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Is the concept of the “rape continuum” useful?

Words and concepts are only our best approximation of reality; we look for the closest fit to describe our world.  Human sexuality is complicated and subtle, and so the fit between words and reality is always going to be a … Continue reading

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Worse than not helpful: Normalizing rape.

In the post before last, I said that Edmonton’s “Don’t Be That Guy” anti-rape campaign would not dissuade potential rapists, but would communicate a negative message about male sexuality.  And there’s another negative effect that a campaign like this may have, … Continue reading

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Somewhat worse than not helpful.

Chloe at Feministing recently wrote about the latest anti-rape social marketing campaign in Edmonton, Alberta, which seeks to discourage rape with messages aimed at men, saying “Don’t Be That Guy.”  She heralded this campaign as one that targeted perpetrators, rather … Continue reading

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Balloons and bubblegum.

In my post On Schrödinger’s Rapist, I wrote that the “rule’s for men” laid out by the author would be poisonous for some men but not others.  I’d like to expand on this thought, in the context of what has … Continue reading

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