Sexual Abuse

Why I Don't Want To Be Sold Rape At The Movies

Last night my husband and I decided we'd settle in for a movie, and I picked out Secret in Their Eyes because I'd heard it was a good mystery. I didn't know much about the story, and vaguely remembered seeing a preview, so I wasn't really sure what to expect. Within the first five minutes, the…


The 5 Ways Our Legal System Fails Rape Victims

There's a very flawed mindset in our country that if a rape victim doesn't report an assault, they either A) Must not have actually been assaulted, or if so, not "that badly" B) Don't care about anyone else who may get assaulted by the same person C) Are just too much of a coward to deal with what…


10 Things Not to Say to a Sexual Abuse Survivor

There's no faster or easier way to add tension to a conversation than to bring up the topic of rape. It's awkward, it's taboo, it's something that people want to ignore. It scares us, makes us uncomfortable, and might even remind us of some of our own personal demons we'd like to pretend don't…