the hunting ground
If you were angered by the Brock Turner case, by how his father dismissed his actions, then I encourage you to hold on to that anger. Think about the anger you felt over Brock Turner if someone you know is accused of rape.
…And this desire to protect male power and vilify women. You see it in our film: the incredible backlash that survivors face
Willingham, featured in the campus rape documentary "The Hunting Ground," said she's "coming back swinging."
When we speak about The Survivors, understand that there are so many people behind that word. Their lives hover behind that snapshot you see on your computer screen. Take the time to listen to them, and lift them up. Their voices are powerful, and raw, and they deserve to be heard.
I am back stage at the Oscars. Let me repeat that, because it is truly, truly crazy: I am backstage at the Oscars. I'm not here to dance or sing. I'm certainly not here to accept an award for a film. I am here as a survivor of rape and I'm here with 50 other survivors of sexual assault. We are here to stand on stage with Lady Gaga as she performs "Til It Happens to You" from "The Hunting Ground."
Students are making covers to spread awareness about sexual assault, and they are hauntingly good.
I, for one, am tired of hearing the same voices over and over again. I stand with those whose voices are whispered in the quiet space. The voices of calm truth often drowned out by the tornadoes of cynicism, misogyny, racism, bigotry and greed.
A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Predicting this Year's Oscars is like Predicting Tomorrow's East Coast Weather
Best Actor BEST BET TO WIN AND SHOULD WIN: The Revenant's Leonardo DiCaprio - finally. MAJOR UPSET POTENTIAL: Bryan Cranston
Has rape awareness and prevention become a cause for you? How would winning an Oscar change your life? How did you get Lady
Activism has become a buzzword, often of the direst sort to skeptics who perceive its definition to mean acting against instead of acting towards. Activism, to me, is giving a voice feet -- to stand on its own, to stand with others, to stand for what is right, or at the very least, what is not wrong.
The It's On Us campaign has launched a new contest to raise awareness about sexual assault.
For too long, college students have suffered in silence in the face of these attacks, hurt by a culture that encouraged these crimes to be swept under the rug. This is an epidemic and a stain upon our nation -- and it is long past time that Congress took action to address it.
A federal investigation, another lawsuit and a documentary are keeping this case very much active.