SAAM Share GraphicMaybe this is painfully obvious, but feminism is for children. We feminists engage in social activism and critical dialogues about gender because we want a future free of gender bias and violence. I probably won’t be around to see it, but I have to believe it will happen. I have to believe it for my child and for all children.

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Jill Laster is the language access specialist at the National Sexual Violence Resource Center.woman with rainbow colored rubber bands on hand

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Friday June 15 (that’s tomorrow!!) marks World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Acknowledging that both feminist activism and sexual violence cross all boundaries, I asked a member of our lifespan project team to provide some insight on aging in the anti-violence movement. See the full response below:

 

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People incarcerated in U.S. Detention Centers face the reality of rape, sexual abuse, and sexual harassment every day. In the wake of the Sandusky trial, I often heard reference to “real justice” being served once he was in prison. Rape in prison is commonly acknowledged as widespread.

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I recently blogged about the sweet and simple 3 guiding principles in the Bringing Hope CSA course. Today, I want to tell you about the uniquely tailored experience that victim service professionals can get from the second new course From Approach to Practice.

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So many people that I know and love know and love comics! That’s why I’m not surprised that an engaging group of geeks are pushing the famed Comi-Con organizers to adopt stronger anti-harassment policies. As the creators of an enlightening video describe,

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I’ve been reflecting recently on dissonant logic in some of our responses to sexual violence. Nearly every day that I spend in the movement, I hear folks talk about preserving evidence, increasing reporting, and holding people who commit sexual violence accountable through criminal and legal proceedings. I know that dedicated members of the anti-violence movement have spent abundant time and energy on improving systemic responses to sexual violence.

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Charged with the task of discussing healthy masculinity in honor of the Healthy Masculinity Action Project Blog Carnival, I lost all focus. On first, the struggle began with feeling rather ill-equipped to write about this topic as a cisgender woman. It rounds a sharp curve at second, where one might elaborate on the role of traditional masculinity in fostering rape culture.

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GSA Summit exhibit tableA few weeks ago I had the opportunity to exhibit at a statewide Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) Summit at Dickinson College.

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Growing-resiliency coverAs a children's advocate I used to tell people what I did and they would get sad for me. I would quickly reassure them that I loved my job because I got to see so much hope and resilience. Every child or teen I met with was amazing in their own way.

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