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“Enhanced Interrogation”

We’ve been hearing people talk about “enhanced interrogation” for quite a while. Then the Senate Intelligence Committee Report on the CIA’s use of torture was released this week. 473 more words


Welcome to the Real World: Sexual Violence in (and out of) College

The real world. The “real” world. Other than that wacky and totally unreal television show that has plagued our lives since the early 90s, it commonly refers not to an actual place, state of being or  shared objective consciousness, but rather to those harsh subjective realities we are introduced to only after having had on for a while our social blinders, our rose colored glasses, and then violently having them removed. 1,300 more words


openbookado reblogged this on WeAreWomenStrong and commented:

I never really thought of it like this but its so true...

Lessons in Letting Go

Is editing anything a good idea when you’re tired, PMS’ing, and holding a closing letter from Internal Affairs in your hand. Probably not. But I’m doing it. 459 more words


India's Senseless Ban on Uber: Rape Is the Real Problem - Businessweek

The alleged rape of an Uber passenger by her driver in New Delhi on Friday and his arrest over the weekend is another sad chapter in India’s ongoing battle with… 255 more words

India Alert

My story continues....

I will start by saying again, as you read this please do not feel sorry for me or get outraged but simply know that I can calmly talk about this without pain or frustration because I am no longer a victim to these accounts and gain strength from sharing them and only share them in the hopes of empowering other women in the world to know they are not alone and that I am here for them to support and comfort them. 978 more words

Sexual Assault

The mood in Delhi

This is another short piece I had written a few years ago. Strangely I think it still holds true.

The Mood in Delhi

Delhi, as I knew it, has changed so much in the two decades that I have been away. 495 more words


Who doesn't report sexual assault...

I want to give ZenCal credit for these words. It is in relation to Beverly Johnson coming forward with her truth about sexual assault.

“For all of you who wonder why some women don’t report a rape… READ ON! 258 more words