Survivor Advocacy is Real Work (or I’m Not Your Dancing Monkey)

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James Landrith, survivor of sexual assault, does advocacy work. He doesn’t do it for entertainment. He does it to help other survivors and create social change.

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The Special Gifts I Threw Away

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As a survivor of abuse, Eirik Rogers spent many years suspicious of the kindness of others.

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Do You Know How to Listen to a Survivor’s Story?

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As survivors, we often don’t feel worthy of someone believing our stories. But believe me, you deserve people who are willing to listen.

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An Excerpt from “The End of the World as We Know It.”

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Author Robert Goolrick’s powerful story of sexual abuse, and carrying the weight of it all.

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To the Victim at Steubenville, From a Man Who Understands

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Braden Schecter wants the rape survivor from Steubenville, and all other survivors, to know that they’re not alone.

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A Brief Word to Men Who Rape

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A poem, by Eric Shapiro

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When Does the Worst Day of Your Life Turn Into the Best?

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David Pittman is honest about the most brutal aspects of his past because he needs others to know that there is hope.

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Helping My Son Recover From Sexual Assault: A Father’s Diary – Part Two

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What do you do, as a father, when your adult son is raped? You tell him you love him, you stand by him, make him laugh and maybe even take him to the zoo.

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My Son Was Sexually Assaulted: A Father’s Diary

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Imagine you’re the father of a young man who was raped. What do you do? Where do you go? One father shares his family’s story of pain and healing.

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The Drunk Girl, the Predator, and the Bystanders – What Would You Do?

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Julie Gillis gives commentary on a video that peeks into what happens when drunk girls are preyed upon by potential rapists, including two off-duty cops who encourage the predation and one tearful father who intervenes.

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Honesty Can Make You Stronger

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There are almost no models for men on how to deal with trauma, stress, or depression. Chris Anderson says it’s time for that to change.

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I Was Raped By a Woman (And Then Dated Her For Two Years)

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You are not weak and you are not a boy. You were not bested or conquered; you were taken advantage of in a way that precludes all gender conventions.

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Is The American Dream Becoming the American Nightmare?

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David Pittman wonders if our inability to protect our children is rooted in our belief that our country is so great—causing us to turn a blind eye to what is really happening.

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Do Men Have a Greater Risk of Developing Prostate Cancer, Or Being Sexually Assaulted? The Answer May Surprise You.

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What’s a man’s risk of developing prostate cancer? 1 in 6. How about his risk of being sexually abused before the age of 18?

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We’ve Rallied to End Breast Cancer… Can We Do The Same for Sexual Assault?

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We’ve developed huge campaigns to raise breast cancer awareness, but even more women are affected by sexual assault. (Infographic)

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How To Talk To Your Child About Sexual Abuse

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David Pittman offers a step-by-step guide for parents on how to talk to kids of all ages about sexual abuse, which can help keep them safe.

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