Sexual Assault

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
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 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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She’s Gotta Have It didn’t help my brain chill out because it came with a much heavier dosage of reality than I expected but, at that moment, it turned out to be what I needed.

“She’s Gotta Have It” Helped Me Process My Assault

“She’s Gotta Have It” came with a much heavier dosage of reality than I expected but, at that moment, it turned out to be what I needed. Read...
Kelsey L. Munger    |   01.30.18   |   SHARE
Minds
Johnny Depp as Grindewald (image credit Warner Brothers)

JK Rowling Gets A Twitter Lashing For Casting Depp 

A girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do, I guess. JK's gotta employ Depp and I gotta write about it. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   12.7.17   |   SHARE
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Tarana Burke is the woman who started the Me Too movement. We owe much of this movement to her efforts and activism.

The Silence Breakers Were Never Silent — We Just Weren't Listening

With the announcement of the TIME Person of the Year, the Silence Breakers, there is no doubt that our stories of sexual harassment have taken center Read...
Dena Landon    |   12.7.17   |   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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