16 Safe and Creative Ways for Bystanders to Become Upstanders in Stopping Violence Against Women

We know that there is no excuse for violence, and we know that violence should never be allowed to happen. So, as witnesses or bystanders to a violent situation, what could we do to stop it from happening? We took a walk around the Breakthrough office and asked our team members what they would do … More 16 Safe and Creative Ways for Bystanders to Become Upstanders in Stopping Violence Against Women

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The truth about false rape accusations — Quartz

Our ideas about false accusers have little to do with reality. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber) WRITTEN BY Sandra Newman | May 11, 2017 “False rape accusations loom large in the cultural imagination. We don’t forget the big ones: The widely-read 2014 Rolling Stone article, later retracted, about a brutal gang rape at the University of Virginia; the 2006 accusations against innocent members … More The truth about false rape accusations — Quartz

A woman interviewed 100 convicted rapists in India. This is what she learned.

“When I went to research, I was convinced these men are monsters. But when you talk to them, you realize these are not extraordinary men, they are really ordinary. What they’ve done is because of upbringing and thought process…In my experience a lot of these men don’t realize that what they’ve done is rape. They … More A woman interviewed 100 convicted rapists in India. This is what she learned.

Under the GOP’s health plan, sexual assault could be considered a pre-existing condition

By Marie Solis on MIC “After failing to bring their Affordable Care Act replacement to a vote in March, GOP legislators have come armed with a new health care plan that may be even more heartless than their last.  According to Raw Story, the bill’s recently added MacArthur Meadows Amendment would ditch the ACA’s protections for pre-existing conditions — … More Under the GOP’s health plan, sexual assault could be considered a pre-existing condition

This 14-Year-Old Girl Knows More About Rape Culture Than Most Adults

“Teen poet Kayley Dixon is wise beyond her years. Regardless of how you’ve personally experienced it as a woman, rape culture is a complex, multi-faceted issue that we’re all doing our best to understand. Which is why it’s so impressive that one 14-year-old girl was so perfectly able to articulate its nuances in a seriously on-point spoken … More This 14-Year-Old Girl Knows More About Rape Culture Than Most Adults

Share: “The Power Of The Peer Group In Preventing Campus Rape”

Maria Fabrizio for NPR Many forces can drive a male college student to commit sexual assault. But one of the most important may be the company he keeps.   A number of studies, on college campuses and elsewhere, have shown that having friends who support violence against women is a big risk factor for committing … More Share: “The Power Of The Peer Group In Preventing Campus Rape”