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Why is the overturning of Roe vs Wade a problem for sexual assault victims?

One of the most well-known Supreme Court cases in history is undoubtedly Roe v. Wade.The right to an abortion has been considered personal and private to a woman. As a result, it has continued to dominate American politics. The judgment was extolled as a victory for women who struggled to gain equality and freedom. It was criticized by some people as the supreme court went too far. Roe was the national abortion legislation for more than 50 years, despite the controversy that surrounded it.The... Read More

How to Stay Safe on a Date?

The advent of digitalization and the Covid-19 pandemic has changed a multitude of things, including dating in the modern day. The arrival of dating applications has vastly modified how relationships develop and mature nowadays. Certainly, gawking at a person’s side profiles does not give us much information about the way they might be in real life. According to Pew Research Center, almost 47% of all Americans say dating is harder today than... Read More

All you need to know about the Me Too Movement

The digital world has witnessed a large revolution in terms of creating awareness and offering agency to the repressed class. Such a revolution was caused by the hashtag #MeToo on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and other social media platforms. According to statistics, there is no statistical difference between the 47% of males in that age group who say they support the movement and the 53% of women who say they do. In comparison to the 36% of men in this age bracket, 48% of women between the... Read More

5 Safety Tips for Online Dating

With technological advancements, human society is moving towards making online connections more often than before. In this era, online dating has become not only common but a way out to explore a different world. 33.0% of users are found to be women whereas 67.0% are men. However, online dating sites and app developers have occasionally battled with the idea that their platforms could lead to uncomfortable or even deadly interactions. And while there is some evidence that some of the stigma... Read More

Can Decriminalizing Prostitution Lead to a Reduction in Rapes?

Prostitution as a Market Element and Sexual Violence Prostitution is universally regarded as one of the oldest professions. Sexual activity in society is riddled with a plethora of taboos, stigmas, and stereotypes even when practiced by consenting adults. In such a scenario, sexual activity as a part of the money-driven market becomes layered with various opinions, interpretations, and consequences. It is not new information that the majority of sex workers are women, transgenders, and... Read More

Understanding Sexual Coercion

What is Sexual Coercion? While one's relationship with their intimate partner should be a safe space for self-expression, sometimes it can become one of the most triggering situations to be in. Most people are familiar with the concept of sexual assault, which refers to the act of performing a sexual activity with someone without their explicit consent. The exact definition of sexual assault differs from state to state and country to country.Often, rape is considered to be synonymous with... Read More

Understanding sexual consent

An agreement to engage in sexual behavior is known as sexual consent. One must ascertain a person's desire for sexual activity before engaging in any action with them. Additionally, it's critical to be open and honest with one's partner about their wants and needs. Setting your own personal boundaries, respecting those of your partner, and checking in when things aren't obvious are all indispensable parts of consenting and asking for consent. For sexual activity to be considered... Read More

Ways to heal from sexual harassment at work

Sexual harassment is any inappropriate sexually explicit verbal or physical behavior that causes the victim to feel frightened, insulted, intimidated, or humiliated, among other things. There is no definite "correct" way to respond to sexual harassment, not even in the wake of #MeToo. Sexual harassment is prohibited nationwide as it is deemed to be a type of sexual discrimination in the workplace. Quid pro quo sexual harassment (needing an employee to put up with sexual harassment in exchange... Read More

5 Things to Keep in Mind While Communicating Your Sexual Boundaries

Sexual boundaries are ever-evolving. A sexual act you might have enjoyed for several years can suddenly make you feel uncomfortable. The environment and the conditions we live in create lasting impacts on our sexual preferences, making them change over time. Not communicating your sexual boundaries to your partner can be mentally and physically disturbing. Furthermore, it can create detrimental effects on your relationship. Whether you have a casual or serious relationship, it is indispensable... Read More

Prison Rape in the US

The Orange is the New Black had gained popularity on one of the most famous cinematic streaming services, Netflix. The show reflects upon the brutal reality of female criminals in prison who are trapped in sexual politics and power. The crime sounds not only hideous but destroys their life. The cinema depicts real-life situations that go hidden and unspoken. The reports and surveys have evidenced a large number of crimes such as sexual abuse, sexual assault, and rape in the prison. Although the... Read More

How to prevent workplace sexual harassment in the US?

History is evidence of how women have suffered through oppression and limited political power. The oppression takes place regardless of ethnicity, race, nationality, caste, etc. The long-lasting timeline has also displayed the names of emerging activists who have actively engaged in the attainment of the well-deserved agency. Most groups of women started to raise their voices against the patriarchy. The Suffrage Movement in the US commenced with the 1848 Seneca Falls... Read More

Why is Workplace Sexual Harassment Underreported?

Although workplace sexual harassment is a gender-neutral crime and can happen to anyone, women all across the world have been the predators of discrimination. Earlier, females were considered adept only for domestic chores and breeding. However, later as they raised their voice against injustice, they got opportunities to compete with males in the professional world. Nevertheless, soon they had to face discrimination and assaults in their profession as well.The concept of workplace sexual... Read More

Catcalling - What is it, and how does it impact the victims?

What is Catcalling?Sexual harassment exists in various forms, and one of them is catcalling. It refers to verbal or non-verbal communication between the perpetrator and victim, wherein the perpetrator makes comments or advances towards the victim and partakes in sexual harassment. The harassment may involve whistling, winking, grabbing, inappropriate comments about the victim's body, sexualizing the victim, and may also escalate to physical harassment. It is a grave offense and has been... Read More

Workplace Sexual Harassment - An Overview

In the persisting gender gaps of our society, workplace sexual harassment creates several psychological, physical, and economic effects on the lives of those who experience it. The prevailing unequal treatment of individuals at work is the root cause that gives rise to sexual harassment in the work environment. Although all people can experience sexual harassment in the workplace, females are at a bigger risk of experiencing it. As per a study conducted, African-American females face a higher... Read More

Campus Sexual Violence and Prevention Measures

Campus sexual violence has always been a big concern for students, parents and guardians, and universities. However, the risk of campus sexual violence was exacerbated after the Covid-19 pandemic when a high number of students visited the campus for the first time without a decent exposure to the life at campuses. After the students returned to the offline mode of study, there were much higher numbers of sexual violence on campuses and a lack of adequate support from police and the officials at... Read More

Stalking - Is It A Crime?

