Tag: sexual assault

MeToo Anthropology

The Familiar Strange , December 16th, 2018

I’ll spare you the worst of it but I will tell you that, some agonizing moments later, I was able to reach my field knife while he was…

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White Patriarchy Gets a Pacifier

Alexandra Frankel , October 15th, 2018

In the era of #MeToo, we need collective liberation, not the tears and tantrums of white male entitlement. In less than the time it takes you to read…

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Black Women and the Fight against Sexual Violence

Alexandra Frankel , May 10th, 2018

We cannot fully comprehend today’s activism without the complex histories of Black women’s struggles against sexual violence. Several years ago I interviewed a retired scholar who was one…

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Disciplinary Violence

Alexandra Frankel , May 10th, 2018

#MeToo is an opening for change—but can anthropologists look beyond the media moment to confront sexual violence and transform the discipline? Those who speak up to share stories…

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Sexual Violence in the Clinics and the Courts

Alexandra Frankel , May 10th, 2018

Medico-legal systems must change how they respond to victims. Many survivors of sexual assault neither seek out health care nor report to law enforcement, yet these two institutional…

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#MeToo Holds Lessons for Political Resistance

Adam Hodges , May 10th, 2018

How to Stop the Normalizing of Trump. Remember when everyone feared the “normalization” of a Trump presidency? Well, it’s gotten to the point where the US president can…

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DragNet: February 1 – February 15, 2018

anthropoliteiaadmin , February 20th, 2018

Image from ACLU.org For this dragnet update we have several fascinating articles to highlight. Among the stories from the United states was  an article on  the NYPD’s unofficial power…


The Prominence of Consent

M. Gabriela Torres , June 14th, 2016

Is understanding consent as “simple as tea?” Increasingly, we have begun to think that it is common sense to see rape and other forms of sexual assault almost…

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Applying Anthropology for a Safer World

Anne Kelsey , April 19th, 2016

Claim our bodies, claim our right, Take a stand, take back the night! Across the globe, the month of April is a time for communities to mobilize Take…

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