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.
Miri wrote about how sexual identity labels are maps, not territory.
Captain Heartless wrote about the challenges of trauma.
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]