Articles with rape culture

Release Me.

Release Me.

Years spent attempting to destroy myself Never a break given Convinced to have done more Could have screamed Should have fought harder Would have known better had I paid closer attention This hate engulfing me belongs to you rage encompassing my…

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Jackie Filer

Jackie Filer is a freelancer in the entertainment world. She works in television, theatre and film in a multitude of aspects; covering any ground that needs to be covered. New York has laid a stake in her and Jackie now calls the city home. Any spare time she has you will find her drinking wine with her girls or on the top of a mountain discovering new perspectives on life.

Hillary Clinton’s Presidential Defeat – Inspiring Women Everywhere

Hillary Clinton’s Presidential Defeat – Inspiring Women Everywhere

Immediately following the presidential election, I felt compelled to run for office, and I don’t think that I am necessarily alone in feeling that way. In fact, ever since the outcome of the election, we have seen a spike in interest…

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Angelica Rusilowski

Angelica is an MPH candidate at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health in New York City. She is passionate about health-related gender inequalities and their impact on reproductive health. When she is not advocating for women's rights, she looks to art as a healthy medium to alleviate her frustrations with the world and break away from the endless hours of studying. If she is not glued to her canvas or reading assignments, you can find her at one of the local East Village cafes with her favorite Vonnegut novel in hand or kayaking through the Scandinavian fjords.

Men, Rape Culture and Choice

Men, Rape Culture and Choice

Like the title implies, the post that I offer up today is about an emotionally overpowering and sensitive subject – men and the acts of sexual violence they commit against women. And while I, of course, acknowledge that sexual violence can…

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John Michael Antonio

John Michael Antonio is a freelance writer, photographer, poet and screenwriter. He claims his Midwestern roots while at the same time admitting his incurable and insatiable love and addiction for all things New York City. He has been the husband to his wife, the love of his life, for almost thirty years and is a father of three wonderful children. He is an unapologetic male feminist as well as a passionate lover of fashion, art, movies and music from all eras and genres. An endless dreamer, John Michael is also an avid historian, ex-punk rocker and a legendary Internet surfer who sleeps, on average, about four hours a day. His work has also been featured on The Good Men Project.

An Open Letter to Whole Foods and Conscious Capitalism: Sexual Violence Accountability

An Open Letter to Whole Foods and Conscious Capitalism: Sexual Violence Accountability

Dear members of the boards of directors of Whole Foods Market and Conscious Capitalism, Inc.: How do we change the culture of sexual violence? Should conscious leaders hold each other accountable? We respect and admire Whole Foods CEO John Mackey’s commitment…

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Nancy Levine

Nancy Levine is the author of the four-book series beginning with The Tao of Pug (Penguin) has just been released. She spent 30 years in corporate recruiting and human resources roles, starting at American Express Company. More recently, Nancy has devoted herself to advocacy efforts, working to eradicate child sexual abuse and amplifying the voices of survivors. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Screwdriver  *trigger warning*

Screwdriver *trigger warning*

His eyes consume her at the opening of her thighs, at the peeks of her humble breasts. He unzips his stained work jeans, pulls ragged boxers to his knees and leans his bulk over her flaccid body.…

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H.M. Jones

H.M. Jones is a mother, writer, teacher and poet. She is the author of Monochrome, the B.R.A.G Medallion dark fantasy about postpartum depression and the beauty of memories. Monochrome will be released,by Feminine Collective Publishing, marking the books third incarnation. Along with a few self-published poetry books, H.M.'s poetry will be featured in three different anthologies in 2015 and 2016. When she's not mothering, teaching, or writing, she is weaving, kickboxing, pulling in the canoe or reading.

An Open Letter to U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez: Changing the Culture of Sexual Violence

An Open Letter to U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez: Changing the Culture of Sexual Violence

Dear Secretary Perez, More than 27 million women shared their experiences of sexual assault, tweeting in the wake of Donald Trump’s “locker room talk.” The #NotOkay movement, initiated by social media maven Kelly Oxford, has crystallized around women’s stories of sexual…

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Nancy Levine

Nancy Levine is the author of the four-book series beginning with The Tao of Pug (Penguin) has just been released. She spent 30 years in corporate recruiting and human resources roles, starting at American Express Company. More recently, Nancy has devoted herself to advocacy efforts, working to eradicate child sexual abuse and amplifying the voices of survivors. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Being Jennifer Levin’s Mother

Being Jennifer Levin’s Mother

I grew up in the same building that Jennifer Levin’s mother lived in. Do you remember Jennifer Levin? She was the 18-year-old girl who was murdered by Robert Chambers in the late ‘80’s – in New York City. I think it was…

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Conscious Capitalism: This is Rape Culture

Conscious Capitalism: This is Rape Culture

Vice President Joe Biden, champion of the It’s On Us campaign, said last week about those who commit sexual assault, “We’ve got to shame these people. We’ve got to make them the pariah.” I previously wrote about Whole Foods co-CEO John…

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Nancy Levine

Nancy Levine is the author of the four-book series beginning with The Tao of Pug (Penguin) has just been released. She spent 30 years in corporate recruiting and human resources roles, starting at American Express Company. More recently, Nancy has devoted herself to advocacy efforts, working to eradicate child sexual abuse and amplifying the voices of survivors. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.