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.

“Can Women rape men? Most people think that they can’t.”

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The 7 Real Reasons We Suck at Ending Domestic Violence

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A blueprint for creating a culture of respect.

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.

5 Things to Do and 7 Things Not to Do When Someone Tells You They Were Sexually Assaulted

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Jack Fischl, with a how-to list of ways to be helpful, compassionate and empathetic to victims of sexual assault.

7 Pitfalls to Avoid When Dating a Sexual Assault Survivor

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Sarah Beaulieu struggled to find the right way to tell people she was a sexual assault survivor. Here’s how you can support loved ones who open up about sexual assault.

The Bizarre World of Anti-Rape Urban Legends

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An entire subgenre of urban legends consists of lying about how rape culture works. They’re not helping.

Sexist Iowa Court Ruling Reinstates Blame on Woman for Being Too Irresistible

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Warren Blumenfeld wonders how, in this day and age, we can still overtly discriminate against women for for the libidinous drives of their male employers.

Jane Doe, You Are Not Alone

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James Landrith offers words of support to a young girl who was not only a victim, but was blamed for being so.

Heads of the Hydra or, The End of Rape

Hydra, mythology, rape culture, violence, consent education, yes means yes, The Good Men Project

It takes more than education on consent to stop rape, but it is a vital chapter in a new story of what we all want: a world without rape.

Support Letters Wanted: South-South Institute on Sexual Violence Against Men & Boys

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Want to help male survivors of sexual abuse? Here’s a great opportunity.

Project Unspoken: Patriarchy

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Emory University’s “Project Unspoken” is asking tough questions and getting raw and honest answers.

Why Do People Stay in Abusive Relationships?

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Dr. Craig Malkin explains that despite what New Hampshire’s Mark Warden may claim, nobody actually likes being abused.

7 Types of Serious Abuse We Don’t Take Seriously

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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.

How I Landed in the Ring with Azealia Banks & Perez Hilton

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Janet Mock insists that if we’re going to call famous people out for their disparaging and abusive language, we need to call them all out, no matter what color or gender they are.

Victim-Blaming & Drug-Resistant Malaria

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Plasmodium, the malaria parasite, is a single-celled organism of unparalleled resilience.