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Politics

Female New Zealand Parliamentarians Stage A Walk-Out Over Comments About Rape

Female New Zealand Parliamentarians Stage A Walk-Out Over Comments About Rape

This is an important story which needs to be shared more in the media. This is an example of what it looks like when politicians with a conscience stand up […]

Interviews

‘India’s Daughter’ Docu Is A Wake Up Call To Our Generation About Gender Violence & Rape

‘India’s Daughter’ Docu Is A Wake Up Call To Our Generation About Gender Violence & Rape

Every now and then a documentary comes along that changes the world and gives us insight into a seemingly forgotten, hidden or unknown topic. There are many that have been […]

Interviews

Wearable Tech Device Athena Designed To Combat Sexual Assault On College Campuses

Wearable Tech Device Athena Designed To Combat Sexual Assault On College Campuses

When statistics show that one in four women on college campuses across the United States will be the victims of sexual assault or rape, taking action is not a question, […]

Causes

The ‘It’s On Us’ Campaign Just Released A Powerful Video About Consent

The ‘It’s On Us’ Campaign Just Released A Powerful Video About Consent

We’ve entered a new school year here in the US and with that comes all the excitement, hopes, dreams and anticipation of what the future holds. But sadly, a new […]

Girl on a Mission

Instead Of Silence, This Sexual Assault Survivor Created ‘Profiles Of Hope’ To Give Other Victims A Voice

Instead Of Silence, This Sexual Assault Survivor Created ‘Profiles Of Hope’ To Give Other Victims A Voice

Sexual assault, sexual violence, rape, and other associated crimes have become a huge problem in certain sections of society, not necessarily because of the amount of acts committed, but because […]

Entertainment

Powerful New Documentary ‘Unslut’ Combats Slut-Shaming Through Personal Stories

Powerful New Documentary ‘Unslut’ Combats Slut-Shaming Through Personal Stories

By now most of us are familiar with slut-shaming, victim blaming and how there is undue burden on women when it comes to rape and sexual assault. There is a […]

Politics

Men Are Banned From This Kenyan Village To Protect Women From Sexual Violence

Men Are Banned From This Kenyan Village To Protect Women From Sexual Violence

Now this is a story worth telling! There is a village in Northern Kenya called Umoja, located in the grasslands and Samburu, which is unlike any other village in the […]

Entertainment

These Cartoons Perfectly Explain Consent For Those Who Are Still Struggling With The Concept

These Cartoons Perfectly Explain Consent For Those Who Are Still Struggling With The Concept

Consent. You’d think it’d be a vital component of all sexual activity. Unfortunately there are many instances which show over and over again that consent is often the last thing […]

Causes

5000 Dresses Fill A Kosovo Soccer Stadium For Campaign Condemning Rape

5000 Dresses Fill A Kosovo Soccer Stadium For Campaign Condemning Rape

The Kosovo War between that lasted from 28 February 1998 until 11 June 1999 saw the brutal ethnic cleansing of Albanians by the hand of Serbians. The armed forces of […]

Girl on a Mission

Activist Eve Ensler’s Unapologetic Reasons For Turning ‘Mad Max’ Into A Feminist Film

Activist Eve Ensler’s Unapologetic Reasons For Turning ‘Mad Max’ Into A Feminist Film

Eve Ensler created the Vagina Monologues roughly 20 years ago and since then has been on a world-changing whirlwind advocating the rights of women and girls who have been sexually […]

Entertainment

Indian Comic Book Tackling Sexual Violence Is Elevating Social Conscience

Indian Comic Book Tackling Sexual Violence Is Elevating Social Conscience

We’ve all seen the horrific news stories and watched with shock and shame about the unfolding and seemingly increasing rape problem in India. The most recent wave of news attention […]

Politics

Female Rap Duo BomBaebs Tackle Rape, Misogyny & The Culture Of Shame In India

Female Rap Duo BomBaebs Tackle Rape, Misogyny & The Culture Of Shame In India

India, a country with 1.2 billion people is considered the largest democracy in the world. The federal elections in early 2014 where Prime Minister Narendra Modi was elected has been […]

Boys We Like, Politics

Turkish Men Wear Skirts In A Solidarity Protest About Violence Against Women

Turkish Men Wear Skirts In A Solidarity Protest About Violence Against Women

When Emma Watson urged men to be part of the gender equality conversation in her ‘Her for She’ campaign launch speech, this is what she was talking about. When President […]

Contributors

SLUT DIARIES: A Male Teen Explains What Happens When Guys Hear “No”

SLUT DIARIES: A Male Teen Explains What Happens When Guys Hear “No”

Since 2012, a community of teen girls in NYC has been leading the charge to end slut shaming and transform rape culture through theater, writing, and youth-lead activism. The girls, […]

Entertainment

How ‘Unexpected’ & ‘The Hunting Ground’ Put Women’s Issues Into Mainstream Film

How ‘Unexpected’ & ‘The Hunting Ground’ Put Women’s Issues Into Mainstream Film

The 2015 Sundance Film Festival was no disappointment. Each year the iconic industry event which happens smack bang in the middle of awards season is usually a great forerunner to […]