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Punishment Is Not Justice: Defying Definitions After Sexual Violence

We need to move beyond binary survivor-perpetrator framing. 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 »

Gray Matters: How Rape in Pop Culture Became a Matter of Opinion

Time and again, we refuse to believe that people who commit sexual violence specifically get off on the lack of consent, casting them instead as “good boys” confounded by the complex rules of dating in our modern world. Read more »

When #MeToo Was a Blank Canvas: Joy McCullough Wants Teens to Know About Artemisia Gentileschi

Joy McCullough’s novel Blood Water Paint offers a stunning portrait of the painter Artemisia Gentileschi. Read more »

Let It All Out: Laurie Halse Anderson on #MeToo and the Journey from "speak" to "SHOUT"

In 1999, author Laurie Halse Anderson told the story of her sexual assault in her radical, bestselling young-adult novel speak, and in doing so gave a generation of teens and young adults a vocabulary for consent and rape. Read more »

Oh, the Places Rage Will Take You: “Last Woman Standing” Reckons with Comedy’s Predators

As a culture, are we fully invested in seeking justice for women who have suffered at the hands of men? Read more »

Breaking the Covenant: What Does Solidarity Look Like for Sexual-Assault Survivors?

Women who publicly support men who abuse and violate women are communicating that your pain does not matter. Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Dear “Good Men”

We must demand that men do more than just listen. Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: #MeToo Founder’s Letter to Dr. Ford

“We witnessed you show up for duty not as a superhero, but as a fully human woman.” Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Saying You “Believe Women” Isn’t Enough

Structural changes need to be made before survivors as a whole see any form of justice. Read more »

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