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Mills and Granite (1992) sampled college students in Hawaii and found that 50% of men sampled said that women mean “yes” when they say “no”. Those who thought that women say “no” when they mean yes state that a woman needs to say “no” an average of 2.6 times before they would believe she really means it.
"Defining acquaintance rape: College students’ perceptions of sexual consent and coercion" by Sarah E. Buck Doude (via khaleesifeels)

Resources for Male Survivors


I posted last week asking people if they knew of some good resources for male victims of sexual assault. Here is the list people came up with:







Thanks everyone!

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Do you still need more proof of rape culture?

As Noam Chomsky once pointed out for Z Magazine, old media types from the institutional bodies like American Enterprise Institute tend to regurgitate the same ideas with a reliability that is equally impressive and infuriating. While assuring the public that rape is a terrible crime, writers like Caroline Kitchens and Heather McDonald of right-wing think tank The Manhattan Institute try to claim that feminists have blown this whole rape culture thing way out of proportion.

Apparently, many women disagree. On Tuesday there were more than 1 million responses on the #RapeCultureIsWhen hashtag started by a frustrated Zerlina Maxwell in response to these right-wing narratives. 

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It’s when your friends think that it’s something you did and regret and are just calling it rape when you were so intoxicated that your friend took advantage of you and told you not to tell anyone about it.

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Women who have been raped in the military have a PTSD rate higher than men who have been in combat.
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Courageous women speak out against corrective rape

Grace Brown has photographed hundreds of survivors and received submissions from thousands more since starting Project Unbreakable in October 2011. Her images document the threatening, demeaning and downright misguided comments that sexual abusers use to torment and subdue their victims.

Some pictures capture a particularly haunting aspect of sexual victimization: so-called “corrective rape,” a hate crime used against LGBT people as punishment or in the belief that forcing them to have heterosexual sex will “cure” them of their homosexuality.

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Corrective rape happens in every country we need to stop acting as if it’s restricted to countries that fit into the narrative of ‘backwards’ countries.

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A Navy study found that 15 percent of incoming recruits had attempted or committed rape before entering the military.
This is twice the percentage of the equivalent civilian population.
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Photographed in Portland, OR on 02/28/14.

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What people don’t understand is when we say “Teach men not to rape,” we’re not talking about telling them not to jump out of the bushes in a ski mask and grab the nearest female. We’re talking about the way we teach boys that masculinity is measured by power over others, and that they aren’t men unless they “get some.” We’re talking about teaching men (and women) that it’s not okay to laugh at jokes about rape and abuse. We’re talking about telling men that a lack of “No” doesn’t mean “Yes,” that if a woman is too drunk to consent they shouldn’t touch her, that dating someone - or even being married to someone - does not mean automatic consent. We’re talking about teaching boys to pay attention to the girl they’re with, and if she looks uncomfortable to stop and ask if she’s okay, because sometimes girls don’t know how to say stop in a situation like that. We’re talking about how women have the right to change their mind. Even if she’s been saying yes all night, if she says no, that’s it. It’s over. That’s what we mean when we say “Teach men not to rape.”
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"The Rape Poem to End All Rape Poems."

One of the best pieces of group spoken word poetry I’ve ever seen. WATCH IT. 

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35% of young men indicated they would sexually assault a woman if they knew they would not get caught (Hamilton & Yee, 1990; Briere & Malamuth, 1983) and one out of 13 men had reported committing a sexual assault during their lifetime.

"Measuring internal and external conceptualizations of sexual consent: A mixed-methods exploration of sexual consent" by Kristen N. Jozkowski

But keep saying that we don’t live in a rape culture, that REAL men don’t rape.

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“Repeat Rape: How do they get away with it?”, Part 1 of 2. (link to Part 2)


  1. College Men: Repeat Rape and Multiple Offending Among Undetected Rapists,Lisak and Miller, 2002 [PDF, 12 pages]
  2. Navy Men: Lisak and Miller’s results were essentially duplicated in an even larger study (2,925 men): Reports of Rape Reperpetration by Newly Enlisted Male Navy Personnel, McWhorter, 2009 [PDF, 16 pages]

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Knowledge is a seed; sow it.

Reblogging because I mentioned this study in a post the other day and someone reblogged & replied insinuating that I’d made it up, but I didn’t have the citation on hand right then. As I said then: rape culture is what teaches rapists that they aren’t rapists.

^ bolded for emphasis

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Analysis by Fisher et al. (2000) concludes that an average of 350 rapes occur annually on campuses that have more than 10,000 female students. Furthermore, less than five percent of rapes are reported to law enforcement officials. Almost half (48.8%) of women who are raped do not consider themselves to be victims of rape… The researchers determined that most sexual victimizations occur when college women are alone with a man they know, at night, and in the privacy of their home. Most women attempt to take protective actions.

Basically everything you need to know about campus rape.

From “Defining acquaintance rape: College students’ perceptions of sexual consent and coercion” by Sarah E. Buck Doude

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RAR just ordered the buttons we will have available at the Freedom Rally! Come find us on the South Quad, this Saturday (April 19th) from 12-6 if you want one!