All posts tagged in sexual assault

  • June 4, 2021By Mary Dodys

    Sienna Mae Gomez’s rise to fame emulated most modern-day social media stars’ stories of viral success. She had a quirky attribute that hit home for many and seemingly spread body positivity, making her seem relatable and vulnerable to the masses. She gained her fame from proudly displaying her stomach rolls, often unbuttoning her pants and … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/sienna-mae-gomezs-sexual-assault-allegations-highlight-the-struggles-of-male-victims-everywhere/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • August 21, 2020By Mary Dodys

    Victims of abuse always deserve a voice — that goes without question. As seen in the Me Too movement, our society has begun holding prominent abusers accountable and giving their platforms to survivors. In recent years, one aspect of the movement has grown increasingly blurry, though. As a society, we are struggling to define when … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/innocent-until-proven-canceled-brendon-urie-and-fellow-artists-face-sexual-assault-allegations/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • June 22, 2020By Mary Dodys

    Film Twitter took a hard hit this week, with resident pretty boy Ansel Elgort being faced with various, disturbing sexual assault allegations. Many fans have even ripped their Goldfinch and Baby Driver posters off their walls and managed to get #AnselElgortIsOverParty trending. Their 2014 dream boy has officially been canceled. We’re used to this by now: … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/ansel-elgort-celebrity-apologies-and-manipulation-the-notes-app-doesnt-cut-it-anymore/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • August 25, 2019By Mary Dodys

    You would think, that after creating countless controversies ranging from on-screen suicides to graphic rape depictions, the 13 Reasons Why writers would eventually learn their lesson. Many fans were skeptical when the show was renewed for a third season, and after its release, it seems as though they had every right to be. You’d think … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/sympathy-for-school-shooters-rapists-and-homophobes-13-reasons-why-misses-the-mark-yet-again/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • May 6, 2018By Grace M

    It’s been just six months since the beginning of the #MeToo movement, and the dust is beginning to settle. People are going back to their lives, no longer encompassed by the endless reports plaguing their phone and TV screens, most thinking the same thing: Hollywood will never be the same again. Unfortunately, however, that belief … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/six-months-of-sorry-and-now-the-metoo-men-are-ready-for-their-comebacks/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • February 7, 2018By Micaela Tompkins

    Bravery is admirable. It really is. What isn’t admirable, though, is using your bravery to exclude others from your own personal brand of social justice. While intersectional feminism makes an active effort to help all women, including women of color, disabled women, LGBTQ+ women, and poor women, white feminism refers to “feminism” that benefits solely … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/dear-rose-mcgowan-if-youre-not-intersectional-youre-not-helping/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • January 10, 2018By Marie Isabela

    Let’s chat about books, specifically, the book An Ember in the Ashes, written by Sabaa Tahir. Not only does this book have 4.32/5 stars on Goodreads, but 97 percent of Google users like it as well. An Ember in the Ashes takes place in a land called Serra, and their government is set up as an … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/an-ember-in-the-ashes-book-review/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • January 8, 2018By Addison Gallagher

    The 2017 Golden Globes red carpet has been defined by the unanimous wearing of the color black, as both men and women stand up for gender equality and protest against sexual harassment within all industries. “The clock has run out on sexual assault, harassment and inequality in the workplace. It’s time to do something about … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/wearing-black-at-golden-globes-whywewearblack/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • December 23, 2017By Samantha Neely

    For the past few months, it seems as though there is a new celebrity or politician being outed as sexual predator every week. From Harvey Weinstein to Melanie Martinez, a new name is added to the ever-growing list. As horrifying as it is to hear about, it has led to more women and men coming forward … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/stop-defending-horrible-people-because-they-have-made-good-content/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • December 16, 2017By Julia

    From Bill Cosby to Dr. Luke, Johnny Depp to Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey, the movement to bring accusations of powerful men to the public eye has grown substantially and continues to grow every day. With these kinds of accusations, many will pose the question of why it is that in addition to seeking justice … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/why-we-cant-separate-melanie-martinez-from-her-art/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • November 19, 2017By Daryl Perry

    In the past few weeks, Hollywood has been on a purge with people sharing their many stories of sexual assault and rape. One of the most recent cases is Girls writer Murray Miller being accused of sexually assaulting actress Aurora Perrineau, which the LAPD is currently investigating. The co-runners of the show — Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/lena-dunham-and-jenni-konner-are-the-definitions-of-victim-blaming/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • November 10, 2017By Tyler Tamez

    On Friday, November 10, comedian Louis CK released a ten paragraph statement that responds to multiple allegations of sexual misconduct filed against him. Several women stepped up and voiced their experiences with the comedian saying that he committed acts sexual misconduct. In a statement submitted to the New York Times, the comedian admits that “these … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/louis-ck-says-sexual-misconduct-allegations-against-him-are-true/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read