The Virginia Senate this week moved forward with a bill that would require nearly all full-time staff at public universities to report sexual assault to the police within 24 hours of notification.
The book opens with 20 first-person narratives by young people who explore the bombardment of conflicting messages about sexuality that continually besiege them. Later in the text, the play mentioned in the anthology’s title—also called “SLUT”—provides a case study about the ways slut-shaming impacts those on the receiving end of it.
Military rape survivors are being victimized again—by the very agency tasked with helping them.
The El Salvador national legislature had the opportunity on January 16 to pardon a woman named Guadalupe, who was convicted of aggravated homicide against her newborn when, in fact, she had suffered obstetrical complications. Her petition fell one vote short of approval, but the story isn’t over.
Over the past few years, the three abortion clinics I run across the South have been struggling financially and legally. Roe v. Wade turns 42 this year. How did this we end up in this mess?
A recent two-day livestreamed charity event that addressed how #BlackLivesMatter was successful in two ways: It eventually met its fundraising goal, and it proved there is still much to teach gamers about how to address race.
The new bill, introduced by state Sen. Paul Davis (R-Sangerville), would repeal the state’s existing parental consent law and replace it with stricter regulations.
It’s irresponsible to point to a character with a large chest or a perky butt as a problem, because that implies women are responsible for the patriarchal notion that makes these things problematic. But we do need to move away from stereotypes altogether to create characters that do not fit into the same tired box.
Native American women experience the highest rates of sexual assault in the country. Some of this is clearly the result of sexualizing and devaluing stereotypes white men are still taught about Native women—including Native mascotry.
The woman who accused Florida State University (FSU) quarterback Jameis Winston of raping her filed a federal lawsuit in U.S. District Court Wednesday against the university’s trustees. The accuser claims that the university violated her Title IX rights by refusing to properly investigate the incident.