Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Creepy and Kooky, Revisited

Two weeks ago I blogged about a Manitoba judge's sentencing for a rapist:

http://safetyinseattlenews.blogspot.com/2011/02/its-creepy-and-its-kooky-but-neither.html

Today I found this spot-on blog post that begins with the very same judge (blog written by Krista Ball):


http://kristadball.com/blog/archives/553

The bigger picture, aside from a single judge's sentencing, is the depiction of rape.  It's not about sex, it's not about a "misunderstanding," it's about power and control.

It's about teaching consent, so sorely missing because of embarrassment and/or shame around sex. Open discussion around these difficult topics would remove some of the stigma, and perhaps even result in a few more young women recognizing how to set their own boundaries and NOT GET RAPED.

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