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My view on how relationships and media affects young girls

TweetI have learned over the years that there’s so many tv shows that can be degrading to women. Shows like Toddlers and Tiaras can really affect a young girl when they are older, if they are told that they have to be perfect and have to look like an adult it can affect their mental [...]
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Personal and political: Breaking the cycle of abuse

TweetBreaking all of our cycles of abuse is the very definition of “the personal is political.” Abuse is an unconscious pattern, not an intentionally chosen plan. Obviously, there are exceptions. But from what I’ve seen and read, it seems like most of the people who get involved in abusive dynamics – as perpetrators, victims, or [...]
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Women, assault, and the illusion of statistics

Tweet**TRIGGER WARNING: This post contains graphic images and descriptions of physical assault** Cross posted on Feminists for Choice Here’s the thing about domestic violence and physical assault: You can list off all the statistics available out there (one in four women has experienced domestic violence in her lifetime) without realizing what they really mean. It’s [...]
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Lost, Abused and Neglected for a Profit

Guillermo Gomez-Sanchez is a 50-year-old legal resident with a mental disability. In 2004, Gomez was detained because of a dispute at a grocery store over a bag of tomatoes. His detention led him into a labyrinth of abuse and neglect - in an immigration system that increasingly puts profit over justice by handing the reigns to private prison corporations.
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Beyond Barbie: Piecing Together Today’s Woman

Performance series about eating disorders, abuse, body modification, etc. in Richmond, VA 9/22 - 11/3
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