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Gorgeous new video from Tribe Called Red featuring modern depictions of indigenous women.

In memory of Karyn Washington, founder for “For Brown Girls,” who committed suicide this week.

Trans girl teen held in Connecticut adult men’s prison without charges.

DOJ releases guidance on VAWA protections for trans survivors of sexual violence.

 

Gorgeous new video from Tribe Called Red featuring modern depictions of indigenous women.

In memory of Karyn Washington, founder for “For Brown Girls,” who committed suicide this week.

Trans girl teen held in ...

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Campus safety committee fails to recognize violence as violence

Last week, a 15-member committee of representatives from various groups related to campus sexual violence reached a consensus on a new set of rules that will take effect under the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act (Campus SaVE Act). These rules are the new mandates that colleges will have to follow under the Clery Act as part of the Violence Against Women Act that was reauthorized after much unnecessary delay last year. The Clery Act requires schools to record and distribute statistics about violent crimes that happen on and near their campuses. Under the new approved set of rules, colleges will have to report and include in their annual crime statistics instances of domestic violence, ...
Last week, a 15-member committee of representatives from various groups related to campus sexual violence reached a consensus on a new set of rules that will take effect under the Campus Sexual Violence ...

Feministing Follow Friday: SAAM, Vol. II

Last week we kicked off Sexual Assault Awareness Month with five great organizations and collectives working to stop sexual violence — and documenting that work on Twitter. This week we’re back with more recommendations for groups and individuals fighting the good SAAM fight:

Last week we kicked off Sexual Assault Awareness Month with five great organizations and collectives working to stop sexual violence — and documenting that work on Twitter. This week we’re back with more recommendations for groups ...

Feministing Five: Ali Safran

It’s no secret that we here at Feministing are huge fans of Ali Safran and her powerful blog “Surviving in Numbers,” which displays testimony from survivors of sexual assault via powerful hand-written posters. Since launching her project back in April of 2013, Ali has continued her bad-ass-ness advocacy by highlighting the words of fellow survivors, speaking up campus sexual assault justice, and supporting countless survivors through her genuine and thoughtful work.

We were inspired to celebrate both Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Surviving In Numbers’ one year anniversary. So now, without further ado, the Feministing Five with Ali Safran!

It’s no secret that we here at Feministing are huge fans of Ali Safran and her powerful blog “Surviving in Numbers,” which displays testimony from survivors of sexual assault ...

Feministing Follow Friday: SAAM, Vol. I

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Of course, knowledge of the problem on its own does about zilch to stop violence — but the month provides advocates with the platform to turn to awareness into activism. Here are five doing just that:

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Of course, knowledge of the problem on its own does about zilch to stop violence — but the month provides advocates with the platform to turn to awareness into activism. ...

Study suggests police systematically undercount rape reports

Corey Rayburn Yung, an associate professor at the University of Kansas School of Law, has published a startling study in the Iowa Law Review. Based on his investigations of Baltimore, New Orleans, Philadelphia, and St. Louis law enforcement and victim narratives from across the country, Yung believes that police officers are undercounting rape reports — and convincing the American people that we’re “winning the battle against sexual violence” when we’re simply failing more quietly than before.

Corey Rayburn Yung, an associate professor at the University of Kansas School of Law, has published a startling study in the Iowa Law Review. Based on his investigations of Baltimore, New Orleans, Philadelphia, and St. Louis ...

SCOTUS recognizes expansive definition of domestic violence

It’s been a rough year at the Supreme Court for feminists. The Justices curtailed voting rights; Baby Veronica was separated from her father; the Hobby Lobby contraceptive mandate arguments on Tuesday didn’t seem to go our way. But a distinctly feminist decision on domestic violence (DV) law, written by Justice Sotomayor and issued on Wednesday, should restore a little of our faith.

In United States v. Castleman, the Court unanimously held that a man convicted of misdemeanor domestic assault was prohibited by federal law from owning a firearm.

It’s been a rough year at the Supreme Court for feminists. The Justices curtailed voting rights; Baby Veronica was separated from her father; the Hobby Lobby contraceptive mandate arguments on ...

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