Activism

6 of the Worst Rape Culture Tropes, From ‘Asking For It’ Author Kate Harding

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Kate Harding’s Asking For It is a smart, witty summation of many of the issues we talk about at Flavorwire, from high-profile cases like Bill Cosby and Dominique Strauss-Kahn to depictions of rape and torture on TV to the over-hyped specter of false rape accusations and panic over date rape on campus to convicted rapist Mike Tyson playing a sexual abuse victim on Law and Order: SVU.
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Grimes, Feminism, and the Endless Burden of Being a Spokesperson

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Now that feminism is trendy, public figures who espouse the ideology are under extra scrutiny, with their every statement providing fodder for the media’s gristmill of anti-sexist outrage. Thus, a long and nuanced profile about Grimes (the stage name of musician Claire Boucher) from The Fader’s Emilie Friedlander was hastily aggregated by another site with the headline, “Grimes’ next album is full of diss tracks aimed at music industry misogynists.”
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Rihanna Tried to Play a Free Show in Baltimore Surrounding the Freddie Gray Protests

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In support of the protests that followed the homicide of Freddie Gray, and the spirit of uprising and refusal to accept the unjust status quo of institutional racism, Prince played a Rally4Peace concert in Baltimore in May. It saw a massive turnout and was said to have brought much-needed “joy” and “healing” to Baltimore residents, but another performer had tried to do the same, and her attempt was seemingly denied.
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