For folks who don't know, the LRU is a compilation of items from the past week that may be of interest to VPers and is intended to broaden the kinds of conversations we have here.
To submit articles for next week's round-up, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have additional articles you'd like folks to know about this week, feel free to comment directly to this post.
As a reminder, in lieu of trigger warnings, I use keywords describing the themes of the piece. Please skim these before deciding to read the excerpt or click through for the full article. Outside sources are not safe spaces, and mainstream sources' comments should almost always be avoided. The links I highlight don't necessarily reflect VP's views, or even my own, for that matter.
This week's round-up includes: a comic on harassment; virginity and wedding nights.
- Next Time Someone Says Women Aren't Victims Of Harassment, Show Them This. by Robot Hugs at Tickld (Keywords: comics, harassment, sexism, misogyny, rape culture, slut shaming, slurs)
Remembering that the basis for harassment of women in public spaces is around the ownership of space by men, and consequently control of the women in those spaces...
If you're a guy and you're with a woman, as a partner, lover, friend, coworker, or acquaintance, you are less likely to witness casual harassment towards that woman.
- I Waited Until My Wedding Night to Lose My Virginity, and I Wish I Hadn’t by Samantha Pugsley at Stylite via XOJane (Keywords: sex, virginity, marriage, gender roles, religion)
I lost my virginity on my wedding night, with my husband, just as I had promised that day when I was 10 years old. I stood in the hotel bathroom beforehand, wearing my white lingerie, thinking, “I made it. I’m a good Christian.” There was no chorus of angels, no shining light from Heaven. It was just me and my husband in a dark room, fumbling with a condom and a bottle of lube for the first time.(Thanks to bluexashxtree for the submission!)
I realize our round up is quite short this week. I've had less time to read and less time to find good links. So please tell me -- what did I miss?