Archive for March 2015

Dear JR Jones: Thanks, but We Got This

Dear JR Jones: Thanks, but We Got This
I read an article over at The Reader this weekend. It was a review by JR Jones of the film, The Hunting Ground. It was a typical review until Mr. Jones took an ideological turn at the intersection of film review and social commentary. He deviated from talking about the film to challenging the way... Read more »

Sexual Assault Myths: The Danger of Ignoring the Issue

Sexual Assault Myths: The Danger of Ignoring the Issue
My last two posts (which you can read here and here) have dealt with a specific topic, one in which a sworn police officer tacitly admitted that within the law enforcement community there was a culture of disbelief and incredulity about allegations of sexual assault. While this is not surprising information, I┬ábelieve that it is... Read more »

Part Two: No one believed me.

Part Two: No one believed me.
You can read part one here. I excused myself during Toi Hutchinson’s speech, which was the final speech of the event. I was disappointed that I needed to leave because she was speaking so beautifully about her sister, who is a survivor, but I was shaking and I knew that I needed a moment to... Read more »
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Part One: I believe you.

Part One: I believe you.
Today, at the Illinois Attorney General sponsored Strengthening Campus Responses to Sexual Violence at UIC, which I attended as a DePaul student, I was sadly reminded of how little progress we’ve made in the battle against sexual violence. There was some productive discussion, but much of the content lacked real-world focus on what can be... Read more »

Dear Justin Harris, God doesn't want you

Dear Justin Harris, You’re a monster and a despicable human being. You don’t deserve to hold office, or own a school, and you certainly don’t get to pretend that you and your disgusting actions are being protected by God. I’ve read many articles about the situation in Arkansas. About how you refused to read the... Read more »