Tag Archives: sexual assault

Protecting Ourselves Against the Wrong Rapists

As Editor of Fem2.0, part of my job entails keeping up with news, campaigns, and events related to women’s rights.  Because we tackle such a broad range of issues, I have Google Alerts set to a rather random smattering of keywords that do or may affect women.  One of these is “sexual assault.”  While a […]

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The Marriage Vow Point by Point (almost)

I spent some time over the last few days reading through the Marriage Vow, getting an idea of what the Republican candidates are really being asked to sign on to.  I found the contradictions to their own statements confusing, and their constant mention of the protection of women and their rights while stating at the […]

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Take Back the Day: Should Fem2pt0 CoSponsor SlutWalk DC?

There is something about a large group of women marching down a busy, public street in the light of day that forces us to confront false ideas about sexual assault. All the better if a lot of the women are half-naked. There are no hoards of men chasing after them due to their lack of […]

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Rape is Rape is Rape

Rape has been everywhere in the news lately.  It’s hard to escape it.  At first I really wanted to.  Then as more stories kept coming it seemed time to pay attention.  Last week I wrote about sexual assault becoming a greater issue on college campuses and prevention programs that should be put in place.  I […]

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Sexual Assault Prevention on College Campuses

A couple months ago American University (AU) made the news when one of the university’s vice presidents, Gail Hanson, refused to sign off on a $300,000 grant application because it required incoming students to complete mandatory sexual assault training. What was the grant for you ask? The grant would provide help and services to victims […]

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Why Victim-Blaming Hurts: My Story

Earlier this week, the New York Times was rightly criticized for victim-blaming and overall bad reporting in a story about the gang-rape of an 11-year-old girl in Cleveland, Texas. The reporter, James C. McKinley,  seems preoccupied with what the survivor wore, who she hung out with, and whether her mother was keeping a close watch—the […]

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