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Father jailed for 1,500 years for repeatedly raping his daughter

A man has been given a 1,503-year prison sentence for repeatedly raping his teenage daughter over a four year period.

Rene Lopez, 41, was sentenced to the longest-known prison sentence in Fresno Superior Court history, according to the Fresno Bee.   117 more words


Feather Fallacy

A feather in his cap, he said,
A conquest worth announcing
His celebrity was sure to win
Her eager aquiesence.

Grab her by her genitals, 44 more words


Talk show host tells rape victim to ‘marry her attacker’

He said it like it meant nothing, and he certainly does not care how she feels.

A Tunisian talk show host has caused outrage across the North African country after appearing to tell a pregnant rape victim she should marry her alleged attacker to “close the case”. 325 more words


The Catch 22 of healing and the narrative of survivorship

My life centers around empowerment. Empowering young children, empowering survivors wherever they lie on the gender spectrum. Even in overcoming my own struggles I have been called “chingona” and “strong.” However, some days I am not strong. 443 more words


Because I Am A woman

Because the feminine form is sacred, a pleonasm
(no need for words)
And beautiful
her womb is the closest to God
you’ll ever see on earth… 53 more words

Rape culture and male entitlement

Rape allegation casts harsh light on university club

Rapists come in all shapes and sizes, all kinds of backgrounds and social statuses.  A sense of male entitlement to female bodies as sexual objects, is suggested in this piece by psychiatrist and author Joji Suzuki: 112 more words


Two worlds.

It is very difficult to reconcile;

when you held my hand

and promised, to show me the world,

and each night

in a different room… 35 more words