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Tweet Is gay pride just for white people? “Meanwhile, us Nigerian and Black women are speaking to our collective anger and frustration because of a global society that deems our bodies and lives disposable and irrelevant.” Meet Esther Mbabazi, Rwanda’s first female pilot. Latinas within the Obama presidency. On being a “bad feminist“. Tweet
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University punishes students guilty of sexual assault with expulsion…after graduation

Tweet Stories of ridiculously lenient punishments for campus sexual assault have become a dime a dozen, but you gotta hand it to James Madison University for this one. James Madison University punished three fraternity members for sexually assaulting a female student and sharing their video of the attack by banning them from campus — after [...]
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Syracuse University survivors fight to preserve sexual assault advocacy center

Tweet In the midst of all the ongoing activism and support – including from the White House – for Title IX enforcement to combat sexual assault on college campuses, it seems that some schools across the country are interpreting the law in ways that go against the wishes of survivors on their campuses. Tweet
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“Stop asking people’s clothing to have sex with you, and start asking people.”

TweetAs we well know, there are several things that women can do to avoid sexual assault. Get married, buy special anti-rape underwear, and, perhaps most commonly, wear more clothing. Because clearly someone’s clothing communicates everything you need to know about their willingness to have sex. In this video, slam poet Anna Binkovitz imagines a dystopian world in which [...]
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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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