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Surviving A World With People Like R. Kelly

I watched the ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ series yesterday. All six episodes of them. And I am traumatized. I dreamt about the man. I went to pee in the night twice and returned to continue dreaming about him, right into this morning. That guy is a soul snatcher. Ever wondered why ...

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Rape Is Not Only When There’s Blood And A Crying Girl

I can’t say I remember exactly how it started but on the night I just got home, slightly tipsy from alcohol, my brothers and I got into an argument about consent that left me going “What the fuck?” You are on twitter and you see random people saying these outrageous ...

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RAPE AND THE PENIS ENTITLEMENT

“God gave men a penis and a brain, but unfortunately not enough blood supply to run both at the same time.” – Robin Williams. °°°° Yesterday, I stumbled upon some screenshots on a friend’s post, capturing a certain Twitter user’s rape experience. As usual, there were comments outrightly condemning rape ...

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THE PROBLEM WE HAVE WITH UNDERSTANDING SEX

There is something fundamentally wrong – and using the word ‘wrong’ here doesn’t even describe it – but yes, there is something so deeply wrong with the way we groom both girls and boys to initiate/see sex. I followed a thread on twitter recently and it was sad to see ...

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THE OTHER SIDE OF HEALING

Growing up, some of us had things we kept in locked boxes. Things we pushed far away into the darkest parts of our minds. Hoping they’d never see the light. Some of us never healed from them. We still have trust issues. Some of us never talked about them. I ...

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“I Cannot Take Nate Parker Rape Allegations Lightly.” – Gabrielle Union

Gabrielle Union has written an open letter about the resurfaced rape allegations against her The Birth of a Nation co-star Nate Parker. The 43-year-old actress plays a rape victim in the upcoming film, written and directed by Nate, and she is also a survivor of sexual assault in real life. ...

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YOUR LAST FEELING

You had always rejected Mother’s lovers, repelling them with hostility. But you accepted Charles. Because the night before Mother introduced him, she fell on her knees, pleading with you to let her, the one who had sacrificed all for you, have a taste of love again. You had crumbled in ...

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A Look Inside The Homophobia Of Uganda

“Tell me something about Ugandan culture,” prompts Vice correspondent, Isobel Yeung, to a group of locals on a recent trip to investigate violence against gays in the country. “The first thing we hate is homosexuality,” one man begins. “We hate that one completely. If we find a woman with a ...

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FOR THE DAUGHTERS I WILL HAVE

When I finally decide to blow brazenly into the capacious life of a father, I do not hesitate to say that I would want to raise all girls – two girls. I don’t want to be a father to sons. If I’ve learned anything about being a man, it is ...

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Stacey Dash Believes Rape Victims Are Bad Girls Who Like To Be Naughty, Actress Subsequently Apologizes

And the award for the dumbest comment of the month goes to…Stacey Dash! The actress recently reminded us of just how Clueless she truly is. During an interview with FOX News’ Outnumbered, Dash shared her thoughts on rape victims, pulling out the whole, “don’t put yourself in a compromising situation” ...

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