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Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Bystanders

Quiz: What’s your bystander style?

Rate this article and enter to winBystander intervention is about the small things we all do for our friends and communities. When we see that someone is experiencing unwanted attention or pressure, we have...
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Why is everyone talking about sexual assault on campus?

Rate this article and enter to winThe evidence is clear: Sexual assault and coercion are common on campuses, and have been for decades. Why have we taken so long to see it?In part, because...
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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 getting people together? If so, you’ll play an important role in shaping the social culture of your community. Event throwers are the social engineers who design...
What to say when your friend’s been sexually assaulted

What to say when your friend’s been sexually assaulted

Rate this article and enter to winNo one wants to think that our friends or acquaintances might have been sexually assaulted or abused. Yet statistics suggest that we all know survivors, whether or not...
Vital vocab for what you (and they) want (and don’t want)

Vital vocab for what you (and they) want (and don’t want)

Rate this article and enter to winIn a romantic encounter, talking about your needs and wants—and theirs—creates some of the most emotionally intimate moments. Getting on the same page is vital, even if the...
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How to rock your bystander interventions: Be subtle, be safe, be the difference

Rate this article and enter to winBystander intervention is about the small things we all do for our friends and communities. When we see someone being pressured or experiencing unwanted attention, we have a...
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Profile of a perpetrator: Who is responsible for sexual assault on campus

Rate this article and enter to winSexual assault on campus has long been perceived as a problem of miscommunication between young, drunk adults. The evidence refutes this. Campus perpetrators of nonconsensual sexual acts have...
Unseen survivors: When sexual violence goes under the radar

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....
Men too: How to support a male friend after sexual assault

Men too: How to support a male friend after sexual assault

Rate this article and enter to win“I’ve only told a handful of people, none of them being a therapist or my family,” wrote a second-year undergraduate at Towson University, Maryland, in a recent Student...
What if everyday choices were treated like sexual consent?

What if everyday choices were treated like sexual consent?

Rate this article and enter to winConsent isn’t complicated. But when it comes to sexual consent, some people suggest that it is. If understanding consent were truly so difficult, here’s what our everyday lives...