People Should Not Have To Sacrifice Freedom To be Safe From Rape

People Should Not Have To Sacrifice Freedom To be Safe From Rape

By Alicia Taylor Have you seen all the advice to women to keep themselves and avoid getting raped? 1. Make sure your windows are locked so that no one can sneak in. So much for opening the windows come spring time to blow out the winter doldrums. 2. Never walk alone. Forget about that much […]

Another Example Of Ignorance And Brutality

Another Example Of Ignorance And Brutality

By Barbara Farina After the publication of yesterday’s column (which I believe is excellent), there were several responses to it received by someĀ  of us. Luckily, I have to say that the article was generally well received.   But as always, there are people who never ceases to amaze me. In this case, it was […]

Rape: What Part Of “It Is Always Wrong” Is Unclear?

Rape: What Part Of “It Is Always Wrong” Is Unclear?

By Amanda Fox We had not planned for a follow-up to our recent post on the rape culture, which is inexplicably prevalent in society, nor did I plan to take on this topic again so soon. Circumstances, however, dictate that we, as Spicie, make certain points abundantly clear regarding this epidemic global crisis. That is […]

Rape culture: How it flourishes before our eyes

Rape culture: How it flourishes before our eyes

By: Amanda K. Fox Rape culture. Those are two words that don’t appear to go together, yet it is a phrase that is an all too familiar part of our lexicon. Rape culture is generally defined as an environment in which rape and sexual assault are not only common, but accepted. The general reaction to […]