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December 9, 2015

Last week, several women accused a well-known man of raping them, including an ex-girlfriend and former co-workers.  Witnesses to some of these assaults stepped forward and confirmed the accounts. Some of the assaults may even have been captured on camera. Yet many que...

September 2, 2015

In November 2013, a campaign was launched to fund the manufacture of a new type of garment designed to prevent rape.  Recently, the videos promoting this “anti-rape underwear” have begun to recirculate on social media, with many people proclaiming it to be an excellent...

August 12, 2015

Last week, we posted a graphic on our Facebook page that quickly went viral — at the time of this writing, it had been viewed by over 840,000 people.  With so many people seeing this picture, it was almost inevitable that we would get a wide range of opinions in the co...

July 29, 2015

In recent weeks, it’s become apparent to just about everybody that Bill Cosby is a serial rapist. The first known rape occurred in the 1960’s. By 2015, 46 women had publicly accused him of rape. Many people didn’t want to believe that any of this could be true until 3...

May 27, 2015

Last week, we learned that Josh Duggar (one of the stars of the television show 19 & Counting) had molested five young girls, including 4 of his sisters, when he was a teenager.  The outrage and backlash was immediate, with Josh resigning from the Family Research Counc...

November 28, 2014

This originally was published in LNP on Sunday, November 23, 2014

 

As allegations against Bill Cosby resurface and new alleged victims come forward, it is important to remember why victims of sexual assault, especially when victimized by celebrities, wait to report, if...

November 12, 2014

Campus sexual assault has been a hot topic in the news over the past year, between student protests, high profile cases and the formation of a White House special commission to address the issue.  Across the country, colleges and universities are revamping their sexual...

September 15, 2014

The NFL has been all over the news lately, and NOT because of football.  Instead, the NFL is once again facing serious public outrage over its handling of Ray Rice’s violent assault of his then-fiancée (now wife) Janay Palmer.  The most recent headlines have made it cl...

September 4, 2014

Singer Cee-Lo Green recently made headlines after pleading no contest to supplying a woman with Ecstasy; these charges arose from an incident where the same woman claimed that he spiked her drink, and that she woke up naked in his room. She immediately went to the poli...

August 5, 2014

Sexual violence can happen to anyone, regardless of age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, or socio-economic status. The one thing that all victims of sexual assault have in common? It’s not their fault. Ever.

 

Rape is a crime of violence and control. A victim...

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