rape

#MeFirst: Lady Gaga Doesn’t Need to Name Her Rapist

Treating survivors as a monolith only perpetuates further violence against them.

Preying on Predators: “Violation” Is a Measured Study of Rape-Revenge Hurt

Our protagonist is a martyr at her breaking point, someone who’s pushing through her limits to balance the scales of justice because she knows no one else will. Read more »

In “We Are the Ashes, We Are the Fire,” Women’s History is Lifesaving

The novel is a meditation on the power of uncovering past heroines. Read more »

Episodes Compound: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Isn’t Weaponizing Her Trauma

“Accountability is about creating safety,” Ocasio-Cortez said. Read more »

What the T.I. and Tiny Abuse Allegations Reveal about Hip Hop and Power

We don’t live in a society where the abused get justice. Read more »

Know Our Names: Chanel Miller Shatters Stigma for Asian American Survivors

By recounting her experience, Chanel Miller has helped shatter a norm of silence and stigma in Asian communities. Read more »

“True Story” and “Fighting Words” Extend the Legacy of “Speak”

Twenty-one years later, we’re still telling similar stories to Speak—and yes, 21 years later, we still need them. Read more »

Consent Creator: “I May Destroy You” Takes on the Messy Realities of Rape

The 12-episode series is an exploration of rape culture that leans into its gray areas. Read more »

Trauma-Centered Art Should Be the Future of #MeToo

The film is an offering to those who have been affected by gendered violence. Read more »

Journalistic Norms Dishonor Sexual Assault Survivors

A journalist’s hands are frequently tied by the same unjust systems. Read more »

“Nightmare Temptation Academy” Is a Video Game Challenging Rape Culture

Creator Lena NW’s shit isn’t for everyone. Read more »

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