Tag Archive | rape

Space for Rent: A Torrent of Fear


  Yes, once again, I waded into the deep waters of internet comment and found…Fear. Loads of it. Fear of the black man walking in the middle of the street. Fear of the brown skin foreigner with the funny name. Fear of the Muslim horde crashing against the shore. In the name of Fear some […]

Space for Rent: Rafa’s Escort Service


  Last week massacre in California made me think of my college days. Back then I managed to, in spite of my extreme social awkwardness and ineptitude, to have a large circle of friends and acquaintances.  Many of them were women. We would gather in the Student Union building for breakfast or lunch, tell stories, […]

TV Tropes Monday: Rape as Backstory


Tweet of the Day: Video Games And Violence: The Connection ——- Want to add a bit of drama to a female character (it is almost always female) background? Just add rape. <INSERT EYE ROLL HERE> The problem with this trope is that it emphasizes the image of women as perennial victims. This trope does not […]

Space for Rent: Look but Don’t Touch


Tweet of the Day: Alisa Valdes: Anti-feminist romance not so romantic ——- Sounds simple enough, every responsible parent makes sure their children learn the difference between admiring an object and manipulating without permission. I am tempted to make a straight line analogy between this and the idea that no woman “asks” to be rape. That is, […]