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Known for supporting victims of sexual assault in the military and on college campuses, New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand continues to be an advocate for survivors’ voices. A spokesman for Senator Gillibrand says that she—along with Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill—supports advocacy group Promoting Awareness/Victim Empowerment’s petition that calls on President Obama to take away Bill Cosby’s Presidential Medal of Freedom. Read More
“What’s more offensive- little girls saying 'fuck' or the fucking unequal and sexist way society treats girls and women?”  That’s the question posed during FCKH8’s video “Potty-Mouthed Princesses Drop F-Bombs for Feminism,” aiming to draw attention to words that should be more offensive to society than fuck- for instance: pay inequality and rape. FCKH8 is a for-profit advocacy t-shirt company that takes $5 from every t-shirt sold to benefit anti-sexism organizations and projects. Read More
Meghann Wright is a sultry and self-confident singer-songwriter who has been transplanted to Brooklyn all the way from Hawaii. As host of The City & The Heart Showcase for the NYC women’s shelter Safe Horizon, she’ll be bringing down the house while simultaneously raising awareness and $$$ tomorrow night! The City & The Heart is one of New York’s top advocacy organizations supporting independent female artists and Wright just happens to be the founder, no big deal. Read More
Trigger Warning: This post contains descriptions of sexual assault that may be triggering for survivors. Project Unbreakable, an organization started in 2011 by then-19-year-old Grace Brown, is an ongoing photo project that centers on survivors of sexual assault. Victims write quotes or stories from their assault on white poster board, and Brown photographs them holding the signs. The project has gained media and Internet attention; Brown herself has taken over 300 photographs, while thousands more have been submitted to the group’s Tumblr account. Read More
This past year has been absolutely chock full of cringe-worthy soundbites and disheartening stories about rape around the world. From the ubiquitous mishandling (and biological misunderstanding) of the subject by politicians in the 2012 election, to recent horrific events in the US and abroad, it seems that we can’t escape from the heart-breaking regularity of sexual assault around the world.    Of late, two high-profile news stories involving rape have been vying for space among the headlines. Read More