Lady Journo Confessional: Tanvi Kumar

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Video by SPLC intern Brooke Bean.

Tanvi Kumar, former editor-in-chief of Cardinal Columns at Wisconsin’s Fond du Lac High School talks about being censored and how she was able to overcome it.

Kumar and her staff were punished after publishing an in-depth news article, “The Rape Joke,” that included interviews with survivors of sexual assault talking about the impact of insensitive humor about rape. After their newspaper was placed under a regime of heavy administrative censorship in retaliation for the article, the student body and members of the community protested so vehemently that the retaliatory publications policy was repealed.

Read more about Tanvi and her censorship story here.