Let’s stop neglecting dating violence survivors

Image courtesy of Know Your IX

Image courtesy of Know Your IX

In the past few years, campus sexual assault has dominated headlines from The New York Times to USA Today, Rolling Stone to The Nation. Just last month, the White House released the It’s On Us anti-sexual assault campaign. All throughout, student activists have invoked the promise of Title IX to demand that their universities support sexual assault survivors and keep campuses safe, equitable, and just for all.

In all the buzz, though, there’s been little attention paid to other pervasive forms of gender-based violence also protected against under Title IX — including campus dating (or domestic) violence. ICYMI it’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month, so it seems as good a time as any to talk about what we’re not talking about, and to work to ensure that the conversation lasts beyond October 31st.  Read More »

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Comedian Hannibal Buress: “You raped women, Bill Cosby.”

At his stand-up show in Philadelphia last week, comedian and Broad City star Hannibal Buress got super real about the fact that Bill Cosby has been accused of drugging and assaulting over a dozen women.

Calling out Cosby’s ”fucking smuggest old black man public persona,” Buress says, ”Yeah, but you raped women, Bill Cosby. So, brings you down a couple notches.” He suggests the audience go google ‘Bill Cosby rape’ after the set and concludes: “It’s not funny.” (Transcript here.)

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Shonda Rhimes expertly shuts down fan who complained about the “gay scenes” in Shondaland

Shonda lays it down in reponse to a Tweeter with some unsolicited editorial advice:


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Wisconsin attorney general candidate says fast food workers should get a “real job”


Brad Schimel, the Republican candidate for Attorney General in Wisconsin, is just sick and tired of debating about the mininum wage. He told supporters at a Milwaukee County Republicans party:

“I want every one of our neighbors to have a job again, a well-paid job, so we don’t have to argue about minimum wage for someone working at Burger King. Let’s get them a real job.”

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