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Today my rapist walked

Tweet*Trigger warning* A few hours ago, I got a call from the prosecutor I was assigned to one and a half years ago, telling me the man who raped me was acquitted on counts of both rape in the first degree and kidnapping in the first degree. Today my rapist walked. When I was a [...]
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A response to “18 Things Females Seem To Not Understand (Because, Female Privilege)”

TweetIf this is a satire piece, dear God, it’s a good one. I stumbled across this little gem while on Tumblr, once again spending my time blogging and not really doing anything of importance. Once I saw it, I immediately knew I had to write some kind of response or parody to it. If this article really [...]
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Divergent Movie Turns Fear of Intimacy into Fear of Rape

Tweet(This should be evident from the title, but in an abundance of caution: this post contains Divergent spoilers.) This week, we two YA fantasy aficionado feminists went to see the movie adaptation of Veronica Roth’s Divergent which exceeded our expectations by maintaining the powerful female lead, Tris (compare the vastly diminished Clary of the City of [...]
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Stories About Rape Matter

TweetEven though the movement to end sexual assault on campus is running strong, rape remains a difficult topic to talk about. Inevitably, it brings up high emotions and debate often devolves into fear and hate. So, it is more important than ever that we have deep human stories about what it feels like to live [...]
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No Means No…but does it? Really?

TweetTrigger Warning As children of the 20th century, we have had the phrase “no means no” pounded into our heads since at least 5th grade. Before then, we learned about “good touches and bad touches” and to go to a responsible adult if something inappropriate happened. And I’m fairly certain we all thought we knew [...]
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