Thursday, February 21, 2008

More on Male Priviledge

Men Against Violence yahoo group
Posted by: "karen henninger"
Wed Feb 20, 2008 5:25 am (PST)

You expect Men to be rational and to respond to facts -research- with rationality, logic, fairness, and honesty. Think again. Many Men instead respond with their need to retain their comfortability and social position and while rationality plays a large part in their responses, there is a root of irrationality going on. Without confronting the REALITY of what is really going on, you can just get lost in wasted, useless, conversation where one is not really interested in communication but instead, interested in maintaining their power, and reacting with fear and control. Conversation itself becomes the tool-weapon for power and control, rather than the penis.

Monday, February 18, 2008

NY TImes

Limbo for U.S. Women Reporting Iraq Assaults
Women who say they were sexually assaulted in Iraq by co-workers have found themselves unable to seek justice.

"Let's don't go forward"

From: Terri Spahr Nelson
Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 2:05 PM
Subject: State senator comments on rape

Put this one in the catagory of 'we've still got miles to go in our
education efforts on sexual assault...'

The following comes from the website/blog "Think Progress" at

Tennessee state senator: rape just isn't what it used to be.
Last week, after a debate on amending the Tennessee constitution to
say that it doesn't guarantee the right to abortion, state Sen. Doug
Henry (D) stood up and reflected on how rape has changed:

"Rape, ladies and gentlemen, is not today what rape was. Rape, when I
was learning these things, was the violation of a chaste woman,
against her will, by some party not her spouse. Today it's
simply, "Let's don't go forward with this act."

Go to the link (above) to view the video of his comments in the
legislature or send an e-mail to him at: ( to let him know how wrong
he is about rape and how insensitive he was to all rape victims with
this comment.

Let's keep on doing what we're doing everyday on behalf of rape
victims because we still have a way to go.

Terri Spahr Nelson
New resources for sexual assault victims, military victims and victims of violent crime
I want women not to say 'no' but to flat out say, 'if you have sex with me right now you will be a rapist.'

-Dartmouth Survivor Stories