Time for another round of what I'm reading lately!
- I caught this post on Tumblr which perfectly highlights how horrendous and mainstream rape apologism can get. The rape apologist in question is Professor Steven Landsburg and what he said is jaw droppingly bad. It has NOT received enough backlash and shame, in my opinion.
- In that vein, Shakesville has a great piece up about Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, which takes us beyond the statistics and into the human side of this month.
- The Feminist Wire has a great piece up by Monica Torres about her experiences a writer, English major, and Latina...and what it means to study the language which is one of conquest.
- So this happened...
[Image text, as quoted in the linked article, "Second-placed cyclist Peter Sagan thought it would be completely hilarious if, while Tour Of Flanders winner Fabian Cancellara was being congratulated by two ‘podium girls’, he went for the grope."]
- Ragen Chastain, as always, has up an amazing post about the experiences of being a fat positive person at the gym, specifically in Zumba classes, and how your instructor and fellow exercisers can REALLY bring you down. I related to this so much, except unlike Chastain, I've never had the guts to actually say something.
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