The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, which is comprised of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan, just announced that it will support six causes backed by grassroots movements. One…includes Rise, a nonprofit organization founded by sexual assault survivor Amanda Nguyen, who worked to pass the Sexual Assault Survivor Bill of Rights federally. The couple is supporting sexual assault awareness, which is somehow still a controversial topic in 2017 thanks to recent moves by the Department of Education. Many women and LGBTQ people suffer alone. This… >> Read More
Aly Raisman, 23, isn't going to be afraid of any man. Or standing up for what's right.
This is why the U.S. Olympic gymnast is speaking out about the dozens of allegations of sexual abuse by former…national team doctor Larry Nassar. What exactly happened? According to Associated Press, Nassar "spent nearly 30 years as an osteopath with the USA Gymnastics program and is now in prison in Michigan after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography. He is awaiting trial on separate criminal sexual conduct charges, in addition to being sued by more… >> Read More
Yesterday morning, survivors of sexual assault protested outside U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' office, decrying her decision to roll back protections for survivors of sexual assault on…college campuses. And they did the right thing: it's a decision that undermines the safety of women (and really, everyone) everywhere. You may be aware that DeVos is re-evaluating her office’s policy on campus sexual assault, meaning the guidelines for hearings, a development which would be promising if DeVos didn't have a history of taking… >> Read More
Being a woman is dangerous in other countries with regressive laws about reproductive health. Take the infuriating, heartbreaking case of 19-year-old Evelyn Beatriz Hernandez Cruz, this is all too…true. Cruz, who lives in El Salvador (where abortion is illegal), was sentenced to 30 years in prison for failing to seek antenatal care. The teen said she was raped over a period of several months by a gang member. After she gave birth to a stillbirth in a toilet in 2016, she claims she didn't realize… >> Read More
Like many, I just finished watching Hulu's most controversial TV show "The Handmaid's Tale," which has been lauded by critics as a necessary show. Many viewers do think the show is worth…watching--especially in a time where women's rights are being threatened. Despite that though, many women are opting out of watching, because it's too triggering. That alone is an interesting and compelling observation: What is too triggering--and is it OK to be triggered, at least, in some capacity? Of course, I think the answer is different for everyone, depending… >> Read More