Tag Archives: sexual violence

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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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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