Casual sexism and gang rape: accepting the link.

The problem with writing about and endeavouring to explain sexism, is that there really are no ‘varying degrees’ of sexism. Sexism is sexism, and it can be dressed up as humour or brutally savage. There is no separating line of acceptability with sexism; so called mild sexism permits extreme sexism, and the most extreme example…

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PETA, rape culture, and why I worry.

In my formative years, having recognisable beautiful people like Alicia Silverstone (Clueless, anyone?!) and Pamela Anderson (like Barbie, but…REAL!) as the spokesfaces for Peta (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) was – now, embarrassingly – inspiring in my path to vegetarianism. Being the most-recognisable vegetarian/vegan animal-rights organisation in the world, PETA does well in…

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