Posts Tagged sexual violence

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“Hurry up and heal”: Pain, productivity, and the inadequacy of ‘victim vs. survivor’

Afterward, my friend said to me, “Stop calling yourself a victim. You’re a survivor.”

The notion of the compulsory transformation from ‘victim’ to ‘survivor’ is hegemonic in violence care-work in the United States.

Afterward, my friend said to me, “Stop calling yourself a victim. You’re a survivor.”

The notion of the compulsory transformation from ‘victim’ to ‘survivor’ is hegemonic in violence care-work in the United States.

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#IStandWithJackie: “Something terrible happened to Jackie.”

Emily Clark was a freshman year roommate of Jackie, the rape survivor thrown under the bus –and straight to the misogynist trolls — by Rolling Stone. In an op-ed in UVA’s Cavalier Daily the other day, she shared her perspective on the aftermath of the assault and stood by her friend. 

Emily Clark was a freshman year roommate of Jackie, the rape survivor thrown under the bus –and straight to the misogynist trolls — by Rolling Stone. In an op-ed in UVA’s Cavalier Daily the other ...

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Infographic: Sexual violence on college campuses, by the numbers

As some begin questioning the recent Rolling Stone account of a gang rape at the University of Virginia — apparently based on the perplexing notion that the journalist’s failure to do everything she could to get comment from the accused men has anything at all to do with the credibility of survivor’s narrative — Mother Jones pulls together some of the best data on campus sexual violence to show that, as regular readers of this blog are probably well aware, the environment described at UVA is not unique among college campuses.

As some begin questioning the recent Rolling Stone account of a gang rape at the University of Virginia — apparently based on the perplexing notion that the journalist’s failure to do everything she could to ...

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Students stage walkout over Oklahoma high school’s treatment of three rape survivors

In an inspiring show of solidarity — and a depressing indictment of both their fellow students and their school’s administration — a group of students is staging a walkout at a Norman, Oklahoma high school this morning to protest the way the community has treated three girls who were raped by a classmate.

In an inspiring show of solidarity — and a depressing indictment of both their fellow students and their school’s administration — a group of students is staging a walkout at a Norman, Oklahoma high school this morning to protest ...

We’ll believe almost anything rather than believe our favorite male celebrities committed sexual violence

As more women–up to at least eight now, perhaps ten-come forward with allegations of sexual abuse against Canadian radio personality Jian Ghomeshi, who preemptively tried to make himself out to be the victim of some vengeful ex conspiracy twinged with anti-BDSM bias, please read this great piece by Kate Harding.

She explores, in infuriating detail, the long history of male celebrities–from Woody Allen to Julian Assange–being accused of sexual violence and “people eagerly latch[ing] onto any bonkers theory that might explain away the allegations, while ignoring the simplest explanation: They’re probably true.” 

As more women–up to at least eight now, perhaps ten-come forward with allegations of sexual abuse against Canadian radio personality Jian Ghomeshi, who preemptively tried to make himself out to be the victim of some ...

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Old but good: why you should celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day, not Columbus Day.

Violence against indigenous women, mapped.

Justice4Jane has called an emergency phone blast for Jane Doe in Connecticut.

Not That Bad: A Photo Project.

Viola Davis talks about hunger.

New report on 50 years of workplace sexual harassment from Equal Rights Advocates.

Old but good: why you should celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day, not Columbus Day.

Violence against indigenous women, mapped.

Justice4Jane has called an emergency phone blast for Jane Doe in Connecticut.

Not That ...

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When we call bad guys good

Recently, the National Women’s Political Caucus announced that the organization would present a “Good Guy Award” to the infamous faux feminist Charles Clymer, who used to run the “fastest-growing feminist page on Facebook,” Equality for Women. The NWPC’s press release reads, “We salute men who stand up for women’s rights, especially men like Charles who are so vocal about feminism…. We are excited to celebrate him as a Good Guy at the EMMAs in October.’”

The existence of the Good Guy Award is of a piece with the relentless impulse to center men in all things, including feminism. Last month the White House ...

Recently, the National Women’s Political Caucus announced that the organization would present a “Good Guy Award” to the infamous faux feminist Charles Clymer, who ...

Stat of the day: 1 in 6 Australians thinks “no” means “yes”

A new national study of over 17, 000 people found that 1 in 6 of my fellow Australians believes that, when it comes to sex, when women say “no,” they sometimes mean “yes.”

The numbers in this survey are really fucking grim, and what’s more depressing is that the views on sexual and domestic violence have barely shifted since the survey was last conducted, in 2009, or since it was first conducted, in 1995. You read that right: attitudes about intoxicated women being “partly responsible” when another adult makes the decision to rape them have not progressed in my home country in almost two decades. Get it together, Australia.

It gets worse:

Fewer than 10% of Australians believe that you can ...

A new national study of over 17, 000 people found that 1 in 6 of my fellow Australians believes that, when it comes to sex, when women say “no,” they sometimes mean “yes.”

The numbers in ...

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