Dear John Harvard: A Plea to Stop the ‘Second Rape’ That Follows Campus Sexual Assaults

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A student’s anonymous letter, ‘Dear Harvard: You Win,’ and a law lecturer’s stinging follow-up underscore why Harvard must fight fiercely for affirmative consent.

3 Ways To Respond To A Rape Joke


Despite being a survivor herself, Amy Logan had no idea how to respond to people who made rape jokes around her. Then she found a way.

What Led Me to Abandon My Stay-at-Home-Dad Community

What Led Me to Abandon My Stay-at-Home-Dad Community

Brent Brookhouse joined an online stay-at-home-dad group for discussion and support, instead found a faction of fathers who railed against the stereotyping of men, while marginalizing and harassing women.

“Rape Culture” Will End When Consent Becomes Sexy

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Look out rape culture, this 22-year-old entrepreneur’s gonna take you down, one thong at a time.

The “Still Not Asking For It” Photo, And STFU’s Response

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Bravo, Indeed.

Great Video With a Terrible Title Makes You Think Twice About Why People Laugh At Rape Jokes


This video dismantles the rape myth told to male victims of sexual violence, who sometimes aren’t believed because “don’t guys want to have sex all the time anyway?”

Was It Rape or Just ‘A Crappy Situation’?

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In “Yeah Maybe, No” filmmaker Kelly Kend interviews a male rape survivor and explores the dynamics of doubt that cloud our collective understanding of consent.

Where Has Demonizing Sex Led Us?

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Thaddeus Howze insists that our Puritanical zeal has created a society that is obsessed with sex while still shaming people about it.

Men Should Stand Up to Rapists, Not Befriend Them

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There is a stigma attached to rape. A stigma centuries old, created by devils, used against their victims to hide awful deeds. It’s time to put that stigma where it belongs.

Why Raising Strong Girls Is Not Enough


Jeff Bogle argues that in addition to strengthening the core of our young girls, we need to make a more substantial attempt to soften our boys.

So What IS Rape Culture, If Not This?

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Matthew G. P. Coe looks critically at a culture that allows people to make jokes about raping the President of the Student Union of the University of Ottawa.

The Liberation of Taking Action Against Sexism


When Raoul Wieland witnessed backlash against the Take Back the Night march on his university campus, he knew it was time to speak up against systems of oppression.

FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture


100 red quilts will blanket the lawn of the US Capitol building with the stories of rape and abuse survivors.

Sorry, Prison Rape Jokes About Justin Bieber Aren’t Funny


When rape involves men, particularly men in prison, we as a society often trivialize it into nothing more than a “don’t drop the soap” joke. John Lash, executive director of Georgia Conflict Center, implores us to end our absurd acceptance of rape.

Why I Won’t Watch the Super Bowl & Can’t Support Football: Let Me Count the Ways


Professor Warren Blumenfeld asks: “Is it simply coincidence that so many high school, collegiate, and professional football players have been charged with committing sexual assault?”

Penny Arcade Gabe: You Are Not a Bad Person


If you want to change, forgive yourself. Don’t be ashamed.