#1645: The Objects That Remain | 51%

January 29, 2021 00:27:27
#1645: The Objects That Remain | 51%
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#1645: The Objects That Remain | 51%
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On this week’s 51%, we spend the show with gender and religion scholar Laura Levitt. You’ll hear her story of rape, and while not graphic, please be forewarned. She hopes more federal attention is paid to unprocessed rape kits. In 1989, Laura Levitt was raped in her own bed. Her landlord heard the assault taking […]

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