Cockblocking Rapists Is A Moral Obligation; or, How To Stop Rape Right Now

Throughout the now nearly five year history of this blog, I’ve written extensively about the dynamics of rape, who the rapists are, how they operate and what has to happen in the culture to make them stop.  Much of this is broad, and involves decades of change.  In the words of an old Jewish saying imparted to me by Jaclyn Friedman, “it is not yours to complete the work; neither is it yours to desist from it.”

But rape the social problem takes decades to solve, and the rapes that happen to us or our friends or the people we love don’t happen over decades, they happen all of a sudden.  When people read things like my responses to Emily Yoffe, they want to know, “I don’t have decades.  What do I do now?”

The activist answer to this question, in the broadest terms, is really easy.  You do…

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About the research


This is my blog about my Ph.D. research project which is investigating the nature and use of online spaces for anti-rape activism.

The research consists of three parts – interviews with campaign managers and creators (websites, blogs, Twitter and/or Facebook campaigns – not necessarily ‘political’ but have a political element), surveys with users (that’s you!) and content of the campaigns themselves.

If you are interested in being interviewed for the research, please contact me –

Please feel free to click on the link here to do the survey if you’re interested 🙂

I look forward to seeing your responses.


The International Campaign to Stop Rape and Gender Violence in Conflict – Survey

Survey link:


If you have come to this post, you have been directed by the media team at The International Campaign to Stop Rape and Gender Violence in Conflict. Some of the aims of my research are to gain a better understanding of why people use online spaces, such as The International Campaign to Stop Rape and Gender Violence in Conflict, for anti-rape and sexual violence campaigning, and how.

If you would like to participate in a short survey about how and why you engage with The International Campaign to Stop Rape and Gender Violence in Conflict website and/or social media spaces, I would be very grateful. All your responses will be anonymous and the data collected will be used in my doctoral thesis which will not be publicly accessible and none of the data will be shared with anyone.

The survey has been approved by the La Trobe University Ethics Committee. Should you have any questions about this research you can contact Ms. Sara Paradowski from the Human Ethics Committee at La Trobe University – or phone: +61 3 9479 1443. Alternatively you can contact my supervisor, Dr. Nicola Henry – or phone: +61 3 9479 2476.

Thank you for taking the time to considering helping me with my research.

If you would like to contact me if you have any questions or concerns, please email me I apologise that this survey is only available in English!

Please click on this link to be directed to the survey:

With warm regards,


Welcome to the research project

Hello and welcome to my research project!

Firstly, thank you for taking an interest in the research project – this is a groundbreaking research study and I am so pleased that you want to be involved.

On this blog you will find information about the project itself as well as it’s progression. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about the project –