Tag Archives: sexual violence

Great new anti-rape campaign launched in Scotland doesn’t treat sexual violence as inevitable

Tweet The Scottish police department and advocacy groups have launched a new anti-rape public awareness campaign that–hallelujah!–is not targeted at potential victims.  Tweet
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Punishing survivors won’t stop sexual violence

Tweet Earlier this week, the Daily News reported that a Cowlitz County, Washington survivor of an alleged kidnapping and sexual assault, perpetrated by her ex-boyfriend and an accomplice, was jailed when she refused to cooperate with the prosecutors on the case. The story didn’t rise to the forefront of feminist news until feminist writer Amanda Marcotte [...]
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Rapists seem to think Title IX protects their “right” not to be accused of sexual assault

TweetOh, this is just perfect. In recent years, we’ve seen activists and rape survivors across the country push their colleges to more effectively address campus sexual assault. From Dartmouth to Amherst to Yale, they’ve spoken out about how their schools’ administrations have failed them. And they’ve filed lawsuits to hold them accountable. The Know Your Title IX campaign, [...]
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Dismantling the Dementor Theory of Rape

Tweet‘Tis the season for awful “rape prevention” ads. Earlier this week Jezebel posted an article about terrible police anti-violence campaigns, which tend to spring up around the holiday season every year. This one, in particular, caught my eye: Many of the problems here are so obvious they’re not really worth discussing: alcohol doesn’t cause assault, [...]
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“It’s OK to take the time you need to heal. OK?”

Tweet*Trigger warning* Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Yesterday, Melissa Harris-Perry and her team – including friends of the show producer Jamil Smith and MSNBC reporter Irin Carmon – did something remarkable. They had an honest, heartfelt, wrenching conversation about sexual violence, and about surviving sexual violence, that wasn’t [...]
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