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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

SlutWalk tensions

SlutWalk has come and gone in Boston, but the larger movement surrounding SlutWalk continues to grow and move around the world. A lot of activists have shared a lot of thoughts on SlutWalk, both here and in other locations. Some really good critiques/rebuttals/general thoughts can be found here (second wave thoughts) and here (rebuttal) and here (critique…

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Friday, May 27, 2011

Protest in New York

Just in case we have any readers in New York who are in the mood to feel disgusted and horrified, two NYPD officers were acquitted of rape a couple days ago. You can read the NY Times' coverage here, or some slightly more feminist-y criticism here. This is the basic background. Important things to note about this case: there were 35 witnesses. The…

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Talking About Rape at Science Fiction Conventions

This post is meant to be a general guide for SF convention programming staff who want to run panels about rape and sexual assault at their cons. I’ve participated in four “Take Back the Sci-Fi” panels at conventions, and moderated three of them, and here’s some of what I’ve learned. Be aware that this is a difficult topic.…

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Friday, May 06, 2011

Slut Walk

Slut Walk's tomorrow! If you can come out to it, join some BARCC volunteers, community activists, cool people and good folks to push back against rape culture. Here's some background on the Slut Walk movement, that started in Toronto: On January 24th, 2011, a representative of the Toronto Police gave shocking insight into the Force's view…

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Friday, April 22, 2011

Come out to the rally on Tuesday!

Rape on campus! It's a big deal! We need to make sure it stops! In conjunction with city councilors Ayanna Pressley, Felix Arroyo, the Victim Rights Law Center, The Center for Violence Prevention & Recovery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, BARCC is holding a rally next Tuesday (4/26) at Boston City Hall to end the silence about sexual…

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