Posts Tagged sexual violence

Punishing survivors won’t stop sexual violence

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 wrote a defense of the decision, arguing that the County did what it had to do to stop future violence.

The Cowlitz County case is awful, and I disagree with Marcotte’s conclusion, but neither is really an aberration from how we view criminal justice and victimhood. Two worrying parts of Marcotte’s piece implicate our larger national conversation about sexual violence: we mistakenly think survivors ...

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 ...

Rapists seem to think Title IX protects their “right” not to be accused of sexual assault

Oh, 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, which our own Alexandra helped launch, is working to ensure that all students know that colleges in fact have a legal obligation under Title IX, which prevents gender discrimination in education, to create a safe learning environment for all their students–and is calling on the federal government to enforce the landmark law.

Now this ...

Oh, 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

Dismantling the Dementor Theory of Rape

‘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, most survivors knew their assailant, not only women are raped, and thanks to Emily Yoffe we’ve had enough dissection of victim-blaming to last us a few more months. But what bothered me most, and often goes overlooked, is the insistence that “Rape stays with you for life.”

It’s true that we can’t undo past violence, just as we can’t reach back into ...

‘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, ...

An infographic and a way to tweet against rape in the military now!

You probably know the U.S. Military is plagued by an epidemic of sexual assault: there were an estimated 26,000 cases of rape, sexual assault or unwanted sexual contact in 2012. But did you know you could do something about it? Today?

You probably know the U.S. Military is plagued by an epidemic of sexual assault: there were an estimated 26,000 cases of rape, sexual assault or unwanted sexual contact in 2012. But did you know you could ...

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

By Syreeta and Alexandra

Feminists at Elon won RAINN’s multimedia contest.

All the Selves We Have Been.

<3 Ann & Leslie <3

U.S. vs. Susan B. Anthony.

Pot reform’s race problem.

Check out RH Reality Check’s updated abortion database.

Not everything is debatable.

The “Hunger Cliff” approaches.

Alexandra on the Department of Education’s under-enforcement of Title IX.

By Syreeta and Alexandra

Feminists at Elon won RAINN’s multimedia contest.

All the Selves We Have Been.

<3 Ann & Leslie <3

U.S. vs. Susan B. Anthony.

Pot reform’s race problem.

Check out ...

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

By Katie and Alexandra

 

Dear Republicans: it’s pretty simple. If you want to help the economy, you will support immigration reform and not shutting down the government. Get it?

Saudi activists to launch a national “drive-in” encouraging women to break the country’s ban on driving while female. 

Some good, old-fashioned rape encouragement!

A short documentary on police violence against trans people.

By Katie and Alexandra

 

Dear Republicans: it’s pretty simple. If you want to help the economy, you will support immigration reform and not shutting down the government. Get it?

Saudi activists to launch a ...

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