*trigger warning: This post discusses sexual assault and the UVA rape story* The title says it all: so much as happened regarding the UVA rape story and I don’t know how to feel or what to think. If you’re reading this blog post right now, you’ve probably heard of “A Rape On Campus,” an article by […]Read More I don’t know how to feel about the UVA rape story
I was quite dismayed to hear about the UVA gang rape allegations, but I was not surprised. Not even a little bit. You may think me heartless but sexual assault, especially in colleges in the United States, happens every single day. It happens, and it happens a lot. The problem is that it is vastly underreported. […]Read More UVA Gang Rape: Disturbing, Not Surprising
The best way to end rape culture and gender-based violence is to raise awareness of the issue and start teaching men not to rape. So why is sexual assault still rampant in our society? On Wednesday, November 6th, Zerlina Maxwell gave her keynote address to the JMU community, entitled “From Catcalling to Sexual Assault: How […]Read More Teach men not to rape? What a concept!
**TRIGGER WARNING: cops acting like assholes and joking about rape** A video leaked on Ebaumsworld.com features two Austin Police Officers, Michael Castillo and Mark Lytle, caught on their dashboard camera making disgusting remarks and just generally being sh*tty people.Read More CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Cops Joke About Rape & Robbery
*TRIGGER WARNING: TOPICS CONCERNING RAPE/SEXUAL ABUSE/ AND VIOLENCE My hometown of Manassas, Virginia has been in the news for a variety of crazy reasons throughout my lifetime but there is one incident that America will never forget. In 1993 Lorena Bobbitt attacked her husband John Wayne Bobbitt and in a moment of rage, cut his penis off and […]Read More Quick Hit: Lorena Bobbitt Speaks Out Against Domestic Violence
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gotten emails from campus police or the local police department of reported sexual assaults, and not until recently did I ever stop and think about how common situations like those are in the world that I live in; college. College is a world that is short-lived compared […]Read More College…and rape.
A recent CNN article was published about a woman with Down syndrome, we will call her Jane, who was raped three times by a man in her own home. There are many problems with the following story. How judges handle rape cases, what men constitute as rape, and how cases involving people with disabilities are handled in […]Read More A Sad Truth About Rape and Down Syndrome
**TRIGGER WARNING** Issue of rape addressed **SPOILER ALERT** Novel Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson discussed in full detail I recently re-read one of my favorite books ever written, Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson, and realized it’s strong feministic values and life-lessons that I felt obligated to write about for ShoutOut! Speak is about a girl […]Read More Speak Up! for Speak – Inspiring Novel by Laurie Halse Anderson
**Trigger Warning: Talking about campus rape and ways to get information to students** What do you do if you are sexually assaulted? Honestly speaking, just off the top of your head do you know a resource or a number to call? I know that resources exist at JMU, C.A.R.E. for example, but what if I didn’t? Would […]Read More Quick Hit: Campus Assault Info in the Syllabus
**TRIGGER WARNING** – Subject of rape and it’s discourse in politics (specifically in India) As I write this, I’m sick to my stomach. This is mostly because I thoroughly did my research on this blog- topic, and I’m sad to say I really can’t stomach any more. In terms of why I did this horrific […]Read More The Indian Politician Who Blames Female Victims for Rape …is a woman?