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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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Infographic: Sexual violence on college campuses, by the numbers

As some begin questioning the recent Rolling Stone account of a gang rape at the University of Virginia — apparently based on the perplexing notion that the journalist’s failure to do everything she could to get comment from the accused men has anything at all to do with the credibility of survivor’s narrative — Mother Jones pulls together some of the best data on campus sexual violence to show that, as regular readers of this blog are probably well aware, the environment described at UVA is not unique among college campuses.

As some begin questioning the recent Rolling Stone account of a gang rape at the University of Virginia — apparently based on the perplexing notion that the journalist’s failure to do everything she could to ...

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Yale law students respond to their professor’s op-ed on campus sexual violence

Yesterday’s New York Times includes an op-ed by Yale law professor Jed Rubenfeld on how to solve the campus sexual assault crisis, in which he claims that a “yes means yes” standard “redefines” consent and “encourages people to think of themselves as sexual assault victims when there was no assault.” More than 75 students at Yale Law School, including our own Alexandra, have signed an open letter setting their professor straight.

Yesterday’s New York Times includes an op-ed by Yale law professor Jed Rubenfeld on how to solve the campus sexual assault crisis, in which he claims that a “yes means yes” standard “redefines” consent and “encourages people to ...

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Lincoln University president expresses great concern for the futures of accused rapists

Because of the work by activists such as our very own Alexandra and Dana, the issue of sexual assault on college campuses is now one of national priority. With the increased scrutiny, colleges and universities should now be taking extra care to address sexual assault and work toward implementing more effective preventive measures and protections for those who are assaulted. Enter Robert R. Jennings. 

Because of the work by activists such as our very own Alexandra and Dana, the issue of sexual assault on college campuses is now one of national priority. With the increased scrutiny, ...

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When we call bad guys good

Recently, the National Women’s Political Caucus announced that the organization would present a “Good Guy Award” to the infamous faux feminist Charles Clymer, who used to run the “fastest-growing feminist page on Facebook,” Equality for Women. The NWPC’s press release reads, “We salute men who stand up for women’s rights, especially men like Charles who are so vocal about feminism…. We are excited to celebrate him as a Good Guy at the EMMAs in October.’”

The existence of the Good Guy Award is of a piece with the relentless impulse to center men in all things, including feminism. Last month the White House ...

Recently, the National Women’s Political Caucus announced that the organization would present a “Good Guy Award” to the infamous faux feminist Charles Clymer, who ...

No, California’s new affirmative consent law doesn’t expand the carceral state

This week, as many advocates cheered California’s passage of its new “yes means yes” law, gender studies professor Laurie Essig published a critique on The Chronicle‘s blog. I share her skepticism of carceral feminisms that place false and violent hope in the criminal justice system to deliver gender justice, but she is wrong to condemn the statute on these grounds: strong civil laws to combat sexual violence disturb, rather than reinforce, our reliance on incarceration.

Firstly, and mostly simply, SB 967 is not a criminal statute and will have no effect on criminal adjudication. Instead, it clarifies the definition of consent that colleges and universities must use when adjudicating sexual violence within their internal ...

This week, as many advocates cheered California’s passage of its new “yes means yes” law, gender studies professor Laurie Essig published a critique on The Chronicle‘s blog. I share her 

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