In the movement to remove a judge considered unfit to provide justice to survivors of sexual assault, those who spoke at the rally–as well as the 1.2 million people who signed that petition, and the hundreds of thousands who have signed others–stand witness to and part of an active movement declaring that they will no longer silently endure a system that prioritizes the well-being of perpetrators over that of their victims.
Earlier this month, the U.S. Justice Department announced a lawsuit against the State of Michigan on the grounds of systematic gender discrimination against women corrections officers. The lawsuit shows that existing efforts to stop institutional sexism in the state—and around the nation—aren’t enough.
“Silent Evidence” is a quest to understanding the silence surrounding childhood sexual abuse. What’s at risk in speaking out? What’s at risk in staying silent? How do we break that silence?
How many more mass shootings and instances of gun-related domestic violence need to occur before we become a nation where no one is granted a life-threatening weapon with no questions asked?
Hawaii Governor David Ige signed three gun law reform bills into law Thursday, putting the state ahead of the rest of the nation in ensuring its residents are safe from gun violence. One law in particular also specifically addresses the intersection of gun violence and domestic violence.
While new legislation in New York City would, on paper, guarantee that women be provided with a reasonable amount of menstrual supplies upon request in public spaces, ensuring the enforced distribution of supplies in practice at correctional facilities will likely remain a challenge.
NEWSFLASH: Judge Who Gave Brock Turner Only Six Months for Rape Blocked from New Sexual Assault Case
The decision to remove Persky from a new sex crimes case comes after a petition with over 1,000,000 signatures demanding such.
Although experiences of trauma and institutional sexism remain, the survivors’ first-person public narratives, the mass street demonstrations including women across class and racial lines and the leveraging of art, underwear and hashtags to express solidarity bespeak the resourcefulness of a rising movement.
The Brock Turner is a primer on what rape culture looks like. His victim’s personal statement is a call to action to change that culture.
Last week, an interfaith coalition spanning 36 faiths came together to deliver one simple, but monumental, message: Women and girls can’t wait for common sense gun control.