Tag: Sexual Assault

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…

CAROLINE WAYNE GRAPPLES WITH SEXUAL TRAUMA IN NEW EXHIBIT “GROWN CYCLONE”

Caroline Wayne: Grown Cyclone On view: November 15th- December 22nd, 2019 A.I.R Gallery, NYC 155 Plymouth St, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Brooklyn based artist and essayist Caroline Wayne brings a fresh approach to healing from abuse in an immersive solo exhibit, "Grown Cyclone." The collection is on view at A.I.R Gallery beginning November 15th through the…

HOW SOCIAL MEDIA EXPOSED TWO PROMINENT PHOTOGRAPHERS AS SEXUAL PREDATORS

In the span of two days, popular Instagram account Diet Prada facilitated the downfall of two of the industry's prominent photographers. Marcus Hyde, photographer and friend of Kim Kardashian-West, Kanye West and Ariana Grande, and Timur Emek, known for photographing Victoria Secret models like Alessandra Ambrosio, have been accused of extensive misconduct and the sexual…

THE PERPETUATION AND DENIAL OF LOCKER ROOM TALK

The onslaught of videos resurfacing of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has brought up far reaching issues of supposed “locker room talk” and the spaces in which men feel invincible and unable to be held accountable for their actions. In an election where sexual assault has been consistently used as a political tool, these interviews are even…

THE CASE OF #FREEKESHA AND VICTIM-BLAMING

Chants of “Free Kesha!” echoed through the streets as Kesha Sebert walked down the steps of the court that had just failed her. Choking back tears, she walked past a crowd of fans who were patiently waiting outside as a judge ruled that she would have to continue to work alongside the man who she says…

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…

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