Recommended Reading: September 5th, 2015

Recommended Reading: September 5th, 2015

By | 2015-11-28T20:17:11-05:00 September 5th, 2015|Categories: Linkspam|Tags: |0 Comments

Every other Saturday we will post links relevant to survivors. Please feel free to discuss these links in the comments, or post more links! Trigger warnings appreciated, and self-promotion welcome.

Blanket trigger warning for all of these posts.

Olivia wrote about the different flavors of depression, and taking anti-depressants.

Miri wrote about how sexual identity labels are maps, not territory.

Captain Heartless wrote about the challenges of trauma.

How to cope with nightmares.

Amanda Marcotte wrote about a Virginia fraternity’s display of threatening signs (tw: photos included), rape culture, and rape apologism:

So let’s be clear about one thing: Just because the signs imply rather than overtly call for force does not mean they aren’t rape culture. This is how rape culture is, in fact, created: Through winks and nudges, rather than overt calls to force sex on women.

Melissa McEwan wrote about Cosby, the 50 Threshold, and the Empty Chair.

Yes, 50 women are difficult to disbelieve. But one should be just as difficult to disbelieve, especially when we understand the enormous disincentives that any woman faces in reporting and how many rapes go unreported for just that reason.


Rose McGowan talks about sexism, sexual assault, and her desire to change the world. [warning: nudity in images, abuse and off-screen murder in the video]

Two more articles supporting the use of trigger warnings at Grounded Parents and New Republic.

About the Author:

Elizabeth is a 30-something asexual woman who is often mistaken for a lesbian, due to the fact that she is partnered to a lady. She is actually bi (but not biromantic) and somewhere on the aromantic spectrum. She is formally trained in creative writing with a focus on non-fiction and poetry. She writes for The Asexual Agenda and maintains a personal blog called Prismatic Entanglements. In her spare time, she enjoys being cat furniture, coming up with new Pokemon strategies and never going to church.

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