Natalie Elliott

Stuff

Tutwiler Women’s Prison Is a Hothouse of Sexual Violence

One night in June of 2008, James Sutton—not a guard but a nurse at the prison—ordered an inmate, Felicia Dixon, to go into the showers (nobody really showers at night) and asked her to sit down on a bench. According to court documents, he then stood in...
Natalie Elliott
2.25.14
News

'Satanic Lesbian Rapists' Turn Out to be Nice, Innocent Ladies

On Monday, a group of San Antonio women were released from prison, their sentences vacated, after serving 14 years for heinous sex crimes they didn’t commit. So why haven’t college campuses around the nation rallied on behalf of this execrable...
Natalie Elliott
11.26.13
News

Is "Vodka Samm" a Role Model for American Women?

On August 31, during a University of Iowa–Northern Illinois football game, 22-year-old Samantha Goudie was arrested at Kinnick Stadium for public intoxication. At the police station, it was recorded that she blew a .341 blood alcohol content, a level...
Natalie Elliott
10.2.13
News

The Abortion Freedom Riders

Sunsara Taylor went on an abortion freedom ride through the heart of red-state America. In Kansas, she met people who thought Christians were about to be put in concentration camps and that abortion was a plot from Satan.
Natalie Elliott
9.5.13
News

El Salvador to Pregnant Women: Drop Dead

El Salvador's Supreme Court decided to ban a seriously ill woman from aborting her brain-dead fetus. Since 1998, when all abortion procedures were banned, there have been 628 women imprisoned for violating the antiabortion laws. The average sentence...
Natalie Elliott
5.30.13
News

Is DOMA About to Be DOA?

It seems clear that five justices expressed enough dismay at the federal government’s intrusion into an essential state function that come decision time, DOMA will be DOA. In the long-term jurisprudence of gay marriage, however, the Prop 8 decision...
Natalie Elliott
3.29.13
News

I Was Raped—and the Police Told Me I Made It Up

Wilbur Brown opened the door to the gas station with cellophane wrapped around his fingers. He forced Sara out in front of the station, where he made her perform oral sex on him, while holding his pistol against her head.
Natalie Elliott
1.8.13
Travel

White Girl Immigration Problems

The oppression of a language barrier is not to be underestimated. As privileged white American people who idly study Spanish as a second language in public school, we take this for granted. Especially if you are, like me, decently educated and...
Natalie Elliott
12.2.12