Category Archives: Rape, intimate violence, & related issues

Cartoon: HE would never do that!

If you enjoy these cartoons, please help me make more by supporting my Patreon. A $1 pledge really matters! TRANSCRIPT OF CARTOON This cartoon has four panels, plus an additional tiny “kicker” panel below the bottom of the cartoon. PANEL … Continue reading

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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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