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Talking about Violence against Women this Holiday Season

A conversation about intimate violence. A giftwrapped book on violence against women. These may not seem like the best holiday ideas, but just hear me out before you decide. For generations, talking about intimate violence has been taboo. That pattern started to shift with the Women’s Movement of the 1960s and 70s, and kept changing…

Bringing Attention to Strangulation in Intimate Violence

I snapped a photo of a couple of red bikes leaning near a spray-painted message about femicide on a quiet side street in Paris in 2019. I was in the midst of writing the proposal for Every 90 Seconds and came across messages like this across the city, which had seen thousands of people march…

Understanding Betrayal and Changing the World

Professors talk a lot. With students and colleagues. In classes and communities. No matter one’s career stage, there’s a whole lot of talking. Well, with one exception: Professors don’t get to say much at all on the day that they retire. That’s because there’s a tradition in academia of giving lectures or publishing a book…

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