“My sex cannot be packaged. My sex is magic.”
I told myself the reason I hadn’t shared this story was because I hadn’t been raped in the conventional sense, that it hadn’t really affected me. But that wasn’t the whole reason.
They’re calling it #JadaPose.
Some are calling the meeting a publicity stunt, which the Vatican strongly denies.
“This was a case where you just lost control of normal restraint. … You simply could not resist,” said Judge Michael Mettyear.
They all deserve a hat tip.
“It is absolutely unacceptable that we feel fear on a day-to-day basis walking our streets of Glasgow.”
“The sarcasm is a really nice comic relief to what is a really frustrating battle.”
Parce qu’il est bien plus facile de dire aux femmes d’acheter ces produits que d’éduquer nos sociétés sur la différence entre viol et consentement.
“They can pick and choose at random… which girls are filling out their clothes more…”
“She looks really happy.”
Much easier to tell women to go shopping than to teach men not to rape, right?
At 13, who I was inside, who I wanted to be, didn’t match the intentions of my body. Outside, there was no little girl to be loved innocently.
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The Scotland police’s “We Can Stop It” campaign highlights consent in rape.
On Wednesday night, @steenfox asked her thousands of Twitter followers to share their stories of rape and sexual assault. From “pink princess pajamas” to “office work clothes.”
“Alcohol doesn’t cause rape. Rapists cause rape.”
“We are creating a new culture where survivors are publicly supported, rather than publicly shamed.”
Prosecutors in Missoula County allegedly told one woman whose 5-year-old daughter was sexually assaulted, “Boys will be boys.”
Every two minutes, someone in the U.S. is sexually assaulted. A look at the cultural factors behind the statistic.
A Cincinnati, Ohio, woman has filed suit against the police officer who — rather than take her to the hospital — arrested her after she reported her rape, WLWT reports.
Amulya Sanagavarapu hopes to tackle gender inequality and rape culture through feminist products and advertising.
At a Virginia college, students and faculty send notes to victims. “Because no one should ever feel alone.”
He goes by the handle Tuthmosis and he says he’s happy to be creating a safe space for men on the internet.
“People want to marry a virgin, just like they want a virgin toothbrush.”
Trigger warning for sexual abuse.