Tag Archives: Sexual Assault

Victim-blaming anti-drinking posters in the UK get edited

TweetThe United Kingdom’s National Health Service is facing a backlash for posters from an anti-drinking campaign called “Know Your Limits” that ran several years ago and still pepper college and hospital walls. A petition calling the posters ”a blatant and appalling case of victim-blaming, putting the onus on the victim rather than the perpetrator” has gotten over 100,000 signatures. But since NHS insists there’s nothing [...]
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Envisioning a “hood”-based approach to combating sexual assault

TweetThe recent White House focus on combating rape on college campuses and criticisms of President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative have raised some serious questions about how we are addressing sexual assault as a broader issue affecting the lives of women across class, race, and education boundaries–specifically black women and girls from poor and working class communities. [...]
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Chart of the Day: Sexual harassment and assault at scientific field sites

TweetThough this survey of more than 600 anthropologists, archaeologists, biologists, zoologists, and other scientists wasn’t nationally representative, it suggests that sexual harassment and assault could be one of the reasons contributing to the dearth of women pursing careers in the sciences.  Tweet
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Stand with Jada

Tweet*Trigger warning* There’s no good reason we should know the name of 16-year-old Jada. The only reason we do is that after she was drugged and raped at a party of a fellow high school student in Houston, her assault went viral–a phrase I hope to never have occasion to write ever again. Jada had [...]
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“The morning after I was raped, I made my rapist breakfast.”

Tweet Here’s a powerful comic from The Nib on rape, triggers, good stories, and true ones. Read the rest here. Tweet
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