Category: Gender Violence

Dave Zirin: The Revictimizing of Janay Rice

The one question they did not glaringly ask is, How will Janay Rice react to the release of the tape?

Jessica Valenti: Beyond ‘No Means No’

The Future Of Campus Rape Prevention Is ‘Yes Means Yes’

Michael H. Fox: Failure to Protect

Criminalizing Mothers for Male Child Abuse

Dave Zirin: Here’s What Happens When an NFL Player Beats His Fiancée Unconscious

Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice was caught on a security camera dragging his unconscious wife-to-be Janay Palmer by the hair, after knocking her unconscious

William Boardman: Rape at College, Then Rape by College

Hobart & William Smith Colleges does a Steubenville

Cherise Charleswell: America’s Campus Rape Policy

Before one even begins to discuss the root causes of rape– the personal motivations, the sociocultural beliefs and practices that may attribute to the act; one has to realize and acknowledge that rape is a brutal act of violence

Soraya Chemaly: Undercounting Rapes

How Did the FBI Miss Over 1 Million Rapes?: Systematic undercounting of sexual assaults in the US disguises a hidden rape crisis. Earlier this month, a 911 dispatcher in Ohio was recorded telling a 20-year-old woman who had just been raped to “quit crying.” After she provided a description of her assailant, the caller went on to say, Read more…

Rebecca Solnit: Our Words Are Our Weapons

The Feminist Battle of the Story in the Wake of the Isla Vista Massacre

Dave Zirin: Pure Poison

The UCSB shooting, Ray Rice and a culture of violence against women

Laurie Penny: Let’s Call The Isla Vista Killings What They Were: Misogynist Extremism

Why are we denying the existence of a pattern?

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