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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Support Girl Scouts Policy to Accept ALL Girls

It is Girl Scout Cookie time! Countless people, myself included, count down to this season so that we can get our fill of Thin Mints, Samoas, and the many other kinds of cookies.  This year, a girl scout, Taylor, has decided to push a campaign to boycott Girl Scout cookie sales because Girl Scout USA (GSUSA) allows transgender girls into their…

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

An Impression of MissRepresentation

I was on a panel for a screening of the MissRepresentation film yesterday at Northeastern.  It was a great film, and I recommend that you watch it if you can find a screening in your area.  The director, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, created the film to explore whether girls and women have better experiences and representation in the US than they…

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

FBI Changes Definition of Rape

Finally, the FBI’s outdated and problematic definition of rape has been updated for the first time since its original creation in 1929.  This change in language took a painstakingly long 83 years, and comes after many states and police jurisdictions changed their definitions of rape to more inclusive of cases that are reported.  The…

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Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Helping a Friend -What do I do?

Sexual violence (SV) affects each survivor differently and recovery is pending on a variety of factors: support network, education about SV, therapy, connection to friends and family, activities that are equally distracting and rewarding, reporting and the ensuing investigation and case and others that are specific to each individual.  It is impossible…

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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Get it Straight: It’s Rape and not “Sleep Sex”

The Star, one of Canada and Toronto’s largest online news sources recently published the following question in their Ellie’s Advice column: Q: My husband said that while I was fast asleep one night he had intercourse with me. He thinks it’s acceptable since I’m his wife. I feel it’s almost the same as rape. It’s my…

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