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Men Experiencing Domestic Violence

Leading facts and statistics on men experiencing domestic violence. Approximately 1 in 12 men in the U.S. (8.0%) has experienced sexual violence other than rape by an intimate partner in his lifeti…

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Borrowing Stories

“One in three women may suffer from abuse and violence in her lifetime. This is an appalling human rights violation, yet it remains one of the invisible and under-recognized pandemics of our times.” – Nicole Kidman


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The internet may have felt particularly full of garbage this past week, but I have been extra appreciative of personal bloggers, and how their stories have helped us communicate during the worst and most necessary debates.

The Ghomeshi sexual violence scandal began to break a week and a half ago, and immediately made social media a particularly fraught place to run into your friends. Whether the topic was guilt without prosecution, the complicity of the CBC, the role of gender or the responsibility of the accusers, big solid lines were drawn, emotional sides were taken, people… surprised (and dismayed) each other.

It has been a fascinating read, watching how the focus and vocabulary of the conversation has changed by the day. I have been super charged to see how personal blogs have fundamentally affected the conversation.

You wrote the script out

The story initiated and then advanced in segments —…

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Because i was twenty-one: Why i’m not done with the Jian Ghomeshi abuse story

Because i was twenty-one: Why i'm not done with the Jian Ghomeshi abuse story

Girl allegedly rape after being used as “bait”

Anderson Cooper 360

The family of a special needs student at a school in Madison County, Alabama is suing over an incident that happened nearly five years ago, but is still affecting the young woman, devastating her life. The girl, 14-years-old at the time, was allegedly used as ‘bait’ to catch an accused sexual predator, who was also a student at the school.

Teen used as bait in rape case: ‘I was set up’

A legal brief in the case says a teacher’s aide encouraged the girl to go with the boy into the bathroom, so teachers could catch him in the act. Only no teachers came to the rescue, and the girl was allegedly raped. The teacher’s aide has since been forced to resign, but there have been no repercussions for the school administrators who allegedly knew about the plan or for the alleged rapist, beyond a few days suspension. CNN’s Victor…

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The World Makes Me Want to Hide in My Bed But I Was Raped in My Bed

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