Category Archives: Gender-Based Violence

Thank you, Dana. You spoke out, you shared your story with the world, you called out a corporate giant. The statements made by Disney employees who should have been helpful and supportive were instead condescending and harmful to people of … Continue reading

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On November 11, 2011, Eve Ensler told the world that she was Over It. She’s over rape. And rape culture. And gender-based violence. And passivity. And victim-blaming. Aren’t we all? Or, at least, shouldn’t we be? Politicizing the violence is … Continue reading

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By: Mali Irvin,  Program and Policy Intern National Council of Women’s Organizations As you may have heard, U.S. Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) made a few, to say the least, insensitive remarks about “legitimate rape” Sunday in response to a reporter’s … Continue reading

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By: Maggie Fridinger,  Program and Policy Intern National Council of Women’s Organizations Every 9 seconds a woman is assaulted or beaten in the United States.  One in four women are subjected to violence during their lifetime. Perpetrators do not discriminate … Continue reading

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By: Dani Nispel,  Program and Policy Intern National Council of Women’s Organizations What could happen on college campuses if Congress doesn’t pass the real VAWA? When students and parents are looking at colleges and universities to consider, they will have … Continue reading

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By Becky Mezzanotte It was not until I returned from living abroad in the Middle East that I realized just how much I actually cared about women’s rights. Prior to that point in my life, I lived in blissful ignorance … Continue reading

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