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Reader Exercise: How Would You Fund Public Safety?

As Minneapolis in particular faces greater scrutiny about public safety leading up to the 2021 city elections, we are exploring the data about crime and potential solutions for prevention.

  • 06/14/2021
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NEWS: Intoxication and Rape

The opinion went on to note the Legislature’s “unique institutional capacity” to address the issue, specifically citing the CSC Working Group and Rep. Moller’s legislation as a remedy. The bipartisan bill has not received a committee hearing in the Senate.

  • 03/24/2021
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Gender-based Violence Resources

Resources recommended by our writers for assistance, action, and learning.

  • 03/23/2021
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Commentary: Sex-Based Offenses

Terms and definitions of gender-based abusive behavior

  • 02/01/2018
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Hidden in Plain Sight

One of my favorite photos is of my oldest daughter when she was a toddler. She is playing in her

  • 02/01/2018

No means No

Sexual assault remains a big problem on campus, but new prevention efforts are shining a light on the real risks college women face.

  • 01/02/2015
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Hmong bride price — who decides?

Beth* thought Brian* was sweet – a little shy – but trustworthy. She knew from her parents to look for

  • 01/01/2014

The rape myth

“Women’s choices and women’s behavior are not the source of the problem. It’s individuals who choose to use sex as a tool of violence.”

  • 08/02/2013

2012 Changemaker: Susan Strauss

“It’s important that the behavior be correctly named because sexual harassment, or any kind of harassment, is a violation of a student’s civil rights.”

  • 12/02/2012

2011 Changemaker: SlutWalk Minneapolis

“[the SlutWalk] message isn’t telling people ‘don’t get raped,’ it’s telling people ‘don’t rape.'”

  • 12/02/2011

Men step up to thwart gender violence

It’s time to ask: “Other men are doing this? Why aren’t you?” That’s the question Chuck Derry suggests women pose

  • 01/02/2011

2009 Changemaker: Bukola Oriola

“There is help out there and all they need to do is to make a phone call to be free from slavery and torture.”

  • 12/02/2009