Rape

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Upon hearing that Brock Turner—a brutal rapist who was only sentenced to six months because a judge worried it would hurt the poor boy’s future—will be released early from prison because of good behavior, I became so ...
And Probably More Wine, Too

When I Am Queen of Everything: We Need More Whimsy, Dammit!

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Upon hearing that Brock Turner—a brutal rapist who was only sentenced to six months because a judge worried it would hurt the poor boy’s future—will be released early from prison because of good behavior, I became so enraged I wanted to rip off my own arm so I could have something with which to better [&hellip
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When I was a heinous teenager, I remember the fights I had with my mom when she annoyed the bejeezus out of me. She would start off saying “I’m sorry”, pause for a millisecond and say “No, I’m not sorry…”, and ...
20 Minutes of Action?!?!

I’m Not Sorry

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When I was a heinous teenager, I remember the fights I had with my mom when she annoyed the bejeezus out of me. She would start off saying “I’m sorry”, pause for a millisecond and say “No, I’m not sorry…”, and then finish up with whatever statement would most rile her emotionally charged, hormonal daughter. [&hellip
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At The Snap Download we generally try not to underestimate people’s stupidity. As soon as we think, “people have been just about as stupid as they can be”, we’ll find some overachievers to prove us wrong. ...
When Will We Finally Hit Rock Bottom?

How Are We Still So Stupid About Rape?

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At The Snap Download we generally try not to underestimate people’s stupidity. As soon as we think, “people have been just about as stupid as they can be”, we’ll find some overachievers to prove us wrong. Unfortunately, this is definitely the case when it comes to sexual assault. Sexual assault is the one crime where [&hellip
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Hearing some asshat snicker about Women’s History Month really got my nylons in a twist; then I made the tragic mistake of going on the Interwebz to do some research for this article and really thought I was going to have ...
You're Gonna Hear Me Roar

Women’s History Month Part I: Rage

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Hearing some asshat snicker about Women’s History Month really got my nylons in a twist; then I made the tragic mistake of going on the Interwebz to do some research for this article and really thought I was going to have a rage stroke. To be clear, we are talking about one freaking month out [&hellip
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We originally wanted to recap what happened in Congress in 2014 but since single-celled amoeba are more productive than American politicians we figured the juice wasn’t worth the squeeze. When we really thought about it ...
This is Why We Can't Have Nice Things

This Year in Media Jackassery: ‘Murica

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We originally wanted to recap what happened in Congress in 2014 but since single-celled amoeba are more productive than American politicians we figured the juice wasn’t worth the squeeze. When we really thought about it though, there was something that irritated us even more than Congress (or at least as much): the 24-hour noose cycle.
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The Snap: For all my railing against victim blaming (like here and here), I have to admit I’ve been a hypocrite when it comes to Bill Cosby. Well, maybe hypocrite isn’t the right word but I’ve been trying to ignore ...
Joining In On the Blame Game

I’m A Hypocrite When It Comes to Dr. Huxtable

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The Snap: For all my railing against victim blaming (like here and here), I have to admit I’ve been a hypocrite when it comes to Bill Cosby. Well, maybe hypocrite isn’t the right word but I’ve been trying to ignore the reporting on the comedian’s recent downfall  and the onslaught of people coming forward to [&hellip
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The Snap: It’s tough to know how to avoid getting raped these days. Going to college seems to be a terrible idea. So does drinking, working in a prison, sleeping, walking alone, getting pulled over, being in the ...
Warning! Approaching Maximum Fury Levels!

Let’s Play: Avoid Getting Raped!

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The Snap: It’s tough to know how to avoid getting raped these days. Going to college seems to be a terrible idea. So does drinking, working in a prison, sleeping, walking alone, getting pulled over, being in the military, taking the bus, or being a high school student who is not a star athlete. We’ve [&hellip
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The Snap: We recently heard a NPR report on sexual assault that made us think we'd lost the few remnants of our sanity and woken up in a hellscape where asshats were destined to rule the world in perpetuity, passing on ...
Including Helpful Checklist to Not Be a Rapist

Idiot’s Guide to Better Understanding Rape

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The Snap: We recently heard a NPR report on sexual assault that made us think we’d lost the few remnants of our sanity and woken up in a hellscape where asshats were destined to rule the world in perpetuity, passing on their idiocy from one generation to the next. The Snap Download would like to [&hellip
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The Snap: Sometimes it’s hard to know what to say. When things have gotten this horrific -- when the world reminds you how unsafe it is for more than half the population -- what the hell do you say that can make any ...
What Century is This?!?!?

To Honor and Obey

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The Snap: Sometimes it’s hard to know what to say. When things have gotten this horrific — when the world reminds you how unsafe it is for more than half the population — what the hell do you say that can make any sense of it? This has been a particularly heinous week for women. [&hellip
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