Category Archives: sexual assault

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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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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Texas Sex And Gender News Roundup

Is it michelada:30 yet? No? It’s not even 10:00 a.m.? Ugh. How the Texas health care system is “withering” under Rick Perry. A serial child rapist from Saginaw has been sentenced to life in prison, plus twenty years. Gov. Perry … Continue reading

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Texas Sex and Gender News Roundup

Who watched the GOP debate last night? I didn’t. I ate fish sticks and watched the Tudors instead. I like my douchey despots dressed in old-timey clothes. Here’s the news: Warren Jeffs, child rapist, wants a new trial. Rick Perry … Continue reading

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Texas Sex and Gender News Roundup

Hey, the great thing about a three day weekend is that it means a four-day work week. Now, here’s some occasionally very depressing news related to sex and gender in Texas: The “Petticoats and Slide Rules” exhibition at the Women’s … Continue reading

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Does The Strip Club “Pole Tax” Perpetuate Rape Myths?

Last week, the Texas Supreme Court unanimously upheld a $5 tax on patrons of strip clubs as constitutional. The tax goes to sexual assault agencies and health programs for the poor. My inner feminist opines: why is the all-Republican, conservative … Continue reading

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Dallas County Crime Lab Whistleblower Speaks Out

In this month’s D Magazine, I talked to Dr. Chris Nulf, a former Dallas County Crime Lab scientist who says the lab is mismanaged and uses expired chemicals to processes forensic kits. It’s not a strictly feminist piece, but in … Continue reading

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Dallas Woman Raped In Her Own Garage

Here’s a little mainstream victim-blaming for your Thursday sads: a Dallas woman went out to grab something from her garage freezer last week, saw that the ice box was empty, and turned to find herself being choked and raped by, … Continue reading

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