david choe
rape
Pensacola Christian College markets itself as “one of the friendliest college campuses in America." In reality, it is one of the most dangerous places for abuse victims.
babysitting
Why are people so surprised that I was assaulted by a 9-year-old and his little brother?
juarez
In a creepy anonymous note sent to authorities, "Diana" says she shot and killed two male bus drivers in Juarez, Mexico, last week as revenge for the ongoing violence against young women there.
sexual assault
But what if what happens after the rape, the offenses that are committed by the people that are supposed to protect you, what do you do if they are worse than the rape?
rape
A nice cheerful post for a Thursday morning!
in

Nov 15, 2012 at 11:00am | 330 comments

game of thrones
Watching the horrifying scene was painful, but I felt confident that it would spark some sort of online discussion about rape. It did -- but not the one I was expecting.
rape
A Reddit user helpfully described his history of serial rapes in detail, and commenters rose to the occasion with stories of their own.
drunk
Everybody's favorite TV shrink sparked a mini-uproar after asking his Twitter followers whether it's OK to have sex with a drunk girl (collective answer: NO).
issues
Choe’s masseuse “Rose” may be fictitious, but we unfortunately live in a world full of “Roses.”
in

Apr 23, 2014 at 12:00pm | 205 comments

rape
I keep repeating this to myself: I was raped last Tuesday, but it still doesn’t seem real.
in

Aug 27, 2013 at 2:00pm | 203 comments

child molestation
No one wants to talk about the bad and dark things that happen in small towns.
halloween
Waterboarding, sexual assault and forced ingestion of bodily fluids -- does this sound like a good time to you?
rape
When I tell my rape story, I always leave out the part about letting him come back. It confuses the narrative.
date rape
It has recently come to my attention that some folks are having trouble when it comes to learning how not to rape, so I thought I would put together a little 101 for you in the interest of public service.
richard dawkins
Despite the fact that the overall social opinion trends against pedophilia, there are plenty of people out there who think it's possible to classify sexual assault as “mild.”
how not to be a dick
Trying to categorize it as "legitimate," "forcible," “gray rape” or "rape rape" doesn't do any favors either.
sexual assault
The officer chuckled. "Frankly, there's nothing we can do." My eyes were wide with disbelief as I saw her fold up the paper she had been writing on and open the passenger door of the car. "And my suggestion?" she offered. "If you have the cash, take a cab home."
in

Sep 4, 2012 at 9:00am | 146 comments

drunk
Borat came out seven years ago, but it was apparently fresh in the mind of the drunk jerk who, without warning, reenacted the Pamela Anderson kidnap-attempt scene on me at a bar.
sexual assault
Some days I feel like driving down to my local police station and handing them a folder of the evidence I've collected. Other days, I feel like giving up and forgetting anything ever happened.
rape
I had no real context or knowledge of what happened in a legal or social sense. I just knew I had a fresh, healing tattoo, and that I hated the person who gave it to me.
another country
This was what my abroad semester was for, I thought determinedly: to try to run at every wall and see if I could climb it before the skin on my palms gave way and I fell to the ground.