Posts by Jackie Clark

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  • Hard News: Rape and unreason, in reply to Danielle,

    I would like to retweet this, but I don't seem able to. Have these instead xxxxxxxx

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3112 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Rape and unreason, in reply to Sue,

    Oh thank you Sue. Thank you.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3112 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Rape and unreason, in reply to Dylan Reeve,

    I don't agree with you. People who are violent will be violent, and need no justification. Ever. And, besides, it's not about "all men are capable of rape", it's about addressing what motivates rape. Power and entitlement.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3112 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Rape and unreason, in reply to Dylan Reeve,

    I wonder, Dylan, if you understand what rape actually is. It would be surprising if you did. Even the Oxford Dictionary hasn't got it quite right. http://oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/rape?q=rape
    Most of our rape culture is around not understanding the term. Rape is nonconsenusal sex. Simple.
    In reading all your words, I sense that you come from a bit of a liberal bubble. That when you see the word rapist you have a certain image in your mind. Of a man, a very bad man with nefarious things on his mind. Most men I know have this image in their heads. Rape is a violent, and terrible, act. Not me. Not us. That's rape culture.
    I wrote a really long spiel, but then, I thought, I can't be fucked explaining rape culture again. And besides, others are more eloquent. So I wrote a blog post, especially for you, and men like you. I hope you read it. Rapists aren't bogey men. They're, mostly, just men. But we have a culture of entitlement around sex. No-one teaches young girls that all men are capable of rape, or sexual violence. We learn that all for ourselves, through our experiences.

    http://goodeyemcwoowoo.wordpress.com/2013/10/02/rape-culture-my-culture/

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3112 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Rape and unreason, in reply to Megan Wegan,

    In the context of twitter, sometimes those with quieter voices don't get heard. That was her point, I think.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3112 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Rape and unreason, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    Hi Soph xxx I think the point she was making that for women with PTSD, their voices weren't necessarily being heard above the more popular bloggers/tweeters/commenters. Not that the noise was an issue, just that sometimes, in the quiet, someone says something, and we might miss it.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3112 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Rape and unreason, in reply to Megan Wegan,

    It was interesting having her perspective - I too am a shouter, as you know, so it was just a different point of view. And thanks for the link to the submissions page!

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3112 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Rape and unreason, in reply to Craig Ranapia,

    Yes, and we talked about that too. She seemed to feel that the louder voices, were being heard, though, and not the quieter ones.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3112 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Rape and unreason,

    I spoke to a dear friend of mine last night who had followed the whole thing on Twitter, and was, not distressed, but perturbed. She wondered about the whole point of retweeting, and the endless tweets that linked to the article, and other blogs. She said it was all preaching to the converted, and then she said she would see a single tweet by someone that said "I'll go away and cry now", and no attention was given to that. She said she hoped that she thought perhaps that people considered their RTing to be activism, and expressed her frustration around that. That people were tweeting at the Herald, when the person who really makes the decisions will not be the one reading all the tweets, every single last one, but an employee who is paid to do that, and how distressing and demoralising they may have found that. I relay these thoughts because I, too, believe they bear thinking about.
    I complained to the Herald, and I hope others do too. It's important.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3112 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Rape and unreason, in reply to Emma Hart,

    I've thought like this in the past, and it was you who helped to change my mind on that (and god knows how much other stuff). And so, this morning, I have been able to talk with a woman, younger than me, who was espousing the same sort of ideology as your silly man.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3112 posts Report Reply

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