Links: December 11, 2010

11 Dec

[Trigger warning for sexual violence and victim blaming.]

Hanna Fridén, a feminist journalist-blogger in Sweden, clears up a bunch of nonsense: “Sweden does not have a broader definition of rape – Assange charges probably would have been the same in the US”

Tiger Beatdown: “How We Describe Women Who Report Sexual Assaults Now”… Assange’s lawyer calls accusers ‘bizarre trolles’, to which Sady says,

You guys, why are these women engaging in the (risky, socially consequential, unlikely-to-succeed) act of charging a socially prominent man with lots of supporters of sexual assault? They’re spies, right? Or they’re feminists who go around tricking men into having sex with them so they can make rape accusations? Whatever the case may be, it sounds like this is totally just about broken condoms, of all things! HOW BIZARRE!

The American Prospect: from Jaclyn Friedman,  “What We Talk About When We Talk About Rape”

Had the backlash against Assange’s arrest focused on Interpol’s hypocrisy, my colleagues and I would have been free to join and strengthen that critique. But it didn’t.

A Truly Elegant Mess: “I’m Not Dead, I’m Enraged”

You know what? This “Wikileaks founder arrested for rape” shit has me pissed the fuck off.

Wanna know why?

Reclusive Leftist: “Naomi Wolf to serve as new spokesmodel for Ladies Against Feminism”

A Polar View: “Don’t Rape Her”. . . helpful tips on how not to rape women.

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