Today in Critiquing the Rape Culture

[Trigger warning for discussion of the rape culture.]

Shaker Greg emailed the link to Cracked's "Six Romantic Movie Gestures That Can Get You Prison Time," which, though not explicitly addressing the rape culture, nonetheless examines some common romantic comedy tropes that, in the real world, are criminal acts.

Meanwhile, Toronto Star columnist Antonia Zerbisias has written a great piece about the media's facilitation of the rape culture. I am always thrilled to be able to recommend an article that questions the rape culture, anyway, but this following so closely after Kira Cochrane's piece is awesome.

(Less awesome: That both of them were in foreign-to-the-US press, and I can't remember the last time I've read something like this in a major US paper. Hell, it's rare enough I read anything written by a feminist in a major US paper on any subject.)

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