In addition to helping survivors cope, exercise is a way to release the feelings of anger and rage that can also be common after sexual assault.
Neil Hilborn (the poet behind the viral slam “OCD”) and Renee Schminkey perform their poem “One Color” for Minneapolis’s SlamMN! at the 2013 National Poetry Slam.
A woman at the Naval Academy, after reporting gang rape by football players, is put on trial. Meanwhile, an Air Force case shows how chain of command protects perpetrators.
As we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, let’s hope that we also pay homage to the whole of Rosa Park’s life by doing everything we can, during the next 50 years, to end sexual assault and domestic violence.
Swarthmore is among a number of colleges and universities that are being investigated by the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights for violating Title IX by creating a “hostile environment” and discouraging students from reporting or pursuing disciplinary action against sexual misconduct.
A bipartisan bill to prevent rapists from suing for custody for children conceived in rape should be the sort of thing that abortion opponents would support. Unfortunately for them, a lot of anti-feminists are hostile to legislation protecting women from stalking, harassment, and abuse.
In joining with Sen. Kristen Gillibrand to support the Democrat’s bill, the anti-choice Republicans likely hope to convey some compassion for women—with an eye to the 2016 presidential primaries.
Adrian Bayley, who raped and murdered Jill Meagher, also had a 20-year history of violence against women. For attacking and raping five sex workers he received a very light eight-year sentence, which sends the wrong message to potential rapists and murderers.
Budget cuts have strained domestic violence resources. What does that mean for women who need a safe place to go?
While the majority of sexual assaults committed by members of the military are against men, women are more than five times more likely to be targeted, according to Pentagon statistics.