What's Current: Shaming johns works

Robert Jensen on the lack of journalistic ethics in reporting on campus rape. “If journalists suggest that reflecting a feminist analysis would ‘politicize’ their stories, the obvious question is how ignoring that analysis is not also a political choice.”

Reddit ignores calls to pull “corrective rape” forum.

It’s called “husbandry” for a reason.

Experts link sexualization in media to the UK’s rise in sexual assaults and indecent assaults between children.

Melinda Tankard Reist sees the porn tipping point approaching. “Sexual pressure and degradation: This is what porn has done to every woman I know.”

US states are passing anti-abortion laws that require doctors to give patients false information. The most recent legislation in Arizona and Arkansas will force doctors to tell women that abortions can be “reversed.”

Colorado Springs Police Department starts releasing mugshots of johns. “Research shows that publicizing the identities of the men who solicit prostitutes has proven to be effective in reducing the demand for commercialized sex.” (Makes sense!)


Susan Cox   Susan Cox is a feminist writer and erstwhile academic in Philosophy. Follow her @Blasfemmey. Got tips? Email us.



Susan Cox

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