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International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers: In a civilized society, every person gets basic human rights

On Dec. 17 sex workers all over the world congregated to remember lives lost and assert their rights. International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers, held each December for the past eleven years, is both a somber day and one of agitating for the basic human rights and respect that all people deserve. It’s…

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What fresh rape culture is this?

*TRIGGER WARNING* Just when you worry that you might be getting anesthetized to rape culture, it goes and sucker-punches you in the ovaries. Whether it’s rapists getting off with no jail time, #rapeface memes, military rape legislation, rape culture protests, or even just how incredibly inept the federal government is at counting sexual assaults —…

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Exploring girlhood, Part 4: Decoding the gender binary

Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series with the question, “What does it mean to be a girl?” In the series we have explored the way society defines and confines girlhood, as well as gender in general. (Click here for part 1, part 2, and part 3.) This being SCS intern De’Liza Galimidi’s…