Rape

 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
There’s something extremely cathartic about seeing all these women-led detective shows.

How Women-Led Detective Shows Are Shaping Survivor Narratives

Lately I’ve been finding inspiration and empowerment in women-led detective shows and how they are shaping survivor narratives. Read...
Amy Roberts    |   11.8.17   |   SHARE
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He assaulted me, and my prevailing feeling was shame.

Why Did My Sexual Assault Cause Shame?

He violated me and robbed me of an innocence I would never recover. He did this to me. Why did my sexual assault cause shame? Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   11.1.17   |   SHARE
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