Posts Tagged sexual violence

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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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On street harassment: Asking for it

Ed. note: This post is part of a series on street harassment. Read the first post here.

Most days I am a bitch. Most days I try to be a sharp woman, razor, bird ready to flip. Most days I walk down the street with my bitch face very active. Keep away! I want to shout. My pussy secretes poison! My nipples shoot fire! Touch me and your fingers will burn off! 

Ed. note: This post is part of a series on street harassment. Read the first post here.

Most days I am a bitch. Most days I try to be a sharp woman, razor, ...

Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby admitted he got drugs to rape women — now can we believe it?

We all know the pattern: Women will say something is a problem — like, say, online harassment or rape culture — and the public will bend over backwards to avoid believing it. Then, a man will say the same thing and, suddenly, we find it much more credible. 

We all know the pattern: Women will say something is a problem — like, say, online harassment or rape culture — and the public will bend over backwards to avoid believing it. Then, a man will say the ...

sex? yes. ok.

Rape culture is a contract we never actually signed

Rape culture is a contract we never actually signed. It’s a contract that says Hey, sure, you can totally say and do anything you want to my body — you deserve it! The contract is signed for us before we are born, and it’s waved in our faces throughout our lives. 

Rape culture is a contract we never actually signed. It’s a contract that says Hey, sure, you can totally say and do anything you want to my body — you deserve it! The contract is signed for ...

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