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Feminism

And They Wonder Why Rape Survivors Don’t Speak Up

[TRIGGER WARNING: Descriptions and discussion of sexual assault, victim blaming, and general violence]

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Perspectives

When You’re a Lucky One: Surviving a Killer Earthquake

On February 22, 2011, the city of Christchurch in Canterbury, New Zealand was struck by a destructive 6.3 earthquake that killed 181 people. Mr. Cesy and I were living in Christchurch at the time. This is my account of what it was like to try and deal with something so catastrophic. Mr. Cesy and I […]

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Bodies

Reviewing “Yes Means Yes!”: Everyone Should Read This

It’s about damn time someone collected and polished the stories and manifestos of sex-positive feminists, whose blogs have been gaining traction in Internetland, but not so much in the traditional, stuffy publishing industry. The choir of voices represented in Jaclyn Friedman and Jessica Valenti’s book, subtitled Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World Without […]