What is Rape?

http://www.evawintl.org/ End Violence Against Women International has done a great job making the public aware of the FBI’s change to the definition of forcible rape. This definition is used in the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program which tracks particular kinds of crime statistics. A recent update from EVAW says that the definition now reads: […]

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Ending OIDV

On any given day, anyone with Internet access can go to websites like Behind the Blue Wall and Injustice Everywhere (now the National Police Misconduct Reporting Project) to view the latest news reports of domestic violence committed by police officers. This abuse is not only devastating to victims but damaging to the agencies and communities these […]

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Rethinking Rape

Noel Coward once said that it is discouraging how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit. This backward reaction is often true when men and women disclose sexual assault, especially in cases in which the circumstances of the assault do not meet the traditional definition of rape. Our society has been […]

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Men and Domestic Violence

2010 has been the year of betrayals, breakups, and divorces. I continue to be shocked at the number of relationships falling down around me. While there are two sides to every story, it seems to me that it is becoming increasingly common for one party in a relationship to carry the majority of the blame. […]

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Disposable People

Whhzzzzzzzt. Rip. Crumple crumple crumple. Thunk. Swush. Thud. For those who think this series of sound effects describes the use of a paper towel, you’re right. But these sound effects can also be used to illustrate the use of people. People, women especially, seem to have become commodities in the realm of modern relationships. They […]

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