Posts Tagged sexual violence

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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 ...

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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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Some questions about Undercover Colors anti-rape nail polish

Thanks to four male college students from North Carolina State University, you may soon be able to buy some nail polish that detects date rape drugs to go with your anti-rape underwear. Throw in your rape whistle and pepper spray camera, and you might be able to delude yourself into believing you’re 100% safe from sexual violence.

The students came up with the idea because they’ve all personally known someone who’s experienced sexual assault, and I applaud their desire to put their engineering skills toward combating rape. But after reading Undercover Colors’ product description, I have a few questions…

In the U.S., 18% of women will be sexually assaulted in their lifetime. That’s almost one ...

Thanks to four male college students from North Carolina State University, you may soon be able to buy some nail polish that detects date rape drugs to go with your anti-rape underwear. Throw in ...

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Teaching about Ferguson.

Chloe asks: Where are Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert’s women guests?

College guys are worried caring about rape will ruin their sex lives.

Backlash Book Club on the GOP.

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Teaching about Ferguson.

Chloe asks: Where are Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert’s women guests?

College guys are worried caring about rape will ruin their sex lives.

Backlash Book Club on the GOP.

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Submit to #SelfieSummer and win a free Feminist Press book.

The newest way to get yourself raped: “root sin.”

Why bar pregnancy tests are a great idea.

Vee from OITNB is a textbook abuser.

NBC won’t air ads for “Obvious Child” because they include the word “abortion.” Voice your opposition.

“The White House did not immediately respond to Mother Jones‘ request for comment on whether or not the president has ever dabbled in emoji.”

Submit to #SelfieSummer and win a free Feminist Press book.

The newest way to get yourself raped: “root sin.”

Why bar pregnancy tests are a great idea.

Vee from OITNB is a textbook ...

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