fuck yeah sex education

Sex Positive and Body Positive educational place. Includes information about different relationships, genders, sexuality, sexual preferences, safety precautions and everything else that could pertain in the education of sex. Accepting of all walks of life.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask on my ask site: http://fyseq.tumblr.com/ask, though check out http://fuckyeahsexeducation.tumblr.com/FAQ!

Posted on 18th of May, 2012
3,234 notes

Tags: this this this,

(trigger warning: rape, rape jokes) Here is why I refuse to take rape jokes sitting down…

Because 6% of college-aged men, slightly over 1 in 20, will admit to raping someone in anonymous surveys, as long as the word “rape” isn’t used in the description of the act—and that’s the conservative estimate. Other sources double that number (pdf).

A lot of people accuse feminists of thinking that all men are rapists. That’s not true. But do you know who think all men are rapists?

Rapists do.

They really do. In psychological study, the profiling, the studies, it comes out again and again.

Virtually all rapists genuinely believe that all men rape, and other men just keep it hushed up better. And more, these people who really are rapists are constantly reaffirmed in their belief about the rest of mankind being rapists like them by things like rape jokes, that dismiss and normalize the idea of rape.

If one in twenty guys (or more) is a real and true rapist, and you have any amount of social activity with other guys like yourself, then it is almost a statistical certainty that one time hanging out with friends and their friends, playing Halo with a bunch of guys online, in a WoW guild, in a pick-up game of basketball, at a bar, or elsewhere, you were talking to a rapist. Not your fault. You can’t tell a rapist apart any better than anyone else can. It’s not like they announce themselves.

But, here’s the thing. It’s very likely that in some of these interactions with these guys, at some point or another, someone told a rape joke. You, decent guy that you are, understood that they didn’t mean it, and it was just a joke. And so you laughed.

Or maybe you didn’t laugh. Maybe it just wasn’t a very funny joke. So maybe you just didn’t say anything at all.

And, decent guy who would never condone rape, who would step in and stop rape if he saw it, who understands that rape is awful and wrong and bad, when you laughed? When you were silent?

That rapist who was in the group with you, that rapist thought that you were on his side. That rapist knew that you were a rapist like him. And he felt validated, and he felt he was among his comrades.

You. The rapist’s comrade.

And if that doesn’t make you feel sick to your stomach, if that doesn’t make you want to throw up, if that doesn’t disturb you or bother you or make you feel like maybe you should at least consider not participating in that kind of humor anymore, not abiding it in your presence, not greeting it with silence…

Well, maybe you aren’t as opposed to rapists as you claim.

Why Rape Jokes Are Never “Ok” (via twofish)

(via missgingerlee)

  1. misses-daryl-dixon reblogged this from razors-blades-and-bandaids
  2. razors-blades-and-bandaids reblogged this from twofish
  3. higherc0nscious reblogged this from f0rever-n3ver
  4. f0rever-n3ver reblogged this from twofish
  5. tendristhenight reblogged this from twofish
  6. sorrowsinbattalions reblogged this from twofish
  7. whiteazaleas reblogged this from c-u-l-t-u-r-e-s
  8. kkscooter reblogged this from moonbelli
  9. anoukc reblogged this from ggaspard
  10. themidwayirregular reblogged this from sexistmorons
  11. foryourusemistress reblogged this from princess-the-enchantress
  12. akai-hana reblogged this from sexistmorons
  13. dolphinlover562 reblogged this from moonbelli
  14. perfect-disast3rr reblogged this from moonbelli
  15. moonbelli reblogged this from fauxcyborg
  16. highspeedhunny reblogged this from gummywormsofshame
  17. ollitwister reblogged this from fauxcyborg
  18. jaeger---bombastic reblogged this from fauxcyborg
  19. kalynology reblogged this from fauxcyborg
  20. happyfitnezz reblogged this from fauxcyborg
  21. billhaverchucksfanclub reblogged this from toxicrants
  22. highwithenvy reblogged this from sexistmorons
  23. fierce-and-little reblogged this from shewhofavorsfire
  24. farmcore reblogged this from shewhofavorsfire
  25. shewhofavorsfire reblogged this from doctorbee
  26. elephantrings reblogged this from changingtosavemylife
  27. changingtosavemylife reblogged this from doctorbee
  28. loveandoleander reblogged this from doctorbee