Category Archives: Rape, intimate violence, & related issues

Cartoon: But she never said “NO”

This stip was created with Becky Hawkins, who is also my collaborator on SuperButch! Becky drew this comic, while I wrote, lettered, and added the colors. If you enjoy these cartoons, and can spare it, please support them on Patreon! … Continue reading

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Claiming the Feminist Politics of My Survival

Author’s Note: In March of this year, I was invited to give a talk about being a male survivor of sexual violence during my campus’ Sexual Harassment/Assault Awareness Week. Uncharacteristically for my campus, where panel presentations on topics like this … Continue reading

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A PSA About Male Survivors of Sexual Trauma from 1in6

I think it speaks for itself. 1in6 is an organization worth knowing about in this regard. So is MaleSurvivor.

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Lines That Didn’t Make The Cut: Ruth’s Story

Trigger warning: These lines describe the sexual exploitation of a young woman. Ruth’s Story It wasn’t like I showed him anything he hadn’t seen before. Besides, he took the ones with clothes, the good ones, only if I did a … Continue reading

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Repost: Domestic Violence Has Always Been a Current Running Through My Life

Going through some old emails, I recently came across the name of the woman I talk about in the beginning of this post, in whose escape from her abusive husband I played a small role. I remembered this post, which I wrote … Continue reading

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Woman Says Bill Clinton Sexually Assaulted Her in 1980s

Former TV reporter says Bill Clinton sexually assaulted her in 1980s – CBS News We’ll probably never know for certain, especially with something that took place all those years ago. And maybe new evidence will emerge which changes things. But … Continue reading

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A Launch Party, Some Other Upcoming Events, and Publication News

Upcoming Events It’s been a while since I’ve posted here—I’m hoping to get back to more regular blogging soon—but June is coming and I have a lot to tell you about, starting with Ghostbird Press’ 2016 launch party, which will be … Continue reading

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A Video of the First US Launch Reading for Veils, Halos & Shackles

Note: the poems in this video deal with sexual violence. This reading, which took place at the Long Island Writers House on April 17th, was truly powerful. It was a privilege to be the first reader among such fine poets. I hope you’ll take a … Continue reading

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No, Sexism By Police Is Not A Solved Problem

In response to someone claiming her reports of harassment have been cavalierly dismissed by police, tumblr user Brazenautomaton wrote: Crimes with female victims are more likely to be investigated, prosecuted, and result in conviction. Period. Across the board. This is … Continue reading

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“The List” – People on the “sexual offenders” list for acts committed when they were children

DuBac is on the sexual offenders list for something she did at age ten. One morning during her junior year, DuBuc returned to her room from psychology class to find a yellow Post-it on her door: “We know you’re a … Continue reading

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