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Tweet Consent, the mixtape:  ”To say that love is the overriding theme of pop music is misleading.” A step by step of what the Hobby Lobby / personhood Supreme Court case really means. Poverty and fatherhood in Camden, New Jersey. A portrait of trans artists changing the landscape of contemporary art.  Tweet
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Quick Hit: #Rapecultureiswhen…

TweetOur own Zerlina started the #rapecultureiswhen hashtag on Twitter this afternoon. Hop over there to see some examples of rape culture in action — and add your own. Check out a few powerful tweets after the jump.  Tweet
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RAINN’s recommendations ignore needs of campus survivors of all identities

Tweet Recently, the Rape Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) issued recommendations to the White House on how to properly respond to college rape. Seeing the title of the page–RAINN Recommends White House Focus on Criminal Justice Response to College Rape–instantly made me panic. I’m an organizer with ED ACT NOW, a national campaign calling for [...]
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Quote of the Day: Maine state lawmaker once argued that if abortion is legal, men should be able to rape women

TweetBut don’t worry–he regrets saying it. Rep. Lawrence Lockman is a relatively new state representative in Maine, but he’s been involved in local politics for awhile. During that time, he’s amassed quite the record of saying awful, ignorant things about everything from LGBT rights to the AIDS epidemic. This quote on abortion from when Lockman was a director of the [...]
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Facility sends 89-year-old woman to solitary, calls her “flirt” for reporting being raped by their employee

TweetTrigger warning. This true story describes the living nightmare that can result when rape culture and ageism conspire. Tweet
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