rape myths

I'm halfway through Psychology of Trauma, one of the courses I teach at the University of Oregon. Fifty students and I are crammed in a dim, humid classroom. We've been talking about sexual assault on campus for the past week, and predictably, someone is ready to make a few waves.
It's nearly three in the morning when the phone rings. Outside the world is quiet, serene--at least that's how it appears
The guide by researchers and police aims to improve any law enforcement agency's response to campus sex crimes.
The important conversation about the realities of sexual assault in America hit the stage this year with "SLUT: The Play
I never had any intention of telling anyone what happened. But as I get older and see my kids growing up, I fear for what I may be teaching them with my silence.
Ultimately, being a good ally isn't about saying "the perfect thing" that makes everything better.
There is no such thing. Sex is something that happens when the parties involved are all consenting. Rape isn’t sex, it’s
Your laptop is an inanimate object, a piece of property with an assigned monetary value. A woman's body is not. This comparison underscores the problem at hand: treating a woman's sexuality as a material commodity instead of treating a woman's sexuality as one of the many aspects that make up a human being.
Just when I thought nothing could get more ridiculous than last week's "masturbating male fetus" rights argument to justify extreme anti-abortion rhetoric, this happened: Rep. Jodie Laubenberg explained, "In the emergency room they have what's called rape kits where a woman can get cleaned out."
April honors a lot of our friends, family members and colleagues, whether we know it or not. It is up to us to make sure we don't ignore their cry for help, even if a survivor never makes him or herself known to us.