I’m reblogging this in support of the women at JPLNASA who object to the casual sexism (the most pernicious kind) displayed in the ‘cool’, dudely video. As usual, their voices are not being heard.
To Assange supporters, Galloway, Akin, rape apologists everywhere:
“…no matter the cause, the progressive left cannot deny, downplay or ridicule the seriousness of rape and sexual assault to treat women’s bodies as collateral in some wider battle. Women’s rights are not secondary to liberal or class politics, they are, and should be, placed at the their heart.”
~ Women from Compass, a group for the betterment of society, in a letter in Thursday’s Guardian.
To ‘feminist’ right-on male and female supporters of Pussy Riot: READ THIS:
From Lyn Gardener’s review of Shakespeare’s The Rape of Lucrece at the Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh:
“It’s a reminder that, in the powerplays of men, women’s bodies are often the battlefield”.
So it goes.
Excellent article by Tanya Gold on the current vogue for ‘rape jokes’ at the Edinburgh Fringe: