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How A Series of Tweets by Amber Coffman of Dirty Projectors Caused a Domino Effect of Sexual Assault Survivors

On Monday night, Amber Coffman from Dirty Projectors spoke out on Twitter about an incident in which music publicist Heathcliff Berru sexually assaulted her. Was just re-telling/re-remembering a story abt how a very popular music publicist RUBBED my ass and BIT my hair at a bar a couple years ago — Amber Coffman (@Amber_Coffman) January 19,…

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Solitary Confinement: Not Just a Black Man’s Problem

In a special report released on April 22, 2015, Juan E. Mendez, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment or Punishment, found that prolonged solitary confinement (in excess of 15 days) is torture. This torture happens EVERY DAY in the United States. And in the state of New…

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#SolidaritywithStoya: How a Tweet Changed Our Perception of America’s (Former) Favorite Male Porn Star

Porn power couple Stoya and James Deen quietly broke off their relationship a few months ago, without sharing any details about it. To fans, they seemed to be a picture-perfect couple within a controversial industry. This changed last weekend when Stoya opened up about being sexually assaulted by former partner James Deen on Twitter. Since…

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The Case Against Trigger Warnings

TW: This piece may contain material that is upsetting or offensive to some audiences. On the Origins of the Trigger Warning Trigger warnings (TWs) on the Internet began as an earnest, potentially useful way to give audiences a heads up before delving into serious issues like rape, eating disorders, or domestic violence. This way, individuals who may…