Brute Reason

A collection of thoughts about psychology, social justice, and anything else I give a shit about.

Topics: feminism / psychology / lgbtq / sex / politics / abortion / health / mental illness / language / depression / sexism / sexual assault / fashion / racism / education / social justice

my actual writing, if you're curious

[TW: rape, partner consent issues] What people don’t understand is when we say “Teach men not to rape,” we’re not talking about telling them not to jump out of the bushes in a ski mask and grab the nearest female. We’re talking about the way we teach boys that masculinity is measured by power over others, and that they aren’t men unless they “get some.” We’re talking about teaching men (and women) that it’s not okay to laugh at jokes about rape and abuse. We’re talking about telling men that a lack of “No” doesn’t mean “Yes,” that if a woman is too drunk to consent they shouldn’t touch her, that dating someone - or even being married to someone - does not mean automatic consent. We’re talking about teaching boys to pay attention to the girl they’re with, and if she looks uncomfortable to stop and ask if she’s okay, because sometimes girls don’t know how to say stop in a situation like that. We’re talking about how women have the right to change their mind. Even if she’s been saying yes all night, if she says no, that’s it. It’s over. That’s what we mean when we say “Teach men not to rape.”

Kalitena on Facebook  (via oldloveinyoungbodies)


So often, people have a very narrow definition of what rape is. They don’t realize a lack of no doesn’t mean yes. They don’t realize that we can revoke consent at any given time. They don’t understand that they’re not entitled to a person’s body, nor sex, even though they bought them dinner.

They seem to think that rape is only defined a certain way- a stranger, in  bushes/a dark alley/parking lot coming out of nowhere and forcing themselves on defenseless woman who’s wearing a short skirt, walking alone in the dead of night.

(via stfuhypocrisy)

(Source: waitforhightide, via gruntledandhinged)

  1. scoutingmaniac reblogged this from gorewillow
  2. choosingto reblogged this from coffeewithasplashofglitter
  3. unapologeticallyphrankeii reblogged this from unapologeticallyphrankeii
  4. catnipkittie5 reblogged this from our-lady-of-misandry
  5. nimbostratus reblogged this from fuckyeahfeminists
  6. fvckingqveer reblogged this from encontramos-el-amor
  7. encontramos-el-amor reblogged this from eternallyhelga
  8. eternallyhelga reblogged this from the-gilded-masquerade
  9. undead-creations reblogged this from the-gilded-masquerade
  10. neverstopkissingtheshoreline reblogged this from the-gilded-masquerade
  11. the-gilded-masquerade reblogged this from maniwishwehadsomehotchocolate
  12. bjones1202 reblogged this from black-art
  13. westbysouthwest reblogged this from wrestlingdog
  14. hellunseikkailut reblogged this from queern
  15. soundsof-silence reblogged this from velvetlovepocket
  16. brothersplayingpattycake reblogged this from jackfrostciicle
  17. psolstace reblogged this from hallowendy
  18. wilde-desire reblogged this from o-whatever
  19. o-whatever reblogged this from averagefairy
  20. so-bored-i-just reblogged this from floralalex
  21. foreverpensivelove reblogged this from blackgirlwhiteboylove
  22. puddingmarshmallow reblogged this from jackfrostciicle
  23. singletonlovee reblogged this from angieup

blog comments powered by Disqus
Ultralite Powered by Tumblr | Designed by:Doinwork