I know a woman… rape culture



Trigger warning: sexual assault.

I read a good blog on Friday, written by a good man, in response to the Australian court ruling that Gable Tostee was not guilty of the murder or manslaughter of Warriena Wright.

He reflected that the rape culture that is ingrained within our society and the way women and girls are treated means that Gable Tostee will likely seek out another date this weekend – to add to his spoils. And the irony is, that while his ‘not guilty’ verdict has resulted in a few days of social media frenzy, in general our countrymen don’t particularly care about rape culture or do anything to challenge it. Yet women and girls are suffering from sexual assault and harassment every day, and growing up with major problems of self-loathing, depression, unable to trust or bond with men.

So then, here is my version of ‘I know a…

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About Makere

A transplanted New Zealand Scots/Maori academic/grandmother/random singer and sometime activist, my life is shaped by a deep conviction of the necessity for active critical engagement in the multi-faceted global and local crises of being and survival of species that confront us in the 21st century, the urgency of re-visioning the meaning of thriving together, and the contribution of Indigenous knowledge systems to a truly sustainable and just global society.
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