Feminism Requires Abolition: Police Aren’t an Adequate Response to Sexual Violence

We have the statistics right in front of us, proving police are not an adequate defense or solution for responding to sexual violence. Anti-abolitionists and white supremacists use these statistics to claim that we need our current system to ensure the safety of women—but shouldn’t these statistics prove that our current system is not working? Why would a system that fails at least one person every 73 seconds be used as grounds for upholding said system?

Civil Rights Groups Sue Trump Administration for Violence Against Protesters

“What happened to our members Monday evening, here in the nation’s capital, was an affront to all our rights. The death of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor at the hands of police officers has reignited the rage, pain and deep sadness our community has suffered for generations. We won’t be silenced by tear gas and rubber bullets. Now is our time to be heard.”

The Repercussions of Trauma as a Former Patient of Dr. George Tyndall

“I not only saw George Tyndall for an exam; I was sexually assaulted during that exam—thousands of us were. … Unraveling the narrative I built to protect myself is a slow, and oftentimes, painful process. It is the most important work of my life. I deserve the space I take up, in fact, I always have. I know it now, deep in my bones. I deserve to be here. We all do.”