Tag: Rape

HARVEY WEINSTEIN: A CONVICTED RAPIST

February 24, 2020 will forever mark a monumental day for sexual assault survivors and women everywhere. Monday morning, Harvey Weinstein was found guilty of a criminal sex act in the first degree, and rape in the third degree against Mimi Haleyi and Jessica Mann. Yet, this trial signified much more than just a verdict. It…

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE HARVEY WEINSTEIN TRIAL

The takedown of Hollywood superpower Harvey Weinstein began in 2017, with a New York Times investigation that rattled his position in the industry, his fortune and his marriage. The influential producer had once been known for creating iconic films like Pulp Fiction and Shakespeare in Love. However, decades of sexual abuse inflicted by Weinstein were…

‘THE UN-HEROIC ACT: REPRESENTATIONS OF RAPE IN CONTEMPORARY WOMEN’S ART IN THE U.S.’ OPENS SEPT. 4

"THE UN-HEROIC ACT: Representations of Rape in Contemporary Women’s Art in the U.S." September 4th – November 2nd, 2018 The Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY: 860 11th Ave, New York Inspired by feminist journalist Susan Brownmiller’s Against Our Will - Men, Women and Rape (1975), Monika Fabijanska curated "THE UN-HEROIC…

AMERICA’S SEXUAL ASSAULT CRISIS: WOMEN ARE TAKING CONTROL

Women have spent decades silenced by the compression of society, confined by the fear of doubt, and crippled beneath the pressure of keeping abuse locked away inside of them. But things are changing. With a recent wave of women coming forward to talk about their experiences with rape and sexual assault, the world is becoming…

MATTRESS PERFORMANCE GAINS TRACTION IN PROTESTS AGAINST CAMPUS RAPE

“Carry That Weight”, the interactive performance piece that has shed light upon major issues of sexual assault and rape on college campuses, is the product of Columbia University senior Emma Sulkowicz’s own experience of rape during her time at Columbia, and what she believes as the school's mishandling of the incident. Since September 2014 Sulkowicz has…

THE SEXUAL ASSAULT CRISIS: CAMPUS RAPE CRIMES HEATING UP IN AMERICA

Although women have overcome a massive amount of turmoil in the past sixty years, one major issue that remains widely untouched is rape. Did you know that one in five women in the United States has been raped? Did you also know that about fifty percent of those rapes have gone undocumented due to fear of…

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