Xeitgeist

  trust in authority has melted into a bead of sweat that settles in the crevice of a brow bruised blue and Black with brutality and vanishes in the flash of a policeman’s baton dripping in technicolor cartoon print and imagined heroism armed with weapons, ego and righteousness.   reptilian shape shifters slither less convincingly along…

How A Series of Tweets by Amber Coffman of Dirty Projectors Caused a Domino Effect of Sexual Assault Survivors

On Monday night, Amber Coffman from Dirty Projectors spoke out on Twitter about an incident in which music publicist Heathcliff Berru sexually assaulted her. Was just re-telling/re-remembering a story abt how a very popular music publicist RUBBED my ass and BIT my hair at a bar a couple years ago — Amber Coffman (@Amber_Coffman) January 19,…

Solitary Confinement: Not Just a Black Man’s Problem

In a special report released on April 22, 2015, Juan E. Mendez, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment or Punishment, found that prolonged solitary confinement (in excess of 15 days) is torture. This torture happens EVERY DAY in the United States. And in the state of New…

#SolidaritywithStoya: How a Tweet Changed Our Perception of America’s (Former) Favorite Male Porn Star

Porn power couple Stoya and James Deen quietly broke off their relationship a few months ago, without sharing any details about it. To fans, they seemed to be a picture-perfect couple within a controversial industry. This changed last weekend when Stoya opened up about being sexually assaulted by former partner James Deen on Twitter. Since…

UK Ministry of Defense Launches Consent Campaign to Prevent Sexual Assault in Army

TW: Images of sexual assault and rape situations For the first time, the UK Ministry of Defense has launched a campaign against rape and sexual assault in response to recent reports that sexual offenses within the army have risen in recent years. Initiated by head of the army, General Sir Nick Carter, the campaign features several posters…

Consent is Crucial

BDSM has been in the media a bit more than usual recently thanks to the popularity of Fifty Shades of Grey. While it’s great to see it being talked about more, Fifty Shades is not the greatest example of safe BDSM practice. I won’t go into too much detail, but there’s a lot of information on…