What’s Current: Bill Cosby makes rape jokes about himself and 75% of internet commenters are male

Bill Cosby makes a joke about raping a woman in his audience: “You have to be careful about drinking around me.” Remark is met with loud applause.

“Can a video game help rape survivors?” Upcoming game for Oculus Rift explores the aftermath and recovery in surviving rape.

Also in tech news, Intel is spending 300 million dollars to bolster women and minority hiring.

Seventy five per cent of Internet commenters are male. And studies show that the comments attached to news pieces do matter. (Once again, proving how awesome a website Feminist Current is).

Mountie takes aboriginal woman out of jail and back to his home to pursue “personal relationship.” *Sigh. Another day, another cop-rape.

“Republicans are forcing women to have abortions – and then telling us it’s too late.” Why is the GOP trying to terminate 20-week pregnancies when they’re doing such a good job forcing women to get them?

Scientists are studying the effects of porn use on men’s brains. Not for any reason about being concerned with the perception and treatment of women that porn-use engenders, but because of the real issue: porn-use might lower men’s cognitive abilities. Oh, no! Wow, they sure know what to advocate for over at advocate.com.

An American expatriate who fled to the wonderland of Canada, Susan Cox spends most of her time writing, reading, and cooking.

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Susan Cox
Susan Cox

Susan Cox is a feminist writer and academic living in the United States. She teaches in Philosophy.

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