Tag: survivors

In the Margins: A Perspective on Sexual Assault Conversations

Author’s Note:
1. This article deals explicitly with issues of both penetrative and non-penetrative sexual assault. It may be triggering for some readers.
2. While this is written from my own personal experiences, they still do not represent all kinds of sexual assault experiences. My article is meant to bring attention to other kinds of sexual assault and promote the inclusion of these experiences in assault conversations and survivor advocacy.

Shocker: Anti-Choicers Lie.

An email from the Family Institute of Connecticut: Help Stop Attack on Christian Hospitals On October 1st a law will go into effect in Connecticut that may force Christian hospitals to provide chemical abortions. The Family Institute of Connecticut may…

Rape survivor prosecuted

Unbelievable. An Air Force enlisted woman who claimed to be the victim in a rape case at Pope Air Force Base but then opted not to testify at a court martial, has become a defendant accused of committed indecent acts…

Do No Harm – Except to Women

Ema at The Well Timed Period has this fantastic post up detailing just how easy it is for doctors to refuse reproductive health care to women. Go read it. She’s responding to this article, which discusses all the different ways…

About that Duke lacrosse thing

UPDATE: In light of comments on the AutoAdmit/XOXO message board in response to this post (“I want to brutally rape that Jill slut,” “I’m 98% sure that she should be raped (even if only in Internet Land),” “So seriously, I…

CT Rep. Speaks Out About Her Rape

As a way to bolster support for a Connecticut law which would require hospitals to offer emergency contraception to rape surviviors, Rep. Deborah Heinrich took the brave step of speaking out about her own sexual assault. Matt has more. UPDATE:…

Wise up about drinking and rape

Finally, a feminist op/ed about drinking and rape that I can get behind. Jaclyn Friedman gets away from the finger-wagging “girls who drink will get themselves raped” lecturing that even feminist commentators too often fall back upon. She recognizes that,…

Rape survivor jailed, denied EC

A woman was raped by a stranger, went to the police to report it, and was thrown in jail when a paperwork error showed there was a warrant out for her arrest — from when she was a juvenile. Whoops.…

Good news out of Pakistan

The Senate there has approved a more progressive rape law, which is expected to be signed by Musharraf. The new law isn’t exactly a glowing example of women’s rights, but it’s a huge step in the right direction. It removes…