Pre-approved predators

We can thank Candace Jackson,  the top civil rights official at the Department of Education, for illuminating us about the true nature of sexual assault on college campuses.  “Rather, the accusations — 90 percent of them — fall into the category of ‘we were both drunk,’ ‘we broke up, and six months later I found myself under... Continue Reading →

How Rape Makes Women Poorer

Political cartoonist Barry Deutsch strikes again with this comic inspired by a story about the "rape tax" by Amanda Taub at Vox.  Do concerns for personal safety impact decisions that women make about professional collaborations?  Taub says yes, and the implications of those decisions are ultimately limiting to women's careers.

The stories & activism behind Priya’s Shakti

More interesting than the superhero-style comic book that anchors the Priya's Shakti project, at least for me, are a series of audio interviews with assault victims that influenced writers Devineni & Menon in crafting the heroine's fictionalized story.  Illustrated videos of these interviews are included in the "augmented reality" content viewable on a smartphone app, but I found... Continue Reading →

Interview with comics artist Amy Camber

Shortly after the presidential election, Seattle artist Amy Camber's comic "One Week Later" was a gift to those of us who were stunned and aching.  Published on The Huffington Post, the comic now has more than 13,ooo views, likes, and shares.  The message of grief and empathy was just what so many of us needed to... Continue Reading →

Gillibrand’s quest for military justice

Artist Adam Zyglis (The Buffalo Post) depicts Senator Gillibrand in her efforts to change military policy. Senator Kristin Gillibrand of New York has been working for 3 years to pass a bill that would shift the prosecution of military sexual assaults to military lawyers, and out of the hands of the military chain of command.  Gillibrand's... Continue Reading →

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