Mary Kay LeTourneau is Not a Lover, She’s a Rapist

We cannot allow the media to romanticize and downplay child sexual assault. This is not a love story. This is a horrifying story of abuse.

Is Statutory-Rape Less Serious When the Victim is Male?

A teacher–someone society tells you to trust, someone who looks out for your well-being, someone you have repeatedly been told to obey. Someone to have sex with?

Coerced Consent: When “Yes” Really Means “No”

Harris O’Malley remembers the night an attractive, and very drunk woman, offered to have sex with him… and he said no.

The Sexual Abuse of Boys Is Not About “Getting Lucky” and We Need to Stop Promoting This Myth

When we frame sexual abuse as a “sexual relationship” or call a male survivor of sexual abuse “lucky”, we harm survivors of any gender.

Sexual Activity Between Teachers and Students is a Profound Ethical Violation

MaleSurvivor Executive Director Christopher Anderson addresses Betsy Karasik’s Washington Post OpEd suggesting sex with underage teens should be legal.

Washington Post Runs a Piece Arguing Teachers Shouldn’t Be Jailed for Sex With Underage Students

The piece ignores one of the primary reasons why sex between an adult teacher and an underage student is a crime — the tremendous power gulf between the two parties.

Saying ‘No’ Is the Compassionate and Respectful Thing to Do

Joanna Schroeder and Hugo Schwyzer react to a moving Salon article where a woman finally realizes she isn’t responsible for being taken advantage of by a 20 year-old man, when she was only 12.

Former NFL Cheerleader Arrested for Sexually Assaulting a 12 Year-Old Boy

Danny explains the necessity of taking the sexual assault of a 12 year-old boy seriously, and reacts with anger at tweets shaming the young victim for resisting the advances of an older woman.

Only ‘Yes’ Means Yes: Sometimes What You Think is Consensual Sex is Actually Rape

Shannon Ridgway and Sandra Kim offer a clear guide to understanding and obtaining consent from your partner.

7 Types of Serious Abuse We Don’t Take Seriously

Jarune Uwujaren asks us to pause a moment and reflect up on 7 forms of abuse that are often laughed about, dismissed or simply ignored.

North Carolina Teacher Avoids Statutory Rape Charges by Marrying Alleged Victim

An assistant DA said, “None of the statements made in this case would be admissible without the victim,” and now that they are married he can’t be compelled to testify.

Rape Culture: What It Is and How It Works

Rape culture is the trivialization of rape, and it permeates our society to an alarming extent.

Elmo is Innocent (or Why Some People Lie)

We are quick to judge celebrities, politicians, and public figures based on gossip. We are quick to convict based on a few paragraphs we read online or in the paper. Meanwhile, their life is destroyed.

This Town Needs a New Sheriff

Jeff Cohen defies you to find him a comic figure in the movies today who you’d be proud to share with your young son.

Adam Sandler and Rape Culture

Eirik Rogers chastises Adam Sandler for glorifying and making light of statutory rape in his new film That’s My Boy.