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28 Most Iconic Feminist Moments of 2013: Featuring Zerlina Maxwell as #19

Zerlina was featured on PolicyMic.com as one of the most iconic feminist moments of 2013!

19. Zerlina Maxwell Took Down Rape Culture Like a Boss

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During an appearance on Fox’s Sean Hannity Show, Zerlina Maxwell was invited to speak about guns, rape, and violence. As a rape survivor, she had a lot of notable reasons to shame conservatives who believe the solution to ending rape resides in giving out more guns.

“I think the entire conversation is wrong. I don’t want anybody to be telling women anything. I don’t want women — I don’t want men to be telling me what to wear, how to act, not to drink. And I don’t, honestly, want you to tell me that I need a gun in order to prevent my rape,” she said during her appearance.

After the segment, she was attacked with a slew of racist online rape and death threats, but still managed to keep her cool. She’s a troll pulveriser and if you try and mess with her, you should watch out.

Read the rest of the list here.