date rape

Ask Erin: Can A Woman Rape A Woman?

Artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez

I don't feel like this counts as rape. It wasn't violent, and she didn't drug me. This feels like one of those grey areas, but is it?

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Ask Erin: Was I Raped?

(Artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez)

This is something that has haunted me for many years. Just thinking about it now makes me feel sick. What I raped or a drunk slut?

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Ask Erin: How Do I Support My Friend Who Was Raped? 

(Artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez)

I hate that it's happened to her and the thought of this guy doing this to other women makes me sick. How can I help support my friend who was raped?

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Ask Erin: Am I A Rapist? 

I'm just questioning myself over and over. Do you think I’m a rapist? (Artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez)

Did I push her into having sex, not physically but verbally? Did I not pick up on her body language? I don’t feel like I raped her, but am I a rapist?

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Is It Rape If...

I knew him. I trusted him. He did not rape me…or did he?!

He was my junior year prom date, and we had done countless plays together in drama class. I knew him. I trusted him. He did not rape me…or did he?! I knew him. I trusted him. He did not rape me…or did he?!

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Ask Erin: Do I Tell My Rapist That He Raped Me?

Do I have a responsibility to tell him he's a rapist?

Do I have a responsibility to tell my rapist that he raped me? Or am I giving him the benefit of the doubt again by assuming he doesn't already know?

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Ask Erin: Should I Tell My Brother That His Best Friend Raped Me?

If your sibling were raped by your friend, wouldn't you want to know? I most definitely would.

She’s made all the mistakes, so you don’t have to… Ask Erin is a weekly advice column, in which Erin answers your burning questions about anything at all.

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No, I’m Not A Tease; I’m Still Coping With My Rape

Me telling a boy “no” should be the end of the discussion.

I have to remind myself of this at least once a week. I have it written in three of my notebooks, actually. I am not a tease. I am still coping with my rape.

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The 'Smart Straw' Can Detect Date-Rape Drugs In Real Time

The young women invented the Smart Straw, a drinking straw that detects the presence of drugs in either alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks.

Three young women in Florida have created a tool for detecting drugs in liquids — the Smart Straw — and they are winning well-deserved attention and awards for their work.

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I Just Found Out My Rapist Died –– And That I Was A "Lucky" One

I just found out that my rapist is dead. Not only is he dead, but he ended up killing a lot of women. I always wondered if he would rape again, but I never thought he would graduate to murder.

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