That night I memorized the police phone number and promised myself I would call again if I needed to. I could not have imagined then how little protection from them a woman like me had.
4 Ways Male Allies Can Support Victims of Street Harassment (Plus 5 Things NOT to Do)
Nothing is more disappointing and hurtful than realizing people you love, care, and respect for, are actually not the allies you thought they were.
Online Misogyny is Good for Feminism
Online misogyny is shit, but it’s highlighting just how much feminism is needed.
I Was Assaulted On Stage and Then Blamed For It
The only true yes is a stated yes.
The Myopia of #BlameOneNotAll
Since when did “rapist” become men’s default and “not rapist” become a noble identifier to be applauded? Not raping should be a given.
5 Ways to (Actually) Combat Human Trafficking
If you’re inclined to think that trafficking into forced prostitution means that the sex industry should be uprooted, perhaps you should think about what trafficking into other industries should mean for that industry.
When Talking About Domestic Violence, Let’s Emphasize People, Not Labels
As children raised in North American society, many of us have been taught that ‘sticks and stones may break your bones but words can never hurt you.’ Catchy as this rhyme may be, reality is not as simple. Words are common… Read More ›
I Confronted The Man Who Sexually Assaulted Me in Public. This is #MyStory.
It was a beautiful day, the first hot day of a long summer. I was 19-years-old, with baby-blonde hair and had somehow still maintained the slender slim frame of my teenage years. I was in the second year of a… Read More ›
Man’s Stabbing Proves the Violent Reality of Street Harassment
A man in San Francisco almost paid the ultimate price for standing up to street harassment. Ben Schwartz was walking with his girlfriend Nov. 15 in the Tenderloin district when a man catcalled her twice. Schwartz responded, asking the man, “Can… Read More ›
New Study Proves that Denying Abortions To Abuse Victims Prolongs Violence
A groundbreaking new study has shed light on a horrific consequence of denying abortions to victims of domestic violence: It binds them to violent partners. From 2008-2010, the Turnaway Study examined the effects of unwanted pregnancies on women’s lives and what happens to… Read More ›