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Spending My Life Ending Sexual Violence, I Think the Government Should Spend Some Too

In her poem, "The Summer Day," Mary Oliver asks a simple and profound question, "Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?" This April, during Sexual Assault Awareness Month, I'm reflecting on my decision...Show More Summary

Speaking Out on Men's Role in Preventing Sexual Assault

Trigger warning: This post contains description of sexual violence. What a very beautiful and uplifting evening we had on the Rutgers University-Newark, NJ campus. I was the speaker there for one of its Sexual Assault Awareness Month events. Show More Summary

Feministing Follow Friday: SAAM, Vol. II

Last week we kicked off Sexual Assault Awareness Month with five great organizations and collectives working to stop sexual violence — and documenting that work on Twitter. This week we’re back with more recommendations for groups and individuals fighting the good SAAM fight: DearSister Anthology (@DearSisAntho): #BelieveSurvivors  Letters, poetry & essays for & by survivors [...]

Frisky Q&A: Speak Author Laurie Halse Anderson On RAINN, Rape Culture & Consent

Every year, April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, when many of us participate in Take Back The Night speak-outs and marches to raise awareness about sexual violence in our communities. This year, the beloved young adult novelist Laurie Halse Anderson has thrown her support behind a fundraiser for the Rape Abuse And Incest National Network [...]

49ers gathering facts on reported investigation of Colin Kaepernick for possible sexual assault

The San Francisco 49ers said they are aware of a TMZ report saying quarterback Colin Kaepernick is being investigated for a possible sexual assault and are gathering facts on the incident. TMZ reported Thursday that police are in the...Show More Summary

DC: Metro Transit Police Announce Participation in Global Guardian, a Week of Action Against Sexual Assault

On this second week of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the Metro Transit Police Department (MTPD) is joining transit police departments around the world to raise awareness of the issue of sexual harassment and assault on public transportation.

Feministing Follow Friday: SAAM, Vol. I

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Of course, knowledge of the problem on its own does about zilch to stop violence — but the month provides advocates with the platform to turn to awareness into activism. Here are five doing just that: Save W?y?bi Project (@SaveWiyabi): As an advocacy group, the project aims to address violence [...]

Sexual Assault Awareness, an interview with Red My Lips Founder, Danielle Tansino

Categories: Feminism Skepticism Tags: assaultharassmentrape cultureRed My Lipssexsexual assaultsexual assault awareness April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. And all month I will be participating in Red My Lips, a campaign against sexual violence. Show More Summary

“Men’s Rights” Group Whines About Sexual Assault Awareness Month Self Defense Class

Who could possibly have a problem with free self defense classes hosted by the Glendale, California, Police Department in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month? So-called “men’s rights” activists who complain that the classes that teach self-defense skills to girls and women are discriminatory against men. The National Coalition For Men, based out of San [...]

Politics and ideology trump justice at Swarthmore

(Paul Mirengoff) “Why could we not expel a student based on an allegation” of serious sexual misconduct?” asked Amanda Childress, the Sexual Assault Awareness Program coordinator at Dartmouth College. As posed, the question is aspirational. Show More Summary

Photo of the Day: Survivors thriving in numbers

  At Surviving in Numbers - a sexual assault and domestic violence awareness/prevention project featuring posters from survivors – a new batch of signs are up that are noticeably different than those posted before. These signs focus on life after the assault, with survivors sharing their journeys after violence and how they’ve found their way to [...]

Reports of sexual assaults in military on rise

4 months agoNews : The Newsroom

WASHINGTON (AP) — Heightened attention to the crime of sexual assault in the U.S. military may be causing more people to come forward and report problems. Defense officials cite the increased awareness as a possible reason the number of reported sexual assaults rose by more than 50 percent this year.

Rape Survivors Fight Back With Attackers' Own Words

Tue September 24, 2013 by Maggie Freleng "It wasn’t RAPE. You were being such a tease,” reads one poster held by a rape survivor in New York. What started as a small, simple way to spread awareness about sexual assault survivors, Project Unbreakable has since evolved into a large-scale healing project. Show More Summary

We’ve Rallied to End Breast Cancer… Can We Do The Same for Sexual Assault?

We've developed huge campaigns to raise breast cancer awareness, but even more women are affected by sexual assault. (Infographic)

Nominations open for ACT Partners in Prevention Awards

7 months agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Partners in Prevention Awards aim to recognise strategies, projects, and activities that help create an awareness of gendered violence, or help prevent violence and sexual assault against women and children in our community. Nominations opened today, so if you know of a group on individual deserving you might want to put their name down. There are [...]

Justin Timberlake's 'Take Back the Night' song spawns legal action; singer apologizes to sexual assault awareness foundation

Justin Timberlake has released a single from his "20/20 Experience" follow-up album, titled "Take Back the Night," which drew legal action from the Take Back the Night Foundation.

Justin Timberlake Faces Legal Action For “Take Back The Night” Single

9 months agoEntertainment / Music : Idolator

Justin Timberlake‘s new single “Take Back The Night” is meant to be a feel-good disco groove, but the singer is finding himself in hot water with the sexual assault awareness organization also called Take Back The Night — how awkward. Radar Online reports that the foundation’s Executive Director Katherine Koestner says Timberlake used their name without... More »

Music: Newswire: Take Back The Night organization not super stoked about Justin Timberlake's new single

Unsurprisingly, Justin Timberlake’s decision to name his new single “Take Back The Night” isn’t exactly sitting well with the sexual assault awareness organization of the same name. The group’s lawyers have sent Timberlake a letter about...Show More Summary

Justin Timberlake Finally Learns True Meaning of ‘Take Back The Night’

9 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

Incredibly, Justin Timberlake genuinely seemed to have no idea that "Take Back The Night," his latest club single for all of us to get SeXXXy to, shares a name with a massive sexual assault awareness campaign. Read more...

Kanye West’s Capsule Collection For A.P.C. Goes On Sale: Morning Mix

9 months agoEntertainment / Music : Idolator

:: If you’ve got an extra $120-to-$265 laying around, why not pick up some new threads from Kanye West’s Capsule Collection for A.P.C., which just went on sale over the weekend? [Pink Is The New Blog] :: Sexual assault awareness organization Take Back the Night may take legal action against Justin Timberlake and his new... More »

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