Thursday, August 05, 2010

Teachable Moment: Rape in Celebrity Media Culture

It's been a week of teachable moments!

Today's teachable moment comes from our good friend Jacksonn Katz's post on The Huffington Post
Anti-rape educators around the world have Mel Gibson to thank for providing them with a truly global teachable moment in the wake of his violent, misogynist, racist tirade against his ex-girlfriend, Oksana Grigorieva. In the audiotape of the angry rant that has been replayed endlessly on cable TV and the Internet, Gibson is heard threatening Grigorieva (she needs a "bat to the side of the head") and calling her the c-word, not to mention telling her that because of the way she was dressed, if she is "raped by a pack of n***ers," "it will be (your) fault."
Read the full article here.

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