Tag Archives: Sexual Assault

Boys will be boys

Tweet“Smile, baby.” “What you so angry about?” I walk down the street and am told how to act. What to do. What to suck. I’m uncomfortable. I’m humiliated. I’m fearful. Tweet
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Today my rapist walked

Tweet*Trigger warning* A few hours ago, I got a call from the prosecutor I was assigned to one and a half years ago, telling me the man who raped me was acquitted on counts of both rape in the first degree and kidnapping in the first degree. Today my rapist walked. When I was a [...]
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Happiness & Healing Day in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month

TweetOn April 11, 2014 in New York City, the Rising Minds Foundation presented Happiness & Healing Day, an empowering and uplifting event in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month created to strengthen and encourage survivors of sexual abuse. Happiness & Healing Day featured a performances by Stephanie Foltz, Zoe Becker, Ebony Warner, Gabriel Gitman, and the [...]
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Stories About Rape Matter

TweetEven though the movement to end sexual assault on campus is running strong, rape remains a difficult topic to talk about. Inevitably, it brings up high emotions and debate often devolves into fear and hate. So, it is more important than ever that we have deep human stories about what it feels like to live [...]
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Seeking transformative justice in the aftermath of the New Delhi rape case

Tweetby Ruth Messinger and Javid Syed On September 13th, ten months after the brutal gang rape of a 23-year-old Indian woman in New Delhi, the four men accused of the crime were found guilty and sentenced to death. Importantly, this case has garnered international attention and sparked meaningful dialogue among human rights activists, lawmakers and [...]
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