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Zerlina Maxwell

This Is What 'Rape Culture' Really Means

Posted 04.01.2014 | Women

For political writer and analyst Zerlina Maxwell, there's no question that sexual abuse is intensified by America's "rape culture." "Young men and ...

Rape Culture Is When...

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 03.31.2014 | College

Yes, rape culture is real, and if you aren't sure what it looks like, a hashtag that was trending Tuesday afternoon provides plenty of examples. A...

On Rape Culture, Masculinity and Reproductive Justice

Kierra Johnson | Posted 06.19.2013 | College
Kierra Johnson

The idea that it would be more practical to arm every woman than to teach men about rape is depressing -- and it's insulting to men. It's an extreme manifestation of the classic "boys will be boys" mentality -- and everyone but the "boys" are responsible.

Online Threats Against Women Aren't Trivial and Don't Happen in a Vacuum

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 05.22.2013 | Technology
Soraya Chemaly

Threats like this are not harmless expressions of free speech. They're akin to hate speech and are maliciously intended to intimidate and silence. Messages like this don't make women feel safe. And that's the point, isn't it -- to make sure our gendered safety gap stays constant.

In Foreign Policy, President Obama Gets Things Done

Zerlina Maxwell | Posted 12.27.2011 | Politics
Zerlina Maxwell

Contrary to what the GOP and Fox News want you to believe, President Obama is racking up substantial achievements. They may not be the most popular or...

Enough of the Hurt Feelings, Pay Attention to Voter Suppression

Zerlina Maxwell | Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics
Zerlina Maxwell

Forget about whether President Obama deserves a second term. Forget about the pony that was promised to you during the campaign of "Hope" and "Change...