Orlando police chief John Mina’s decision to blast a hole through an outside wall at Pulse provided an exit for many trapped inside – including the shooter.Police photos issued hours after the Orlando attack show a simple hole in a wall, about 4ft high and 3ft feet wide. It looks unassuming, just a gap in the grey concrete blocks, but for dozens of men and women who had been cowering behind...read more
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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, a time to amplify the stories of survivors and inspire individuals to take action to stop sexual violence in their communities. That’s why this week, we’re asking you to tweet that you believe victims of sexual assault. Together, we can stand with survivors and challenge the cycle of violence. We’re making progress thanks to films like...read more
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
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