Links: December 7, 2010

7 Dec

Womanist Musings: “Today I Remember the Women of École Polytechnique” [TW for violent misogyny]

On the stereotype threat and success of people of color and women in science… “15-Minute Writing Exercise Closes the Gender Gap in University-Level Physics”

Found via Racialicious… a space for reporting everyday microaggressions. [TW for numerous examples of privileged assholery involving misogyny, racism, ableism, and much much more!]

Talk show host Regis Philbin touched Nicki Minaj’s ass after she performed a song on “Regis and Kelly” last week, and there “Ain’t Nothing Cool About This”. [TW for sexual violence, particularly with the videos included in the post]

More on this from The Crunk Feminist Collective… “Really Regis?!”

Shakesville: “Men vs. Roe Again… on men’s right’s activists wanting to be in charge of women’s uteruses and ‘opting out’ of parenthood

Finally, as a palette cleanser for my last post, several instances of bloggers getting it right.

The Guardian: “How the rape claims against Julian Assange sparked an information war: Conspiracies, slander and misogyny have become every bit as central to debate as principles of justice” [TW for victim blaming and sexual violence]

Salon: from Kate Harding, “The Rush to Smear Assange’s Rape Accuser”.

From Jessica Valenti, “Naomi Wolf really needs to read the internet”. Seriously.

Update: Ok, wow, more details about the allegations came out earlier today that I missed. [TW]

The court heard Assange is accused of using his body weight to hold her down in a sexual manner.

The second charge alleged Assange “sexually molested” Miss A by having sex with her without a condom when it was her “express wish” one should be used.

The third charge claimed Assange “deliberately molested” Miss A on August 18 “in a way designed to violate her sexual integrity”. The fourth charge accused Assange of having sex with a second woman, Miss W, on August 17 without a condom while she was asleep at her Stockholm home.

How’s that for “rape-rape”?

3 Responses to “Links: December 7, 2010”

  1. Boner Killer December 7, 2010 at 5:55 pm #

    It really saddens me that Julian Assange is being charged with this. I really support his work with wikileaks and I really hope this all gets sorted out.

    I hate how the media jumps onto things and rushes to downgrade the victim’s allegations, however, I have only heard about the condom thing, I didn’t hear about the molestation, ugh.

    • lishra December 9, 2010 at 7:35 am #

      Luckily, Julian Assange is not Wikileaks. You can totally support what Wikileaks does and acknowledge that Assange is probably a rapist. Progressive-minded dudes aren’t necessarily saints (see Eliot Spitzer, Kyle Payne, etc).

      • Boner Killer December 11, 2010 at 4:45 pm #

        Yeah, good point. You are definitley right.
        I’m so disgusted with the nonsense being said about the women who accused him “They were radical militant feminists…that’s what you get, Julian”


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