She’s Not Asking For Your Advances


It is time we pointed out the obvious and stopped blaming women for being sexually harassed.

6 Empowering Ways to Protect Yourself From Predators

6 Ways by Mo Riza

August McLaughlin shares empowering tips from her podcast with therapist Dr. Wendy O’Connor on how we can all keep ourselves safer.

Jameis Winston, the NFL Draft and Sexual Assault


Adam Banner looks at the NFL calculus of talent versus worry regarding the #1 overall draft pick in the 2015 draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The One Thing Everyone Gets Wrong About Street Harassment


Street harassment isn’t really about lonely guys who just want a date.

War and Circumstance: The Brutalization of My Brothers


Austin Harrington reflects on the unprovoked, violent attacks on fellow African Americans by police.

Still A Crime To Be Black In New York City [VIDEO]


Poet Michael Amity ran across this video online, and he doesn’t like what he sees.

Worse Than Making Sausages


The absurdity and dangers of 16-year-olds being charged in adult criminal court.

A Single Threat Of Violence


Dennis Milam Bensie discusses a relationship of a different time period, but an issue still very present in our current culture.

Anchored to Abuse: The Journey from Statistic to Survivor


Nannette Ricaforte shows how domestic violence can use fear and hope as magnets.

Day 128 of Guantanamo Bay Hunger Strike: Doctors Urged Not to Force-Feed Prisoners

Joint Medical Group

The months-long hunger strike is taking a devastating toll on prisoners, but an article in the New England Journal of Medicine insists that force-feeding them is assault.

“We do NOT live in a perfect world…and until we do, I will remain a gun enthusiast.”

This comment is by BlacksmithSEAL on the post “A Liberal and a Gun-Nut Walk Into a Blog”.

My Bloody Valentine [1997]

my bloody valentine

Andy Bodle meets the girl of his dreams at a comedy gig, but what he learns about her grows increasingly disturbing.

Open Thread: When Is Deadly Force Justified?


At what point does it become appropriate to take a hatchet to someone?

Homeless Hippie Hitchhiker Handles Hatchet Heroically

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Soft-spoken sojourner saves stranger, seeks surfing, swears steadily.

“Your right to bear arms ends where my right to life begins.”


This is a comment by Kevin on the post “I Grew Up With Guns, Then I Was Held Hostage With One”.

“Is there ever a circumstance where the victim shoulders some of the blame/responsibility for their assault? For me the answer is no.”

photo by andrew bain

This comment is by Nadine, to Archy, on the post “Rape Culture: What it is and how it works?”