What’s Current: Oklahoma Court rules forced oral sex is not rape if victim is unconscious from drinking


Trial judge in Oklahoma dismisses a case against a 17-year-old boy charged with forcible oral sodomy, saying the law can not be applied to a victim who was incapacitated by alcohol.

Play the “woman card” and reap these “rewards!”

“Hook up the Woman Card to your TV and you will get a barrage of commercials telling you that you did something wrong with your face and must buy ointment immediately so as not to become a Hideous Crone. Also, you are now expected to spend your whole life removing hair from your body, except for the areas of your body where your hair must be long and luxurious. (Do not get these two areas confused!)”

Canadian shelters forced to turn away majority of women and children in need.

Meghan Murphy: “To create gender equality, fight prostitution.”

In The Guardian, an anonymous woman shares her experience being in, then leaving, an abusive relationship:

“Many people, including professionals, will collude with his excuses. But he’s not doing it because he’s drunk, stressed, insecure, had a terrible cheating ex, is mentally ill, or because his mother dropped him on his head when he was a baby. He’s doing it because he feels he has a right to do it.”

Men are celebrated for “bodyhacking,” while bodily technology used by women is written off as mundane vanity:

“Technology is a thing that men do. And as bodyhacking has become technology (which it wasn’t always) it’s become the realm of men. You can see this kind of gendered separation all over the place. Men invent Soylent, and it’s considered technology. Women have been drinking SlimFast and Ensure for decades but it was just considered a weight loss aid… Women have been dieting for centuries, but when men do it and call it ‘intermittent fasting’ it gets news coverage as a tech trend. Men alter their bodies with implants and it’s considered extreme bodyhacking, and cutting edge technology. Women bound their feet for thousands of years, wore corsets that altered their rib cages, got breast implants, and that was all considered shallow narcissism.”

Susan Cox

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