The Truth Behind Stealthing

No means no at any time, even if consent was given at first! This video on twitter last week caught my eye. The video focused on “stealthing” and because I didn’t know what it was, I was curious to find out. My curiosity soon turned to disgust. According to a report recently published in the Columbia Journal of Gender and Law ‘Stealthing’ …

Violence Faced By Indigenous Women and Girls

  Violence Against Indigenous Women and Girls The United Nation’s Secretary-General’s UNiTE Campaign to End Violence against Women has made the 25th of every month #OrangeDay. Today’s #OrangeDay, April 25th, focuses specifically on Violence against Indigenous women and girls. Centuries of oppression of indigenous populations have set the stage for disadvantages that are intensified in indigenous people. We are failing our indigenous …

Violence Against Differently-Abled Women

Topic: Disability and Violence Against Women “Over 1 billion people worldwide experience a disability and, in the U.S. alone.” Orange Day is a monthly occurrence on the 25th of each month in 2017, designated by the U.N.’s UNiTE to End Violence Against Women campaign, to raise awareness about, and end, violence against women and girls. March 25th, was dedicated specifically to …

The Socialization of Slut-Shaming

  Topic: Slut Shaming Last week, I was scrolling through Netflix trying to find something other than The Office to watch, because somehow I always end up rewatching my favorite episodes. One show, in particular, caught my eye.  Netflix’s newest show, Thirteen Reasons Why, centers around a high school student named Hannah Baker’s suicide. She leaves cassette tapes behind explaining …

This is My Rape Story: Daddy’s Little Girl

This is My Rape Story: Daddy's Little Girl via Sayfty.com, @sayfty, rape

Topic: Rape/Child Sexual Abuse My Story My story has many appendages. It seems as if the initial offense rolled out a carpet full of cause and effect. As a child, I merely took the many hits, comforted myself, and gingerly stepped forth. Stepped forth into a world of villains. I began to learn the clues. A change in voice or demeanor. A deviant …

Poems by Katy

Artwork by Kully Rehal The Hands Jolts awake, The bus, His hands, It happens all over again. Every night it haunts you, The Mumbai rape that will never leave your mind. You are the one in five, Though you wonder if this number may be higher here. Such a huge issue, Yet no one cares. The government laughs, Friends scoff, …

Jessica Eaton: Domestic, Sexual, Child Abuse and Rape

Jessica Eaton: Domestic, Sexual, Child Abuse and Rape, Sayfty.com, @saytycom, Rape, Child Sexual Abuse, Domestic Violence

Topic: Domestic Abuse/CSA/Rape ***Trigger Warning for Extremely Graphic Content*** My Story The Sexual Abuse Started Early  I was 11 when my parents divorced. It was messy. Dad was devastated and started drinking. Mum had been having an affair and had moved in with her new boyfriend. I don’t remember feeling vulnerable but I was clearly a sitting duck, in hindsight. The …

Safety in Public Spaces in Nairobi – #7DaysofGenius

  Topic: Safety in Public Spaces 7 Days of Genius is a global festival celebrating the power of genius, with a special focus this year on creative ideas and thinking for social good. From New York to Nairobi, Jerusalem to Guatemala City, communities around the world come together for one week to explore, debate and celebrate genius ideas and innovations that …

The Reason I Share My Rape Story – You are Not Alone

  Topic: Rape *Trigger Warning* My Story Becoming a butterfly The egg of the butterfly is hidden away, under a leaf, until the caterpillar growing inside is ready to come out. You never know how life is going to turn out. My young life was full of potential, although I didn’t know it at the time. Things happen that change your …

Making the Move Towards Non-Stereotypical Parenting

Topic: Equal Parenting  Confessions of a Work-from-home-dad The concept of ‘Work From Home Fathers’ while slowly gaining popularity in the west, has yet to pick up and be accepted as a norm in India. Enter Sid Balachandran, also known as Rishi’s dad, is working hard at changing the stereotypes associated with parenting, by doing it in the most obvious way …