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Jul. 1st, 2013

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Haven't posted in a while! I'm off in tumblr land pretty consistently these days, so if you're over there and I'm not following you, let me know!

I recently made a post there might be some interest in here--it's a look at the side of rape and sexual assault statistics that we're not often presented with, mostly so I'd have some peer-reviewed journal articles to throw at MRAs whenever they get all up in arms about feminism (which is, let's be real, pretty much anytime they're not hating on someone else) or whenever someone rolls their eyes at the "don't rape people" approach to rape prevention. Trigger warnings for sexual assault/rape apply, and there's a touch of TMI in there. Hoping it'll spark some interesting discussion.

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Jul. 2nd, 2013 06:57 pm (UTC)
That's really interesting, but I don't know how to have discussion on Tumblr.

Also it reminds me of this:

And this:
Jul. 2nd, 2013 07:05 pm (UTC)
I agree that bringing up female perpetrators is usually derailing. But I'm really not sure how I feel about bringing up male victims. Because a lot of guys have been raped/assaulted/molested/harassed, often but not always by men, and often with the approval or silence of other men and women, and I feel like maybe that's part of where some dudes learn, viscerally, the toxic lessons rape culture teaches about how men should go about getting what they "deserve."
Jul. 4th, 2013 07:54 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure about your 'one in four men are rapists' statistic - I'm not trying to pretend the figures about rape don't have uncomfortable implications about men, and in fact there are almost certainly guys I know and think of as decent people are rapists, but what about the possibility that some of the rapes are carried out by repeat offenders?
Jul. 5th, 2013 03:14 am (UTC)
Yeah, I thought about that too at first, but it turns out the methodology didn't have to do with counting rapes, it was self-reporting by the men themselves (the percentage was consistent over many studies, each featuring >1000 men). On average, depending on the definition used, about 25%-61% of the people involved in each study had committed rape. (They also tracked the number of repeat offenders, including over a two-year period.)
Jul. 5th, 2013 10:51 am (UTC)
*nods* OK, thanks for clarifying. That's terrifying...
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