you know there’s something wrong with our society when they put a rape victim/survivor leading a protest against her school’s reaction toward her rape on the cover of magazine with the words SEXUAL REVOLUTION in giant letters over her image and “movement against assault” in tiny letters in the corner
Respectfully, I disagree. The reason college rapists aren’t punished and victims are silenced is because too often, our culture codifies actual rape as “nonconsensual sex” or worse, simply “sex.” Rape is not sex, of course, and that’s the point these women are trying to make. In that way, it is a sexual revolution because these women are opening up a conversation about the way we think about “sex” on college campuses.
It is wonderful that NYmag is giving Emma’s project, her story and her point a platform. And the way they photographed her is not objectifying, it’s very powerful. It’s not like they put her in a bikini or something.
I haven’t read the piece yet, and V. Grigoriadis has a history of victim-blaming so we’ll see how the article turns out.