rape

Drama, Not Trauma: Rape Culture, “Veronica Mars,” and the Spectacle of Sexual Violence

From the very beginning, sexual assault is simply fodder for drama in the world of Neptune, California.

In “The Nightingale,” Rape is a Tool of Colonialism

The horror depicted in The Nightingale is that of colonial violence’s endlessness, a war for power designed to go on forever. Read more »

Popaganda: Feminism beyond Burnout

Carmen Rios is challenging listeners to envision a feminism beyond burnout—and commit to making it possible. Read more »

Pure Love and Trust: HBO’s “Share” Shows Groundbreaking Post-Assault Parental Behavior

Share sets a groundbreaking new model for a fresh paradigm of post-assault parental behavior. Read more »

Popaganda: Let’s Talk about (Talking About) Sex

In the midst of the #MeToo movement, it’s clear that we’ve all still got a lot of work left to do to change the conversations we’re having around desire and sexuality. Read more »

Value Judgments: A Focus on “Good” Perpetrators is Bad for Victims

We need a reckoning in the courts—and beyond. Read more »

Backtalk: The Hideous Man Who Became President

This week, Dahlia and Amy discuss E. Jean Carroll’s cover story for New York magazine about all of the hideous men from her life. Through her piercing and frank prose, Carroll shares an account of sexual assault at the small hands of Trump. How will this latest accusation against Trump... Read more »

Red-Letter Day: A New Documentary Looks at How One Case Redefined Rape Culture

Jane Doe’s rape went viral at a moment when American society was on the cusp of a major reckoning with social media. Read more »

Prison Rape Is Not a Punch Line

How often have you heard someone chuckle about “dropping the soap”?  Read more »

Male Rape is No Joke—But Pop Culture Often Treats It That Way

From Wedding Crashers to 40 Days and 40 Nights, films often treat sexual assault of men as a punchline.  Read more »

Commander in Disbelief: A Timeline of Sexual Assault Allegations against Trump

While sexual-assault survivors take hits to their reputations, financial security, and personal safety, what do Trump and other men accused of sexual misconduct lose? Read more »

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