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What I Learned from 'The Hunting Ground:' I Am A Part of Rape Culture
Originally Posted: 04/28/2015 - 4:07pm | Type: Blog

How many girls in my own graduating class were raped? How many did I know? How many rapists were allowed to remain on campus? During my freshman year of college, a girl who lived ...

Can Rape Jokes Help End Rape Culture?
Originally Posted: 04/27/2015 - 1:12pm | Type: Blog

Though rape jokes have traditionally been made at the expense of victims or used to normalize rape, Silverman recognizes that humor can be a powerful tool for dismantling rape culture. ...

Blaming the Victim
Originally Posted: 04/08/2015 - 1:41pm | Type: Magazine Article

Lyndsey Christoffersen From "modest is hottest" to misreading sexual violence in the Bible, Christians have a checkered history ...

Rape Culture on College Campuses: Advice for Survivors
Originally Posted: 03/26/2015 - 4:17pm | Type: Blog

The news coming out of college campuses seems full of accusations and rumors of college women being victimized by their classmates. Just as I did after my cancer diagnosis, victims can make the same mistake I ...

Rape Culture Is Real
Originally Posted: 02/17/2015 - 11:38am | Type: Blog

An escalation of rhetorical debate distracts from the real concern that rape culture theory was developed to address — that we help socialize dangerous behavior in our children. ...

The Myth of Crying Rape
Originally Posted: 12/18/2014 - 12:50pm | Type: Blog

Failure to recognize the sins of power and domination that influence the acts of violence against half of God’s creatures is simply bad theology. There’s a lot to be disappointed ...

Twitter Conversation Responds to Myth That Clothing Encourages Sexual Violence
Originally Posted: 03/13/2014 - 4:11pm | Type: Blog

Pink princess pajamas. Jeans and a t-shirt. Sweatpants and a baggy sweater. When Twitter user Christina Fox (@Steenfox) asked her followers, “What were you wearing when you were assaulted?” some answered with ...

Navy Chaplains to Receive More Training on Sexual Abuse
Originally Posted: 10/07/2013 - 11:56am | Type: Blog

Each year, Navy chaplains receive professional development training around a specific issue. Navy chaplain Lt. Cmdr. David Thames, deputy executive assistant to the chief of Navy chaplains, helped coordinate n ...

Men and Boys Behaving Badly: Where Are Their Fathers?
Originally Posted: 03/27/2013 - 10:26am | Type: Press

March 26, 2013 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Men and Boys Behaving Badly: Where Are Their Fathers?
Originally Posted: 03/26/2013 - 3:21pm | Type: Blog

It’s a constant story line involving powerful men in politics, sports, business, and even religion: they behave with utter disregard for the dignity and humanity of women, using and abusing them at will, and s ...

Rape Culture: How Our Scorn for Self-Control Drowns Out ‘No’
Originally Posted: 03/20/2013 - 1:06pm | Type: Blog

It’s easy to look at the now-infamous Steubenville case and see a Penn State writ small — a story of rape in the social-media age. What’s harder to see in Steubenville is ourselves. ...

Five Questions From the Steubenville Rape Case
Originally Posted: 03/18/2013 - 4:35pm | Type: Blog

Two boys from a Steubenville Ohio high school (I’ve opted not to use their names, though they are readily publicized by other media) have been sentenced to time in a juvenile detention center for the rape of a ...