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Trigger warning: references to violence (including sexual violence) against women

I am sufficiently enraged/inspired enough to post.

I don’t have anything particularly new to say, just a couple of observations to make.

First: why, in this article at the Gruaniad, which is a list of the columnist’s top 10 books about missing persons, are the majority of the missing persons women?

Second: why, on the DVD covers for the Forsyte Saga, does series 1 have the warning “adult themes”, and series 2 have the warning “low level sex scene”, when series 1 includes a scene where a character is raped? (The sex scene – very low level indeed – in series 2 is consensual.)

Cross-posted at Hoyden About Town.

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TRIGGER WARNINGS

The SMH has an article about the inquiry into the awful culture on the HMAS Success. The article is headlined, in part, “HMAS Kinky”.

The ABC has a similar story, headlined “Sailors accused of public sex act: inquiry”.

First of all, let’s get something clear: I have no problem with kink. I also have no problem with public sex, providing it’s done in a place where all who might come across it are (1) warned and (2) have a chance to refuse to consent to watching / hearing / otherwise perceiving / observing the public sex.

I do, however, have a problem with rape.

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Man advertises wife.

Misogynistic, stereoptyical statements? Check! Here’s what the ad said:

Nagging Wife. No Tax, No MOT. Very high maintenance – some rust.

Treating wife like a possession? Check! He advertised her “along with some of his fishing tackle”.

[For a bonus point: people actually responded! Cannot believe. Cannot fucking believe. Head exploding now.]

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