Sunday, May 5, 2013

A Room of My Own: “No Means No” Tanka

Changing the World One Tanka at a Time Series

the duct tape
inscribed with No Means No
over her mouth...
the courthouse
and its long shadow

Note: The Canadian Federation of Students developed the "No Means No" campaign almost twenty years ago to raise awareness and to reduce the occurrence of sexual assault, acquaintance rape, and dating violence -- excerpted from "No Means No: A campaign of the Canadian Federation of Students"

Updated, May 8:

Pentagon: Military Sexual Assaults Increase 37% (Democracy Now!)

The Pentagon has disclosed that sexual assaults within the military are on the rise, with as many as 70 taking place every day. A new report says around 26,000 sex crimes were committed in 2012, a jump of 37 percent since 2010. Most of the incidents were never reported.

1 comment:

  1. Updated, May 8:

    Listen to Democracy Now!'s featured episode, "Pentagon Study Finds 26,000 Military Sexual Assaults Last Year, Over 70 Sex Crimes Per Day" (