The thing about rape culture is that it shapes our language about sexual assault. Problematic comments may not even be explicitly about rape – comments that reflect attitudes about homophobia, ableism, racism, or any other form of oppression still perpetuate rape culture.
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A bill introduced by Assemblywoman Eloise Gomez Reyes, D-San Bernardino, would help fund new efforts to prevent domestic violence in California, inspired by the death of North Park Elementary School teacher Karen Smith in April.
On its second try, the Louisiana Senate voted 25-13 to extend state domestic violence protections to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender people and others in same-sex relationships Tuesday.
Safe Housing Partnerships is a collection of strategies, resources, case studies, reports, and statistics that providers and advocates can use to enhance services and better meet the needs of survivors who are or are at risk of becoming homeless.
The hotlines of the Tahirih Justice Center in Houston, which advocates for victims of sexual and domestic violence, have been inundated with calls recently.
Republican and Democratic House representatives introduced a resolution on Tuesday condemning the persecution of LGBTQ people in the Russian region of Chechnya.