Category: Rape

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NYT Video: The Rape Jokes We Still Laugh At

NYT Video: The Rape Jokes We Still Laugh At

In this video Op-Ed, Rodney Roussell tells his painful story for the first time on camera. In 2004, Rodney was incarcerated in Orleans Parish Prison f [...]
How Good Parents Miss Child Sexual Abuse: The 5 Critical Questions You MUST Ask

How Good Parents Miss Child Sexual Abuse: The 5 Critical Questions You MUST Ask

Update:  I published this during the summer months (2015). It spread rapidly across quite a few popular websites and I got a great deal of positive [...]
The Victims, A Word & A Cautionary Tale: Christian Sex Trafficking Case

The Victims, A Word & A Cautionary Tale: Christian Sex Trafficking Case

It breaks my heart to even post this. I questioned whether or not I should. But, as Survivors, we ask people not to look away every single day. So I w [...]
It’s Anti-Black to Side Up with People Raping Community Members

It’s Anti-Black to Side Up with People Raping Community Members

Myth:  "Where are the Black people to help Black people with sexual violence?" If you aren't in the forums, social media platforms, events, legisla [...]
Because Privilege Still Buys Passes in the Criminal Justice System: Castration Laws

Because Privilege Still Buys Passes in the Criminal Justice System: Castration Laws

As a Black Woman, and long-time advocate against child sexual abuse I have concerns about laws making it legal to castrate perpetrators of rape ag [...]
10 Consistent Voting Habits of People Who Genuinely Want to End Sexual Violence

10 Consistent Voting Habits of People Who Genuinely Want to End Sexual Violence

Originally published 9/18/18 The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any.”- Alice Walker (Infograpic at [...]
Letter from an Angry Survivor of Sexual Violence about this Bill Cosby Tragedy

Letter from an Angry Survivor of Sexual Violence about this Bill Cosby Tragedy

Updated from July 7, 2015: Tonight I am angry.    That isn't my default setting though.  Usually, I smile so much that I have to consciousl [...]
11 Weaponized Excuses that Friends of People Accused of Sexual Violence Use

11 Weaponized Excuses that Friends of People Accused of Sexual Violence Use

So, it turns out, we can keep going and going and going with these weaponized excuses. Here are a few more for ya.  I look forward to reading y [...]
Something Happened to Carlisa: Rape Apology in Motion

Something Happened to Carlisa: Rape Apology in Motion

One of the most troubling parts of doing work to prevent and heal sexual violence is how deeply embedded rape culture is in our society. Your hear [...]
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