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Rape Myths

What You Can Do If Your Friend Has Been Sexually Assaulted

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 08.21.2014 | Women

Ultimately, being a good ally isn't about saying "the perfect thing" that makes everything better.

Some Colleges Are Still Afraid To Use The Word 'Rape'

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.27.2014 | College

This week, A.J. Delgado argued in the National Review Online that the campus rape epidemic is a myth. Slate's Katy Waldman summarized Delgado's opini...

My Body Is Not a Laptop

Carina Kolodny | Posted 11.17.2013 | Women
Carina Kolodny

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.

10 Crucial Facts About Rape Kits -- True Even in Texas

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 08.24.2013 | Crime
Soraya Chemaly

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."

Sexual Assault More Prevalent Than Many Think

The Daily Collegian | Posted 06.05.2012 | College
The Daily Collegian

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.

The Invisible War

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 03.18.2012 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

Some people feel that talking about these crimes, prosecuting them and seeking legal recourse weakens our military. It is the exact opposite.

7 Ways To Change How We Think About Rape

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 03.07.2012 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

We ignore, debate, glamorize and debunk real rape instead of challenging the culture that makes it endemic. As significant as the FBI decision is, it will not dismantle this culture.