On Privilege, Power, and Survivor Narratives

By Kira Rakova When Sony announced that they might be dropping Dr.Luke following Kesha’s allegations against him, I was ecstatic.  Despite the fact that Kesha had previously lost in the Sony contract case, Sony’s potential decision to drop Dr. Luke seems to be indicative of the fact that Kesha might get justice after all. Given … [Read more...]

Stop Asking Already: 6 Reasons Why Intimate Partner Violence Survivors Stay in Their Relationships

By Carmen Rios Originally published on Everyday Feminism and re-published here with their permission Trigger Warning: This article contains detailed descriptions of intimate violence, including physical assault, sexual assault, and victim-blaming. It's not uncommon for an intimate partner violence (IPV) survivor to be … [Read more...]

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year? Violence and the Holidays

By Ashley-Michelle Papon George Zimmerman has been described as “the most hated man in America.” In case you spent 2012 avoiding the news about murder cases in Florida due to a Casey Anthony-inspired news coverage hangover, Zimmerman was the overzealous night watchman who was acquitted in the shooting death of unarmed teenager, … [Read more...]