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If you see something, say something. That paranoid punch line of a public service campaign has worked: nobody looks the same way at a stray backpack on the subway, and we just might call the cops. Sadly, the same adage doesn’t apply to young American men and women watching guys strip and violate a drunken […]

Siavash Zohoori was out on his bicycle in Isla Vista, near the University of California Santa Barbara campus where he goes to school, when he saw people 20 feet from him go down. They had been shot during a drive-by perpetrated by Elliot Rodger, who, it was later revealed, had planned to target sorority members at UCSB […]

In a few weeks, thousands of new college students will stream onto campuses across the country, trying to navigate the novelties of dorm rooms, dining halls, public transit and rooming with strangers. It’s a lot to take in — which is why Sharyn Potter cringes when she sees sexual assault prevention crammed into freshman orientation. […]

Unaware his microphone was on, Donald Trump started talking about how he pursues women. “You know I’m automatically attracted to beautiful — I just start kissing them,” Trump said in the 2005 recording, obtained by The Washington Post. “It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait.” Trump boasted that his celebrity broke down social […]

Donald Trump claims that Hillary Clinton lacks “the strength or the stamina” to run the country. He questioned in a tweet this week why the media was not covering a coughing fit she had at a rally in Cleveland. His party’s chairman scolded her for not smiling enough. And Trump has insisted that the former […]

Male anti-sexism activist Jackson Katz Since he was 19-years old, American author and film-maker Jackson Katz has been on a mission to explain why violence against women is a man’s problem. Our K reporter catches up with him in Hong Kong where he’s spreading the word. A stocky ex-football star, Jackson Katz may be the […]

On Donald Trump’s first day in office, organizers of the Women’s March on Washington are calling on “all defenders of human rights” to join to stand up for women and other groups that have been marginalized. But there is one group, composed of about half of the population, that is hard to find in the […]

You’ve probably seen this Jackson Katz quote on social media by now: “We talk about how many women were raped last year, not about how many men raped women.” After survivors of sexual assault and harassment rallied around the #MeToo hashtag on Sunday night to expose the magnitude of sexual assault, a TED Talk quote by […]

Jackson Katz takes on the power of passive language. If you use Facebook or Twitter, chances are you’ve seen some version of this quote by Jackson Katz, in which the educator, filmmaker, and activist points out how problematic it is that passive language is used to describe violence against women. Here’s how it begins: “We talk about how many […]

You could have heard a pin drop in Mead Chapel on Monday night as guest speaker Jackson Katz showed an audience of about 400 people—students, community members, faculty, and staff—how common language is perpetuating gender violence today. Problems of gender violence, which include sexual violence, domestic violence, sexual abuse of children, and sexual harassment, are […]

Don McPherson is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame, a feminist and social justice educator. Follow him on Twitter: @donmcpherson. (CNN) “When you’re a star, they just let you do it. Just grab her in the pussy!” Put Donald Trump’s words in the mouth of a college football player and you get […]