Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif. Photo by Chris Maddaloni/ CQ Roll Call. Tuesday should have been a good day for Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif. Her signature issue in Congress -- reducing sexual assaults in the U.S. military -- had just.....
By Andrea Plaid TRIGGER WARNING April was Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and this excerpt from Wagatwe Wajuki this past week touched a lot of Tumblizens: As a survivor of campus sexual assault, and as someone who became a feminist and an activist after my own experience of institutional apathy towards my attacks, I feel conflicted. I am so glad that …
Applications open for Mars One, the first human space colony – From Critical Dragon1177. Malignantly dense prof lectures against “sexual” “assault” “awareness” – From Megan. Don’t be a creepy photographer – With good advice on how not to be creepy in general, too. Show More Summary
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). Recent current events tell us that this month is just as important as ever.
Dr. Theodore Everett, a philosophy professor at SUNY Geneseo, is celebrating the campus's Sexual Assault Awareness week in an unconventional way: by holding a lecture about how sexual assault is not a real issue on college campuses or the nation in general. Show More Summary
Photo via Since April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, it is a perfect time to talk about one form of sexual assault that often gets ignored by hairy, bra-burning feminists: woman-on-wiener violence. It’s not the 90s any more, butShow More Summary
Top Talk Radio (www.toptalkusa.com) has taken off like crazy since its launch on January 16th, 2013. The guests we have had on the show have been fabulous, and tonight’s show is no different. April is Sexual Assault Awareness month (http://www.sapr.mil/index.php/saam) so CJ and I are dedicating tonight’s show to the topic of Military Sexual Trauma. Show More Summary
[TRIGGER WARNING for discussion of sexual violence.] As you may have noticed, April is Sexual Assault Awareness month, and like with a lot of other awareness months, the focus is a little too narrow. Awareness isn’t enough when it comes to sexual assault. In order for things to change, we have to give equal attention (or even more) to prevention....
President Obama has issued a proclamation that designates April as National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, spotlighting his support for survivors of sexual violence. Throughout his announcement, the President touchedShow More Summary
[Content Note: detailed discussion of sexual assault/violence/abuse]April is National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. Did you know that? Yes? No? Sorta-because-I-saw-someone-post-an-awareness pic-about-it-on-Facebook?Show More Summary
To mark the start of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill student paper has a message for their university over its disciplinary system, which handles sexual assault with the seriousness of a minor infraction. Since the school received national attention for threatening to expel a college sophomore who spoke publicly about [...]
Just in case you missed it: Sexual violence is an affront to human dignity and a crime no matter where it occurs. While rape and sexual assault affect all communities, those at the greatest risk are children, teens, and young women. Nearly one in five women will be a victim of sexual assault during college. Show More Summary
Last October, Mount Holyoke junior Ali Safran returned to her Massachusetts hometown to hang a sign. She’d been assaulted three years earlier in the exact spot where she now posted her story, a statistic about sexual violence, and a call to action. Now, Safran is providing other students with a platform to hang their own [...]
Next month is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and April 24th will be Denim Day. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the origins of Denim Day, it’s an international day of protest against victim blaming, which began in the 1990s as the result of an Italian court ruling that concluded that because an alleged [...]
While sexual violence in the U.S. military is not a new problem, the widespread media coverage, growing awareness and sense of urgency to stem this epidemic gives us hope that now is the time to end this human rights abuse.
The 49ers have acknowledged the allegation of sexual assault against receiver Michael Crabtree via the issuance of a standard, perfunctory statement that really doesn’t state anything. “We are aware of the allegation against Michael and understand that he has fully cooperated with authorities,” General Manager Trent Baalke said. “The 49ers take such matters very seriously. …
A Brooklyn Nets player and two associates were questioned by Philadelphia police in connection with a sexual assault complaint, police and Nets general manager Billy King confirmed today. "We are aware of the ongoing police investigation regarding a member of the Brooklyn Nets," King said in a statement released by the team. Show More Summary
Stillwater, OK – Nathan Cochran, a 22-year-old fraternity leader at Oklahoma State University, has been accused of sexually assaulting at least 11 male students while they were sleeping. University officials were first made aware ofShow More Summary
"Women should avoid dressing like sluts in order to not be victimized." That's what a representative of the Toronto Police Service said in 2011, prompting Torontoites to create SlutWalk to raise awareness of sexual assault and of this kind of slut-shaming that prevents many women from reporting attacks. Show More Summary