Tag Archives: Sexual Assault

Indian Society’s Castigation of Rape Victims

TweetIndia, often touted as the greatest democracy in the world, has an abysmal record when it comes to the safety of women. Crimes against women have increased over the years, and the country’s overburdened legal system has failed to provide justice to the victims. While Indians have displayed anger and frustration over the government’s ineptness [...]
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“Sexual Violence” – What the ESRB thinks you don’t need to know

TweetIt’s no secret that sexualized depictions of violence against women are disturbingly rampant in video games.  But why?  Why has the industry become so bloated with games featuring brutalized women in skimpy clothing?  It’s gotten to the point of becoming the default story-telling option for characterizing a “bad guy” or establishing a “gritty” environment. Gaming [...]
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The Top 10 Questions to Ask About Your Title IX Rights on a College Visit

TweetThis piece was cross-posted from the National Women’s Law Center blog, and written by intern Michaela Olson. ‘Tis the season for college visiting. As campuses across America are flooded with high school students this summer, there are some hard-hitting, crucial questions to keep in mind—and they may help to give you better perspective on where [...]
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Dear Cosmo: Stalking is creepy

Tweet Originally posted to thelanguageeffect.org Note: A few days ago I wrote into Cosmo.  The intent was not to receive a response any more thorough than the expected generic, “We promise we read this, though we can’t respond to every email in our inbox.”  (I did in fact receive that response.  It was nice.)  The [...]
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Seen, Then Heard

TweetDamn, I look good. Crop top hugging my waist. Suede skirt dangling from my hips. Black leather boots with a three-inch heel; the perfect height. Topped off with a dab of black eye shadow for that smokey eye. Audrey Vardanega is ready. Leather jackets, short dresses, leggings, high heels, rompers, large handbags, dangly earrings, knee-high [...]
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