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
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
Its no wonder so many women stay silent about their experiences... disturbing statistics!
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
I never really thought of it like this but its so true...
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‘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.
Such a powerful sharing. We are not alone.
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
Very powerful article on the current status of college rape and assault....
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
From campuses to Ghomeshi – what do we do with all this talk about sexual assault.