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Twelve Days of Action: It’s Time to Raise Your Voice

A collective call to action has emerged out of the #MeToo Movement. People are raising their voices against a culture that objectifies women, glorifies male entitlement, and normalizes sexual violence. Despite the progress that has been made so far by these brave voices, there is still more to do. The 2018 Dirty Dozen List includes […]

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Apple’s iBooks Perpetuates Rape Myths in the Black Community

WARNING & POSSIBLE TRIGGER WARNING: Graphic language and depictions are included in these sections. Apple’s iBooks, while a useful app in many ways, is promulgating erotic literature that normalize rape myths in the Black community. This literature has an immense effect on readers, and it’s astounding that Apple would agree to publish this content, considering […]

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Apple’s iBooks Is Promoting Content Steve Jobs Wanted to Keep Off the iPhone

According to TechCrunch and Huffington Post, Apple founder Steve Jobs replied to a customer’s complaint about a lack of porn in the App Store with the following statement: “we do believe we have a moral responsibility to keep porn off the iPhone. Folks who want porn can buy and [sic] Android phone.” Both news outlets […]

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Tweet at iBooks and Apple to Remove Racist, Violent Erotica

Apple’s iBooks is filled with erotic literature that supports rape myths, normalizes adult-with-teen-themed and incest-themed exploitation, and reinforces degrading racially charged sexual stereotypes. Many of the book descriptions mention that the girl is reluctant to participate or is involved in “forced sex.” Forced sex is rape. Additionally, erotic stories on iBooks target Black, Asian, Latin, […]

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