Backtalk: #MeToo is Here To Stay

This week, Dahlia and Amy talk about a report that Asia Argento paid a settlement to a former castmate who accused her of sexual assault amidst questions about whether Argento’s behavior undermines the #MeToo movement. Another case has come to light about a female NYU professor who harassed and assaulted a male student and how the #MeToo movement can be inclusive for all survivors. Plus, we need your votes about the worst Marky Mark film—text “Mark” to 503-855-6485 to let tell us which film was suckier.

Douchebag Decree: USC Let A Campus Doctor Abuse Students for 30 Years

Time’s up on covering for abusive and predatory men and time’s up on those in power who let it happen year after year. Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Zora Neale Hurston chose authenticity over fame

Hurston’s ethos as a writer wasn’t rooted in pleasing the masses, but in offering a true depiction of what it meant to a Black, to be American, and to be human. Read more »

The Grant Tour: Following the money in science research

Understanding where research comes from and how it’s funded is a big part of thinking critically about science. Read more »

The Lab is Not Neutral: Why We Need Scientific Literacy

Contrary to popular belief, science isn’t performed in a vacuum. Read more »

I Kissed Consent Goodbye: Purity Culture and Sexual Violence on Evangelical Christian Campuses

Purity is tarnished by sexual contact, regardless of circumstances, and the only recourse is to pray for a “second virginity.” Read more »

Dishonor Roll: Is Campus Rape Activism Accessible?

The problem is clear: if it’s not accessible, not everyone can participate in campus rape activism. Read more »

Dishonor Roll: Everything Scold Is New Again

Time’s up for deniers of campus sexual assault. Read more »

Refusing Colonialism: Leanne Betasamosake Simpson’s New Book Highlights Indigenous Resistance

Her writing lovingly embraces Indigenous peoples histories and brilliance. Read more »

Beyond Binaries and Convention: Kay Ulanday Barrett on Ancestry, Disability, and Identity Formation

I am not interested in having white Americans take my family’s tongue and practices for some poetic getaway. Read more »

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