Category Archives: Rape, intimate violence, & related issues

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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Publication News: Two Days Left to Preorder Veils, Halos & Shackles

I am normally more on top of these things, but somehow the email letting me know about the special pre-order discount ($14.95, which is $10 off the cover price) on Veils, Halos & Shackles: International Poetry on the Oppression and … Continue reading

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Spotlight Is an Important Movie. If You’re a Survivor of Sexual Violence, You Might Not Want to See It Alone

Last night, my wife and I went to see Spotlight, the new movie starring Michael Keaton that tells the story of his character, Walter V. Robinson, and team of journalists he led at The Boston Globe in that paper’s coverage … Continue reading

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Jessica Jones Discussion Thread (Warning, spoilers)

(Here there be spoilers.) I really liked “Jessica Jones,” the new Marvel show (available in 13 streaming episodes on Netflix). Is this the most feminist interpretation of a superhero ever done? It just might be, both for having tons of … Continue reading

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Towards a Feminist Politics of “Male Survivorship”

I have spent the last month or so writing a proposal for a fellowship that, if I get it, will buy me some serious time to write. The project I am proposing will allow me to go back into the … Continue reading

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WTF, New York Post? Why Are You Advocating Rape?

So famous dieter and Subway spokesman Jared Fogle has admitted to paying minors for sex (which is, as I understand it, statutory rape) and having child pornography, and will spend between five and thirteen years in prison, as well as … Continue reading

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No, The Washington Post-Kaiser Family Foundation Survey of Sexual Assault Is Not Bogus

This is another guest post by Carla, which originally appeared on her blog Writing in Water, and appears here with her kind permission. For more than 20 years, the idea of a crisis of sexual assault against women has been … Continue reading

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On Not Believing Eron Gjoni Versus “Believe The Victim”

Part of my take on this is that I just don’t think Gjoni is credible. (Quick summary from Wikipedia for those who don’t know or who don’t remember: “In mid-August 2014 Eron Gjoni, Quinn’s former boyfriend, published the “Zoe Post”, … Continue reading

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