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NEWS AND OPINION

By Tara Murtha

The Rape Issue: PW Attacks the Myths & Lies About Sexual Assault

The lies that enable sexual assault to be practically a rite of passage while growing up—1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys are molested—are already everywhere, so deeply rooted in our culture you have to dig deep to yank them out. Staying silent has never helped a situation of sexual assault, ever. We say no. We say there is no better time to learn more and write more reality checks.

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Posted Jun. 22, 2011 | Comments: 11

NEWS AND OPINION

By Tara Murtha

Number of Rape Victims Reported Don't Reflect Reality

How many women, men and children are sexually assaulted every year in Philadelphia, or Pennsylvania, or the U.S.? It depends who you ask—as long as you don’t follow the official statistics, called Uniform Crime Reports (UCR).

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Posted Jun. 22, 2011 | Comments: 1

NEWS AND OPINION

By Michael Alan Goldberg

Q&A with a Leading Male Voice Against Sexual Violence

We have to have this paradigm shift because the status quo for most people is thinking that rape is a women’s issue but that some good men speak out and support women. That still puts the onus on women, rather than people seeing this fundamentally as a men’s issue and mens’ responsibility to prevent it.

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Posted Jun. 22, 2011 | Comments: 15

NEWS AND OPINION

By Christian D’Angelo

A Survivor of Sex Abuse Tells His Story

At 28, I’m learning to accept that my stepfather abused me—sexually, physically and emotionally. I may never remember everything that happened to me. But I know I did nothing to deserve it.

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Posted Jun. 22, 2011 | Comments: 13