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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We Have To Stop Holding Survivors To Impossible Standards

Photo of Senator Ernst: Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons

Because survivors aren’t masked superheroes: They’re humans.

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Ask Erin: Did I Commit Marital Rape?

I'm immediately remorseful of the action I've committed whether I was under the influence or not. (Artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez)

I've been beating myself over the past few days, and my wife — who I love, respect, and can't live without — can’t look at me or speak to me.

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I’m A Rape Survivor; This Is How My Husband & I Handle Intimacy

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Assault does not disappear because the new identities of “spouse” or “mother” accumulate in your wake. This is how my husband and I handle intimacy.

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A Moment For A Man, A Lifetime For His Victim

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My story does have a happy ending. Still, I’ll never forget. We survivors live every day with complicated consequences. Our assaulters do not.

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To All Those Who Don't Know If They've Been Sexually Assaulted 

I feel like I’m in this in-between space where I have deep sympathies for sexual assault victims and am incredibly passionate about issues of rape culture.

I feel like I’m in this in-between space where I have deep sympathies for sexual assault victims and am incredibly passionate about issues of rape culture.

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To Men Afraid Of "False Rape Accusations:" Try Being A Woman

If you don’t want false rape accusations, don’t sexually assault anyone.

If you don’t want false rape accusations, don’t sexually assault anyone. Don’t even come close to sexually assaulting anyone.

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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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7 Ways To Protect Your Healing Heart When The News Is Full Of Sexual Assault

How do you guard your tender heart while you are still trying to heal your damaged soul?

This is not fluffy, this is a fortress for your mental health. Here's how to protect your healing heart when the news is full of sexual assault stories.

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Powerful Men Do Terrible Things: Why Lawyers Like Kavanaugh Perpetrate Sexual Assault

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh now has two accusers.

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh now has two accusers. Lawyers and judges are just as capable of being aggressors of sexual violence.

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