Santa Barbara gunman Elliot Rodger isn’t the only one who feels awkward about their lack of sexual experience. Women feel like this, too!
“The notion that all women can get effortlessly laid, if only they open their legs, reduces the reality of female experience, transforming women from complicated individuals to the vessels for male sexual desire…” [Nerve]
Still with Rodger, taking the pressure off sex might have made him realise that losing your virginity doesn’t change your life. [Vice]
Finally, he wasn’t a “virgin madman, he was an entitled madman with four guns… Misogyny actually kills people.”
ICYMI: Feminism in Elle magazine.
You’d better #pitchbitch: a new initiative to encourage women writers to get their stuff out there. [Kill Your Darlings]
Pregnancy on TV. [Los Angeles Magazine]
Finally: alcohol doesn’t cause rape, rape mentality causes rape. [Times Free Press]
ABC’s disability discussion website Ramp Up will cease publication at the end of this month, thanks to the new government’s budget.