Bianca Rosen

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How to build on the #MeToo movement — at home

When we discuss anti-rape activism in the year since the #MeToo hashtag went viral, it is crucial to acknowledge the decades of work by anti-violence activists, leaders, and organizations...

Rape Culture and the Kavanaugh hearings

The Brett Kavanaugh hearing yesterday showed that even during a period of heightened public consciousness around sexual assault, rape culture wins out. Rape culture is institutionalized attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors...

The case for another Rape Treatment Center in SF

On May 18th, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) re-introduced the Survivors’ Access to Supportive Care Act after a failed attempt to push the legislation forward...

Homelessness and sexual violence

When you walk down the street in San Francisco, it is clear that homelessness is one of our most pressing issues. Yet sexual assault has largely been absent from...

SF moves—finally—toward a survivor-centered policy on sexual assault

The Board of Supervisors Rules Committee approved Wednesday a plan for a new agency to oversee the city’s response to sexual assault and sexual harassment. The legislation comes as a...

The problem with how SF handles sexual assaults

I want to introduce you to Jamie – who just experienced one of the worst days of her life. Although Jamie is not a real person, her story reflects the...