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FEMINIST FRIDAY: Trans Youtuber Gigi Gorgeous Breaks Barriers & David Schwimmer’s Sexual Assault PSAs

FEMINIST FRIDAY: Trans Youtuber Gigi Gorgeous Breaks Barriers & David Schwimmer’s Sexual Assault PSAs

Welcome to another edition of Feminist Friday, the series where we share a handful of our favorite videos this week! It’s our favorite way to end the week, and an […]

April 28, 2017 ×
Why It Is More Important Than Ever To Speak Up About Sexual Assault Under President Trump

Why It Is More Important Than Ever To Speak Up About Sexual Assault Under President Trump

By Cindy Khandoker Mere weeks before November 8th, 2016, the United States (and indeed the entire world) watched in rapt horror, and for some, fascination, as their newly-elected 45th President […]

March 2, 2017 ×
For My Daughters, I Am Vowing To Fight Back Against Cultural Devaluing Of Women’s Bodies

For My Daughters, I Am Vowing To Fight Back Against Cultural Devaluing Of Women’s Bodies

By Abi Smith I felt his breath on my neck, warm and rapid. And, as his chest pressed progressively harder against my chest, I felt everything inside of me tighten […]

February 28, 2017 ×
‘Everyday Sexism’ Founder Laura Bates Talks Paid Family Leave, Women In Leadership & Sexual Assault

‘Everyday Sexism’ Founder Laura Bates Talks Paid Family Leave, Women In Leadership & Sexual Assault

If you aren’t familiar with Laura Bates, it’s about time. She is a British activist who started the Everyday Sexism project in 2012, an online platform where women share their […]

December 20, 2016 ×
“It Happened” Photo Series Shows How The Justice System Protects Perpetrators, Fails Victims

“It Happened” Photo Series Shows How The Justice System Protects Perpetrators, Fails Victims

In August we published a series of images from photographer and college student Yana Mazurkevich, who in collaboration with media platform Current Solutions found a creative yet powerful way to […]

September 16, 2016 ×
A Fmr. Sex Crimes Prosecutor Says The US Legal System Is Failing Sexual Assault Victims

A Fmr. Sex Crimes Prosecutor Says The US Legal System Is Failing Sexual Assault Victims

By Brian Kent Sexual assault is a life-changing event that leaves a victim with many questions to answer. In most cases, victims want to move on with their lives, but […]

August 30, 2016 ×
Photographer’s ‘Dear Brock Turner’ Series Exposes The Cultural Failure Around Victims Of Rape

Photographer’s ‘Dear Brock Turner’ Series Exposes The Cultural Failure Around Victims Of Rape

An incident which exposed the deeper underbelly of rape culture in America today, was the recent Brock Turner rape case. Various media outlets referred to it as the case of […]

August 2, 2016 ×
How I learned To Stop Blaming Myself For Being Drugged And Sexually Assaulted

How I learned To Stop Blaming Myself For Being Drugged And Sexually Assaulted

By Annabelle Ramos It’s difficult for a woman to admit to herself, let alone to anyone else, that she has been sexually violated. At least, it was for me. Initial […]

July 19, 2016 ×
Detroit Lions Linebacker DeAndre Levy Writes Powerful Essay Linking Toxic Masculinity To Rape Culture

Detroit Lions Linebacker DeAndre Levy Writes Powerful Essay Linking Toxic Masculinity To Rape Culture

When you think “tough” or “masculine”, its easy to conjure up images of someone like Detroit Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy. After all he plays professional football, and being an athlete […]

May 18, 2016 ×
Why A Disturbing Uber Ride Prompted This Man To Launch A Female-Only Ride Share Service

Why A Disturbing Uber Ride Prompted This Man To Launch A Female-Only Ride Share Service

We’ve all heard the Uber horror stories, perhaps some of us have even experienced them first hand. Getting sexually assaulted, harassed, made to feel uncomfortable and in some places, women […]

May 13, 2016 ×
All New Cell Phones In India Will Have A Panic Button To Protect Women & Prevent Assault

All New Cell Phones In India Will Have A Panic Button To Protect Women & Prevent Assault

The Indian government are stepping up their focus on preventing gender violence and curbing the high rates of rape and sexual assault in the country. India’s Ministry of Communications and […]

May 9, 2016 ×
Thousands Of Germans Take Part In ‘Reclaim Feminism’ Protest To Stand Against Rape & Sexual Assault

Thousands Of Germans Take Part In ‘Reclaim Feminism’ Protest To Stand Against Rape & Sexual Assault

During New Years Eve celebrations, a number of German cities, including Cologne which reported the highest number of attacks, became the center of international headlines after it was reported hundreds […]

April 12, 2016 ×
This Woman Could Change Sexual Assault Laws & Give Survivors More Power Over Their Case

This Woman Could Change Sexual Assault Laws & Give Survivors More Power Over Their Case

The issue of rape and sexual assault has never been more pressing and more discussed than the past few years. With increasing research about the college campus rape epidemic in […]

March 11, 2016 ×
Our Five Favorite Moments From The 2016 Academy Awards

Our Five Favorite Moments From The 2016 Academy Awards

While it was an already tense evening at the Academy Awards this year with the #OscarsSoWhite controversy shining the spotlight on the clear lack of diversity among the big category […]

February 29, 2016 ×
Why Rapper Killer Mike Speaking Out For Female Sexual Assault Victims In The Music Biz Is Important

Why Rapper Killer Mike Speaking Out For Female Sexual Assault Victims In The Music Biz Is Important

ICYMI, New York-based musician Amber Coffman of the band Dirty Projectors recently caused a storm in the music industry when she boldly tweeted about her experience being sexually harassed by […]

February 3, 2016 ×