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Girl on the Edge; a Powerful film about Healing from Date Rape

I realize that our daughters are coming of age in a time where date rape is not only still a threat but there is also the possibility of the crime being documented and disseminated on social media.

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Not All Men Are Rapists

Yes. An inflammatory headline. Since the recent Steubenville rape case and excavating and writing about my own experience as a victim of attempted rape when I was in college, I’ve grown increasingly anxious about raising daughters.   Suddenly, the world seems

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My Interview on “Raising America with Kyra Phillips” on Date Rape

I know three women whose first sexual experience was date rape. Two of them were in high school at the time, and the last was a freshman in college. I went to Italy looking for romance during spring break my

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Accepting The Fact That Women Are Prey Can Empower Us

A few weeks ago, I talked with Neal Conan on NPR’s Talk of The Nation about my experience as the victim of an attempted date rape in 1986. (I also wrote about the experience in a post titled: It Happened To Me: A

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