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Must Reads for the Week of September 5th

Newspaper stackAs frosh week began, we learned about a disturbing sign at a Brock University dorm but were impressed by a new campaign raising awareness about consent through billboards right outside of colleges.  We were completely moved by one student’s attempt to raise awareness about rape by carrying her mattress with her on campus and a great article by Gloria Steinem and Michael Kimmel explaining consensual sex on campus.

Lena Dunham’s answer to the leaked nude photos of celebrities was right on point while one author reminded us that the violation of privacy is part of the thrill for men who hate women.

One newspaper’s headline about a female executive was simply sexist which had us nodding to one author’s rejection of 8 sexist words we should never use.

Patrick stewart explains how domestic violence is never domestic and an amazing free resource will help you better support a survivor of sexual assault.

If you have an article that you think we missed, let us know in the comments section!

  1. Patrick Stewart talks about his experience as a boy with domestic violence.
  2. A new campaign uses billboard messages to raise awareness about consent, street harassment and respecting women.
  3. Pop culture critic is met with death and rape threats after her latest video discussing the role of women in games. Here’s what one author had to say about online misogyny.
  4. A Columbia university student will carry her mattress everywhere as long as her rapist remains on campus.
  5. Here are 8 sexist words used to put down women we’d like to never hear from again.
  6. Incredible free resource helping you understand how to support a survivor of sexual assault.
  7. In one tweet, Lena Dunham sums up what’s wrong with the leaked celebrity nude photos.
  8. One newspaper’s absurd headline about a female executive is sexism at its worst.
  9. On the leaked nude photos – For men who hate women, the violation of privacy is part of the thrill
  10. Yes’ Is Better Than ‘No’ – Michael Kimmel & Gloria Steinem on consensual sex on campus.

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