Monday, 31 August 2015

Two young women ordered to be raped for brother's supposed crime

Two sisters from a remote village in rural India have had a sentenced handed down by an unofficial 'court' run by male elders.  This sentence is because their brother is seen as having transgressed against this village's cast system.  The 'court' which handed down the sentence are part of an archaic system of justice that exists in much of rural India.  The penalties handed down usually affect women with the majority being honour killings or sexual 'punishments' which constitute just another reason for men to sexually assault women and hope to get away with it.

Sunday, 30 August 2015

Daryush Valizadeh

Mr Valizadeh, also known as Roosh V or Roosh Vorek, publishes books known as the Bang series. He has written 15. These books are a guide to non consensual sex around the world which is rape in a number of countries but unfortunately not everywhere. He has campaigned to end rape by suggesting that it should be made legal. This was in a blog called How to stop rape when he advocated the legalising of rape on private property.  In his view this would lead to women taking greater responsibility for their safety."If rape becomes legal  she will never be unchaperoned with a man she doesn't want to sleep with."

It is always interesting to see the solution being to control what women do and never what men do.  Maybe the better solution in his world is to stop men going out after 6.00 p.m. and never with women they are not related to.  The whole thing is just stupid.

These books are available on Amazon. Have a look at Wikipedia if you want to know more about him. Write to Amazon and object to this kind of misogynist rubbish being given space on their book lists. Not that we are in favour of censorship but we have a right to an opinion on such ill informed, boorish and backward looking views. Amazon need to know how many people object to this type of dangerous nonsense.

He deserves the same protest about his views as Julien Blanc received when he wanted to come to Australia and run workshops that were thinly disguised instructions on how to sexually assault someone.

Sunday, 31 May 2015

Sexploitation Advertisements

First we had the inappropriate Body Shop campaign with a naked man covering his genitals with a fig tree shaped soap on a rope with "Get Some of the Good Stuff" as the slogan. We expect better from the Body Shop who markets itself as responsible and aware of social issues.

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Young People and Pornography

The 7.30 report is looking for a few young people, over 18 years of age, to take part in an on camera interview about the impact of online pornography on their expectations of a relationship.
Is this scary?  It can be the first time that you do it but if you are enjoying the discussion you stop thinking about the camera.  It would be a useful thing to do to spread knowledge about this issue and contribute to the debate.

Monday, 18 May 2015

Catholic Church Continuing To Utilise the Ellis Defence

Catholic Church lawyers have apparently decided that the Church should still use the Ellis defence. The Ellis defence is based on a 2007 NSW Court of Appeal decision.  This decision found that the Church could not be sued for compensation as it does not constitute a legal entity.This was always a scurrilous argument intended to save the Catholic Church money regardless of the damage to its reputation.