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Make Me a Sammich: The Comic #1

Trigger warning for discussion of rape and rape culture.

I’ve been participating in some rape-related hashtags on Twitter over the past several days, including #WhenIWasRaped and #SolidarityIsForRapists, both created by Mikki Kendall (@Karnythia). As is nearly always the case, participation meant dealing with clueless dudes with comments like…well, like the one that inspired me to make my first (and probably not last, because fun!) BitStrips comic. Then I had to make a pretty frame to put it in (later changed to pretty header). Here it is.

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Apologies to Joss Whedon. —Rosie

Make Me a Sammich: The Comic #2 – Tone Cop

4 responses

  1. Here in New Zealand this issue has been huge in the media this year. The best suggestion I’ve heard is to still have trials and due process etc, but to provide much more support for people as they go through the process of notifying police, making statements etc. Then, when in court, to do something like a Truth Finding process, where instead of picking the victim to shreds, lawyers actually try to uncover the narrative of what happened. In short, trying to prevent re-traumatisation happening in court.

    November 24, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    • Yeah, that sounds like a step in the right direction, for sure. So many cases here don’t even make it that far because the police and/or prosecutors decide they don’t have a good enough chance of conviction. Such a mess.

      November 24, 2014 at 3:47 pm

  2. Joe

    I think a good solution would be to try to prevent rape before it occurs. We should be teaching things like:

    1. Bystander intervention. If someone sees a situation that could lead to rape. I.E. Someone being too aggressive at the bar, feeding thier date too many drinks, someone slipping something into a drink etc…

    When a sexual assault occurs, there is almost always a way it could have have been prevented. We (men and women ) need to stop being bystanders and start intervening early on in these situations before they escalate.

    2. Treating others with dignity and respect: If we treat others how we would want to be treated I think that would be a very effective deterrent.

    That’s all I got for now.

    November 24, 2014 at 6:41 am

  3. Joe

    That sounds like a very serious problem, but what’s the solution?

    We can’t assume that every individual accused of a crime is guilty. That would destroy due process of law.

    This is a very complex problem and I do hope that it can be remedied. I also have some concerns that in trying to eliminate the problem that we collectively form a lynch mob mentality. A situation where every single individual even accused is jailed and convicted without trial.

    November 24, 2014 at 6:08 am

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