assault

Ask Erin: I Assaulted My Ex And Don't Know How To Make It Right 

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I sexually assaulted my ex, and I don't know how to make things better. I have apologized and told her I would give her all the space she needs.

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Dr. Blasey Ford Is All Of Us, And I Believe All Of Us

Thirty years or three hours — time has no meaning when the power to decide has been taken from you. I believe you Dr. Blasey Ford and I believe all of us.

Thirty years or three hours — time has no meaning when the power to decide has been taken from you. I believe you Dr. Blasey Ford and I believe all of us.

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#MeToo Parenting: Raising Girls To Always Speak Up & Never Minimize

I will teach my daughters that they have control of their body. They have a voice.

Metoo parenting is teaching my daughters that they have control of their body. They have a voice. There are now real consequences for those who abuse power.

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Ask Erin: Should I Accept My Friend's Apology For Sexually Assaulting Me?

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I don't know if I should continue the friendship and accept my friend's apology for sexually assaulting me. I am still getting flashbacks and depression.

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Inglorious Touch 

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Pulling the plug on the numbing forces you to look at your past, dealing with the knives you’ve been carting around which are now being thrown.

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Can Straight Couples Survive #MeToo?

This moment or movement has freed up much-needed SPACE for us to fill with our personal experiences with men that range from violent rape to subtle coercion and harassment.

As women build and strengthen our communities, and find commonalities over male-related traumas, where does that leave us in our relationships with men?

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“She’s Gotta Have It” Helped Me Process My Assault

She’s Gotta Have It didn’t help my brain chill out because it came with a much heavier dosage of reality than I expected but, at that moment, it turned out to be what I needed.

“She’s Gotta Have It” came with a much heavier dosage of reality than I expected but, at that moment, it turned out to be what I needed.

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Dear #NotAllMen (You Too, Matt Lauer): Welcome To Being A Woman

#NotAllMen (You Too, Matt Lauer)

This shouldn’t come as a surprise any longer, because it seems like every other dude entertainment industry is a creep, but now it’s Matt Lauer.

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Sexually Assaulted Abroad

The entire situation of being sexually assaulted abroad was very uncomfortable, and I honestly didn't know what to do.

I was sexually assaulted abroad and I honestly didn't know what to do. I was stunned, relieved, and confused — so many emotions were running through me.

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I Am A Sex Worker And Consent Is Complicated

As a sex worker, consent is complicated

I have a choice here: either I tell him to stop, or I can avert his hands elsewhere. This is my life as a sex worker. Consent is complicated!

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