rape

Ask Erin: I Think The Guy I'm Dating Raped Me

Artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez

I think the guy I'm dating raped me. He calls it rough sex but I'm not so sure. It hurts, and I get bruises, but he says that it's normal.
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Ask Erin: Can A Woman Rape A Woman?

Artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez

I don't feel like this counts as rape. It wasn't violent, and she didn't drug me. This feels like one of those grey areas, but is it?

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It’s 2019. Why Do We Still Think Men Can’t Be Raped By Women?

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The reality is that in our society, the idea that a boy or man can be raped by a woman is often seen as ludicrous.

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Ask Erin: Did I Commit Marital Rape?

I'm immediately remorseful of the action I've committed whether I was under the influence or not. (Artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez)

I've been beating myself over the past few days, and my wife — who I love, respect, and can't live without — can’t look at me or speak to me.

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Yes, Men Can Stop Themselves

There’s one especially stubborn myth about sexual assault, and it’s that males are slaves to their biology and their libidos.

There’s one especially stubborn myth about sexual assault, and it’s that males are slaves to their biology and their libidos. But men can stop themselves.

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I’m A Rape Survivor; This Is How My Husband & I Handle Intimacy

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Assault does not disappear because the new identities of “spouse” or “mother” accumulate in your wake. This is how my husband and I handle intimacy.

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A Moment For A Man, A Lifetime For His Victim

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My story does have a happy ending. Still, I’ll never forget. We survivors live every day with complicated consequences. Our assaulters do not.

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To Men Afraid Of "False Rape Accusations:" Try Being A Woman

If you don’t want false rape accusations, don’t sexually assault anyone.

If you don’t want false rape accusations, don’t sexually assault anyone. Don’t even come close to sexually assaulting anyone.

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#WHYWEDONTREPORT: Our Voices Matter

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#WHYWEDONTREPORT: I didn’t come forward after a gang of drunken high school boys changed the course of my life forever nearly 20 years ago.

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Powerful Men Do Terrible Things: Why Lawyers Like Kavanaugh Perpetrate Sexual Assault

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh now has two accusers.

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh now has two accusers. Lawyers and judges are just as capable of being aggressors of sexual violence.

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