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The Anniversary

This is the eleventh in a series of posts that will be categorized under “Julia’s Story.”

The last time I spoke to you through this platform, I was finally admitting to myself that I felt shame about my sexual assault. 616 more words


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Powerful sharing....

Q&A: Why campus rape victims usually don't report

WASHINGTON (AP) — Only about 20 percent of campus sexual assault victims go to police, according to a new Justice Department report providing insight into why so many victims choose not to pursue criminal charges. 972 more words

Generation Y

openbookado reblogged this on WeAreWomenStrong and commented:

Its no wonder so many women stay silent about their experiences... disturbing statistics!

Welcome to the Real World: Sexual Violence in (and out of) College

The real world. The “real” world. Other than that wacky and totally unreal television show that has plagued our lives since the early 90s, it commonly refers not to an actual place, state of being or  shared objective consciousness, but rather to those harsh subjective realities we are introduced to only after having had on for a while our social blinders, our rose colored glasses, and then violently having them removed. 1,300 more words


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I never really thought of it like this but its so true...

Party Invitation

‘In the dimly lit room, he deftly moved in and out of her slowly, hardly moving but intensely feeling every point of contact.  He looked down at her lying there: one arm up above her head on the pillow; the other loosely by her side, her head tilted slightly to the left, and a blind-fold-shaped slim block of light, illuminating her smoky, closed eyelids. 

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Festive Season

openbookado reblogged this on WeAreWomenStrong and commented:

Such a powerful sharing. We are not alone.

Campus rape: A guide to the debate that's roiling American universities

A recent article in Rolling Stone magazine detailed a brutal gang rape at the University of Virginia. It was a classic tale of sexual assault at American campuses: hard-partying, binge-drinking fraternity members, a stigmatized female victim, and an indifferent university administration. 2,117 more words

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Very powerful article on the current status of college rape and assault....

Language Matters: Media's Role in Sustaining Rape Culture

The language we use is integral to how our collective psyche understands and translates sexual violence. In this vast information age, the media plays an increasingly vital role in developing and using language that is accurate, responsible, and meaningful. 1,564 more words