Sexual Assault

The fashion industry told me that I was not deserving of a childhood at a very young age.

How Access To Plus-Size Fashion Changed (And Saved) My Life

When we don't allow fat girls access to age-appropriate clothing, we're sending one terrible, chilling message: You're too big to deserve a childhood. Read...
Laurel Dickman    |   09.18.17   |   SHARE
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Are People You Meet On The Internet Really More Dangerous Than In Real Life?

What's more dangerous — meeting people on the Internet or meeting people in real life? Read...
Anonymous    |   09.7.17   |   SHARE
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Trump, Paul Manafort & The Guy Who Tried To Grab Taylor Swift Are Having A Bad Week

Probably the person having the worst week in the U.S. is the guy who tried to grab a handful of Taylor Swift. Read...
Rebekah Kuschmider    |   08.11.17   |   SHARE
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What I Wish People Understood About Living With PTSD

PTSD: Imagine living the worst moment of your life over and over again. Read...
Kassi Klower of SHESAID    |   08.7.17   |   SHARE
Minds
That gut feeling I had of “this is wrong” — that respectful people don’t just go around taking — was correct.

Everyone Needs Consent, Including Your Significant Other

Love is respect. Everyone needs consent, and that doesn’t exclude your significant other. I’ll say it plainly: partners need consent too. Read...
Jessica Wendroff    |   07.24.17   |   SHARE
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No matter where I am weight-wise, this isn’t a fat suit that I can take off, and I can’t rely on it to keep me safe — that’s something I have to do for myself.

My Fat Doesn't Protect Me; I Have To Do That For Myself

Sexual assault doesn’t discriminate based on body weight, and none of us should take our safety for granted. My fat doesn't protect me. Read...
Christine Schoenwald    |   07.10.17   |   SHARE
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The young women invented the Smart Straw, a drinking straw that detects the presence of drugs in either alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks.

The 'Smart Straw' Can Detect Date-Rape Drugs In Real Time

Three young women in Florida have created a tool for detecting drugs in liquids — the Smart Straw — and they are winning well-deserved attention and Read...
Rebekah Kuschmider    |   06.8.17   |   SHARE
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How Do Memoirists Survive Telling Their Hard Stories? 

"Writing about trauma or difficult experiences doesn’t repair that trauma,” said Melanie. “It doesn’t make it go away. But I kept hearing what a Read...
Alaina Leary    |   05.18.17   |   SHARE