Category Archives: rape culture

CultureMap Dallas Launches With Victim-Blaming “Crime News” Story And Self-Righteous Response To Criticism

Anyone who follows me on Twitter will note that I occasionally rag on CultureMap Austin, a publication I actually wrote one piece for back when it launched in 2011. (Relive the memories!) CultureMap–there’s a Houston, Austin and now, Dallas, version–is … Continue reading

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Backlash Against Forced Transvaginal Ultrasound Laws Gain Steam

Irin Carmon over at Salon addresses the increasing political and pop-culture backlash against forced transvaginal ultrasound laws, which we are all too familiar with now here in Texas. (Well, we’re familiar with the laws, less so the backlash, since ugh, … Continue reading

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Meet The Anti-Choice Judge Behind Texas’ Forced Trans-Vaginal Ultrasound Decision

The Texas Observer┬áran a piece late yesterday about the 5th Circuit’s decision to go ahead and allow Texas’ forced trans-vaginal ultrasound law to be enforced while its constitutionality is challenged in court, and it contains some pretty interesting (but hardly … Continue reading

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Let’s Be Really Clear About What A Trans-Vaginal Ultrasound Is

What is a trans-vaginal ultrasound, besides a medical procedure that Texas law requires doctors perform on abortion-seeking Texans whether they want it or not? Well, it sure isn’t jelly-on-the-belly. A trans-vaginal ultrasound is a penetrative procedure that studies have shown … Continue reading

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Monday Roundup Y’all

Relevant to your interests: Dallasite Nancy Upton went on the Today show and balled it up talking about American Apparel. There’s video! Why is everyone just now coming around to this Wayne Christian quote admitting anti-choicers are not just against … Continue reading

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Texas Sex and Gender News Roundup

It’s Tuesday. And you know what that means. Don’t you? Because I don’t. Someone please tell me. Biggish news: the Silsbee, TX cheerleader who was forced to cheer on her rapist and then pay the school district’s court fees, may … Continue reading

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Three Rapes Reported In Nine Days At TCU

When three rapes are reported in nine days at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, y’all know it’s time to bring out the big victim-blaming guns. First, the straight story from the Star-Telegram: On Aug. 18, campus police received a … Continue reading

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