Tag Archives: Sexual Violence

How Not to Confuse “Rape” With a Fun Slang Word

Tweet*TRIGGER WARNING—talk of sexual assault in terms of fact patterns* Over the last few years, I’ve seen a lot of misuses of the word “rape,” from everyone from teenage boys trying to sound cool as they navigate their identities in our dysfunctional sexual culture to hysterical, possibly well-meaning anti-sex types using the word in a [...]
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A response to George Will, from the 1 in 5

TweetTrigger warning: rape. Thank you, Mr. Will. Your opinion piece in the Washington Post, a heinously misogynistic and condescending treatment of sexual assault on college campuses, finally forced me to confront and label my own rape. That young woman whose story you derided, whose “coveted status” as a surivior you called into question? She was [...]
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Why I Never Told

Tweet*TRIGGER WARNING—talk of sexual assault, with some detail* I am so heartened by the strides we are making as a culture right now. Rape culture is becoming a topic of conversation–we are calling it out and working toward eradicating it. The trolls are out, of course, but I truly feel we are taking steps toward [...]
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In India, special trainings and all-women peacekeeper units tackle sexual violence

TweetCross-posted from UN Women “If you were a UN peacekeeper in a conflict country, what would you do if you came across a badly wounded teenage girl who had been gang-raped? Which UN rules and regulations would you follow? What would be your responsibility?” These were just some of the questions that 56 UN peacekeepers [...]
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Demanding Justice for Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Perpetrated by the Khmer Rouge

TweetCross-posted from UN Women As the United Nations Security Council adopts a new resolution on conflict-related sexual violence today, we detail the efforts of a UN Trust Fund-supported programme that works to ensure that sexual and gender-based violence perpetrated by the Khmer Rouge during the 1974-1979 genocide in Cambodia is never forgotten. “I buried my [...]
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