

— Jennifer Gunter (@DrJenGunter) August 21, 2012

Rape was so much simpler last year, when we just had rape and rape-rape. Now that we're having the War on Women Election—it's your turn again, ladies!—we have to be really cognizant of how many different kinds of rape there are and which are more serious, important and bad.


Keith Olbermann: "I am Not a Rape Apologist"

@cmranapia I am not a rape apologist. Please retract that ridiculous statement.

— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) December 16, 2010

So yes, Keith Olbermann had a chit chit with Michael Moore the other night and Moore described Julian Assange's sexual assault charges in a very incredible, not at all good way! Now it's war, reasonably—spearheaded by Awl pal Sady Doyle on behalf of, you know, women who press rape charges and are met with scorn, suspicion and undermining—with Olbermann totally unwilling to understand why people are upset.


'Glee': Now with Drug-Rape (Or Rape-Rape?) Plots!

I have never, ever seen this television program called "Glee," because I don't watch any program set in a high school. (I had to not really watch "Vampire Diaries" for a couple episodes when recently we were reminded that these 27-year-olds were actually supposed to be high school students!) But apparently "Glee"-related stuff went sort of off the rails last night? According to brave TV watcher Halle Kiefer, things got a little weird and rapey: "Sue Sylvester is obviously the best part of the show. Schuester is a whiner, Rachel be crazy, the football player is like, 'I am very old to be playing a high school student!' [...]


Rape Rape Rape

Whoopi Goldberg thinks "rape-rape" is bad, but if her reaction to this rape joke is any indication, even regular rape is not so amusing.


"I think the following 15 rape jokes are hilarious"

Well, Kate Harding went and made a list of rape jokes that she considers to be actually funny. (At least one of them did indeed make me laugh!) TRIGGER WARNER: Dane Cook is on the list. (Double trigger warning: "racist v. rapist" in this one. Complicated.)


Internet Destroying Itself Over Julian Assange

The Internet is in full froth over the Julian Assange arrest. You pretty much don't want to hear it from either side! For instance, a man weighs in! To him, the charges against Julian Assange "have always seemed, if not false, lame." False or lame, either way! But then do you want to hear about how women should be judged by the company they keep—from the left? Or watch Naomi Wolf trying on sarcasm? Probably none of that either! Also Tumblr is back online, so there's a lot of serious lady-fighting. :( It's a nightmare out there, maybe read a book until this all blows over.


But Are Speed Cameras Rape Or Rape-Rape?

Spencer Ackerman checks in on The Daily Caller, which launched today. What are they talking about over there? "Legalized rape. What's that you say? Rape isn't sanctioned in this country? Then you must not live in a city with red-light or speed cameras, where it happens every day…. the only deterrent effect the technology has is deterring your government from being honest about raping its own citizenry. If you're going to slide me a roofie, Government, at least take me to dinner and a movie first." Ah, okay!


Rape-Rape Is The REALLY Bad One, Right?

"I know it wasn't rape-rape. It was something else but I don't believe it was rape-rape." -"View" co-host Whoopi Goldberg discuss the nuances of the Roman Polanski case.


A Refresher in How Not to Talk About Pre-Teen Rape Victims

It's worthwhile taking this refresher course on rape culture in the wake of that maliciously executed New York Times story about the rape of an 11-year-old in Texas. (I can't even think about that story without becoming enraged!) And here is a good follow-up to that first piece: "I don’t understand a culture that punishes women for the slight transgression of, like, forgetting to shave their vagina for a week but then drops their monocles and implies they deserve to be brutally raped if they fall in line and put on some mascara and a skirt."


GTA: Vice City, Duke Nukem 3D Certified Totally Rape-Free

"An editorial on Friday about the Supreme Court’s review of a California law barring the sale or rental of violent video games to minors incorrectly described the content of three games. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Postal 2, and Duke Nukem 3D graphically depict many repellent acts. They do not depict rape." What happens when people defend the right of unpleasant speech who have still never walked a mile in Tommy Vercetti's shoes. Still, a counterpoint: "Wait, does getting your money back from a hooker by beating her up count as rape?"


Best Possible SEO-Friendly Content on Lady Sex Fantasies

This is from one of those other sides of the Internet-web content in pursuit of Google traffic-except that's mostly situational, because the actual content is awesome. (The site in question, Our Cheating Ways, is run by a woman who says that "our promiscuous, cheating ways are having a detrimental effect on our society." Okay!) The topic is the Top Five (Most-Googled) Sexual Fantasies of Women, and it is not at all impaired by the fact that it was written by a man. Hence, Fantasy Number Three: "Rape fantasies, sometimes called ravaging fantasies, are extremely common among women. In fact, they are the basis for many of the [...]