Category Archives: WTF OTD

WTF OTD: MRA and Abortion Rights

dreamstimefree_186465This piece is part of a daily “What the Fuck of the Day” series here on Antigone Awakens, where I briefly discuss one thing each day that has me seriously saying, WTF?!?!

This post is really just a precursor to a longer post I’m writing on this topic, but this picture stopped me dead in my tracks during my research, so I thought it was worth a share.

Whilst researching MRA views on abortion rights, I came across the above picture on a Live Action News (the home base of Lila Rose) article about those poor, poor men who are being denied the right to choose whether or not their partners have an abortion. Continue reading

WTF OTD: Consent to a Picture is NOT Consent to Sex

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This piece is part of a daily “What the Fuck of the Day” series here on Antigone Awakens, where I briefly discuss one thing each day that has me seriously saying, WTF?!?!

WTF?! Did I seriously just have to type that?

Apparently I did. Because I came across this article today, in which TMZ’s rape apologists make some inferences that what happened to the survivor in this case against Jose Canseco couldn’t possibly have been rape because, just look – here she is posing and smiling with him for a picture just a few hours before the alleged rape. Continue reading

WTF OTD : 3 Teens Rape Young Girl, Post Video of Attack on Facebook

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This piece is part of a daily “What the Fuck of the Day” series here on Antigone Awakens, where I briefly discuss one thing each day that has me seriously saying, WTF?!?!

***TRIGGER WARNING*** Continue reading

WTF OTD: 66% of Rhode Island Domestic Violence Cases Are Dismissed

Photo credit: European Parliament / Foter.com / CC BY-NC-ND

Photo credit: European Parliament / Foter.com / CC BY-NC-ND

This piece is part of a daily “What the Fuck of the Day” series here on Antigone Awakens, where I briefly discuss one thing each day that has me seriously saying, WTF?!?!

This story popped up in my Feedly google alerts feed (side note: if y’all aren’t using Feedly, start using it, like yesterday) today, and my eyes almost fell out of my head. Continue reading

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WTF OTD – Rape Conviction Overturned Because Victim’s Sexual History Not Revealed

I’m sorry – what?

A Zimbabwean national was convicted of raping a woman in Ireland in 2008. It was recently discovered that the woman told prosecutors that, prior to being with her boyfriend, she had briefly dated a few of her boyfriend’s friends and engaged in intercourse with them. And because this fact wasn’t revealed at trial (that the woman had engaged in intercourse with her boyfriend’s friends while dating them), her rapist’s conviction was overturned and he is now able to seek damages.

W.T.F.

Since when is a survivor’s sexual history of ANY relevance to whether or not a given sexual encounter is consensual or not?

Again, W.T.F.

© Heather Parker and Antigone Awakens, 2012-2013.

WTF OTD: Less than 1/3 of States Require ER’s to Tell Sexual Assault Survivors About Emergency Contraception

I just came across this graphic in my feedly google alerts and I.am.STUNNED.

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I knew this was a problem, but I didn’t know it was this large of a problem. Only sixteen states plus DC require emergency room personnel to inform sexual assault survivors about emergency contraception, and only TWELVE plus DC require them to dispense it.

WTF kind of world are we living in where we demonize women for having abortions, but refuse to help them prevent pregnancy, even when they are sexually assaulted????

Till next time,

– H

p.s. Ohio, what’s up with you? Get your shite together. 

© Heather Parker and Antigone Awakens, 2012-2013.

WTF OTD – Using Sex to Sell Pap Smears???

Came across this Singaporean ad on Buzzfeed and had my WTF moment for the day:

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“Lift your skirt. Save your life.”

Wow – copywriters and editors are really hitting home runs this week, aren’t they? SMDH.

While I don’t deny that the ad is eye-catching (it’s hard not to notice the iconic imagery), I can’t believe that the copy or the image made it into final print. As a cervical cancer survivor, I can agree that promoting awareness and screening is incredibly important. But voyeuristically using women’s sexuality to accomplish those goals? That gets a gigantic WTF from me. You can get your message across without dehumanizing women, kthxbai.

Till next time,

– H

p.s. FTR, I feel the same way about breast cancer awareness programs like “save the tatas” – that shite’s offensive.

© Heather Parker and Antigone Awakens, 2012-2013.