How We Talk About Rape

I stumbled on this essay: We Need to Change How We Talk About Rape by Film Crit Hulk while doing some research for a future novel. I hesitated in posting it up because of its obviously delicate subject matter but, after some thought, I decided it was too good not to share.

This is a 12 part essay, so I found it best to be consumed in parts over a few days, especially because I like to take the time to think on heavy subjects.

For those of you who don’t know me, I am extremely picky about what feminist literature I read because a depressing amount of it contains: have penis = bad person. (To grossly oversimplify.) While I don’t agree with the essay 100% — I rarely do on any subject matter — it was a refreshing and enlightening experience to be able to read on the subject without being made to feel like an asshole simply by virtue of being a man.

Well, back to work with me. Books don’t write themselves.

Author: Ethan Kincaid

Ethan Kincaid was born in 1985 in Brockville, a sleepy little town on the St. Lawrence River. He graduated from Carleton University in Ottawa with a degree in Linguistics and a minor in Japanese Language. After finishing his education, he settled down there with his wife Kaitlyn and became a full-time writer. In 2011, he moved to Montreal and discovered its vibrant writing culture. In 2015, Ethan moved to Helsinki, Finland with his wife; he works as a props crafter and part time author. His first book, Blood of Midnight: The Broken Prophecy is the first of a new fantasy trilogy. The greatest joy in his life lies in helping budding writers find their voices. In his words: "I like to shake people until cool stuff comes out!"

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