Dispatches from Ladyblogland Cry at Work

We’ve been ladyblogging all week, but our ladyblog friends have some amazing stuff. Here’s what should be on your reading list.

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The Steubenville Verdict: Rape Culture? What Rape Culture?

Sunday morning, two teenagers from Steubenville, Ohio were found guilty of raping a 16-year-old classmate. Trent Mays and Ma’lik Richmond were sentenced to serve in the state juvenile system for at least two years and one year, respectively. Unfortunately but unsurprisingly, the public reaction to the verdict only reinforces the culture of victim-blaming and rape apology that most of us know all too well.

[Trigger warnings for discussion of rape and victim blaming]

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News in Asia

I hope this week is starting off well for all of you. This edition is going to include some news about hackers, or “cyber terrorists,” more violence against women in India, and cool news on healthcare and literary fronts. Please note that this edition comes with major trigger warnings about rape and violence against women. Continue reading News in Asia

Lunchtime Poll 3/18/2013: Everybody’s Irish (Or Not)

Happy Monday! Are you feeling a little green from over-indulging yesterday? We don’t make a big deal about St. Patrick’s Day – according to my very Irish husband, it wasn’t a big deal to his mom (100% Irish, complete with brogue), so it’s not a big deal for him. If it means I don’t have to make corned beef, well then I’m going with it. Continue reading Lunchtime Poll 3/18/2013: Everybody’s Irish (Or Not)