Tag Archives: sexual violence

Feministing Five: Ali Safran

Tweet 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 [...]
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Feministing Follow Friday: SAAM, Vol. I

Tweet 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: Tweet
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Study suggests police systematically undercount rape reports

Tweet 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 [...]
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SCOTUS recognizes expansive definition of domestic violence

TweetIt’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, [...]
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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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