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.
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 shit, but it’s highlighting just how much feminism is needed.
The only true yes is a stated yes.
Since when did “rapist” become men’s default and “not rapist” become a noble identifier to be applauded? Not raping should be a given.
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.
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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 ›
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