Arizona State University Thinks Expulsion is “Too Severe” a Punishment for Rape

Arizona State University is pushing back on a Title IX commission recommendation that a student who raped another student be expelled, calling the punishment “too severe.” Students, however, are calling on them to stand by it.

This Is How We Stop the #MeToo Backlash

While we are seeing some accused men resigning or being fired as of late, in other arenas we are seeing them double-down. We must fight the backlash.

Women Will Keep Speaking Out—And The World Must Keep Listening

Women have spoken when no one is listening and women have spoken when the whole world is listening. 

Convicted Rapist Brock Turner Wants A New Trial and Lesser Charges

The former Stanford University student who faced an “unusually light” six-month jail sentence following his conviction for three felony counts of sexual assault is appealing the decision and asking for a new trial.

We Can’t Achieve Peace and Security Until We End Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a very present danger to women in times of conflict. That must be reflected in our policies and strategies to achieve peace.

Right-Wing Attempts to Discredit Roy Moore’s Accusers Are Failing

This time, victim-blaming has failed—demonstrating the power of a re-invigorated movement against rape culture from Hollywood to Washington.

Between Sexual Assault and Sex Panic

We must believe that most women understand the difference between the single inappropriate hug or a random sexual joke and rape and harassment.

Roy Moore’s Accuser Responds to His Attacks on Her Character: “I Am Done Being Silent”

“I sat quietly for too long, out of concern for my family. No more.”

We Must Shatter Silence—And Shift Our Sexist Culture

It is not a “culture of secrecy” that must end in politics. What must end is our gendered culture that has privileged men’s desires and needs over the safety and security of women.

Beyond Abstractions: Confronting Trans-Directed Violence

We must move forward in the fight against gender-based violence. And we must do so with transgender communities in mind.

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