A version of this blog was posted previously at The Huffington Post. It is an unsettling thing, sitting next to a Christmas tree and attempting to put heartsickness into words. Christmas is supposed to be a time of glad tidings and good cheer–twinkling lights, red noses, warm mittens. But under the iconic neon of Times Square […]
Carolyn DavisCarolyn Davis is the policy analyst for the Faith and Progressive Policy project at the Center for American Progress. She received her PhD in Religion from Vanderbilt University, where she specialized in Theological Studies, Philosophy, and Women, Gender, and Religion. She is interested in the relationships between human sexuality, young people, and popular/political rhetoric. She currently resides in Washington, DC and is engaged projects relating faith communities to reproductive justice. Carolyn is also an ordained minister in The United Methodist Church. Find her on Twitter at @carojdavis, or email [email protected].
From Capitol Hill to the student union, sexual violence on college campuses has recently received a wave of much-needed attention. Institutions across the nation have commissioned special task forces to address rising reports of sexual assault, prompted by national efforts from state and federal lawmakers. Despite this new emphasis, an old assumption persists—student life and […]