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Military Vet Shares Her #MeToo Story And How She Conquered Her Victim-Blaming Demons

Military Vet Shares Her #MeToo Story And How She Conquered Her Victim-Blaming Demons

By AG Recently, a friend and I were contemplating our age and whether we had any regrets in life; specifically, from a woman’s perspective. I scanned my memory banks and […]

Causes

New Research Looks Into Why We Blame The Victim In Cases Of Sexual Abuse And Assault

New Research Looks Into Why We Blame The Victim In Cases Of Sexual Abuse And Assault

With the Harvey Weinstein trial in full swing, conversations about #metoo and rampant workplace sexual assault and harassment aren’t about to die out any time soon. The movement itself has […]

Entertainment

Author & Lawyer Revisits 30-Year-Old Assault That Shaped Her Life In More Ways Than One, In New Book.

Author & Lawyer Revisits 30-Year-Old Assault That Shaped Her Life In More Ways Than One, In New Book.

[TW: PTSD, sexual assault, trauma] Why does the body remember what the mind tries so desperately to forget? Author and lawyer Karen Stefano begins to answer this question in her […]

Contributors

How The #MeToo Movement Gave Me A Voice To Share My Own Story & Break My Silence.

How The #MeToo Movement Gave Me A Voice To Share My Own Story & Break My Silence.

By Rachel Cooper It’s taken me eight years to be able to say #metoo, or to realize that those words even apply to me. I didn’t know I was a […]

Contributors, Health

The Importance of Taking a Mental Health Inventory After Experiencing Sexual Assault

The Importance of Taking a Mental Health Inventory After Experiencing Sexual Assault

By Chelsy Ranard In September 2018, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford gave her full testimony of sexual assault against Brett Kavanaugh in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee. The world watched […]

Working Women

New Conversations About Sexual Assault Report Limitations In Light Of Brett Kavanaugh

New Conversations About Sexual Assault Report Limitations In Light Of Brett Kavanaugh

By Brian Kent [TW: references to sexual assault, rape] In large part due to publicity around the #MeToo movement, thousands of sexual assault survivors have gained the courage to step […]

Causes

Massage Envy Chain Being Forced To Face Sexual Assault Accusations Thanks To The #MeToo Movement

Massage Envy Chain Being Forced To Face Sexual Assault Accusations Thanks To The #MeToo Movement

By Brian Kent Massage Envy is not new to sexual assault lawsuits. In 2017, almost 200 women allege that they were sexually assaulted at Massage Envy branches across the United […]

Causes

Raising The Advocacy Stakes For The #MeToo Movement During Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Raising The Advocacy Stakes For The #MeToo Movement During Sexual Assault Awareness Month

By Brian Kent Sexual assault is a topic that needs to be discussed, and in the current era of the #MeToo movement, we are seeing this happen. Every 98 seconds […]

Contributors

How The #MeToo Movement Could Help A Major Sexual Assault Case Against Massage Envy

How The #MeToo Movement Could Help A Major Sexual Assault Case Against Massage Envy

By Brian Kent A deluge of sexual assault accusations has gripped the entertainment industry and Congress, capturing the nation’s attention. Driven by the courage of others, thousands of assault survivors […]

Entertainment

TIME’s “Silence Breakers” Cover Story Sums Up An Important Year For Women & Activists

TIME’s “Silence Breakers” Cover Story Sums Up An Important Year For Women & Activists

Each year, TIME magazine releases an issue in December with someone on the cover they have named as their “Person of the Year”. In 2017, it was not one person, […]

Feminism

FEMINIST FRIDAY: Darling Mag’s ‘Selfie’ Docu & ‘Light Of The Moon’ Film Tackles Sexual Assault

FEMINIST FRIDAY: Darling Mag’s ‘Selfie’ Docu & ‘Light Of The Moon’ Film Tackles Sexual Assault

There’s a lot of craziness going on in the world right now, and at times we feel so helpless seeing the endless stream of negative news reports on a daily […]

Feminism

FEMINIST FRIDAY: Trans Youtuber Gigi Gorgeous Breaks Barriers & David Schwimmer’s Sexual Assault PSAs

FEMINIST FRIDAY: Trans Youtuber Gigi Gorgeous Breaks Barriers & David Schwimmer’s Sexual Assault PSAs

Welcome to another edition of Feminist Friday, the series where we share a handful of our favorite videos this week! It’s our favorite way to end the week, and an […]

Contributors

Why It Is More Important Than Ever To Speak Up About Sexual Assault Under President Trump

Why It Is More Important Than Ever To Speak Up About Sexual Assault Under President Trump

By Cindy Khandoker Mere weeks before November 8th, 2016, the United States (and indeed the entire world) watched in rapt horror, and for some, fascination, as their newly-elected 45th President […]

Contributors

For My Daughters, I Am Vowing To Fight Back Against Cultural Devaluing Of Women’s Bodies

For My Daughters, I Am Vowing To Fight Back Against Cultural Devaluing Of Women’s Bodies

By Abi Smith I felt his breath on my neck, warm and rapid. And, as his chest pressed progressively harder against my chest, I felt everything inside of me tighten […]

Causes, Creativity

“It Happened” Photo Series Shows How The Justice System Protects Perpetrators, Fails Victims

“It Happened” Photo Series Shows How The Justice System Protects Perpetrators, Fails Victims

In August we published a series of images from photographer and college student Yana Mazurkevich, who in collaboration with media platform Current Solutions found a creative yet powerful way to […]