While out shopping in Georgia at my favorite bookstore, the same day the Emanuel AME Church reopened its doors after the mass shooting, a white man in camouflage entered the store openly carrying a gun on his hip. This tense moment was too soon.
Most students seem to have heard of the affirmative consent—or “yes means yes”—standard, but it does not seem to be a common practice on campuses nationwide.
White women have sat for too long as passive spectators to brutality and genocide committed by our own families, in our names, because we have been full of false convictions. Even if we did not start them, we can decide now to end them.
When we stop talking about racism and racially motivated violence, we push the dream of a fair and equitable society even further into the distance.
In cases of rape, the “he said, she said” dilemma has outgrown the realm of legitimate legal query, and has instead come to justify the systemic failure of police and prosecutors nationwide to properly process forensic evidence that could lead to more sexual assault convictions, and also to identifying serial rapists who otherwise remain at large.
Kalief Browder was only 16 when he was arrested on suspicion of stealing a backpack. Browder spent three years in Rikers Prison without a trial, and was finally released once his trial was dismissed. On Saturday, June 6, Browder committed suicide after his traumatizing experience in prison. Democracy Now! speaks to reporter Jennifer Gonnerman about the life of Kalief Browder and the emotional and physical abuse Browder faced while in prison.
I wouldn’t say that I dislike the Duggar family because they have “standards,” contrary to what Texas state Rep. Bill Zedler (R-Arlington) tweeted on Wednesday night.
People are killing all around me, in real life and in games, and sometimes it feels like I can’t escape it.
On this episode of Reality Cast, Joseph Potter, faculty research associate for the Population Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin, discusses obstacles between women and birth control. Also, host Amanda Marcotte discusses the Duggar sex abuse scandal, and anti-choice politicians are getting nuttier and more radical.
May 28 is the International Day of Action for Women’s Health—a day advocates have commemorated since 1987. This year, the focus is on institutional violence.