Posts Tagged Gender-Based Violence

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Why do we love bystander intervention and fear community consequences for rape?

It looks like it’s going to be The Year of Bystander Intervention.

The White House is pushing it. It’s all the buzz at college administrator conferences. The anti-violence organization I co-direct gets plenty of emails from schools requesting bystander training, despite our very public skepticism of it. 

It looks like it’s going to be The Year of Bystander Intervention.

The White House is pushing it. It’s all the buzz at college administrator conferences. The anti-violence organization I co-direct gets plenty of emails from ...

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All survivors, not just students, need civil law options

Editor’s Note: This piece was co-written by Alexandra and Elizabeth Deutsch. Liz is a student at Yale Law School, where she works on antidiscrimination law and gender justice. She holds an MSc in Gender from the London School of Economics.

Editor’s Note: This piece was co-written by Alexandra and Elizabeth Deutsch. Liz is a student at Yale Law School, where she works on antidiscrimination law and gender justice. She holds an MSc in Gender from ...

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How can anyone push survivors to report to the police this week?

The irony is nauseating. In major media outlets you could find, right next to each other, articles about the grand jury decision not to indict the cop who murdered Eric Garner and Virginia’s plans to push more victims into the criminal justice system. 

The irony is nauseating. In major media outlets you could find, right next to each other, articles about the grand jury decision not to indict the cop who murdered Eric Garner and Virginia’s plans to push more victims into ...

The Wednesday Weigh-In: How do you carry that weight together?

Today is international Carry That Weight Day of Action. Students at schools across the country will symbolically support survivors gender-based violence by collectively carrying mattresses around campus, inspired by Columbia senior Emma Sulkowicz’s “Mattress Project.” We’ve written before about Barnard student Allie Rickard’s call for everyone to “carry that weight together” and take collective responsibility for the burden we’ve allowed survivors to bear alone too long. Now she and other Morningside Heights organizers have organized this international day of solidarity to spread the message to other colleges and universities.

Today is international Carry That Weight Day of Action. Students at schools across the country will symbolically support survivors gender-based violence by collectively carrying mattresses around campus, inspired by Columbia senior Emma ...

Are we listening to Syrian women?

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.

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 ...

Quote of the Day: James Brown on toxic masculinity

I don’t know anything about football, but I have a vague sense of what kinds of things TV sports anchors tend to discuss when a big game is about to start. And it usually doesn’t include toxic masculinity.

Yesterday, right before Ray Rice’s team, the Baltimore Ravens, played the Pittsburgh Steelers, CBS anchor James Brown shared a few thoughts on the roots of intimate partner violence (IPV):

I don’t know anything about football, but I have a vague sense of what kinds of things TV sports anchors tend to discuss when a big game is about to start. And it usually doesn’t include toxic ...

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