This story got buried in the comments so I thought I’d share it here. Take it away Firework the Comic:
A few days ago you had a cool post on women’s incomes in STEM careers. I run a safe-space tumblr for women and someone let us know that in Connecticut, a court ruled that a man who raped a disabled woman who could not audibly demonstrate lack of consent (in other words, was physically incapable of saying no) would not be punished because in Connecticut, women are consenting unless proven otherwise. Here’s the link.
This isn’t about feminism. This is about us women reading this and feeling like we got a punch in the stomach. So I designed a couple of T-shirts that demonstrate the message of “I do not consent” succintly. They’re on redbubble, and all proceeds from the sale will be donated by paypal to domestic violence shelters in the contiguous US, which are closing due to lack of funding. I make $4 on a $25 t-shirt at redbubble, and if I exceed the monthly threshold of $20 in profit, I get a payout the next month. All of the money from these shirts will be donated to shelters for women.
another, simple design is coming later. If you could spread the word about these tees on your blog, that would be fabulous. But if you don’t want to that’s okay too.
Thanks a lot,
– Firework the Comic