“We are not going to stop until you stop killing us.” Wow. Cat Brooks testified about police brutality – and we need to spread her message.
“#1: The current system isn’t working.” What does it take to change abusive behavior? Restorative justice is an alternative to the criminal justice system, and here’s how it can help.
Why do so many people doubt rape survivors? Justin Dennis unpacks the truth behind the most common lies we’re told about survivors – and why they’re not true at all.
You may have been taught that prisons equal safety – but this info shows how far that idea is from the truth. Here’s why we need to rethink what justice can be, and what’s possible instead of prisons and policing.
“They challenge stereotypes about rape.” Society tends to only present certain stories about sexual assault – which leads to a lot of misconceptions. Here’s why it matters to include non-traditional narratives.
“We the right to heal in our own ways.” Reclaim the rights that have been denied to you – by your perpetrator and by society – with these important reminders.
Society’s idea of what makes a “real man” creates toxic expectations for men. Here’s the disturbing result, with a promising idea for how we can change the traditional – and violent – definition of masculinity.
“You’re not allowed to say no.” You’d never want your child to feel like this author did – but her parents didn’t mean to make her feel this way either. These are important lessons on our cultural missteps in teaching consent.
Even if you know how cultural appropriation adds to racism, you might still be wondering how to make sure you don’t appropriate someone else’s culture. These questions can keep you from making a hurtful mistake.
“It happened to me, but I am not alone.” These survivors have different experiences with sexual assault – and they’ve all had people say horrible things to them afterwards. This is a powerful example of survivors standing together in their truth.