"I just had this realization: Why am I distrustful all the time? It's probably because of that. I spent so long disgusted about myself."
It's been two weeks since the Oscars aired on television and not one article has surfaced on the inclusion of men in Lady Gaga's performance of "Til It Happens To You." This is disappointing to me.
About 90 women have reported being robbed, threatened, or sexually molested, and one woman said she was raped.
Sexual assault is a tragedy with the potential for long-term medical, psychological, and emotional consequences. Victims of sexual assault who feel that their physician and staff are genuinely concerned and kind are far more likely to return for follow-up visits, seek counseling as well as treatment.
“For anyone who has felt isolated and afraid, left out and left behind as a result of a sexual crime, our message is clear: we will not forget you."
Rachel Thompson is the author of newly released Broken Places (2015 Honorable Mention Winner, San Francisco Book Festival) and the multi award-winning Broken Pieces, as well as two additional humor books, A Walk In The Snark and Mancode: Exposed.
College campuses are meant to be places safe for learning and discussion. Most Illinois public universities are typically very safe for their students, but violent crimes still take place. Women are especially at risk.