Posts Tagged Rape

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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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7 reasons to end immigrant detention yesterday

News flash: Immigration detention centers have been awful and continue to be awful for everyone. But more and more organizations and activists are shedding light on just how horrible they are, and the very immediate need we have for alternatives to incarceration. 

News flash: Immigration detention centers have been awful and continue to be awful for everyone. But more and more organizations and activists are shedding light on just how horrible they are, and the very immediate need we have ...

We’ll believe almost anything rather than believe our favorite male celebrities committed sexual violence

As more women–up to at least eight now, perhaps ten-come forward with allegations of sexual abuse against Canadian radio personality Jian Ghomeshi, who preemptively tried to make himself out to be the victim of some vengeful ex conspiracy twinged with anti-BDSM bias, please read this great piece by Kate Harding.

She explores, in infuriating detail, the long history of male celebrities–from Woody Allen to Julian Assange–being accused of sexual violence and “people eagerly latch[ing] onto any bonkers theory that might explain away the allegations, while ignoring the simplest explanation: They’re probably true.” 

As more women–up to at least eight now, perhaps ten-come forward with allegations of sexual abuse against Canadian radio personality Jian Ghomeshi, who preemptively tried to make himself out to be the victim of some ...

UChicago misogynists threaten sexual assault survivors and activists over release of ‘rapist list’

Last 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 the University of Chicago MODA fashion website in order to send a threatening message to campus survivors, activists, and allies:

UEA’s message, which is no longer online, was a response to the release of the Hyde Park List. As Dana reported on Monday, “concerned citizens” posted the names of several “people known to commit varying levels of gender-based violence” at the school. (After initially being removed ...

Last 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 ...

Senators introduce bill to expand access to emergency contraception for rape survivors

Democratic senators have introduced a new bill to raise awareness about emergency contraception and make it available to rape survivors at federally funded hospitals.

The Emergency Contraception Access and Education Act of 2014 was introduced by Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), with Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) signing on as co-sponsors. The bill would ensure that any hospital receiving Medicare or Medicaid funds provides accurate information and timely access to emergency contraception for survivors of sexual assault, regardless of whether or not they can pay for it. It would also require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to disseminate information on emergency contraception to pharmacists and health care providers.

Democratic senators have introduced a new bill to raise awareness about emergency contraception and make it available to rape survivors at federally funded hospitals.

The Emergency Contraception Access and Education Act of 2014 was introduced by ...

CeeLo Green and the cycle of celebrity rape apology

So. CeeLo.

We’ve been here with famous men so many times that anything that can/will be said won’t be new. He (allegedly) drugged and raped a woman, and having not been charged with the rape but found guilty on charges stemming from the drugs, took to Twitter for a reprehensible series of tweets that cast serious doubt over his innocence. His actions? Disgusting. His words? Indefensible. His apology? Not worth a damn. His future? In all likelihood, this moment will pass, he’ll continue making music, and fans will remember this as a “regrettable” blip in an otherwise stellar career. Future generations will wonder how we reconciled our love of his artistry with his destructive actions, as they do the same ...

So. CeeLo.

We’ve been here with famous men so many times that anything that can/will be said won’t be new. He (allegedly) drugged and raped a woman, and having not been charged with the rape but ...

Women being deported back to life-threatening conditions in Latin America are fighting back

For months now, we have been hearing about the “immigrant crisis” that is causing thousands of women and children to flee the violence that is wracking parts of Central America (and that is rooted in U.S. interventions in Latin America). This crisis has increased human rights violations in the detention system and given the U.S. government the excuse to deny women and families the due process they deserve in seeking asylum. But these women and the civil rights groups and volunteers supporting them aren’t having it, and it seems that politicians just might be listening.

For months now, we have been hearing about the “immigrant crisis” that is causing thousands of women and children to flee the violence that is wracking parts of Central America (and that is rooted in ...

New Favorite Tumblr: I Believe You, It’s Not Your Fault

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 “had no adult in her life who’s even remotely versed in concepts like victim-blaming and slut-shaming and boundaries and consent.” She wanted some resources to give the girl that would drive home the message: I believe you. It’s not your fault. 

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 ...

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