Sexual Violence Prevention

Abbatoir Floor

A poem by Kaylen Forsyth Content note: Violent and sexist language, gender based violence and harassment my name changes from BABY to HONEY, NEARLY DRUNK ENOUGH, DARLING to BITCH. i always thought i’d love the first boy to talk in poetry, but i craved metaphors of moonlight, not war-talk and violence: BANG, SCREW, NAIL, DESTROY.…

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Election Reaction: Trumping Trump

Content Note: Rape, sexual violence, racism It’s hard for us to have words for what’s happened in the US election. We’ve felt shocked, lost and broken, but we’re ready to fight. Here are some reactions to Trump’s win from the young women who write for us: Amy, UK – I was all set for election…

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Louise O’Neill discusses “Asking for it”

By Sophia Simon-Bashall CN: Discussion of r*pe culture and victim blaming In the summer, I was lucky enough to hear the Irish author Louise O’Neill talk about her ground-breaking novel, Asking For It, at my local bookshop. It was an incredible evening, and Louise made some very poignant points. I feel it would be selfish…

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SPARK Performance in Brooklyn: This Is Not A Safe Space!

on OCTOBER 24, SPARKteam Players presents a new live, outdoor, site-specific performance addressing rape culture: word on the street is… This Is Not A Safe Space an original soundwalk and live performance challenging rape culture saturday october 24 at 5pm written and performed by: emma, nicosie & tasfia directed by: dana (with eva and courtney)…

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One of the lucky ones? My experience reporting sexual harassment on campus

by Anya Josephs Sexual violence is an ugly problem that’s been hidden away on college campuses for too long. Recent efforts to bring this problem to light have made national news and even gotten the attention of the President of the United States, who created a task force recently to address this issue. I’m a…

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Help the Obama Administration fight sexual assault on college campuses

by Ty Slobe Universities have a responsibility to protect students from violence, discrimination, harassment, and assault. When something violent happens to students on or off campus, universities have a responsibility to handle these cases in an appropriate way that keeps the campus community and the victim safe. Given this extremely basic responsibility that schools owe…

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Silent No More: Speaking Up Against Sexual Harassment

by Shavon L. McKinstry My first ever “real-tax-paying” job was in college. Being able to provide for myself was something that I so desperately wanted, it was a level of independence I hadn’t known, it was another step into adulthood. Unfortunately, after crossing this important milestone, I found myself forced into an unofficial milestone for…

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Rape Culture Shock

by Alice Wilder I thought the toughest adjustment when it came to starting college would be the workload, or self discipline, or missing my friends and family. I was prepared for those challenges. What I didn’t expect was the anxiety that comes with wedging my fingernail into the groove of my pocket knife while walking home…

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