Posts Tagged: victim

ENOUGH: The Conversation Is Just Beginning


A new Rumpus series of essays, poetry, fiction, comics, and artwork by women and non-binary people that engages with rape culture, sexual assault, and domestic violence. ...more

The Sunday Rumpus Essay: Victim Story, a Mix CD


All the cruelty of the past seasons washed away with the new layer of snow. I thought your streak was over. I thought we could be friends. ...more

What I’ll Tell My Children: On Being ‘F***Able’ under the Regime of President-elect


It’s time to take responsibility for compliancy. ...more

The Rumpus Interview with Amy Rose Spiegel


Amy Rose Spiegel discusses her debut memoir, Action: A Book about Sex, carnal confidence, and the nuances of sex-positivity. ...more

The Person to Whom Things Happen


The question of what posture to take toward our own pain is unexpectedly complicated. How do we understand our own suffering—with what words and to what ends?

For the New York Times Magazine, Parul Sehgal questions the terminology we use when talking about sexual assault: from “victim” to “survivor,” either term a kind of interpellation unto itself, possibly infringing on personhood—and all the facets “person” might mean.


The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Zoe Zolbrod


The Rumpus Book Club chats with Zoe Zolbrod about her new book The Telling, pushing against victim narratives, how the conversation surrounding sexual abuse has evolved, and the melding of research with memoir. ...more

The Saturday Rumpus Essay: Queen of Decay


I wish it had been: Amy was a brilliant and tortured artist. Lets explore her brilliance. Let’s watch her perform. ...more