Tag name : rape

Shedding Shame – A Personal Journey through Unite Against Rape

As the National Director of Public Relations for UniteWomen.org, I have been extremely proud of our Unite Against Rape campaign. From the first time we discussed it, I sensed this campaign would be bigger than the sum of its parts. We were faced with an opportunity to use our social media platform to spread awareness of the epidemic of rape in our culture. By enlisting a large variety of participa...


Steubenville- Solitary Incident or Sign of the Times?

Thoughts on the Steubenville rape by the survivor of a date rape.  This is a personal story and may be a trigger for fellow survivors. So, after days of staying away from the Steubenville rape story, I've decided to throw my thoughts in the mix because...well, everyone else is. And because I can relate.  Let's plow ahead. Over ten years ago, I was an undergrad at the University of South Caro...


Dear Jane Doe of Steubenville

Dear Jane Doe of Steubenville, I know that right now you may not think that life will ever get better. I know that you may think you will never have the life you dreamed of before this happened. No matter what just know this - you are not alone. There are millions of us in this country. There are billions of us in the world. We once were Rape Victims and with time and healing we have become sur...


Eric Cantor – Please do not push women over the Physical Cliff!

December 29, 2012   Open Letter to Eric Cantor: Millions of women are asking that you pass the Senate version of the Violence Against Women Act before the end of this Congressional session. The Senate bill passed with bi-partisan support with 68 votes in April. It is our understanding that you are holding up a vote on that bill due to your objection to full protection for Native Amer...


Reality Bites – Lessons From November 6th

Democrats had an amazing election night, so much so one would think Republicans would be doing some serious soul searching. Instead what are we hearing? • We lost our momentum due to Sandy • Our country is made up of more “takers” than “makers” with those takers just wanting free stuff. • We weren’t anti-abortion enough • The liberal media is in the bag for Obama • D...


a cranky theory on Paul Ryan’s jobs plan, and why I have trouble sleeping at night

  Reflecting on the religion/abortion question from the VP debate, Ryan said that (flip flop alert!) he WOULD allow abortion in cases of rape, incest, and life of the mother. Note that he said life of the mother, not health of the mother, which are two different things-- if the fetus isn't definitely going to kill the woman, there's a chance she won't get the abortion she still needs, or w...


The Company They Keep

(c) by Mary Griggs   There has been a lot of coverage of some of the GOP politicians who consider rape just another means of conception. These politicians include Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) who does not believe in an abortion exception for rape (he also tried to add forcible to the exception definition), and Todd Akin (R-Missouri) who thinks women’s bodies shut down to keep from ge...


One Woman’s Demand

Women have not been treated as full citizens of these United States from the inception of this country, and our Declaration of Independence and Constitution through the amendment process, did not remedy these deficiencies, our lives have been restricted unduly because of false information and invalid ideas which depicted women as inferior human beings in mind and body incapable of self determi...


Women, together, will change the conversation!

    I have been very fortunate in my life. I grew up in a loving family focused on looking for the best in every person I meet. Even my teenage trauma strengthened the way I think about people and respond to them. I learned I had scoliosis at age 12. I spent four years in a Milwaukee Brace at a time in one’s life where your peers are not so kind to someone “different”.  ...


I remember the day clearly.

I remember the day clearly. I remember the face. The feeling. This is the first time I am saying it out loud, in public, to anyone. A secret hidden from my parents, sisters, best friends, I have told no one on earth and held it inside for 43 years. Every time I think back to that day, I push it to the back of my memories with tears, I am shaking now as I write these words. What will people t...


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