tw: rape

Roxane Gay’s Hunger Challenges Toxic Societal Norms

Trigger Warning: Discussion of rape, difficult relationships with food Roxane Gay’s memoir, Hunger, is intensely moving. And although she refers to it as a “confession”, it can undoubtedly be considered a personal story with implications for us all. Gay confronts the unimaginable pain of her past with bravery, and in …

New Sex Robots with ‘Rape Setting’ Are Peak Toxic Masculinity

TW: Rape Sex robot company (we’ll leave the discussion on what sex robots tells us about society for another day) True Companion have recently advertised a new feature of their ‘Roxxxy TrueCompanion’ bot; a ‘Frigid Farrah’ personality which allows the user to simulate rape. Yes, you read that correctly. There …

Courtroom or Twitter? Rape Culture in the Judiciary

Trigger warning: Discussion of rape and sexual assault throughout, including victim blaming and rape culture. — Back in 1986, Jill Saward was raped during a burglary at her father’s vicarage in West London. One defendant was given a longer sentence for his part in the burglary than her assault – …