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Sexual Assault Hotline Traffic Spiked During The Debate

The Huffington Post | Jenavieve Hatch | Posted 10.11.2016 | Women

Donald Trump’s abusive behavior is news to no one ― his gaslighting techniques and creepy, leering body language fit the bill for textbook abuser....

How The Brock Turner Case Is Moving Other Survivors To Get Help

The Huffington Post | Jenavieve Hatch | Posted 07.27.2016 | Women

If there is one good thing to come out of the Brock Turner sexual assault case, it’s that the collective outrage at his lenient sentence has inspire...

7 Survivors Of Sexual Violence Share Their Stories For Those Who Aren’t Ready To

The Huffington Post | Jenavieve Hatch | Posted 04.01.2016 | Women

In honor of National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, RAINN (the Rape, Abuse, And Incest National Network) has released its Survivor Ser...

Watch 8 Sexual Assault Survivors Share Their Stories, Years Later

HuffPost Live | Emily Heinz Bina | Posted 04.24.2015 | Women

From institutional failures on college campuses to public accusations made against high-profile celebrities, the pervasiveness of rape culture has dom...

The Role You Can Play in Preventing Sexual Assault

Scott Berkowitz | Posted 06.16.2015 | Impact
Scott Berkowitz

There are a number of ways you can help to end sexual violence. From being aware of the risks to trusting your instincts and stepping in when a friend needs your help, you may be able to help prevent a sexual assault from occurring.

Christina Ricci Wants More Celebrity Advocacy For Rape Prevention

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 03.27.2015 | Women

Christina Ricci wants more celebrities to use their public voice to speak out in support of the victims of rape. The actress, who has also worked ...

Madonna, It Is Worth It

Jill P. Weber, Ph.D. | Posted 05.13.2015 | Women
Jill P. Weber, Ph.D.

Madonna was recently on "The Howard Stern Show" to promote her new album, Rebel Heart. During the interview, she discussed being raped in the 1970's in New York City. When asked if she reported it, she said "It's just not worth it. Its too much humiliation."

New Maroon 5 Video Slammed By Sexual Assault Support Group

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 10.03.2014 | Entertainment

Maroon 5's dark and bloody new video for "Animals" is being slammed as "dangerous" and called a "stalker's fantasy" by the sexual assault support grou...

LISTEN: 911 Operator Listens To Intuition, Saves Alleged Rape Victim

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 06.23.2014 | Impact

Diane Waldroop said there was just something about the man's voice. "It was just the way he was answering me -- [it] made me feel like it wasn't g...

This Is What 'Rape Culture' Really Means

Posted 04.01.2014 | Women

For political writer and analyst Zerlina Maxwell, there's no question that sexual abuse is intensified by America's "rape culture." "Young men and ...

Happy 50th Birthday, Tori!

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Today, Aug. 22, marks the 50th birthday of piano songstress, Tori Amos. Though many may associate Amos with their high school years, she still has...

Tyler Kingkade

LOOK: 'Surviving In Numbers' Tells The Aftermath Of Sexual Assault | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 07.03.2013 | College

In October, three years after she was sexually assaulted, Ali Safran returned to the spot near a lake in Newton, Mass., where she said she was attacke...

5 Ways You Can Support Rape Victims

Posted 08.21.2012 | Impact

Rep. Todd Akin’s polarizing view of abortion has ignited heated debates across the nation, his own party and the activism spectrum. But some say it...

Sexual Assaults Reported On Chicago-Area Campuses Rarely Lead To Convictions

Posted 12.05.2011 | Chicago

A new analysis of how allegations of sexual assault are prosecuted at Chicago area colleges and universities shows that only a handful of convictions ...

Countering Child Sexual Abuse Amidst a Scandal: A Wake Up Call

Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright | Posted 01.09.2012 | Parents
Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright

While we may not be able to right any wrongs, there's a lot that can be done in combating future incidences of child sexual abuse. There's plenty that can be done in positively moving forward, and beginning the process of healing.

Joseph Erbentraut

Are Midwestern Campuses Turning A Blind Eye To Rape? | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 08.24.2011 | Chicago

Last week, a Chicago Tribune article reported startlingly low arrest and conviction rates in cases of sexual assaults across a selection of six Illino...

Laura Stampler

Greatest Person Of The Day: Pro-Wrestler Mick Foley Works To Prevent Sexual Assault | Laura Stampler | Posted 07.19.2011 | Impact

Mick Foley is missing part of an ear and a few front teeth. Known to some as "Cactus Jack" or "Mankind," the pro-wrestler’s weapons of choice in the...

Justice Backlogged

KaDee Strickland | Posted 07.12.2011 | Politics
KaDee Strickland

Only about 6% of rapists ever spend a day in jail. One reason for this is the backlog in DNA testing from forensic evidence. That's why we need a national registry to track untested DNA evidence and empower survivors of sexual violence.

What's Blonde Got to Do With It?

Shannon Galpin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shannon Galpin

You should not castigate Lara Logan because she's an "attractive blonde female reporter." She is a reporter who, while heroically covering one of the most important events of the decade, was the victim of a terrible crime. Period.

Help Wanted: More Men Needed in Fight Against Sexual Violence

Mick Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Mick Foley

After 25 years in professional wrestling, I really thought I knew pain. I was wrong. Every week as a volunteer on RAINN's sexual abuse hotline, I bear witness to the type of pain I can only guess at.

Responding to Military Sexual Trauma - Still A Long Way to Go

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marcia G. Yerman

May 30th is Military Sexual Trauma Awareness Day. The issue is starting to get more traction in terms of visibility, Congressional hearings, and ackn...

A Liberian Child in America

Trish Kinney | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Trish Kinney

Because the topic of child sexual abuse and violence is so shrouded in secrecy and psychological control, it remains a quiet killer of the souls and spirits of our children.

Help For Victims of Sexual Violence

Christina Ricci | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christina Ricci

I will be in Washington, D.C. today to meet with members of Congress and discuss the importance of dedicating funds and attention to victims of sexual violence.