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Thursday, July 20, 2017
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No blurred lines: Clarifying consent

Rate this article and enter to winConsent: What does it even mean?At an early age, we learn the ability to discern agreement and refusal—like in preschool, when you noticed that touching Jamie's hair made...
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Red hot or red flag?: Test your relationship

Rate this article and enter to winIn an intimate relationship, we deserve to feel appreciated and supported, just as our partner deserves the same from us. Sexual coercion within relationships tends to be part...

Unseen survivors: When sexual violence goes under the radar

Rate this article and enter to winMany college students experience severe loneliness, anxiety, depression, or chronic illness, or are dealing with past trauma—and most who meet this description would likely not identify as disabled....
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Students’ stories: Surviving sexual assault and other trauma

Rate this article and enter to winThe process of surviving sexual assault, sexual abuse, and other traumatic experiences is unique to each individual and can be difficult to predict. “There’s no right way to...

What to say when your friend’s been sexually assaulted

Rate this article and enter to winNo one wants to think that our friends, family members, or acquaintances might have been sexually assaulted or abused. Yet statistics suggest that we all know survivors, whether...

Virtual abuse? How to build a positive online community

Rate this article and enter to win Most of us have witnessed online harassment. For that matter, most of us report that we’ve experienced it, according to surveys. Young adults are the most likely to...

Birth control and protection: What works best for you?

Rate this article and enter to winYour relationship with your birth control might be among the most important of your life. Maybe you are (or will be) intimate with a partner of the opposite...
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Are you a social engineer?: 4 ways to use your powers for good

Rate this article and enter to winFeel like throwing a party? If so, you’ll play an important role in shaping the social culture of your community. Party throwers are the social engineers who design...
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What to do when your male friend is sexually assaulted

Rate this article and enter to win“Even though it wasn’t my fault, I still felt ashamed,” wrote a second-year student at College of the Desert, California, in a recent Student Health 101 survey.“It took...

Sexual violence in LGBTQ communities: How we can help prevent it

Rate this article and enter to winGabe Murchisonis senior research manager at Human Rights Campaign, the largest LGBTQ advocacy organization in the US. Murchison’s postgraduate research at Yale University examined sexual assault risk factors...