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To the Person Who Sexually Assaulted Me, I Forgive You

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Tim Mousseau rejects the labels victim and survivor. Instead, he is a learner who has forgiven his assaulter while facing his own demons.

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A Close Look at the Passive-Aggressive Personality

A Close Look by shira gal

Licensed professional counselor Lucille Zimmerman discusses the signs of passive-aggressive behavior and strategies to deal with it.

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3 Things I Want You to Know About Asperger’s Syndrome

3 Things I Want by TORLEY

Matthew Rozsa shares his experience and perspective to help “neurotypicals” understand high-functioning autism.

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The Roots of Nerd Rage, Part 2

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How does nerd rage feel from the inside? And what can be done about it?

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The Man By the Window

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Throughout his youth, Cab O’Callaghan willingly threw himself towards destruction. It was through such actions that he learned about profoundly respecting the different, often shunned, life choices of others.

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You’re Projecting It Onto Us White People!

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Matthew Salesses on the dilemma of how to talk about adoption without hurting loved ones.

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How to Look Your Best the Morning After

How to Look by panacea81

Makeup artist Lauren Luke takes a moment to remind us there are things a brush, powder, and scarf should never be used to cover up.

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Abuse’s Aftermath: The Darkness Before the Light

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Abuse victims return to their abusers seven times before finally leaving. Survivor Sarafina Bianco explains why.

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The Roots of Nerd Rage, Part 1

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From “fake geek girls” to Gamergate, a certain demographic seems constantly, causelessly angry. But are you sure it’s the demographic you think it is?

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Misogynists, Trolls, and Troublemakers

Misogynists Trolls by Brian

Evan Lauterborn explains how rampant harassment creates a hostile video game environment.

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The 3 Big Lies Abusers Rely On

The 3 Big Lies by Michiel Jelijs

Thomas Fiffer wants you to know why survivors stay in abusive relationships. Exposing these three lies is a start.

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Hey Scary Mommy, Stupid Dad Jokes Aren’t Funny

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Mike Cruse points out that if we remain tolerant of idiot dad jokes, we’re marginalizing the role that fathers play in the life of their children.

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How to Spot a Liar

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All day long, people “leak deception.” Here’s how to tell when you’re being lied to.

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An Open Letter to Michael Moore

An Open Letter by David Shankbone

MaleSurvivor Executive Director Christopher Anderson reminds Michael Moore and Bill Maher that rape of boys and men is no laughing matter.

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They Killed Her Son. So Michael Donald’s Mother Went After the Klan.

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On the eve of the grand jury announcement in Ferguson, Jesse Kornbluth remembers the killing of a black man years ago—and what it took to get justice served.

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You’re Being Abused but You Don’t Know It: Gaslighting Explained

You're Being Abused by David Ohmer

If you feel invalidated, doubt your own credibility and sanity, and are convinced it’s all your fault, you’re probably being gaslighted. Sam Vaknin lays out the characteristics of this insidious form of “ambient abuse.”

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