Tina Dupuy: We have a simplistic view of sexual assault: Rape is done by bad people. We don’t like bad people. If we like people, they can’t be bad and therefore can’t really be rapists.
Sexism or gender discrimination may stem from the belief that a person of one sex is intrinsically superior to a person of the other. The articles in this category focus primarily on discrimination in employment but may contain pieces on discrimination in lending, housing and other vital areas of life.
Affirmative Consent: California lawmakers have been focused on policy solutions to address colleges’ inadequate sexual assault policies.
Punishing Women for Their Sexuality — Our societal assumptions about women’s purity and chastity are directly related to rape culture.
Dee Dee Bridgewater: “I remember being very humiliated, to the point that today. Thinking about it makes me want to cry.”
Destroy Abortion Rights: Iowa’s current push to restrict telemedicine could have big consequences for abortion access across the country.
Sandra Fluke for Congress — Fluke’s decision to pursue a seat in Congress bears some similarities to the career of Wendy Davis.
HPV Vaccine — Kahn’s study adds to a growing body of research debunking the myth that HPV vaccination encourages risky sexual behavior.
Preventing Campus Rape — Congress’ push to improve the way the government handles sexual assaults comes on after Obama’s announcement.
Anti-Abortion Zealots are laser focused on life until it becomes viable—then that “life” becomes a lazy taker.
Womens Right to Choose — California had the distinction of being the only state in the nation to expand a woman’s access to abortion.
GOP Anti-Abortion Strategy — Conservatives plans to present a resolution urging the GOP to take a more forceful stance against abortion.
Anti-Choice Agenda — The anti-choice agenda diverges sharply from one of the fasting-growing demographic groups in the country: young people of color.
Wendell Berry Feminism — The proper type of freedom to seek is the freedom to love, to enter into a loving, mutually-respecting relationship.