“Here’s the thing; if your plan was to stop only when I became unresponsive, then you still do not understand.”

Emily Doe, the victim of Brock Turner, wrote – and then read in court –  an incredibly powerful, clear, and moving letter during the sentencing process. Turner, a former Stanford student-athlete, was convicted by jury of a number of accounts relating to rape and sexual assault. He was sentenced to a mere 6 months in …

I think women report rapes when we feel we will be believed. The rapes that have been reported, as they have been reported, are the kinds of rapes women think will be believed when we report them. MacKinnon, Catharine “A Rally against Rape (1981)" Feminism Unmodified: Discourses on Life and Law. Harvard University Press (1987): 81

Conor Oberst Rape Accuser Issues Public Apology

i must admit, when I first read the news, I felt some relief (as a longtime Bright Eyes fan) but I remained cautious, weary. Did the accuser make this statement on her own volition? My mind started constructing ways in which she might have been coerced to come forward with this statement. At the beginning …

catagator: This teen girl’s response to the DFTBA sexual abuse scandal is out of this world and needs to be watched and thought about and discussed. This is a 16-year-old girl. Her video gave me CHILLS.  It’s a great video. Some might find it tough but it’s a must-see. She – Ann/The Geeky Blonde – …

Rich white man Robert H. Richards IV gets no jail time because he “will not fare well” in prison

(trigger warning: rape, child abuse) Robert H. Richards IV raped his 3 year old daughter and abused his toddler. A Delaware Superior Court decided he should get treatment and probation because “he will not fare well” in prison. I thought that’s the point. Seriously: So many young men and women (not only but especially poor …

Another Terry Richardson Victim Comes Forward – The Cut

Because I keep seeing images of Terry Richardson’s underwhelming fashion & celebrity photo shoots on my timelines, here is a reminder what a predatory rapist creep he seems to be. You can easily google numerous other accounts like the model’s linked above, from equally reputable sources like NY Magazine. [CN: description of sexual assault in …

Perhaps to some teaching “rape is wrong” seems silly—don’t we all know this already? The truth is we don’t—as a country, we don’t really even understand what rape is. In Steubenville, a student who had learned that drunk driving was wrong—he took car keys away from an inebriated friend—looked on while an unconscious girl was …