Posts Tagged sexual violence

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Jessica Jones, or how to make a TV show about trauma

I was excited but nervous when Marvel and Netflix announced their Jessica Jones series. I knew the source material, knew sexual violence was central to the story, and I was worried about what the adaptation would be.

I was excited but nervous when Marvel and Netflix announced their Jessica Jones series. I knew the source material, knew sexual violence was central to the story, and I was worried about what the adaptation would be.

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Bloomingdale’s is sorry for rapey ad encouraging you to spike your friend’s drink

Within hours of the internet getting a load of this ad from Bloomingdale’s holiday catalogue, the company issued an apology for its “inappropriate” (read: rapey) copy. Via Tech Insider:

Within hours of the internet getting a load of this ad from Bloomingdale’s holiday catalogue, the company issued an apology for its “inappropriate” (read: rapey) copy. Via Tech Insider:

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My vagina is tired of compromise

Yes, sometimes I can feel it coming on in slow motion like a head cold, but a head cold of heart, mind, and genitals wherein the pathogen is not rhinovirus but romance. 

Yes, sometimes I can feel it coming on in slow motion like a head cold, but a head cold of heart, mind, and genitals wherein the pathogen is not rhinovirus but romance. 

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New report on intimate partner violence among LGBT people

The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs, a coalition cordinated by the New York-based Anti-Violence Project, has just released its 2014 report on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and HIV-positive intimate partner violence — and its results might surprise you. Or they might not surprise you at all, in which case I feel you, comrade. 

The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs, a coalition cordinated by the New York-based Anti-Violence Project, has just released its 2014 report on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and HIV-positive intimate partner violence — and its results might surprise ...

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Quote of the Day: Corporate higher ed in one subject line

This is the actual subject line of an email newsletter Harvard Magazine sent out to alumni on Wednesday, two days after the Association of American Universities released a study that confirms gender violence is rampant on campuses, including Harvard’s:

This is the actual subject line of an email newsletter Harvard Magazine sent out to alumni on Wednesday, two days after the Association of American Universities released a study that confirms gender violence is rampant on campuses, including Harvard’s:

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Quote of the Day: MRA says to build police trust by forcing survivors into system

This morning, the House of Representatives’ Education and Workforce committee held its hearing on campus sexual assault and heard from what was truly a strange range of witnesses. Not a single one, as Dana pointed yesterday, was a student survivor with actual knowledge of the problem.

This morning, the House of Representatives’ Education and Workforce committee held its hearing on campus sexual assault and heard from what was truly a strange range of witnesses. Not a single one, as Dana pointed ...

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Tell Congress to listen to college rape survivors and vote no on the Safe Campus Act

This morning the House Education and Workforce committee will hear witnesses in its hearing on campus sexual assault — and, unsurprisingly, not a single one of them is a student survivor with knowledge of the problem as it is experienced on the ground. One anticipated topic of discussion: the recently introduced Safe Campus Act. 

This morning the House Education and Workforce committee will hear witnesses in its hearing on campus sexual assault — and, unsurprisingly, not a single one of them is a student survivor with knowledge of the ...

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