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Accused rapist Bill Cosby makes rape joke, audience gives him a standing ovation

Bill Cosby did a show at Budweiser Gardens in London, Ontario last night, where protestors gathered outside the venue to show their support for the over 20 women who have accused him of sexual assault. But inside, according to tweets from reporter Richard Warnica, the mood was all fun and games and rape jokes

Bill Cosby did a show at Budweiser Gardens in London, Ontario last night, where protestors gathered outside the venue to show their support for the over 20 women who have accused him of sexual assault. But ...

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All survivors, not just students, need civil law options

Editor’s Note: This piece was co-written by Alexandra and Elizabeth Deutsch. Liz is a student at Yale Law School, where she works on antidiscrimination law and gender justice. She holds an MSc in Gender from the London School of Economics.

Editor’s Note: This piece was co-written by Alexandra and Elizabeth Deutsch. Liz is a student at Yale Law School, where she works on antidiscrimination law and gender justice. She holds an MSc in Gender from ...

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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 ...

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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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