Rape

Artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez

Ask Erin: Can A Woman Rape A Woman?

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? Read...
Erin Khar   |   05.8.19   |   SHARE
Ask Erin
Photo by Anthony Ginsbrook on Unsplash

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

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. Read...
Jessica Schreindl of Role Reboot    |   04.29.19   |   SHARE
Culture
Photo of Senator Ernst: Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons

We Have To Stop Holding Survivors To Impossible Standards

Because survivors aren’t masked superheroes: They’re humans. Read...
Angana Roy of Role Reboot    |   04.12.19   |   SHARE
Culture
I'm immediately remorseful of the action I've committed whether I was under the influence or not. (Artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez)

Ask Erin: Did I Commit Marital Rape?

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. Read...
Erin Khar   |   03.20.19   |   SHARE
Ask Erin
There’s one especially stubborn myth about sexual assault, and it’s that males are slaves to their biology and their libidos.

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. But men can stop Read...
Kate Harveston of Role Reboot    |   12.4.18   |   SHARE
Culture
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I’m A Rape Survivor; This Is How My Husband & I Handle Intimacy

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. Read...
Lea Grover    |   11.2.18   |   SHARE
Sex + Love
Photo by Megan te Boekhorst on Unsplash

A Moment For A Man, A Lifetime For His Victim

My story does have a happy ending. Still, I’ll never forget. We survivors live every day with complicated consequences. Our assaulters do not. Read...
Lisa Daniels    |   11.1.18   |   SHARE
Minds
I feel like I’m in this in-between space where I have deep sympathies for sexual assault victims and am incredibly passionate about issues of rape culture.

To All Those Who Don't Know If They've Been Sexually Assaulted 

I feel like I’m in this in-between space where I have deep sympathies for sexual assault victims and am incredibly passionate about issues of rape Read...
Minds