Reading Time: 1 minuteI didn’t want to get all jokey about sexual assault so this isn’t my typical video but I wanted to say something, especially about one particular aspect of this whole shitshow that’s been chapping my ass.Read More
Month: September 2018
Reading Time: 2 minutesAutumn activities for you and your pup
The leaves may be changing, but that doesn’t mean the end of outdoor fun. Fall is a wonderful time for you and your dog to get out of the house and enjoy the season.
Add these activities to your autumn schedule to make the most of cozy sweater weather with your furry friend.Read More
Reading Time: 5 minutesThe hearing was a celebration of male anger ― the power of anger to bring men together, to reinforce their certainty about what is owed to them as men and, of course, to sweep women’s anger and pain to the side. Kavanaugh and the Republican senators rarely addressed Blasey or her credibility directly; rather confusingly, the party line was that she, too, was a victim, and that they bore no ill will toward her.Read More
Vice News: “MY HEART HURTS SO MUCH FOR HER”: LISTEN TO GRIPPING VOICEMAILS FROM READERS ABOUT FORD AND KAVANAUGH
Reading Time: 1 minuteWe asked for your thoughts on the hearing and the testimony given by Ford and Kavanaugh. The response was overwhelming. Several VICE News followers shared their own stories of surviving sexual assault. We’ll continue to share more of your reactions in the coming days.Read More
Reading Time: 4 minutesThis week I heard a sexual assault victim recount that as her coworker voiced his doubt about the veracity of Dr. Ford’s story, she’d spoken up that she had a similar experience. Her co-worker’s response was “Oh! Well, I believe you, I just don’t believe her.” Not surprisingly this is painfully reminiscent of the people who said they absolutely would vote for a woman president, “just not that woman”. It’s so much easier to doubt “that woman” when she isn’t standing in front of you. But “that woman” is not just telling her story, she is telling our stories.
Our stories are believable, and that is exactly why a misogynistic society will always be determined to destroy our credibility because as long as our stories can be framed as lies the behavior of rape culture can continue.Read More