Tag Archives: domestic violence

Keeping Marissa in mind

Tweet I was honored to participate in this campaign, Keeping Marissa in Mind, organized by the extraordinary activist Mariame Kaba. The poem I’m reading in this video is called “Flare” and it’s written by National Book Award winner Nikky Finney.  Tweet
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Study finds that being denied an abortion makes it harder to escape domestic violence

TweetYou’ll recall that researchers at the University of California, San Francisco are conducting a large study, called the Turnaway Study, into the effects of denying people access to abortion. They’ve already found that when women who wanted an abortion are forced to have a baby, their physical health and economic stability suffers greatly. Now their latest study [...]
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UChicago misogynists threaten sexual assault survivors and activists over release of ‘rapist list’

TweetLast year, the Department of Education opened an investigation of the University of Chicago after a complaint alleged that gender-based violence and harassment were rampant on campus, and that the University was doing little to stop it. Yesterday a group calling itself the UChicago Electronic Army (UEA) provided a good case in point. The UEA hacked [...]
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Are we listening to Syrian women?

Tweet In the ongoing crisis in Syria, we’ve rarely heard from mainstream media sources about how Syrian women have been experiencing this violence, and the ways that gender-based violence is impacting their lives in this time of crisis. Tweet
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Watch: A Ray Rice-inspired makeup tutorial

TweetI’ll admit that the first few times I saw this Ray Rice makeup tutorial shared, I was skeptical. Maybe I just wasn’t quite ready to find the dark humor in a story that, as Mychal wrote last week, has revealed just how much some people hate women. But comedian Megan MacKay’s video is really very [...]
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