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Rape Culture in ‘The Other Boleyn Girl’

Emma Cooper

October 7, 2015

In the movie 'The Other Boleyn Girl', both the content and the depiction romanticize and beautify what is essentially an endorsement of the behavior of chauvinistic kings.

How to Make a Rapist

How to Make a Rapist

Spencer Wharton

April 4, 2013

(Content warning: This column discusses rape, rape culture and sexual assault.) Several weeks ago, Trent Mays and Ma'lik Richmond, the boys from Steubenville, Ohio who raped an unconscious girl, were both found guilty and sentenced. This doesn't mean it's time to stop talking about rape. On the contrary, we need now, just as much as ever, to tal...

“Consent Is Sexy” Mantra Well-Meaning But Misguided

“Consent Is Sexy” Mantra Well-Meaning But Misguided

Spencer Wharton

January 31, 2013

(Content warning: This column discusses rape, rape culture and sexual assault.) "Consent is sexy." It was one of the many taglines branded across the "Pink Loves Consent" site, a webpage that appeared to be promoting a new line of Victoria's Secret underwear. A hoax by Baltimore feminist group F...

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