Asking For It: The Alarming Rise of Rape Culture–and What We Can Do about It by Kate Harding

Review:  I knew this would be an informative book, but I didn't expect to enjoy it this much. It's the kind of book that should be read and analyzed and discussed in classes and prevention training sessions everywhere. Every seven minutes, someone in America commits a rape. And whether that's a football star, beloved celebrity,... Continue Reading →

The Last Good Girl by Allison Leotta

Review: Given the content, it feels a little strange to say that I loved this book and that it made my little feminist heart flutter. The story opens in the aftermath of a young woman's disappearance. As with most investigation type stories, the protagonist starts by unraveling the backstory to the situation and the past... Continue Reading →

Judges 17-21: A punishment for Gibeah

Okay, I get that some of the laws concerning rape in the OT don't seem particularly harsh or adequate, but it's stories like the concubine here that makes me think the Bible isn't as accepting of it as people presume. Chapter seventeen This is a story of how a carved image came to be in... Continue Reading →

Quote of the Week – All the Rebel Women by Kira Cochrane

To show the absurdity of telling women to avoid rape, rather than telling perpetrators to stop, Harding set up a Tumblr called Don't Get Raped. On this, she posted links to news reports of rape, with titles flagging up all the situations which would have to be avoided, in order to be safe. Don't go... Continue Reading →

Genesis 32-34: Jacob comes home

This will be part ten of Genesis! These chapters cover Jacob's coming home and then the rape of Dinah, his daughter, along with the consequences of her perpetrator. This is also where Jacob receives his new name. Check it out!

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