I have longed for thy salvation, O L-RD; and thy Torah is my delight. Let my soul live, and it shall praise thee; and let thy judgments help me. I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek thy servant; for I do not forget thy commandments. Psalm 119:174-176

18 March 2013

The Girl Effect 37 - More about Rape Culture, Patriarchy and Stuff

image from "The Girl Effect"

Sarah Over the Moon has a wonderful post (as always!) this morning which highlights some interesting issues I have been focusing on as of late, and think you, my readers, might find also interesting and helpful.

I've been reading over at Patheos this weekend, and I found these two articles:

The back of their book describes a feminist woman as “strident,” and you can see that attitude coming out here. But the implication DeMoss makes here—that being strong and independentexacerbates our sin nature—is destructive. I’m not exactly sure if DeMoss realizes the full extent and ramifications of an argument like the one she’s making here. Being strong and independent equals sin? I’m aware that complementarians have frequently argued that not falling in line with traditional, patriarchal, Victorian gender roles is “unwise,” or even “damaging to marriages,” etc, but being a strong, independent woman is sinful?
Focus on the Family: True Strength Submits

The title of the program was “Feminism and the Gender Blur,” but the material they covered barely seemed to scratch the surface of gender identity—instead, they discuss how women are straying outside their view of what God’s plan is for women, and they focus most of their attention on the evils of feminism. Their basic argument throughout the first half of the broadcast was to show that feminism is behind raunch culture, rape culture, and suicidal depression in women.
Focus on the Family: Feminism is the way of death

Then, I got to poking around on Youtube. I found ModPrimate after watching a ComeDiva video about Pinterest (PINSANITY!) and I was hooked. (His video was "The Boyfriend's Guide to Pinterest") The videos I found were so good, I'm going to share them today.

Update 21.1.2014 - several of the ModPrimate videos have since been marked private or removed. I'm sorry about that if you've found my blog since last year. The videos that were included were quite brilliant and was a man's opinion on rape culture, how pervasive it is and how it played into how the Steubenville Rape prosecution was carried out.

1 comment:

  1. I can't listen to the videos right now, but I plan to come back and view them! This issue also bothers me GREATLY. I've even heard Christians say that women "ask for it" (it being sexual assault) if they dress a certain way. Disgusting. Thanks for addressing and hashing out these issues!