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A mainstream media conversation about Steubenville and rape culture

TweetI was thrilled to be included in a conversation about rape culture last night on The Ed Show on MSNBC. The segment focused on the problematic media coverage of yesterday’s Steubenville verdict and included me, Professor Salamishah Tillet, and Irin Carmon. And what happens when you have three out feminists talking about rape culture on [...]
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Steubenville teens are found guilty but rape culture remains alive and well

Tweet*Trigger warning* Yesterday, the verdict was handed down in the Steubenville rape case. The defendants, Trent Mays and Ma’lik Richmond, were found guilty. Mays will serve at least two years in the state juvenile system; Richmond was sentenced to at least one year. And the attorney general may also bring charges against others who turned a blind eye [...]
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Steubenville text messages and the confusion over consent

TweetI was on Democracy Now! this morning to talk about rape culture, Steubenville, and consent. Check out the segment below. The first two days of testimony in the Steubenville rape trial are proof positive that we need to teach young people about consent. The testimony about the text messages the defendants sent and received that [...]
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Weekly Feminist GIF

TweetWHEN A DEFENSE ATTORNEY TRIES TO ARGUE THAT AN UNCONSCIOUS RAPE VICTIM CONSENTED BECAUSE “SHE DIDN’T AFFIRMATIVELY SAY NO.” Tweet
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The radical potential and great disappointment of school sexual misconduct boards

TweetIn a development that surprised exactly no one who has been following the recent stories of mishandled sexual violence reports at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights has agreed to investigate the school’s policies and practices. The investigation is prompted by a complaint filed in [...]
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