Category: Civil Rights

rape culture in the FBI definition of rape

The FBI celebrates rape culture and racism as a ‘legacy’

Setting its own terms: the FBI’s impact on rape culture For 84 years, from 1927 to 2011, the FBI’s definition of rape never changed. And for 84 years, human rights activists demanded that it should. That’s because the definition went like this: “carnal knowledge of a female, forcibly and against her will.” A translation from […]

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Bullet holes through signs

Bullet Points: Shooting Holes into the NRA’s Echo Chamber

As if a shooting weren’t tragic enough After a shooting, we are suddenly forced into a world without our loved ones. Be it accidental or murderous, no words can soothe such violence. But there are certain words, spoken more out of reflex than out of thoughtfulness or awareness, that make the violence even worse: “Guns […]

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