Tag Archives: Sexual Assault

The Academic Feminist Presents: Marisa Irabli and Feministing’s Student Series!

TweetHere at Feministing, two of our great loves are academic feminism and young feminists. Now we’re bringing the two together: today’s Academic Feminist column kicks off a series of interviews with students about their college theses or final projects that explore topics related to gender and sexuality. The first interview in our series comes from [...]
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Weekly Feminist Reader

Tweet Who has the right to self-defense? On the decriminalization of condoms as evidence of prostitution in NYC, and why it really matters. Lupita Nyong’o is only the 9th black woman to be on the cover of Vogue. The Obama administration has no plans for leniency for unaccompanied migrant children. On Sally Ride: “To be first is [...]
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“Stop asking people’s clothing to have sex with you, and start asking people.”

TweetAs we well know, there are several things that women can do to avoid sexual assault. Get married, buy special anti-rape underwear, and, perhaps most commonly, wear more clothing. Because clearly someone’s clothing communicates everything you need to know about their willingness to have sex. In this video, slam poet Anna Binkovitz imagines a dystopian world in which [...]
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“When campus rape is treated as a PR problem, survivors become liabilities to be controlled, silenced and swept away.”

TweetWriting at Al Jazeera, Dana Bolger explains how the corporatization of higher education — in which “reputation, not education, is the goal” — creates an approach to combating campus sexual assault that is about “the reduction of harm to universities, not to students.” When campus rape is treated as a PR problem, survivors become liabilities to [...]
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#SurvivorPrivilege shows George Will just how fun it is to be a rape survivor

TweetConservative columnist George F. Will doesn’t think this “supposed campus epidemic of rape, a.k.a. ‘sexual assault’” is such a big deal. He’s hardly alone, of course. Like Glenn Beck and Christina Hoff Sommers, Will thinks the statistics on sexual assault rates lie. Like James Taranto and Emily Yofee, he thinks survivors are partially to blame if they were [...]
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