Category: Gender Violence

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Yesenia Barragan: Even Your Silence Won’t Protect You

Only organizing can end the patriarchal rule of sexual harassment on our streets and in our communities

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Victoria Law: Against Carceral Feminism

Relying on state violence to curb domestic violence only ends up harming the most marginalized women

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Rania Khalek: Israeli Government Promotes Rape Advocate As Expert On Palestinians

Appearing twice on the Israeli government-approved list is Mordechai Kedar, a professor of Arabic literature at Bar-Ilan University who recently advocated for the Israeli army to use rape as a tool of war

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Belen Fernandez: Neoliberal Rape in Spain

In Spain, a new set of guidelines to help women avoid rape is just one among many policies assaulting citizens’ dignity

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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

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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

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