Rape

Mommabare: Talking About Sex With Our Daughters (image credit: Julia Green)

Mommabare: Talking About Sex With Our Daughters

When talking about sex with our daughters, please remember that way boys and girls experience sex, both socially and actually, is often vastly Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   04.6.18   |   SHARE
Mommamental
How could he stand with survivors when he had sexually assaulted me, had made me feel so scared and sickened and not safe? (Artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez)

Ask Erin: How Do I Tell My Best Friend That He Sexually Assaulted Me?

I'm really conflicted and upset and confused at the moment and just wanted some advice. My best friend sexually assaulted me, and he doesn't realize Read...
Erin Khar   |   02.21.18   |   SHARE
Ask Erin
 It makes zero sense to me why we continually belittle women in a conversation that they have been trying to have with us for decades.

On Gray Areas And Why Men Should Listen More

It makes zero sense to me why we continually belittle women in a conversation that they have been trying to have with us for decades. Read...
Asher Kennedy of Role Reboot    |   02.9.18   |   SHARE
Culture
Innocent women are the prey for Dracula — showing that no woman is safe, much like now. (image via Wikicommons)

Dracula Is Really Just Every Rapist And Abuser You Know

What's more emblematic of the horrors of patriarchy than Dracula films and literature? Read...
Joanna Valente of Luna Luna Magazine    |   02.7.18   |   SHARE
Culture
I'm just questioning myself over and over. Do you think I’m a rapist? (Artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez)

Ask Erin: Am I A Rapist? 

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 Read...
Erin Khar   |   01.30.18   |   SHARE
Ask Erin
I knew him. I trusted him. He did not rape me…or did he?!

Is It Rape If...

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 Read...
Jen McLellan of Plus Size Birth    |   12.1.17   |   SHARE
Voices
Sex that isn't consensual is not consensual, whether your married or not.

Is It Sexual Assault If You're Married?

It never felt like sexual assault, him taking the sex I didn’t offer. It felt more like a silent agreement. I surrendered to sex; he didn’t complain. Read...
Anonymous    |   11.27.17   |   SHARE

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 Read...
Anonymous    |   11.27.17   |   SHARE