I’m working on a new zine about the phrase “boys will be boys” and how society excuses rape b/c “that’s how it is.”
I’m looking for writings, comics, art, commentary, interviews, photos…. Anything you can think of! While just about anything will be accepted, I really want you to keep in mind the topic - and how we’re indoctrinated from an early age to simply accept that boys will be boys. Anyone can submit to this! I want it to be more of an open forum than anything else. So straight cis guys: yes you can submit, as long as you ~check yo privilege~
You can write a hard hitting article or submit a journal entry. You can simply make a drawing celebrating women fighting back. Not every submission has to be super serious, but there’s also no such thing as too serious. I want this zine to make people think, but not completely overwhelm them.
I will publish this as a PDF online for free, but also sell a print copy for people who are interested. (Mostly cause I wanna do a screen printed sparkly cover)
If you are interested in helping out, send me a message. I’m making a facebook group (if you don’t have a FB I’ll keep you in the loop through tumblr) in which we will discuss how to go about making the zine. This way it can be more fluid as a read and not just patched together.
Some possible ideas/topics :::
-how people suggest teaching women how to prevent rape rather than teaching boys not to rape
-rape apology (politicians, courts)
-“”“”blurred”“”“”” lines - consent issues
- rape culture as a whole- anything under the umbrella
-politicians reinforcing rapey acts (law, judgements, idiotic quotes)
-sexual repression - how shame culture can lead to unhealthy expressions of sexuality
-people perpetuating rape culture on the Internet (dumb tweets, facebook statuses)
-women as property, possessiveness in a relationship
-the invalidation of women’s feelings as a tactic to hold them down- “you’re just crazy!”
-“boys” will be boys- trans* issues in a cis male world
-men as “animals” “we’re just cavemen”
-40s/50s depictions of “romance” and how it promotes the idea that you have to prove to a woman that she wants it
-body shaming as a way of controlling women
So let me know of you’re interested, I think this could be something great!
Making a dumb zine, submit pics of things (selfies, cats, noods, social commentary, whatva) via snapchat. My user name is mkrix. Do it, nerds!!!
Message me what you want your credit name to be, they’ll all be on the last page and not associated with the picture
Submit to this!!!