Tag Archives: Sexual Assault

California now has the nation’s first “affirmative consent” law

Tweet We’re giving a very enthusiastic “hell yes” to this news. The so-called “yes means yes” bill passed by the California state legislature last month, which establishes a standard of affirmative consent on college campuses in the state, has been signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown.  Gov. Jerry Brown announced Sunday that he has signed a bill [...]
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Photo of the Day: Indian students protest police brutality and sexual violence

TweetStudents at Jadavpur University in Kolkata, India have been protesting for nearly a month now after a female student was sexually assaulted. Fellow students’ peaceful protest against the inaction of the university authorities and demands for an independent investigation were met with a brutal police crackdown that sent several students to the hospital. This past weekend, tens [...]
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‘Rapist list’ appears at University of Chicago, is quickly taken down by Tumblr

TweetThis weekend as first-years arrived at the University of Chicago for their freshman orientation, an anonymous group, identified only as “Concerned Citizens,” published on Tumblr a list of “people known to commit varying levels of gender-based violence” at UChicago. A similar list quickly popped up in university bathrooms. According to Jezebel, “Those flyers list the [...]
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The Feministing Five: Mallika Dutt

TweetGlobal activist Mallika Dutt is passionately committed to ending violence against women and girls. As she sees it, “Gender violence against women is a human rights issue and it’s the biggest human rights pandemic on this planet. Bar none.  It is imperative that everyone understands their role and place in doing something.” Since founding Breakthrough, [...]
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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

TweetYup, pretty much. The police violence we aren’t talking about. “Rape victims act like victims,” and 17 other false myths about sexual assault. The NFL updated its domestic violence policy. Some thoughts about what it means. Let’s get more statues of women in New York’s Central Park. Why Senator Gillibrand doesn’t need to name names. [...]
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