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Japanese Rape Video Game: Rapelay

My friend Kelly sent me an email today asking me if I'd heard of the Japanese Rape game in which you get to choose your victim.

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Male Rape Victims Are Legitimate Rape Victims

I mentioned in an earlier post that I have some problems with certain episodes of Law And Order: SVU.  This post is going to largely look at episode ten of season three, so you've been warned for spoilers.

A short synopsis can be found on the episode's IMDB page:

When a young wife is found dead after what appears to have been an auto-erotic encounter, Detectives Benson and Stabler find out that the deceased and a group of her girlfriends had recently been accused of raping a male stripper (Pete Starrett). A.D.A. Cabot prosecutes the sexual assault. The rape leads the Detectives to believe that the woman's death may have been a murder

The episode opens with "Syd"'s boyfriend walking into her apartment, which has "sexual" music playing (to me it sounds like elevator music, but whatever floats your boat), candles lit, flowers strewn about, etc.  Setting the viewer up to believe that Syd is cheating on her boyfriend, I suppose.  Her boyfriend opens the door and sees that she has died from a miscalculated attempt at auto erotic asphyxiation, or so he thinks.  The episode is largely based around the assumption that this was not a suicide or accidental death, but a homicide, and the object of the episode is to find out who.  Detectives finally narrow it down to two of Syd's friends, who, in the process of the murder investigation, also end up being investigated for the rape of a male stripper.

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I used to do a lot of news and political blogging, back when I was in an abusive relationship.

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Stuff What Boys Can Do

The other night, my bear asked if he could discuss with me this post, where I

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The Boy Who Cried Wolf

There was once a shepherd-boy who kept his flock at a little distance from the village. Once he thought he would play a trick on the villagers and have some fun at their expense. So he ran toward the village crying out, with all his might,--

"Wolf! Wolf! Come and help! The wolves are at my lambs!"

The kind villagers left their work and ran to the field to help him. But when they got there the boy laughed at them for their pains; there was no wolf there.

Still another day the boy tried the same trick, and the villagers came running to help and got laughed at again. Then one day a wolf did break into the fold and began killing the lambs. In great fright, the boy ran for help. "Wolf! Wolf!" he screamed. "There is a wolf in the flock! Help!"

The villagers heard him, but they thought it was another mean trick; no one paid the least attention, or went near him. And the shepherd-boy lost all his sheep.

There is a reason our parents, kindergarten teachers, mentors and anyone else, tell us the story of the boy who cried wolf. It is an important warning, not just a lesson but a warning to us: if you lie perpetually, the day when you really tell the truth no one will believe you.

A couple of days ago, several news sources cited theAP regarding a student who was allegedly raped by 5 men, 4 of which were pictured; all of them “of color”. Of course, upon seeing this story and reading the gruesome details, I was saddened, I RT’d it and then went about my day. How horrible, one young women is strangled to death on campus another is raped by 5 men. Is there no safety for us?

Fast forward to now;the young woman has confessed that the sex was indeed consensual. She made the story up and much worse, of the four men arrested, whose pictures were splashed across America’s televisions and computers under the caption “RAPE”, only two had sex with her.


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All men can play a vital role in rape prevention.

Here are a few of the ways:


Be aware of language. Words are very powerful, especially when spoken by people with power over others. We live in a society in which words are often used to put women down, where calling a girl or woman a “bitch,” “freak,” “whore,” “baby,” or “dog” is common. Such language sends a message that females are less than fully human. When we see women as inferior, it becomes easier to treat them with less respect, disregard their rights, and ignore their well-being.

Communicate. Sexual violence often goes hand in hand with poor communication. Our discomfort with talking honestly and openly about sex dramatically raises the risk of rape. By learning effective sexual communication -- stating your desires clearly, listening to your partner, and asking when the situation is unclear -- men make sex safer for themselves and others.

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IMHRO condemns the rape of prisoners in Iran

Iranian Minorities’ Human Rights Organisation (IMHRO)


Since the revolution in 1979 there have been numerous reports of rape of prisoners in Iran. In Iran, prisons are places of terror, where the human spirit is destroyed with object of extracting false confessions.

IMHRO is aware of several allegations of Iranian security service officers raping male and female prisoners. Some ex-prisoners have talked about the on-going physical injuries which they have suffered as a result of the assaults.

