Posts Tagged ‘sexual violence’

Emily Doe, the Rapist & the Judge

/ July 7th, 2016 / No Comments »

There has been much deserved attention to the words of Emily Doe, the Stanford rape survivor. Her 12 page victim impact statement, has caught the imagination of the greater public. Most news headlines, social media and water cooler conversation, centers around the alleged perpetrator, especially

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There Is No Excuse

/ September 6th, 2012 / No Comments »

I’ve spent a lifetime working with victims of rape and sexual violence, and I am not surprised by the staggering comments uttered by Rep. Todd Akins. His ignorant beliefs, his backward dismissal of a criminal act, his illogical explanation of basic biology – none of

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Slutwalk: fightin’ words, satire or social attitude education?

/ June 2nd, 2011 / 7 Comments »

Slutwalk, a call to march in the streets against victim-blaming and name-calling has taken outrageous forms and is getting a lot of attention. The first one started in Toronto. It originated as a response to a Canadian police officer remarking that women shouldn’t dress as

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