#IMREADY, #WEAREREADY, ARE YOU?

Posted by Kathy Liang, Vivian Wu, Eujean Doo, Queenie Tu, and Hua Wei On November 3rd, the Youth Advisory Council had the honor of attending The AAPI Women Lead Conference 2018, a meaningful gathering for Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) self-identified women to raise awareness and learn about women empowerment. Through panels and discussions,[…]

NIA WILSON

Posted by Vivian Wu Nia Wilson. Nia Wilson. Nia Wilson. We must to speak her name. Loudly and proudly. A beautiful young black woman was murdered on the night of July 22, 2018. She had dreams to reach and goals to achieve. She was filled with passion, love, and kindness. As a recent graduate from[…]

SCAPEGOATING IMMIGRANT COMMUNITIES IS NOT JUSTICE FOR RAPE SURVIVORS

Posted by Emily Liang In March, two high school students in Maryland were accused of raping a 14-year-old schoolmate in the bathroom. The two students, Henry Sanchez-Milian, 18, and Jose Montano, 17, were arrested and charged as adults with first-degree rape and two counts each of first-degree sexual offense. The case attracted a lot of[…]

FAILING OUR FAMILIES: RUSSIA DECRIMINALIZES DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Posted by Michelle Lu On February 7, Russian President signed a law that would decriminalize domestic abuse for first time offenders in cases where it doesn’t cause “substantial bodily harm,” along with the Russian Parliament who voted 380-3 in favor of this law. Criminals would now face a fine of roughly $500, a 15-day arrest,[…]

COVERING UP THE PROBLEM

Posted by Anna Cui  A morning talk show on Morocco’s state television broadcast a segment teaching people how to cover up domestic violence with makeup. The viewers reflected negatively which resulted in the TV station apologizing. The idea of covering up domestic violence bruises only suggest that they need to be covered up. Actions such[…]

OAKLAND POLICE AND SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF MINORS

Posted by Gabbie Cailipan Celeste Guap was 17 when she was being chased in Oakland and spotted an Oakland police car and approached for help. She met officer Brendan O’ Brien and she said they began to flirt. After seeing each other once more after the incident, they exchanged numbers and started “dating.” For the[…]

CALIFORNIA BECOMES FIRST STATE TO REQUIRE SEXUAL CONSENT CLASS

Posted by Sharon Yuen On October 1st, 2015, California became the first state to have mandatory sexual consent lessons in high schools. California has also headed another ‘first’ when it required colleges and universities to adopt the affirmative consent policy during campus sexual assault investigations. As Republican Rocky Chavez has stated, “California must continue to[…]

CHINA CONSIDERS FIRST LAW PROTECTING DV SURVIVORS

CHINA CONSIDERS FIRST LAW PROTECTING DV SURVIVORS

  Posted by Allison Fong Domestic violence is a major issue throughout China. Legislation for the protection of domestic violence victims has recently been proposed in the mainland. China’s criminal laws lack provisions regarding the protection of domestic violence victims thus this proposed legislation is making headlines. However, the law would only apply to a[…]

TYRELL D. SHAW AND RACIAL FETISHIZATION

Posted by Becky Liang On June 22, 2015, Tyrell D. Shaw, a twenty-five year old artist and bow tie designer, was found dead, hanging from a rope tied to the bottom of an elevator shaft. In the previous six days, he went on an attack spree targeting Asian women in Manhattan, New York. He smashed[…]