Women of #nzpol: still fighting rape culture in 2016

The women-of-#nzpol roundup is brought to you in the interests of amplifying women’s voices in the political debate and also because:

incredibles misandry

Well, 2016 is definitely not going to be the year we stop blaming young women for being sexually assaulted. The Herald kicked things off with this column – and yes, it’s by a woman, which doesn’t make it any less sexist – which says in part:

I have a huge concern for the way in which young women behave in relationship to alcohol. While I am one of the first to stand up and say that women have the right to be safe (and have in fact spent many years working in that area), with rights come responsibilities.

simpsons marge grinding teeth

The women of NZ Twitter were less that impressed.

https://twitter.com/Dovil/status/689321570368524288

https://twitter.com/VishOnAMish/status/689329611910463494

https://twitter.com/Dovil/status/689325653326315520

(Click through for the whole series of tweets from @pikelet)

And a response from the amazing Emily:

https://twitter.com/DearMama_/status/689372107386421248

Because this is one of those issues which so readily gets dismissed as “oversensitive women who can’t handle criticism”, a few words from the Men’s Auxiliary.

https://twitter.com/gtiso/status/689326152188469248