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“The other thing I want to tell you about brothers is that we will lead you to believe that you’re the best thing since sliced bread. But we’re slicing your bread and somebody else’s bread, too… if you allow us to do that.”
When we discuss this man’s history here in Japan, it becomes difficult to overstate what a truly disgusting individual Julien Blanc is.
While men of all colors perpetrate street harassment, addressing it in communities of color calls for specific intra-community solutions rather than broad condemnations of male privilege.
It’s On Us could potentially fill the gap between activists and their administrations, creating cultural demand for the work they’ve been pioneering for years.
Rape culture dictates that along with proving that they were raped, survivors must also prove that they fought “hard enough” to stop it. This bill could help.
On their Facebook page, the creators of Undercover Colors say they “hope to make potential perpetrators afraid to spike a woman’s drink because there’s now a risk that they can get caught.” But what about creating cultural shifts so that people don’t become violent assailants at all?
Someone has been commenting on Jezebel with violent, pornographic gifs, and they can’t do anything about it.
The first-ever public monument to survivors is hitting the road. And I am absolutely recommending that you bear witness it.
A New York Times cover story graphically depicts the sexual assault a student named Anna experienced when she was freshman at Hobart and William Smith colleges. It also details the pathetic excuse for a judiciary hearing she and countless survivors across the United States have encountered when reporting rape and sexual assault to their universities.
Money designated for the testing of kits across the country is caught up in a Senate dispute over how to approve amendments to 2015 budget legislation.
Following NY Mag’s inexcusable cover story on sexual predator Terry Richardson, our own Robin and Carly bring you “Neither Artist Nor Predator: The Mary Dickerson Story.”
Much about this case is confusing, but one thing is clear: the stories that our culture tells itself about violence, justice, and women were ultimately more convincing to the jury than the actual evidence.
The White House has released a 60-second public service announcement calling for an end to sexual assault featuring such household names and faces as Daniel Craig, Dulé Hill, Benicio del Toro, Seth Meyers, Steve Carell, and both the President and Vice President themselves. It’s a truly big deal.
The recent scandal surrounding the disturbing messages leaked from American University’s Epsilon Iota is a national story, and sheds light on a national problem. The response of AU students shows us something, too — how students can organize as a community to force their administrations to take action against campus sexual assault.
Sclove’s courageous push to bring her attack to the spotlight in order to call attention to the way her university mishandles sexual assault cases is indicative of a greater crisis. Universities and colleges across the United States have a long history of brushing sexual violence under the rug or punishing rapists with a slap on the wrist.
“The report reads like it comes from someone who just recently encountered the idea that sexual assault is a problem on college campuses, and was told to solve it in the most economically efficient way possible… “This is some bullshit,” an advocate told me anonymously.”
The more we talk about things, the better they get. 2013 was proof.
It was wacky! It was depressing! It’s finally over! From “undocumented” to “transphobia” to “affluenza,” come look at the words that defined a year and defined themselves at the same time. (“Selfie” is nowhere on this list, I promise.)
Romi Klinger’s getting divorced, Dot-Marie got married, trans* voices are getting published, and we’re celebrating the holidays in a special space where it’s just you, Ari Fitz, and the rest of the Internet.