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Not a Rapist? Good. Do You Laugh at Rape Jokes? You Enable Rape Culture.

Image credit: Tasha Sturm/Cabrillo College/asm.org Julius was a military physician working for the German army in the late 1800s. His job was relatively simple: cure tuberculosis. Working alongside preeminent bacteriologist Robert Koch, he discovered and helped develop the ideal method and conditions for growing bacteria.  This was no easy feat. (Most) bacteria requires an ideal …

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Men, it’s Past Time We Take Dismantling Patriarchy Seriously

What follows is directed to any men reading this. Any women reading this: please feel free to add to, amend, or correct this diatribe. The LAST thing I want to do is mansplain misogyny to women.  First of all, all patriarchy is sexism. This means you don’t need to use the B word, be a …

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Men: We are not chapters in your redemptive arc. Stop victimizing us as a way to work out your trauma.

The women in these stories are collateral damage, and the purpose of their existence within these narratives is the opportunity they provide for men to grow and learn. The fact of those women’s suffering is at best a footnote.

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