Tag Archive | sexual assault

TV Tropes Monday: A Storm is Coming


  Tweet of the Day: On sexism, sexual assault and the threat of the ‘non-bro’ ——- A Storm is Coming…. A trope used so often that it also a cliche. But why is this trope so popular? What is it about the image of a storm on the horizon that conveys doom and gloom like […]

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, […]