Welcome to the Pot Simmers! The Pot is what I make a habit of stirring; the Simmers are to make you think. I am always researching some topic or other, and finding all sorts of good articles on various topics. Some of them I share to social media, usually with a tibdit of my own. But sometimes, there is simply too much of an influx of articles to share. At the same time, they are often very insightful reads, and I know there are at least a few of my followers who gain something by them. This is my effort to continue sharing them, but yet presenting them in a condensed format so that they are not cluttering up social media feeds unnecessarily. Each post will feature a different topic, with a collection of links all on that subject. Always enjoy learning!
What do we mean when we talk about rape culture? This post puts it into perspective through certain experiences that illustrate what rape culture means. It’s not just about allowing rape itself. It’s about the attitude in response to rape and sexual advances toward women.
How bad does it really have to be, in order to be considered “sexual assault?” All these women posting horrible stories of direct abuse, outright rape – and here’s someone who has only “minor” stories to tell. Does it count?
The classic, age-old question directed toward rape victims (but only female ones, of course). How much does choice of dress affect whether a person will be raped? This exhibit seeks to present the answer via a series of outfits worn by rape victims when they were attacked.
Yet another story, where she wonders if it was “bad enough” or if it fit the profile. Does almost rape count? It does when you’re talking about rape culture or how frequently these things happen.
Women have an entire practice built around avoiding tensions – avoiding being attacked. Much of it is unconscious, as basic as breathing, deeply ingrained in their behavior.