The Rape Joke Everyone Tolerates

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Prison rape isn’t funnier than any other kind of rape. And men are not unstoppable rape machines. It’s time we stopped laughing.

What’s the Difference Between Street Harassment and ‘Fresh Meat’ in Prison?

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Thomas Pluck asks, when confronting harassment, why do we say “what if she was your sister, mother, or daughter?” What if it was You?

Men are Being Sexually Assaulted in the Military, But Nobody is Talking About it

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Our Soldiers are being raped…by our Soldiers.

Who Profits From a Growing Prison Population?

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Private prisons highlight the disposability of men.

Steubenville: Crime, Punishment and Actual Change

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Julie Gillis is glad for the convictions in Steubenville, but believes that for meaningful change to happen, we must make changes on profound levels.

“The trivialization of prison rape is probably the worst.”

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7 Types of Serious Abuse We Don’t Take Seriously

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Jarune Uwujaren asks us to pause a moment and reflect up on 7 forms of abuse that are often laughed about, dismissed or simply ignored.

Words of Hope


Offer a message of comfort to prison rape survivors this holiday season.

He Who Laughs Last: Ending the Cycle of Male Abuse


For comedian Billy Batz, Male Abuse Awareness Week is personal.

“What? Men all have that thing where we use rape to keep people in line? What the hell!?”


This is a comment by wellokaythen on the post “An Eye for an Eye? Jerry Sandusky, Male Survivors and Prison Rape”.

An Eye for an Eye? Jerry Sandusky, Male Survivors and Prison Rape

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Jamie Utt notes that while revenge may be our first reaction to violence, it does nothing to solve the problem, nor does it support survivors in their healing.

Secret Videos of Prisoner Violence Leaked in Republic of Georgia

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Protests erupt in the Republic of Georgia after the release of secret videotapes documenting physical, sexual and psychological abuse against prisoners.

US DOJ Releases First Regulations Aimed At Ending Prison Rape

The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) mandated that the Department of Justice release regulations aimed at ending sexual abuse in detention. Recently, the regulations have been released. They contain a lot of the things we’ve been looking for! Protection for vulnerable inmates, such as queer people and youths, who are the most likely to be […]

Rape Jokes Prevent Drunk Driving? IMPORTANT CORRECTION

Trigger warning for rape Important correction: Ack. I was fooled by a bad source! I woke up today to a nice email from the Michigan Licensed Beverage Association, which was rather displeased to discover their groundbreaking anti-drunk-driving program was being reported as having a rape joke in it. Apparently the talking urinal cakes do not make a […]

On Prison Rape

TW for, obviously, rape. Also gif warning for people with epilepsy.  I have decided today is the day to talk about prison rape, which some people think is still not an issue. (Note: if you think prison rape isn’t an issue, especially after reading what I have to say about it, please leave my blog […]

What About The Men: Chapter 1, Introduction and Principles


The first chapter of Noah Brand and Ozy Frantz’s provocative book What About The Men? ​explores feminism, gender performance, and why the “man box” is a bad fit.