“(TW: rape) The linguist Julia Penelope talks about how the use of the passive voice when we talk about crimes against women tends to shift our focus off of male perpetrators, and on to female victims and survivors. For example, we talk about how many girls were raped last year, how many women were assaulted, or how many women were slain. As opposed to saying how many men raped women or girls, or how many boys or men assaulted and murdered women.” —
Jackson Katz, Tough Guise: Violence, Media, & the Crisis In Masculinity. (via michaelfassbendersteeth)
This shit runs so deep. Really though.