How the Word ‘Victim’ Can Make Rape Feel Like It’s Your Fault

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Rape ‘survivor’ Dani Bostick claims the label victim, but she doesn’t let it shame or define her.

Finding Supportive Communities

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How to share experiences to enhance understanding.

Male Rape: A Growing Epidemic That Must Be Confronted 

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From the military to college campuses, private homes, and all parts of American society, male rape and sexual assault is not a new phenomenon.

How To Help Your Partner Work Past Sexual Abuse

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Jordan Gray says that the resulting emotions left over from sexual abuse can be healed with these three, loving steps.  —– Although this is the first time I’ve written about it publicly, the issue of sexual abuse is one that is very important to me. I have had multiple friends and lovers who have had […]

The Unfortunate Rape and Preventable Suicide of Milo Arthur

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Male victims of rape and sexual abuse matter and should be supported.

Breaking Free of Silence and Shame

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Dani Bostick breaks free of the silence and shame that surround sexual abuse.

Consent Beyond Sex: Why Physical Touch Is Not A Right

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As a society, we must stress the importance of consent beyond sex. People across gender identities should be expected to ask permission in any instance involving physical touch.

I Take the Hate and I Create

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After an online threat of rape from an unknown man, Ilona Harker – mother, musican, writer and teacher – has vowed to take the power back by launching a campaign to “take the hate and create”

They Tried to Take My Voice, I Took It Back

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As a male survivor of sexual assault, Tim Mousseau followed a pattern of staying silent—until he took back his own voice.

Changing The Paradigm: Addressing Our Role in Perpetuating Rape Culture

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Rape culture justifies sexualized violence by denying or minimizing its existence, and holding victims responsible. We must all play a role in ending it.

Haunted By What-Ifs

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Danica Barnett can’t stop reliving a terrifying night.

Carry Each Other—a Call to Never Give Up

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Tim Mousseau has a request. An important one. Please pay attention.

Community in Turmoil: Teacher Arrested for Raping High School Football Star

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Recently, the highly-regarded town of Madison, Connecticut, experienced the unthinkable.

Why I Can’t Defend Bill Cosby

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Anthony Springer would have to abandon the sexual assault survivors he knows to defend Bill Cosby—and that’s something he’ll never do.

Bill Cosby and the Haunting Nature of Sexual Assault

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Carly Puch explores the lingering impact of sexual assault against the backdrop of Bill Cosby.

Your Son Has Been Sexually Assaulted – 5 Things You Must Do

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We can’t always protect our sons from sexual assault. But we can help them heal. Here is how to begin.