“The three main implications are ‘Women are too weak to harm someone,’ ‘Lesbian rape is hot and it’s harmless. It’s not real.’ and ‘All rapists are men.”
Reporting live from the cutest puppy-filled pumpkin patch of all time, with help from Louisiana’s new gay lawyers and vigilantes from around the globe.
A Montana high-school teacher, Stacey Dean Rambold, convicted of raping a 14-year student, will be serving a total of 30 days as his sentence.
As if college couldn’t get any better, now it’s GAYER THAN EVER.
bell hooks is still right, Hillary Clinton becomes a thing of television history, and Aubrey Plaza looks great in those glasses.
Queer leadership, Mother’s day, marriage, Brittney Griner, and dumb homophobes.
Rose’s Team Pick: Hollaback! is using comics to educate both men and women about how to respond to harassment. And you can help fund it!
If we #EducateCoaches, we’ll be educating the next generation of men. And it’s time for them to get schooled, and I’m at the forefront of the movement to make that happen.
A former campus activist explains why universities are getting away with not seriously addressing rape on campus, and why they need to start.
In December, a member of our community was raped by an Uber Cab driver. The kind of subsequent mistrust and victim-blaming she’s experiencing is by now familiar, but familiarity doesn’t make it any less infuriating.
“How do I deal with an assault that wasn’t rape? How can I keep from feeling like my assault is being minimized?”
I think about how to avoid street harassment, sexual assault and rape every single day. ‘Project Unspoken: I Am Tired Of The Silence’ could be the beginning of a conversation that can maybe give voice to exactly how awful that is.
“I called it sexual assault at first. Sexual assault seemed less damning, less permanent.”
Hansen’s Team Pick: Jennifer Beals! There. I have your attention.
“Since the nuances of personal responsibility seem to escape so many people, let’s go through it. Let’s figure out rape jokes.”
Republicans may have succeeded in making sure the Violence Against Women Act doesn’t have any protections for LGBT people — unless Obama vetoes it.
The Violence Against Women Act was going to be updated to include protections for gay people, undocument immigrants, and Native American communities, but House Republicans are doing their best to make sure it isn’t.
In a 2-hour interview, Dharun Ravi insists his actions don’t reflect bias intimidation, and I wonder to what degree his actions towards Tyler are a reflection of a college culture that invades women’s sexual privacy on the reg.
“Is the violence any less real, is the danger any less real because you happen to be gay or lesbian? I don’t think so.”
Australian researchers found that gender-based violence puts women at a much greater risk of mental health problems. Hopefully the new guidelines around healthcare for women will help with that.