Tag: sexual violence

Why Do We Silence Black Girls and Women Who are Survivors of Sexual Violence? 

Today, conversations about sexual violence and harassment towards women have infiltrated popular culture, the news and beyond. But despite the prevalence of sexual violence towards black girls and women, we remain almost invisible in these conversations. You see, the legacy of sexual violence towards black women, and our subsequent silencing runs deep. In her seminal […]

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If a Woman Drinks, It’s Her Fault. If a Man Drinks, It’s an Excuse

As the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court founders on allegations of drunken sexual assault, America is again reckoning with the loathsome and loutish frat boy culture of the 1980s. You know, the kind that was ushered into the mainstream of pop culture by movies like Animal House and only belatedly recognized as […]

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The #MeToo Movement Has Reached Prison

This article was published in collaboration with the Marshall Project. Sign up for their newsletter. One day not too long ago, several other convicts and I sat in one of our sweltering prison day-rooms watching the communal television that hangs on a wall when a CNN news broadcast mentioned Harvey Weinstein and the #MeToo movement. […]

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