espite taking a week, the trial was exhaustive and the emotions of many were riding on this verdict. Considering we are not, by any means, an unbiased website that never voices its opinions, I can honestly, openly say I am extremely glad these two young men were declared guilty. More
We make our own choices when it comes to doing something inappropriate or unprofessional, and not a woman’s fault if she is harassed in the workplace. It’s also your choice if you decide to creepily talk about your penis to a 17-year-old high school student. More
It’s always hard to read stories like this, but yesterday I learned that Gaddafi’s troops in Libya have been issued Viagra and may have been encouraged by their commanders to engage in rape and sexual violence against citizens known to be sympathetic to the rebels. A U.S. envoy claims the soldiers were also targeting children. This new report comes mere weeks after a Libyan woman stormed a Tripoli foreign press conference in an attempt to tell the world that she was sexually assaulted by Gaddafi soldiers, only to be beaten by security forces and hauled away, presumably to jail (but who knows?). As hard as it is to read about stories like this, it’s important that we talk about them. More
Bond girls are often victims rescued by Bond, fellow agents or allies, villainesses, or members of an enemy organization (typically the villain’s accomplice, assistant, or mistress). Some are mere eye candy and have no direct involvement in Bond’s mission; other Bond girls play a pivotal role in the success of the mission. Other female characters, such as Judi Dench’s M, and Miss Moneypenny, are not typically thought of as Bond girls.
— Wikipedia entry, “Bond girls”
In our favorite espionage stories, women often play accessories to men who really drive the plot, usually adding something pretty to look at, or exposing the weak spot in a hero’s otherwise unflinching resolve. Then there are the women whose pleasant exteriors mask ugly character flaws and evil motivations (usually spurred by a male super-villain). But at the end of the day, they’re either dead at the bottom of a cliff or safely in the hero’s arms, and we don’t really need to worry about her (or the sex she’s been having with guys she’s not attracted to for the sake of her job).
In this week’s most popular tale of espionage, politics, and conspiracy, women are hardly elevated above those traditional, limiting roles: Whether you see WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange as hero or villain, the stories of two Swedish women, “Miss A” and “Miss W,” are significant but vague asides to the more fascinating battle between political sides. Both of Assange’s alleged rape victims (and the rapes themselves) are interesting insofar as they compromise Assange or benefit his opponents, but hardly a headline wonders about the health and well-being of two women who’ve been molested and forced to endure non-consensual sex.
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