Vox Populi

A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature

Laure-Anne Bosselaar: The Pallor of Survival

                  I’m lucky: autumn is flawless today,  sidewalks freckled rust and red, and the sun  gentle. I’ll take the back streets to … Continue reading

December 3, 2018 · 5 Comments

Dominik W. Rettinger & Christine Skarbek: Kommando Puff

A new novel From Poland recounts the industrialization of rape at Auschwitz.  Kommando Puff is a novel that exposes the lives of two women:  Anna, the German mother of an SS-officer … Continue reading

June 17, 2018 · Leave a comment

Andrena Zawinski: The Disappeared

for Mayra Solis, Rosanna King, Kavitha Sreeharsha, Rafia Hussain Across the sprawling green of lawn commemorating another Dias de Los Muertos, pink crosses stagger the walk for the murdered women … Continue reading

April 9, 2018 · 1 Comment

Lindsey Royce: #MeToo

I embrace my Indian sister of the Dalit caste sentenced to gang rape, made to walk the dirt streets naked for my brother’s crime of marrying a woman of higher caste, … Continue reading

November 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Abby Zimet: Miss Peru Beauty Queens Go Rogue

. Talk about resistance in unlikely places. Facing horrific rates of violence against women – the week before, the hashtag #PeruPaisdeVioladores (Peru Country of Rapists) was trending – the contestants … Continue reading

November 3, 2017 · 1 Comment

Ellen McGrath Smith: Wounded Antelope of the Herd

Some Thoughts on Brock Turner, Drinking, and Rape I was 18, waking up on the dorm hallway floor. Mary Beth, the upperclassman who woke me to get dressed for work, … Continue reading

June 11, 2016 · 1 Comment

Chris Hedges and Rachel Moran: Prostitution — Being Raped for a Living

— In this episode of teleSUR’s Days of Revolt, Chris Hedges speaks with author and former prostitute Rachel Moran about the violence and disempowerment inherent in prostitution. “People who depict … Continue reading

October 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Sharon Doubiago: The Rape

This is a letter I received from Jack Retasket. The words are entirely his. — S.D. — 9:54 pm, April 15, 2006, Two Rivers Correctional Institution, Umatilla, Oregon It is spring, … Continue reading

June 10, 2015 · 1 Comment

In Effort to Combat Campus Sexual Assault, California ‘Yes Means Yes’ Signed into Law

“Affirmative consent” law shifts burden of proof in campus sexual assault cases. Supporters say the California law shifts the burden of proof from the alleged victim to the accused. (Photo: … Continue reading

September 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Looking Back At The Trial That Made Rape A War Crime

After the Rwandan genocide, in which an estimated 800,000 people were slaughtered over a hundred days in 1994, the U.N. created the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda with the goal … Continue reading

August 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Enter your email address to follow Vox Populi and receive new posts by email.

Join 10,083 other followers

Blog Stats

  • 3,428,021 hits

Archives