([identity profile] wrote in [personal profile] manifesta 2010-08-01 01:39 am (UTC)

(I didn't know you were posting again! :D)

Yes, I saw the post on SISTERS RED, too, and that passage began setting off alarm bells right around the second paragraph of the first excerpt. What people don't realize, I think, is just how pervasive rape culture can be; how it can be instilled into us by society without our ever knowing better of it. While I don’t think Pearce meant or even briefly recognized the rape culture-enforcing undertones of that passage, that isn’t really the point--a reader may have took its meaning to be just that: "It's the victim's fault and s/he should know better."

And that's the last thing we want.

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