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I’ve been thinking about my body a lot today. I’ve been thinking about the way that my body has been changing, and my relationship with my body. Today marks 11 years since I was first sexually violated, so perhaps it makes sense that my body has been on my mind; even though the emotional, spiritual..

So, as Stephanie said, there are a number of things that make me who I am. I am also a researcher. I am a wife, and a daughter, and a sister, and a friend. I believe that a great Hope exists. I feel as though I am a survivor most days, but sometimes this world..

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Romantic comedies get a lot of shit. So do songs (and other forms of art) that in any way portray an idea of “wrecked girl meets boy and they fall in love and girl gets healed”. I think that they get shit for the wrong reason, though. I think the problem with these movies is..

It seems important that I use this platform I’ve been given to be honest. And the truth is that I almost didn’t do this speech. The truth is that I have spent the last few weeks feeling like I have been asking too many questions and dealing with too many triggers in the past two..

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http://jeffbethke.com/a-few-thoughts-on-women-men-porn-sexual-assault I don’t entirely agree with Jefferson Bethke’s position on sex and pornography, but I do appreciate the rest of this video. In particular, I think he raises a great point about the fact that it is oppressive and damaging when people talk about rape victims as “someone’s daughter” or “someone’s sister”; it takes away..

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A friend recently posted an article titled “Modesty, Beauty and Men.  What Should We Care?”. Here are some of my thoughts on the article: Unfortunately, I find this article really problematic in a lot of ways. I think it’s definitely a very conservative article that leaves out (what most people now accept as fact) that..

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Today is SlutWalk Toronto. I’m not there for a whole hoax of reasons, but some day I will be. I found myself thinking of the speech I gave at SlutWalk Winnipeg in 2012. There is so much more that I wish I could have said back then, and even more that I’d add to it..

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I sometimes feel as though I drive people in my life absolutely insane with the amount of attention that I pay to specific word usage. I may have said in a previous piece, but typically when I’m involved in a conversation, I am paying attention to two things: “what is the meaning of what is..

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A short (yet informative) article that explains a few of the problems with “rape jokes”. “These jokes also affect the rapists themselves. Research confirms that rapists are more likely to think that what they did “wasn’t really rape.” In a chilling study conducted in 2009 by David Lesak and Paul M. Miller, male college students..

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      A comment someone made on here was interesting to me. “how about ‘guys have to stop calling girls sluts and whores.  It just makes it ok for you to call each other sluts and whores.’  how about that, instead of placing the blame on the victims of patriarchy.  I mean she’s absolutely..

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