Respectability politics and victim blaming: “If you just straighten your clothes, speak without Ebonics, act more white, and pull up your pants, you will be accepted.”
By focusing the role of the victims we are being emotionally tone deaf, and a greater part of the problem than we ultimately realize.
I refuse to believe people like Brock Turner somehow define a dark shadow that resides in all men.
Men and boys are also victims of rape and often forgotten.
This covert victim-blaming further damages self-esteem & gifts abusers with an excuse for the inexcusable.
Children cannot give consent. The answer is always no. The act is always rape.
It is time we pointed out the obvious and stopped blaming women for being sexually harassed.
South Carolina is ranked 9th in firearm murders. While the NRA chants that guns save lives, Warren Blumenfeld looks at the clear, cold, hard facts.
Rape culture justifies sexualized violence by denying or minimizing its existence, and holding victims responsible. We must all play a role in ending it.
Carly Puch has had it with women being told what they should and shouldn’t wear.
Kary Oberbrunner says you choose whether you let your circumstances affect your life.
Hera McLeod didn’t fully understand the damage victim blaming caused until she became a victim herself.
Thomas Fiffer asks for a new, label-free language to resolve the gender equality deadlock.
Jamie Utt shows us four important ways to abandon perpetrator logic and stop denying the pain of survivors.
Ella Hicks, founder of the Rebel Thriver community for abuse survivors, explains why Janay and millions of others don’t leave abusive relationships.
Fox News host: Don’t want to get beaten unconscious in an elevator? Take the stairs. Hardy har har.