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Ask Erin: Should I Accept My Friend's Apology For Sexually Assaulting Me?

I don't know if I should continue the friendship and accept my friend's apology for sexually assaulting me. I am still getting flashbacks and Read...
Erin Khar   |   06.13.18   |   SHARE
Ask Erin
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Inglorious Touch 

Pulling the plug on the numbing forces you to look at your past, dealing with the knives you’ve been carting around which are now being thrown. Read...
Carol Weis    |   05.8.18   |   SHARE
Long Reads
This moment or movement has freed up much-needed SPACE for us to fill with our personal experiences with men that range from violent rape to subtle coercion and harassment.

Can Straight Couples Survive #MeToo?

As women build and strengthen our communities, and find commonalities over male-related traumas, where does that leave us in our relationships with Read...
Myisha Battle    |   04.3.18   |   SHARE
Sex + Love
She’s Gotta Have It didn’t help my brain chill out because it came with a much heavier dosage of reality than I expected but, at that moment, it turned out to be what I needed.

“She’s Gotta Have It” Helped Me Process My Assault

“She’s Gotta Have It” came with a much heavier dosage of reality than I expected but, at that moment, it turned out to be what I needed. Read...
Kelsey L. Munger    |   01.30.18   |   SHARE
Minds
#NotAllMen (You Too, Matt Lauer)

Dear #NotAllMen (You Too, Matt Lauer): Welcome To Being A Woman

This shouldn’t come as a surprise any longer, because it seems like every other dude entertainment industry is a creep, but now it’s Matt Lauer. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   11.29.17   |   SHARE
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The entire situation of being sexually assaulted abroad was very uncomfortable, and I honestly didn't know what to do.

Sexually Assaulted Abroad

I was sexually assaulted abroad and I honestly didn't know what to do. I was stunned, relieved, and confused — so many emotions were running through Read...
Annette Richmond    |   11.28.17   |   SHARE
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As a sex worker, consent is complicated

I Am A Sex Worker And Consent Is Complicated

I have a choice here: either I tell him to stop, or I can avert his hands elsewhere. This is my life as a sex worker. Consent is complicated! Read...
Reese Piper    |   11.27.17   |   SHARE
Sex + Love
He assaulted me, and my prevailing feeling was shame.

Why Did My Sexual Assault Cause Shame?

He violated me and robbed me of an innocence I would never recover. He did this to me. Why did my sexual assault cause shame? Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   11.1.17   |   SHARE
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