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22 in 12 days

Last week a friend and I were able to volunteer with the YWCA’s Santa Store. It was a good day. In addition to the fun of helping people wrap up and select presents we had a bit of time to visit with some of the staff members. 434 more words

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#metoo / a fractured & honest account of my rape

I have photos from that night of myself with lovely people I’d met, all friendly young travellers from one place or another, arms around each other with big smiles, ready for a fun night but not big partiers either. 1,728 more words

Sexual Assault

Age of Consent: Sexual Predators

 I was twelve years old, in the sixth grade in elementary school. I was old enough to walk home by myself. My mother was a single parent by then and worked until about four o’clock in the afternoon. 1,233 more words

Sexual Assault

on victim blaming

The victim blaming that a sixteen-year-old and her mother are experiencing in the backlash since last week’s speakout against street harassment has been hitting me hard. 622 more words

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What is the Economic Cost of Violence Against Women?

We already know that violence against women—including rape, domestic violence, harassment and stalking—can have profound physical, psychological and emotional effects on survivors. A consequence of sexual assault that is less discussed is the economic effect of gender-based violence. 526 more words

Sexual Assault