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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Fashion for BARCC

A new t-shirt was designed exclusively BARCC by the women-owned apparel company, Mer+ge.  Mer+ge works to promote self-expression and unity through their clothing designs.  The company wants to create “political, social, and biological messages to demonstrate that gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, etc are things that do not…

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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Musings on the Response to UVM’s “Rape Survey” Story

If you read this blog regularly, or at all, I think you may also already have heard of the “Rape Survey” story at the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity Chapter on UVM’s (University of Vermont) campus in Burlington, Vermont. In case you haven’t, here’s a rundown of what’s going on: last weekend, a student went to university…

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Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Blame it on the Rapist

NOTE: this blog post is about a particular type of male-to-female sexual assault. In it, I explore why societal messages directed mostly at straight, cisgendered men and women are one of the most effective tools for promoting this kind of assault. By it’s nature then, this is a pretty heteronormative post, so please treat this as full disclosure,…

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The STOP Act: Sexual Assault in the Military

According to reports by the Department of Defense (DoD)‘s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO), sexual assault and rape are extremely prevalent for service women and men.  According to surveys, almost 1/3 of women in the service will experience rape or sexual assault and almost 90% of women experience sexual harassment. …

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Street Harassment & Comedy

Sometimes I feel that it is futile to fight back against the street harassment that I and many women experience on daily basis.  There are the direct comments, the overly-loud remarks to friends that are meant for me to hear, the snide remarks about my body, roaming eyes or the lewd gestures suggesting what some man wants to do.  It feels…

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