Posts Tagged Sexual Assault

Protest sign reading "Don't get raped," with "get" and "ed" crossed out to read "Don't rape."

From the White House to Motels, Rape Culture is Alive and Well

A teenager girl is suing a motel, known as the “local epicenter of human trafficking,” for being complacent in allowing over 1000 men to sexual assault her and many other victims of sex trafficking. This piece published in The Washington Post discusses the Roosevelt Inn, where the teenager girl was kept while the motel owners rented rooms to multiple men and profited off the abuse. 

A teenager girl is suing a motel, known as the “local epicenter of human trafficking,” for being complacent in allowing over 1000 men to sexual assault her and many other victims of sex trafficking. Read More

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We Need to Believe Ourselves, Because Donald Trump Sure as Hell Won’t

Just when we thought this election couldn’t get more horrendously traumatic, we have to sit here listening to an orange-faced sexual predator tell the universe, in the most demeaning of terms, that women are liars

Just when we thought this election couldn’t get more horrendously traumatic, we have to sit here listening to an orange-faced sexual predator tell the universe, in the most demeaning of terms, that women are liars

Red Bra, Anti-Archive; Object No. 8, Brownsville, Texas, Found 2008

These objects put a face on the migration crisis

I recently attended an exhibition featuring the work of University of North Carolina professor and visual artist Susan Harbage Page. Since 2007, Page has made yearly pilgrimages to the Texas – Mexico border to collect objects left behind by migrants, which she has now compiled into her exhibit, Objects from the Borderlands: The U.S.-Mexico Anti-Archive. The collection is made up of 867 objects including toothbrushes, shoes, backpacks, ID cards, and small Bibles, all meant to remind the viewer of the human face behind the politics of the U.S. immigration debate. 

I recently attended an exhibition featuring the work of University of North Carolina professor and visual artist Susan Harbage Page. Since 2007, Page has made yearly pilgrimages to the Texas – Mexico border to collect objects left behind ...

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Diving Into the Wreck: On Learning to Recognize Intimate Violence

Part of what makes sexual and intimate partner violence so difficult to confront is the very intimacy of it. It thrives in private spaces and in things that are half-said. It thrives in our communities, often, as an open secret, discussed in kinds of language not given credence in court, and excused in kinds of language that sound reasonable at first glance.

Part of what makes sexual and intimate partner violence so difficult to confront is the very intimacy of it. It thrives in private spaces and in things that are half-said. It thrives in our communities, often, ...

Protestor outside Brock Turner's house holds up a sign declaring, "If I Rape Brock Will I Only Do 3 Months"

Feminist Groups Are Right to Rally Against the Brock Turner-Inspired Crime Bill

Last week, California’s state senate presented bill AB-2888, which doles out mandatory prison sentences for “sex crimes,” in front of Governor Jerry Brown. The bill was presented in response to the 3-month sentence Brock Turner received for assaulting a student on Stanford’s campus, and would function as a “mandatory minimum” sentence for any person who assaults another person while they are intoxicated or unable to give consent. 

Last week, California’s state senate presented bill AB-2888, which doles out mandatory prison sentences for “sex crimes,” in front of Governor Jerry Brown. The bill was presented in response to the 3-month sentence Brock Turner received for ...

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