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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

Life

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

Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month: Intervention and Prevention

AUTHOR: ASHLEY BENEDICT

Everyone has a role to play in preventing sexual assault. There are many different ways that you can step in or make a difference if you see someone at risk. 2,318 more words

Activism

Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month: Reporting

Author: Ashley Benedict

Rape Kit Backlog

DNA evidence has become a critical factor in achieving justice for victim/survivors of sexual violence, but there are still challenges in the way evidence is collected, stored, tracked, and used to hold perpetrators accountable. 1,671 more words

Activism

________, High Five Bro.

Author: Gracey Mussina

Author’s note: It might be helpful to give readers a background context to this excerpt which is in a photo form to keep the card formatting for the lyric essay: 43 more words

Activism

Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month: The Role of Law and Consent

AUTHOR: ASHLEY BENEDICT

Many people are unaware of the laws when it comes to sexual assault and rape cases. In this post, I will discuss what the laws are in Michigan, the rate at which perpetrators get convicted, and the role of consent in the law. 1,360 more words

Social Justice

Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month: Types of Sexual Assault and the Effects

AUTHOR: ASHLEY BENEDICT

Note: This post is quite long due to a lot of important information that is rather difficult to condense. Please don’t let this discourage you from reading. 3,077 more words

Sexual Assault