Tag Archives: Gender-Based Violence

When there isn’t a case for debate: Black women speak on sexual violence and solidarity

TweetEd. note: This post featuring black women’s voices on sexual violence, rape, race, and solidarity, was organized by Brothers Writing to Live in response to a November 2013 essay that’s recently resurfaced, containing pernicious if not new ideas concerning sex, rape and black women. Here is a good description of the initial article and subsequent fallout. This post is re-published here [...]
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The Feministing Five: Mariska Hargitay

TweetKnown to millions of viewers as Detective Olivia Benson on Law and Order: SVU, TV star Mariska Hargitay has just recently amped up her own “real life” activism with her involvement in the NO MORE campaign. The new campaign raises awareness about domestic violence and sexual assault through celebrity PSAs, social media strategy, and perhaps most [...]
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The New Normal cannot be met with silence.

Tweet‘Your silence will not protect you.’ – Audre Lorde Maybe it’s my incredibly long memory that is responsible for why I couldn’t immediately cosign the #twittersilence in solidarity with Caitlin Moran, cis white feminist writer, in the UK. I’m remembering a tweet in criticism to the writer’s knee jerk (and thoughtless) defense of Lena Dunham [...]
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Weekly Feminist Reader

Tweet Zerlina talks with MHP about institutional betrayal. Ariel Castro isn’t such an aberration. And his testimony says much about us. The Texas Legislature’s dirty little secret. “Asian Girlz” sparks rightful criticism. How to whitewash a plague. To #twittersilence or not to #twittersilence, that is the question. Cosmo so generously advises women how not to [...]
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Defining violence, contextualizing military sexual trauma

TweetWhich forms of violence are the U.S. military willing to recognize? An Air Force veteran and survivor of military sexual trauma (MST) has raised the question in an interview with USA Today.  Twenty years ago, an airman raped recent enlistee Lisa Wilken in her dorm room. When she reported the assault, though, military prosecutors discouraged [...]
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