This week’s prison strike is the tactic of a growing movement that promises to tackle the systemic violence touching countless women’s lives.
Better data and reporting requirements will not solve the problem of sexual assault—but it could make sure policymakers can finally make smarter decisions about how to combat it.
At least 4,000 to 5,000 women are murdered in the name of “honor” annually around the world.
Every bone in my body tells me that I could have been Korryn Gaines.
Never mind a woman’s intelligence, self-respect or ambitions. According to the NRA, empowerment—real empowerment—is an experience privy to those clutching the grip of a gun.
The ultimate goal will always be to build a culture where women don’t need panic buttons. In India, and elsewhere, that means doing a lot more work.
In order to change police culture, we must improve hiring practices and recruit more women officers and more officers of color.
This is a deeply moving, informative work that deserves a listen from anyone who finds themselves confused, disturbed, or saddened by the prevalence of racial violence in our nation.
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.