January 21, 2014 - 4:28 pm
Last month’s CNN piece on sex trafficking in Cambodia was notable because it represented a common failure of the media to report effectively on issues like trafficking in ways that do not compound the harm to those most affected.
May 1, 2013 - 6:03 pm
The student argued that the school should focus less resources on developing a new mascot, and more on addressing the potentially frightening culture within the school’s athletic program. UConn’s athletics aren’t alone in that regard.
February 16, 2013 - 7:03 pm
“We want to build a national monument to survivors, because we want to live in a country that holds public and supportive space for survivors to heal,” adds co-founder of FORCE, Hannah Brancato, “Because we want to live in a country that believes rape can and must end.”
February 11, 2013 - 10:51 pm
The Pope’s rationale is that his “age means he lacks strength to do job.” You could use the exact words to describe the nine-year old girl the Pope excommunicated for having a life-saving abortion after being raped and impregnated, with twins.
January 21, 2013 - 9:12 am
Roe also acknowledges a related fact: until its passage women’s bodies, legally speaking, functioned like production facilities, holding tanks, regulated environments, the property of the men who impregnated them.
December 18, 2012 - 7:36 am
A lot of what we call “social issues” could simply be called “sex issues:” gay marriage, abortion rights, birth control and even issues like stem cell research. And “sex is good” just won. Young voters in particular influenced Barack Obama’s victory and the success of progressive ballot measures nationwide.
December 11, 2012 - 8:54 pm
Here is a $12 billion problem we really can actually go a long way towards eliminating.
October 24, 2012 - 8:30 am
What if rape were castration instead? Would Paula Ryan still think castration is just “another form of contraception”?
September 28, 2012 - 8:00 am
#1billionrising is a global movement whose audacious goal is to end violence against girls and women on the planet, one in three of whom will be raped, beaten or killed…as the result of being female.
August 21, 2012 - 11:16 am
Akin’s statement and the GOP’s anti-choice positions aren’t just an election year “war on women” narrative. They are part of a reactionary, fundamentalist backlash to modernity. It’s a war on science. It’s a war on facts. It’s a war on critical thinking. But, really, consider it a war on democracy.