These are only two of countless other stories of women being abused in public, while bystanders look on. In too many places, it is unsafe to be a woman (or a trans or non-binary person). Doing nothing — standing by — is its own violence.
Their conclusion? “For women in America, guns are not used to save lives, but to take them.”
More and more women with economic and social advantages are attending institutions of higher learning—but women without those advantages increasingly find themselves in penal institutions.
As we celebrate this imminent victory, we must continue to push for policies that dismantle obstacles to justice for all survivors.
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.