Lila G, a Kurdish lady told IMHRO that in prison in 2005 she was gang raped by security service officers: “They did not let me sleep, even my judge raped me”.

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1 in 6 Women Raped In Oregon

(Update): NOW reports economy having dire affect on domestic violence: http://www.now.org/issues/violence/090309cadv.html

This is a truly staggering statistic. In the last five years, 1 in 6 women have been raped, 50% of which are below the age of 17. More disturbing: sexual assault crimes make up 1/3 of all reported crimes statewide.

What is the cost to society? $50 Million dollars per year. Law enforcement spends $35 million dollars of the total $50 million on health/treatment related costs alone.


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A lot has been said about how to prevent rape.

Women should learn self-defense.

Women should lock themselves in their houses after dark.

Women shouldn't have long hair and women shouldn't wear short skirts.

Women shouldn't leave drinks unattended.

Fuck, they shouldn't dare to get drunk at all.

Instead of that bullshit, how about:

If a woman is drunk, don't rape her.
If a woman is walking alone at night, don't rape her.
If a women is drugged and unconscious, don't rape her.
If a woman is wearing a short skirt, don't rape her.
If a woman is jogging in a park at 5 am, don't rape her.
If a woman looks like your ex-girlfriend you're still hung up on, don't rape her.
If a woman is asleep in her bed, don't rape her.
If a woman is asleep in your bed, don't rape her.
If a woman is doing her laundry, don't rape her.
If a woman is in a coma, don't rape her.
If a woman changes her mind in the middle of or about a particular activity, don't rape her.
If a woman has repeatedly refused a certain activity, don't rape her.
If a woman is not yet a woman, but a child, don't rape her.
If your girlfriend or wife is not in the mood, don't rape her.
If your step-daughter is watching TV, don't rape her.
If you break into a house and find a woman there, don't rape her.
If your friend thinks it's okay to rape someone, tell him it's not, and that he's not your friend.
If your "friend" tells you he raped someone, report him to the police.
If your frat-brother or another guy at the party tells you there's an unconscious woman upstairs and it's your turn, don't rape her, call the police and tell the guy he's a rapist.
Tell your sons, god-sons, nephews, grandsons, sons of friends it's not okay to rape someone.
Don't tell your women friends how to be safe and avoid rape.
Don't imply that she could have avoided it if she'd only done/not done x.
Don't imply that it's in any way her fault.
Don't let silence imply agreement when someone tells you he "got some" with the drunk girl.
Don't perpetuate a culture that tells you that you have no control over or responsibility for your actions. You can, too, help yourself.

If you agree, re-post it. It's that important.

This goes for any gendered rape, male on female or female on male or female on female or FTM on MTF or non gendered to dual gendered and so on and so forth....

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(Thanks, Dr. Diana!)

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SOUTH AFRICA: Law Failing Lesbians on "Corrective Rape"

By Nathalie Rosa Bucher

CAPE TOWN, Aug 31 (IPS) - "Women are getting killed in the Western Cape," says Ndumie Funda, who runs LulekiSizwe in her "cabin" in the township of Gugulethu near Cape Town.

The project is named after her late fiancée, Nosizwe Nomsa Bizana, who was gang-raped by five men and subsequently succumbed to crypto meningitis, and Bizana's friend Luleka Makiwane, who contracted HIV when she was raped and later died of AIDS.

The initiative provides support for lesbian women in the township, most of them teenagers and young adults, many in their final years of high school. According to Funda, young lesbian women aged between 16 and 25 are most vulnerable and often get evicted by their families.

"Police are often remiss in their investigation and victims are often subjected to secondary victimisation from homophobic police officials, the justice system is slow, struggles to cope with cases of gang attacks and it is hard to convince prosecutors of the importance of hate as a motivation for crimes," Emily Craven, Joint Working Group co-ordinator explains.

There are no authoritative figures on exactly how many incidents of hate crime are committed in South Africa.

The horrific levels of sexual violence in South Africa have been well documented and publicised. According to police statistics, 36,190 rapes and attempted rapes were reported to the South African Police Service (SAPS) between April and December 2007.

The number of unreported cases, however, is estimated to be ten times that. A study released by the Medical Research Council (MRC) in June this year found that of the 1,738 men interviewed 27.6 percent had perpetrated the rape of a woman or girl.

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