Based on his chapter in a recently published book, UNU-ISP’s Obijiofor Aginam discusses the indiscriminate deployment of rape by combatants and the breakdown of public health infrastructure in war/con
“You OK?” a boy asks me in the middle of consensual sex. His hands are firm on my hips, his breathing ragged in my ear. I turn my head to the side, twist my mouth into a grimace. He’s having trouble g
I worry that some women will learn, like I did, that saying #MeToo attracts people determined to discount your assault.
In the article "Opinion | How We Make Black Girls Grow Up Too Fast" by Tressie McMillan Cottom, the author conveys the idea that black girls who are victims of sexual assault, are blamed for their attack. It builds off the idea that black girls are trained at a young age to tolerate physical and sexual assault.
In the article "Rape and the rapist: Why Indian academics are studying offenders' perspectives" written by Rohini Nair, Academic studies on rape in India are beginning to examine the offenders' perspective as well. The students are learning about what drives a rapist to commit the act of rape and how it affects them after they did it.
Hundreds took to the streets of Florence on September 16 to march against rape culture following the recent assault of two US women by police officers.