Tag Archives: rape culture

Envisioning a “hood”-based approach to combating sexual assault

TweetThe recent White House focus on combating rape on college campuses and criticisms of President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative have raised some serious questions about how we are addressing sexual assault as a broader issue affecting the lives of women across class, race, and education boundaries–specifically black women and girls from poor and working class communities. [...]
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New Favorite Tumblr: I Believe You, It’s Not Your Fault

Tweet I Believe You | It’s Not Your Fault is a space for older folks to offer support to young people dealing with the bullshit of rape culture alone. The site was started by Lindy West after a woman writer shared a story about a friend’s young daughter who was being sexually harassed at school but [...]
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Chart of the Day: When does a woman owe you sex?

TweetApparently, there’s an emerging trend of dudes tracking when their partners refuse sex and whining about the “excuses” they use. Hoping to nip this one in the bud, Elizabeth Plank and Raquel Reichard put together a helpful chart to help you determine when a woman owes you sex: Tweet
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“It took the college just 12 days to investigate the rape report, hold a hearing and clear the football players.”

TweetThe New York Times has another damning in-depth investigation into a college’s handling of a rape complaint. Like their recent report on Florida State University, this report on Hobart and William Smith Colleges tells a familiar tale of student assaulted on campus and then failed by her college.  Tweet
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Stand with Jada

Tweet*Trigger warning* There’s no good reason we should know the name of 16-year-old Jada. The only reason we do is that after she was drugged and raped at a party of a fellow high school student in Houston, her assault went viral–a phrase I hope to never have occasion to write ever again. Jada had [...]
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