What Were You Wearing? …and Other Invasive Questions

So early this morning I got into a discussion with an old friend. She had posted a meme from the image app Whisper saying that: If lesbians can control themselves around short skirts, then the skirt’s not the problem.

I took issue with this, not because I disagree with the statement, but rather because I felt that it was suggesting that men simply couldn’t control themselves around scantily-clad women and pointing a finger directly at them.…

When feminism harms victims of gender violence

The following article is an English translation of an original article by El Tivípata, a Spanish blogger specialized in antifeminism. Originally published on 18th August 2015. Published with his explicit permission. Link to the original in Spanish:

http://eltivipata.blogspot.com.es/2015/08/cuando-el-feminismo-perjudica-las.html

 

Who benefits from hiding false reports?

Handling a wrongful “emergency” restraining order

Updated and reprinted from a Breaking the Glasses post on how to prepare to fight back against a temporary emergency restraining order, also known as civil order of protection, taken out by a vindictive or manipulative ex.

First, and most importantly, seek legal council.…

Justice Department Guidance on Identifying and Preventing Gender Bias in Law Enforcement Response to Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

In December, 2015, the US Department of Justice (DoJ), issued new guidelines to to help law enforcement agencies (LEAs) prevent gender bias in their response to sexual assault and domestic violence. The Justice Department’s Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), the Civil Rights Division and the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) collaborated to produce the guidance.…