Tag Archives: Gender

Repost: What is Rape Culture?

Rape Culture is the context that supports violence against women. It is a culture in which rape and other sexual violence (usually against women) are common and in which prevalent attitudes, norms, practices, and media condone, normalize, excuse, or encourage sexualized violence. Continue reading

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Ten Things Men Can Do To Prevent Gender Violence

Jackson Katz writes about how men can take responsibility for changing the culture that promotes sexual violence. Continue reading

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Tough Guise: How Sexism Hurts Men Too

Devaluing of women/femininity contributes to a culture in which sexual violence against women is prevalent. Rigid gender roles and stereotypes harm men as well as women and the gender non-conforming. Continue reading

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What is Rape Culture?

Rape Culture is the context that supports violence against women. It is a culture in which rape and other sexual violence (usually against women) are common and in which prevalent attitudes, norms, practices, and media condone, normalize, excuse, or encourage sexualized violence. Continue reading

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Transgender Awareness

November 15-20 is Transgender Awareness Week. The week culminates in the Transgender Day of Remembrance on November 20, a day to honor and remember transgender (or perceived to be transgender) individuals who have been murdered because of discrimination and hate. The week is an opportunity to educate, engage, and get involved on behalf of equal rights and fair treatment for transgender and gender variant people and their families. Continue reading

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