rape

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

We need a reckoning in the courts—and beyond.

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 »

Vivien Green Fryd Charts the Feminist Artists Who’ve Painted #MeToo for Decades

Against Our Will challenges us to witness without looking away, exploring sexual violence as a discrete subject of American art with unflinching analysis. Read more »

#ItHappenedToUs: How Chosen Families support Queer Survivors of Sexual Assault

When I was sexually assaulted, it didn’t just happen to me, it happened to us.  Read more »

Backtalk: That’s Not Consent. That’s Capitalism.

This week, Dahlia and Amy get into the newest marketing ploy around consent: condoms that require four hands to open. These kinds of throwaway, viral products commodify ideas around sexual violence without actually working to solve a problem (while hoisting the blame for sexual assault away from... Read more »

Turn Down for What: Why Media Amplifies Rape Apology

Instead of putting women in control at the heart of their own narratives, society talks around them, keeping them voiceless and powerless. Read more »

Building Trust: #MeToo and Media’s Responsibility to Survivors

Publications need to build trust with survivors so that their stories can be told. Read more »

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