CW: violence, trauma, police A night in September 2008 began like other nights: I got home from school, did my homework, went upstairs to practice for my dance class the next day, and came downstairs at 6:00 for dinner. I ate, talked to my mom (my dad was out of town) and laughed with her […]
A coalition of more than 70 women’s and civil rights groups today called on the Department of Education to remind post-secondary schools that it’s their legal obligation to protect students from online anonymous harassment under Title IX and the Civil Rights Act. In the wake of threats faced by women students at the University of Mary Washington (UMW) on […]
Domestic Violence Awareness Month starts October 1st! Domestic violence, or dating abuse, occurs in every community, on every college campus across the United States and it can only be addressed when everyone is involved. October is your month to take action on your campus to stand up to domestic violence – need some inspiration? Your feminist […]
I was an emotional wreck all week. It’d been three months since I’d volunteered to speak at Slut Walk DC. In those three months, I’d sat down to write my speech probably a dozen times, but just couldn’t find it in me to finish it. As the day grew closer, my anxiety intensified; I’d be […]
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), so we’ve compiled four ways for you to get involved!
University of Virginia Alumni and Allies for Survivors, a group dedicated to pushing for sexual assault reform at the University of Virginia (UVA), has created a petition calling on President Sullivan to implement an ongoing, mandatory sexual assault education program on campus that engages students at regular intervals throughout their academic careers. The group’s […]
James Madison University’s Feminist Collective held a “Campus Rising” event last week in support of One Billion Rising, the world’s largest mass action to end violence against women.
Today is the 12th International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).
While traveling in India and reading articles or listening to televised news, I learned that incidents of violence against women and girls were far from isolated.
As an advocate I want to empower my clients, not continue to take power from them, therefore I am constantly encouraging my clients to make whatever decisions they believe to be in their own best interest.