Rewriting the Rules with Author Elissa Washuta

Elissa Washuta is white and Native, bipolar, and lost her virginity to rape. Her first book, My Body is a Book of Rules, is a modern coming-of-age memoir that reaches into these tangles of the body and mind through American pop... Read more »

We're Not "Hysterical" for Talking About Rape Culture

Why does rape happen? Because a rapist chooses to rape someone. Because someone felt so entitled to sex, they didn’t care whether their selected partner was able or willing to consent. No one is disagreeing there. But why does that choice happen? Where does that sense of entitlement come from? If... Read more »

On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Here’s the news on my radar today: • Alpine skier Bogdana Matsotska has dropped out of Olympic competition in protest of the... Read more »

Dylan Farrow's Letter Tells Us What Our Culture Needs to Learn: To Believe Survivors.

Dylan Farrow, daughter of filmmaker Woody Allen, did an incredibly brave thing this weekend: She told the story of how Woody Allen sexually abused her when she was seven. In doing so,... Read more »

On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Here’s all the news that’s on our radar today! • Illinois becomes the 15th state to allow same-sex marriages... Read more »

On Our Radar: Today's Feminist News Roundup, "You Don't Say!" Edition

Happy Friday! It’s time for another special edition of our daily roundup, this time of news that is both unsurprising and deeply, thoroughly depressing. Get ready to be simultaneously weary and outaged! • In the wake of the stories about the Maryville, Missouri rape of two teen girls, plenty... Read more »

Mother and Daughter Take to CNN to Demand Justice in Rape Case

A victim of sexual assault should be able to get a fair investigation without having to plead her case on national media. But after prosecutors in the Missouri town of Marysville dropped rape and sexual exploitation charges against two locals, a teen girl and her mom are speaking out with the hope... Read more »

What Happened On “The Mindy Project” This Week Was Not Okay

On this week’s show, Mindy brings a drunk Dr. L home to his apartment. Usually The Mindy Project is one of the smartest and funniest shows on television.... Read more »

The Rise of the Anti-Rapist Anti-Hero

Egyptian comics character Qahera, a new Muslim superhero who fights street harassment and sexual violence.   At the beginning of September, around the time news broke of Ciudad Juárez’s ... Read more »

Playboy Gets Pranked: Students and Artists Make A Fake Anti-Rape Party Guide Go Viral

For a few hours yesterday, I thought Playboy had undergone a culture change. A friend forwarded me a link to a website, Party With Playboy, that proclaimed itself to be Playboy’s back-to-school “Top Ten Party... Read more »