A new documentary opening this week focuses on two individuals who form an unlikely alliance to address gun violence in the United States. “The Armor of Light,” by Abigail Disney, follows the evangelical minister Rev. Rob Schenck, an evangelical known for his anti-choice activism, and Lucia McBath, the mother of Jordan Davis, the African-American teenager who was shot to death by a...read more
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By Jessica Valenti- UK Guardian The way that police officers get away with their crimes serves as an important reminder about how women are discredited when it comes to rape accusations There’s a certain timeline of appropriate actions women are told to take if they are sexually attacked. Don’t shower; get help; call the police. That last one seems to be hardest – most rapes aren’t...read more
Four years ago Cornell University closed down their chapter of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. Many members of the fraternity left the school altogether. They had just killed a man. George Desdunes, an aspiring doctor, was a 19-year-old sophomore from Brooklyn, New York, and the son of Haitian immigrants. His hands and feet were tied with duct tape and zip ties. Blindfolded, he was given so...read more
Susan J. Brison is a Professor of Philosophy at Dartmouth College and author of Aftermath: Violence and the Remaking of a Self. Decades ago, we didn’t call rape by a date or acquaintance ‘rape’–so what was there to report? In one, I was 35, on a morning walk in France, when a stranger jumped me from behind, beat, raped, repeatedly choked me into unconsciousness, hit me with a...read more
By Nina Strochlic, The Daily Beast Since Ferguson, police have killed more than a dozen teenagers, half of them black. Some did nothing more than carry a BB gun. ichael Brown’s death on August 9 was a nationwide wake-up call to the death-by-cop of young minority men at the hands of law enforcement. According to data stretching from 1999 to 2011, African Americans have comprised 26 percent of...read more