Dr. Rebecca Hains


This is rape culture. 

Here’s a thread from my latest blog post that exemplifies what rape culture looks like. It begins when a commenter asserts that girls who are “physically adult” can consent to sex. This seems reasonable enough when applied to the girls…

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Target will stop labeling toys for boys or girls. Good.

Yes, your daughter can play with blocks, and your son can play with dolls.

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“Slap her”: Fanpage.it video objectifies girls, exploits boys, and trivializes domestic violence

Fanpage.it’s video has been tugging at people’s heartstrings, but upon closer examination, the message isn’t so charming after all. Let’s take a closer look.

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5 Reasons NOT to Buy Barbie for Little Girls (It’s Not Just Body Image!)

Five good reasons to avoid buying Barbie dolls and give girls fun, healthy alternatives, instead.

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LISTEN: Rebecca Hains discusses #TruthInAds & body image on CBC Radio

TruthInAds: Before and After

The Brave Girls Alliance wants advertisers to stop extensively Photoshopping models’ bodies. The practice contributes to a public health crisis encompassing serious emotional, mental and physical health issues.

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The College Rape Crisis: Four Ways to End to Rape Culture

This week, as colleges across the nation hold commencement ceremonies for the Class of 2014, Time Magazine’s cover story takes on a topic relevant to college students nationwide: the campus rape crisis. Approximately 20% of college women in the U.S. are victims of an…

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Black girls are missing, in Nigeria and at home. #BringBackOurGirls

Two weeks ago, a Nigerian high school was raided by armed militants from the terrifying Islamist group Boko Haram. These terrorists kidnapped more than 200 Nigerian girls—allegedly to sell them as brides for about $12 USD each. It’s a devastating case of human trafficking,…

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