Because there’s always some asshole who asks why the victim never reported it to the police, as if that’s incontrovertible proof that it never happened.
Lena Dunham: Why I Chose To Speak Out, on Buzzfeed
Rape apologists, in an attempt to silence victims, hurt an innocent man, by Amanda Marcotte on Pandagon/Raw Story
How Police And Hospitals Shut Down Rape Victims, by Danielle Campoamor on Buzzfeed
I’m a victim of sexual assault and the law failed. How many of us must speak out for you to believe? by Megan Carpentier on The Guardian
This next story is almost unbelievable: There existed, until earlier this week, a PR firm in Austin called Strange Fruit PR. You know, like the Billie Holiday song. The Billie Holiday song ABOUT LYNCHING. Apparently the founders of the firm (who were, of course, white) thought they could use the phrase t0 mean “someone who stood out in a crowd.”
Strange Fruit PR Firm Vanishes After Getting a History Lesson From Twitter, by Yesha Callahan on The Root