500 Days of Women | Day 13 | Emily Wilding Davison

Yesterday I posted a question on Twitter: "This British suffragette literally died for the cause." Today, I'm going to write about the accomplishments of Emily Wilding Davison.Emily Davison was a true #badasswoman: in her fervent campaigning for women's rights, she was:10: she was arrested 10 times7: she engaged in 7 hunger strikes49: she was force-fed …

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Sexual Assault — Educate, Encourage, Reform

Trigger warning: this post contains graphic details of sexual assault. It wasn't easy for me to write and I don't think it will be easy to read. I wasn't surprised when another accuser came forward about the US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. One of the awful lessons of the #MeToo era is that where there …

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If Someone in Your Life Tells You a Story Like This Believe Them: Unfounded Assault Cases are Rare 

It's a cool, rainy fall afternoon as I write this, not unlike that day 32 years ago. I imagine myself having a lazy day at home watching MTV. I remember walking toward the bathroom of my family's tiny home -- the one we had to move to when both my parents were diagnosed with life-threatening …

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