I am not writing to critique law enforcement. I am writing to explain how it is to tell anyone the story of your rape, assault, or abuse. This is how hard it is to describe what happened, because your brain has barely let the facts into your head.
There's a zillion reasons why we love women. Here are the first few.
What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word "technology"? Does the image of an iPhone or computer come rushing to your intern...
There are a number of ways you can help to end sexual violence. From being aware of the risks to trusting your instincts and stepping in when a friend needs your help, you may be able to help prevent a sexual assault from occurring.
In order to make oneself amenable to receiving the love of a new person, it is necessary to forgive any pain experienced in the past, thus opening up our hearts once again. Be realistic about past lovers, and don't let their legacy maintain too prominent a place in your thoughts.
If you act like a friend or a cool parent, then you are essentially giving up your role as an authority figure. This is not a good role to part with. Teens not only need authority figures in their lives, but they thrive when they have parents who set limits, boundaries and structure.
A woman can't possibly have a healthy relationship, let alone hope it will last, if she's still finding herself, protecting herself.
I am not a psychologist. I am not a marriage expert. I am not a "sex columnist." I am just a person who has been in a committed relationship for most of my adult life, and all I can say is, if marriage isn't working these days, it's because of the people we are today not anything else.
One of the most difficult things about working with survivors of violence is helping them cope with the internal and external blame. Yes. Victims blame themselves as much as we blame them.
It's a lot harder to resent each other when you're having sex that's satisfying to both partners as often or as little as you'd both like.
As a faculty survivor activist in the new campus anti-rape movement, it is unsettling to witness the "appalling silence of the good people," especially those who hold the greatest power to address the crisis: faculty members.
I've been with my husband for 20 years. And we've had a pretty awesome marriage by most measures. But they say you'll either fight about sex or money. And for us, it wasn't money.
We aren't out to fix boys; we're out to build better men... by creating the conditions whereby their predisposition to be good friends, good partners and spouses, and ultimately good fathers will shine.
I usually don't say "I'm sorry" when I hear someone tell me he or she's newly divorced -- often, it's a happier, healthier outcome -- but in your case, I'm truly sorry. You seem a tad nostalgic.
Fighting for black health progress is not mutually exclusive from the overall fight for making black lives matter. In fact, it might just be as pivotal to the overall movement as systematic equal opportunity and justice.
College is the time when we learn to reach for our fullest potentials. It is also often the time when we learn to be afraid. I think it's time for that to change.