"REAL MEN DON’T RAPE!!!!!!!!11111!!111111!"
props my chin on my hands. stares u down. except they DO and that’s the fucking PROBLEM and trying to attack rape culture by using macho heteronormativity to shame dudes into not raping for fear of damaging their man cred (??????) rather than like, destroying attitudes that present women as sexual objects is like
not …. a solid strategy
Yesterday, my professor’s insistence that we keep “advocacy out of our advice” in our criminal justice memos struck a nerve.…
This worship of “objectivity” is more than just a call for methodological purity but also ideological: it prioritizes allies over survivors; outsiders over the indigenous; knowledge cultivated in labs and classrooms over that derived from lived experience; it tells us that leadership, spaces of change, and sources of authority must be sterile, bereft of rage or passion or courage; and it summons the privileged to be the moral Superheroes who swoop in to “speak for those who cannot” while never asking those same public servants what it would mean to create a world in which EVERYONE could speak for THEMSELVES.Over it. I’m fine with strong opinions–don’t really see the point in weak ones.