AN OPEN LETTER TO THE STANFORD SURVIVOR

While the video of Brock walking out of jail goes viral, and people of all backgrounds and beliefs comment on the unspeakable truth of his new-found freedom, we can't help but think about you. What you experienced, and the ensuing case that followed, fuel the fire of our commitment to support and protect survivors of sexual violence in any way possible. We are so deeply grateful for your courage, your strength, and your willingness to speak your Truth to a world where many don't understand, and won't understand, the horror of rape, the depravity of victim-blaming and the destructive, dangerous culture of rape that pervades our society. You are strong, you are heroic, and your voice is transforming the landscape of justice.

We believe (in) you.

In solidarity,

Taylor Jarman and Taylor Rippy Monson

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SEX AFTER RAPE

"Even though I married an incredibly kind and supportive man, I still spent many years crying after sex. If I enjoyed it then I felt 'dirty' and mentally told myself I was a slut. If I dissociated (as I did most of the time), I wasn’t mentally present. This would then make me feel used and broken. I didn't understand how something that was supposed to be so wonderful, and my body naturally wanted, caused me so much pain."

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HONEY COFOUNDER SPEAKS OUT AGAINST CYBER MISOGYNY

Following Alan Rickman’s recent passing, Emma Watson posted a series of photos on her Twitter feed in remembrance of him. Each came with a quote that originated from Alan, Emma’s co-star in the Harry Potter films. One of these images in particular struck a cord among an angry Twitter crowd. The image of Rickman says: “There is nothing wrong with a man being a feminist, I think it is to our mutual advantage.”

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WHEN COLLEGES THREATEN TO PUNISH STUDENTS WHO REPORT SEXUAL VIOLENCE

"Colleges issue no-contact orders as a tool to protect victims from their alleged assailants, and apply confidentiality rules to prevent students from airing the school’s dirty laundry. Several students told HuffPost they were threatened with possible suspension if they violated what they consider to be gag orders.

Indeed, in a number of cases, colleges issued veiled threats of punishment to survivors of reported sexual assaults, often telling them to keep their cases hush-hush in phrasing that some experts believe may violate federal law."

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