Our Culture is Rape Culture—And We Have to Confront It

The U.S. was founded as a rape culture. But we’re not supposed to talk about that.  

Feminists Took to the Streets in Los Angeles to Fight Sexual Harassment and Abuse

Survivors, allies and activists pushed back against workplace sexism and highlighted the intersections of gender-based violence and economic inequality at two different marches Sunday.

The Trouble with Confidence

Women make choices daily between the freedom to enjoy solitude—whether alone at home or in the world—and safety. Oftentimes, men can’t comprehend what that’s like.

The Intersectionality of Believability

Believability is a privilege still reserved for white women.

The Epidemic of Deadly Anti-Trans Violence Isn’t Slowing Down

2017 is the deadliest year on record for trans people. So was 2016. So was 2015. It’s time for lawmakers to break the silence and address the epidemic of violence against trans communities.

#MeToo: No Longer Anonymous

Less than two years ago, I worried about exposing my daughters to the fact that I was abused. Now, I realize that the silence around sexual violence is a greater danger to them than the truth.

We Can’t End the Cycle of Familial Sexual Abuse in Silence

Well-groomed and conditioned, Jane remained silent throughout the abuse. She confided in no one. Sought help from no one. And no one offered their help to her.

Connecting the Dots Between Domestic Violence and Gun Violence

“We’ve gotten to a stage in this country with the mass shootings, which are the only times people pay attention, people always say: now is not the time. But these shootings are occurring on a daily basis. A large number of those are domestic violence situations.”

I Was My Boyfriend’s Servant: How I Escaped Financial Abuse

I’d slip on a tight dress, nylons and heels and walk the seven blocks to his apartment. I washed his dishes; cleaned every inch of his counters; scrubbed the inside of his fridge, removing a moldy mess in one of the drawers. I cleaned everything I could find in his tiny bathroom. I did his laundry once a week at the laundromat across the street. I scratched a record of all my hours on a little yellow notepad with a broken pencil.  

Stanford Makes Space to Reflect on Sexual Assault

The site near the Kappa Alpha fraternity house where former Stanford student Brock Turner sexually assaulted an unconscious woman in January 2015 has been turned into what the University’s student newspaper the Stanford Daily is calling a “scenic spot.” 

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