Was the marriage equality profile photo campaign really an empty “slacktivist” gesture? Or do mass demonstrations of controversial opinions help define new social norms?
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Before the verdict of the Steubenville rape trial, the defense and other witnesses demonstrated a lack of knowledge that what they did was rape. And we shouldn’t be surprised, given how violating the body of someone who is passed out is such a common occurrence. Certain forms of bullying, hazing, and practical jokes all contribute to normalizing rape culture.
Does complaining about getting “friend zoned” imply problematic entitlement all on its own? Or is how we handle rejection where the potential for problems is likely to occur? “Buffy The Vampire Slayer” holds the answer, in case those rhetorical questions didn’t already give it away.