Tag Archives: Rape

Weekly Feminist Reader

Tweet Humanizing a vast community through the simplicity of their faces. Women writers and comedians on the choice not to have kids. Even if you don’t care about sports, Michael Sam being the first openly gay player drafted by the NFL is a big fucking deal. When you’re poor in America, hard work is just not enough.   [...]
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Rapist sentenced to do community service at a rape crisis center

Tweet Seriously? Who actually thought that would be a good idea? Well, apparently Dallas County District Judge Jeanine Howard did: A Texas judge who ordered a rapist to serve community service at a rape crisis center has been forced to reconsider the sentence. [...] According to The Dallas Observer, Young could have served 20 years in jail, [...]
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Dear David Choe and others: Rape is not art

TweetBefore last week, I had never heard of David Choe. Quite frankly, I don’t give a fuck who he is. Apparently he’s a famous artist. Good for him. David Choe also co-hosts a VICE podcast. Here’s what I do give a fuck about: on an episode of this podcast, David Choe details his experience of raping [...]
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“I learned that keeping players on the field was a priority.”

TweetIf you want your head to explode with rage this afternoon, go read The New York Times in-depth report on the investigation — or rather, lack thereof — into the rape accusation against Florida State University football star Jameis Winston. As the Times reports — and then methodically and devastatingly documents — “there was virtually no investigation at [...]
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Stop telling survivors they must report to the police

TweetThis week, I was one of three survivors that spoke at a press conference where Senator Gillibrand announced her new initiative to increase federal funding for the Department of Education to address the high rates of sexual assault on colleges campuses. After each of us shared our stories of our colleges miserably failing to support [...]
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