The University of Michigan Diag is more crowded than usual lately—because student activism against sexual violence is coming to a head.
“Most companies don’t talk about issues like sexual violence because doing so risks inviting negative headlines and public criticism. But we feel it’s time for a new approach.”
Against the backdrop of national discussions on combatting rampant violence against LGTBQ people in the United States, the failure of international law to address such violence on the global stage has been overlooked.
This past summer, I sat in an eight-hour mediation circle with the man who raped me. It was one of the first instances in the legal system in North America in which a sexual assault case concluded with an exercise in restorative justice.
I am the whistleblower in the Jezebel article “Andrew Cuomo is Still a Fucking Snake.” For the last 20 months, a corrupt New York state agency has threatened me with fines and criminal charges. They say steps I took to protect children from rape by supporting the passage of the Child Victims Act constitutes “grassroots lobbying.” But JCOPE is picking on the wrong woman.
If communities are ravaged by unresolved state-sponsored trauma, they will continue to remain victims in a complex web of social injustice.
The experiences of Larry Nassar’s victims are at the center of award-winning author Abigail Pesta’s latest book, “The Girls: An All-American Town, a Predatory Doctor and the Untold Story of the Gymnasts Who Brought Him Down.”
Teen girls want to address sexual harassment where it begins: in middle and high school.
An 18-month investigation by Maren Machles, Carrie Cochran, Angela M. Hill and Suzette Brewer at Newsy revealed the tragic consequences of the cracks in the justice system facing Native women—uncovering the breakdowns between federal and tribal governance that leave survivors with little recourse after experiencing sexual violence.
The editors of Ms. compiled some of the best coverage on the topic of #MeToo. Some will inspire you; some might enrage you. But, more importantly, we hope it recommits you to the fight of our lifetimes and those of the trailblazers before us: the fight for equality, for safety and for the right to exist in this world as boldly and bravely as ever.