Year: 2011

Nicola’s Got Nerve

DNA evidence a real solace for survivors of sexual assault Recently, another sexual predator in the New York City subway system was caught with an analysis of his DNA. From 2002 to 2005, Manhattan prosecutors say that the suspect, Darnell Hardware, was charged with rubbing himself up against young women on packed subway cars. With … Continued

Sara’s Story: Dude jerking off

On Wednesday morning, June 29th during rush hour, I was standing on the platform at Elmhurst Avenue in Queens waiting for the train. The M train had just gone by so I was one of three people waiting for the R. I heard a person gasp behind me and I turned around to see a … Continued

Progress or not? No misbehaving. No eve-teasing.

BY EMILY MAY This sign was found by Blank Noise Project, an amazing anti-street-harassment project in India. The sign looks like progress, but is it really? Let’s talk a look at the language. You might already know that “eve-teasing” in India is similar to “catcalling” in English, or “piropos” in Spanish. But “misbehaving” also has … Continued

Safe Campus, Strong Voices

BY RACHEL JACOBS The “Safe Campus, Strong Voices” Campaign is a national initiative for Campus Safety Awareness Month in September to raise awareness and increase advocacy on the issue of college sexual violence and the vast amount of under-reported cases as well as the injustices that many survivors face.  This groundbreaking campaign will focus on … Continued