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Quick Fixes and Perfecting Victims are Not the Answer to Ending Violence

by Chris Linder, Director, MCVP This morning, as with most mornings, I opened my New York Times email to skim the headlines. I saw the headline, Missing Girl Is Rescued After Using Hand Signal From TikTok and sighed. Here we go again, I thought. Another story about how if girls just knew the right things […]


Misogyny and Asian Hate

Photo from USA Today As we keep listening to the news about the mass murder of primarily Asian women in Atlanta, we grow more and more disheartened by our society’s collective understanding of misogyny, white supremacy, and hate. Even more specifically, we are so over the ways we talk about white men’s violence – “he […]


What We Do At The U

WHAT WE DO At THE U   On Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, President Ruth Watkins introduced the new McCluskey Center for Violence Prevention. The center’s inaugural director is Chris Linder, a professor in the College of Education and Special Assistant to the President for Violence Prevention and Education. Linder and the center’s advisory board introduced […]