After Roman Polanski’s 2009 arrest in Switzerland for the 1977 rape of a 13-year-old girl, more than 100 actors and directors united to release a petition urging for his release. Included among signees like Darren Aronofsky, Tilda Swinton, and David Lynch was none other than Natalie Portman. The actress, who has been at the forefront… via … Continue reading via Natalie Portman Regrets Supporting Roman Polanski: ‘It Was a Mistake. My Eyes Were Not Open’ — IndieWire
by Hannah Joyce As an advocate for victims of sexual and domestic violence, the recent incident with the USA gymnastics team doctor has affected me on many levels. I call this an incident rather than a scandal because I feel like that word is used in gossip magazines to make things sound juicy. What happened … Continue reading Nassar’s Scandal: To the Survivors
These women didn’t let an abuser take their destiny from them. Let them inspire you to unleash your inner-power and never give up on your future! via 6 Famous Women Who Were Sexually-Abused and Still Won at Life — Improve Your Life After Abuse
https://www.youtube.com/embed/pZwvrxVavnQ?version=3&rel=1&fs=1&autohide=2&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&wmode=transparent Writing about the sexual exploitation of women should come from a woman, and so today’s blog comes from Roxanne. We also provide a video that educates men on the meaning of consent. Lastly, we include links to local organizations who work with women and girls who have suffered from sexual abuse. via The Shameful, Too … Continue reading The Shameful, Too Often Silent, Sexual Exploitation of Women — Retake Our Democracy via The Shameful, Too Often Silent, Sexual Exploitation of Women — Retake Our Democracy
Usually, people do not want to talk about Sex Trafficking, because it is hard to hear the truth, but I believe that we should speak up, and help victims like Cyntoia. She was sex trafficked by the age of 16, drugged, and abused several times. Sold to a 43-year-old man who Cyntoia killed after being consequently … Continue reading Let’s help Cyntoia Brown
Last night when he fell asleep in her arms, she kept looking at his charming face. She realized how lucky she was to have him in her life. She thought about her life, her life that was so miserable before he came into her life. How she was dealing with all the pain on her […] … Continue reading via Unconditional Love…? — Stories from my diary
Domestic violence can include and is not limited to: *Physical violence: Hitting, kicking, biting, shoving, restraining, slapping, throwing objects, battery *Emotional abuse: Name calling and threats *Financial abuse: Preventing access to bank accounts, credit cards or other financial resources *Sexual abuse: Any forced sexual activity *Spiritual abuse: Keeping someone from going to a place of … Continue reading Domestic Violence – SEEK HELP!
A ten-year old rape victim who was denied an abortion has given birth in northern India. The 10-year old delivered a baby girl via Caesarian section at the Government Medical College and Hospital in Chandigarh, a city in North India. Both the girl and her baby are in stable condition, according to Dasari Harish, one […] … Continue reading via 10-year-old rape victim unknowingly gives birth in India — FOX2now.com
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A 20-year-old man from Crescent City, California, has pleaded guilty to drugging and raping his […] via ‘Smug’ 20-year-old who drugged and raped his teenage sister could spend just 4 months in jail — Women in the World in Association with The New York Times – WITW
by To every girl who has faced physical and sexual violence like rapes Do you remember that night of December when I shouted and cried in pain but all my efforts went in vain... You molested me and played me like a toy and did all this just for your joy.... Didn't the rakhis on your … Continue reading II Poetry Contest: Nirbhaya
by Rahmat, a 300lvl student of Adult Education I'm a woman, in pride and honour I glow In power and motivation I flow In love and affection I drown for the prince of my heart A golden heart he had with a charming apparition His display of humanity and integrity gave more hope of security to … Continue reading II Poetry Contest: Second Place