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“Hurry up and heal”: Pain, productivity, and the inadequacy of ‘victim vs. survivor’

Afterward, my friend said to me, “Stop calling yourself a victim. You’re a survivor.”

The notion of the compulsory transformation from ‘victim’ to ‘survivor’ is hegemonic in violence care-work in the United States.

Afterward, my friend said to me, “Stop calling yourself a victim. You’re a survivor.”

The notion of the compulsory transformation from ‘victim’ to ‘survivor’ is hegemonic in violence care-work in the United States.

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Some tips for white people who have opinions on Ferguson

For many activists, these past few weeks have been rough. From Thanksgiving to holiday get togethers, ’tis the season for hanging out with people of diverse political opinions. Inevitably, the topic of Ferguson, Eric Garner, and the ongoing protests against racist police violence comes up, and you may find yourself forced to explain institutionalized racism to a conservative relative. 

For many activists, these past few weeks have been rough. From Thanksgiving to holiday get togethers, ’tis the season for hanging out with people of diverse political opinions. Inevitably, the topic of Ferguson, Eric ...

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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Protesters stage a “die-in” outside the Cavaliers vs. Nets at the Barclays Center.

“I don’t need your permission to name what was done to me. I was sexually assaulted. And I am a victim.”  – Megan Carpentier

Just so much horror and disgrace in the new CIA torture report. 

Protesters stage a “die-in” outside the Cavaliers vs. Nets at the Barclays Center.

“I don’t need your permission to name what was done to me. I was sexually assaulted. And I am a victim.”  –

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New “no duh” study shows abortion complications are really, really rare

UCSF researchers have released the most comprehensive study to date on complications after abortion. Their results echo the results of all previous studies on the subject: Abortion is a very safe procedure, with major complications occurring only a quarter of a percent of the time

UCSF researchers have released the most comprehensive study to date on complications after abortion. Their results echo the results of all previous studies on the subject: Abortion is a very safe procedure, with major complications occurring only a ...

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#IStandWithJackie: “Something terrible happened to Jackie.”

Emily Clark was a freshman year roommate of Jackie, the rape survivor thrown under the bus –and straight to the misogynist trolls — by Rolling Stone. In an op-ed in UVA’s Cavalier Daily the other day, she shared her perspective on the aftermath of the assault and stood by her friend. 

Emily Clark was a freshman year roommate of Jackie, the rape survivor thrown under the bus –and straight to the misogynist trolls — by Rolling Stone. In an op-ed in UVA’s Cavalier Daily the other ...

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