Very good post! It’s amazing the number of people who believed Jian’s PR written press release without giving a moment’s thought that there might actually have been a victim or multiple victims.
Looking back know, as more women come forward it prompts me, and many others to think that he thought he could get in front of this… again, because of his celebrity / notoriety.
This post is worth clicking through to read!
– by Nick Montgomery
There is a frenzy of activity to find “the facts” about Jian Ghomeshi, the allegations against him, and the women who have shared their experiences. Thousands of fans have flocked to defend Ghomeshi and deride his accusers as vindictive slanderers.
Others have expressed their moral outrage that Ghomeshi could be such a monster. Others have called for us to wait until there are “more facts.” These are consistent patterns that arise when discussing rape, sexual assault, and gendered violence. They are some of the patterns of rape culture.
As Jane Kirby explains, rape culture is “anything that normalizes unwanted, nonconsensual sex. In other words, rape culture is anything that makes rape seem like it is not really rape.” It gets disseminated through jokes, TV, music, advertising, legal jargon, laws, words, and imagery, that make violence against women and sexual coercion seem so normal that people think…
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