Rape

Ask Erin: I Think The Guy I'm Dating Raped Me

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I think the guy I'm dating raped me. He calls it rough sex but I'm not so sure. It hurts, and I get bruises, but he says that it's normal.
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It’s 2019. Why Do We Still Think Men Can’t Be Raped By Women?

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The reality is that in our society, the idea that a boy or man can be raped by a woman is often seen as ludicrous.

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Yes, Men Can Stop Themselves

There’s one especially stubborn myth about sexual assault, and it’s that males are slaves to their biology and their libidos.

There’s one especially stubborn myth about sexual assault, and it’s that males are slaves to their biology and their libidos. But men can stop themselves.

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#WHYWEDONTREPORT: Our Voices Matter

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#WHYWEDONTREPORT: I didn’t come forward after a gang of drunken high school boys changed the course of my life forever nearly 20 years ago.

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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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I Didn't Understand Consent Until My Boyfriend Repeatedly Raped Me

The sad thing is, it took someone almost destroying me to make me open my eyes to the extent of what happens when we talk not about a culture of consent, but about temptation and defense instead.

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I Didn't Understand Consent Until My Boyfriend Repeatedly Raped Me

The sad thing is, it took someone almost destroying me to make me open my eyes to the extent of what happens when we talk not about a culture of consent, but about temptation and defense instead.

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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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New Bill Forces Rape Victims To Ask Permission For Abortion

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The new Arkansas Bill H.B. 1566 requires women to get permission from the biological father before getting an abortion. This includes incidents of rape. Here's why this is all kinds of dangerous.

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We Need To Remember Disability When We Talk About Sexual Assault

" The future of ending rape culture is intersectional and inclusive. There’s no other way forward."

In the aftermath of my rape, I became an activist for ending rape culture. And I quickly found that even in feminist circles, disability was often left out of the conversation completely.

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