Tag Archives: rape

March 24

Sex-Ed Op-Ed

Michigan college students are organizing to fight for a sustainable and equitable future in our state—not because we want to fight, but because we have to fight. If we want to save Michigan from crushing the labor force, disenfranchising voters, marginalizing identities, oppressing low-income communities, destroying the environment, and undermining public safety, health, and education, […]

January 18

To Poo in Peace

Everyone poops. Since the late-70s children have been learning this reality of life with a particularly insightful book. I have no idea how people found out about poop before then, but I’m sure it wasn’t as colorful. For me, pooping is a highlight of my day—a cherished moment of peace usually followed by what my […]

December 16

The politics of rape and the science of statistics

There is a media frenzy that the 1-in-5 rape statistic is a “hoax” and there is no “rape culture.” I never expected rape to suffer from such a disgusting political twist, but many reports attempting to debunk this 1-in-5 statistic claim that the “rape epidemic” is a liberal ploy to make conservatives look like rape apologists. […]

December 10

From Ground Zero Tolerance

Journalist Geroge Will was chosen to speak at MSU commencement this coming Saturday and to receive an honorary doctorate in humanities. What has George Will done to deserve this honor? If you Google his name now, you will likely only find references to his Washington Post article in which he blatantly identifies himself as a rape apologist. […]

December 08

The State of Affairs

Michael Brown. Eric Garner. The public turning their back on the girl who recounted her UVA gang rape in Rolling Stone. Bill Cosby. MSU inviting a rape apologist to speak at commencement this weekend and giving him an honorary doctorate in humanities. It’s too much. With all of these stories in the news, the lack of progress […]

October 28

Get your hands off my stigma.

Today, when people talk about stigma, they’re usually referring to social stigma, which denotes the disapproval of a group of people who are different from the social norms. The word stigma flies out of my mouth a lot—I’m always blabbering on about how we need to do something to eliminate stigma associated with mental illness, […]

October 10

Choose life.

Trigger warning: suicide, rape. I describe feelings of suicidality in detail to communicate the seriousness of this issue and that there is hope. If you feel triggered or overwhelmed by my story, please stop reading, call a friend or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. Suicide kills over 800,000 people worldwide every year and […]