What is Stalking?Instances of stalking are extremely common in contemporary society. However, often the victims are not aware if stalking is a crime or not. Even when they do possess the knowledge, they are not certain if the behavior displayed by the perpetrator falls under the definition of stalking. A report published by the U.S. Department of Justice defines stalking as a course of conduct of an individual (who can be called the perpetrator) directed at a particular person that causes fear... Read More

Relationship Between Sexual Assaults and Alcohol

While all genders, including males, face the threat of sexual assaults, other genders across the spectrum find themselves positioned lower than their male counterparts and may face a higher propensity to sexual assaults. Of all the multifarious reasons for sexual assaults, one is the consumption of alcohol by the perpetrator, the victim, or both. A study by National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism states that approximately twenty-five percent of all American women have been a victim... Read More

How does IPV affect Children?

Many times we have discussed the impacts of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) or Domestic Violence. However, the effects it can have on children are left untouched. Studies suggest that the children who have lived in traumatic households where domestic violence takes place develop long-lasting impacts on the development of the child’s brain. Apart from neurological development, these children are more vulnerable to developing mental health... Read More

Groping - Is it a Sexual Crime?

Most of us, at some point in our life, have unfortunately been groped or experienced some form of sexual harassment. Someone randomly coming and grabbing a woman's breasts in public transport, a male teacher feeling a girl's thighs, or maybe feeling a pair of palms in between your legs, are all common but unacceptable instances of sexual harassment. As per a survey, 65 percent of women and 25 percent of men reported experiencing street harassment. The prevalence of street sexual harassment has... Read More

Sexual Violence at Schools and Colleges

Schools and colleges are the places where a child learns the etiquette and ethics of life. But the same school life has become an apprehension and threat for many students. For a long time now, cases of sexual assaults on the school premises have been reported. Sometimes the area of assault is school buses, other times it is school classes. While sometimes the perpetrator is a fellow school student, at other times, it is the history teacher. A child is not safe even in the tender years of life.... Read More

5 Reasons Why People Continue With Their Violent Partners

We often say things like you should leave her/him, you should not be in this abusive relationship, you should report domestic violence, etc. when we hear of any cases of Intimate Partner Violence or Domestic Violence. However, we still find people continuing with their abusive relationships. According to a CDC survey, 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men experience severe physical violence by an intimate partner. What makes people stay in their abusive relationships is questionable. In this article, let... Read More

Can Sexual Education Help Us Prevent Sexual Violence?

Sexual violence is a prevalent concern in our society. It has become so common that people have accepted the heinous crime. In fact, many believe that it is inevitable and call it a Rape Culture. Using euphemisms, victim-blaming, and joking about sexual violence are the reasons that put people under the constant threat of being sexually assaulted. The major concern is that despite the detrimental impacts it creates on the victims, we hardly want to think about the ways that can help relieve... Read More

Warning Signs That Your Child Might Be a Victim Of Sexual Abuse

Studies show that children are more vulnerable to experiencing sexual violence than anyone else. Many times, they do not understand the gravity of the crime that they experience and choose not to share it with their parents. The US Department of Health and Human Services' Children Bureau, in its Child Maltreatment report of 2010 found out that 9.2% of victimized children were sexually assaulted. Furthermore, the Director of the Children Research Center, David Finkelhor through his studies has... Read More

Corrective Rape: Societal Flaws to Address

CDC's National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey reported that sexual minorities face equal or higher rates of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) than heterosexuals. Often we talk about sexual violence, but somehow, we forget to address the higher risks that people belonging to the LGBT community face all across the world purely for their sexual orientation. 40% of lesbians and 61% of bisexual women face rape, physical violence, stalking, and other crimes from an intimate partner... Read More

Teen Dating Violence - An Overview

We are all that our childhood experiences have led us to be. As teenagers, our relationships tend to influence us drastically. Although the dating experience in our teenage years is the most memorable, for some children it becomes a lifetime trauma to live with. Roughly 1.5 million high school teenagers in the U.S. have been physically abused in a single year by their loving partners. And, around 33% of sexual violence victims are victims of teen dating.What is Teen Dating Violence?Teen dating... Read More

Can Social Media Be Used For Sexual Violence Prevention?

Technology has advanced enormously in the past few years, and with it, social media too has gained excessive importance among people. Apart from sharing the fun hours of the day with the followers, it has also been widely used by organizations and governments to create awareness of specific concerns of society.Being a part of a world where social media can actually be one of the reasons for increased sexual violence among teens and children, is it possible that it could be utilized for raising... Read More

Who Are Pedophiles and Why Do They Assault Children?

We live in a world where rape culture is continuously being normalized and sexual assaults are trivialized by using them as 'memes' to laugh upon. We are failing as a society where no one is safe. About 40% of the women in the US and 20% of the American men have experienced sexual violence, according to the studies. Sexual violence ruins the life of an innocent individual. It leaves a scar that cannot be wiped off ever.In such an unsafe world, children are the most vulnerable ones who are at a... Read More

Marital Rape - Everything You Must Know About It

If you think sexual violence takes place only between strangers, then you are wrong. In the US, 10-14% of married women experience rape from their husbands. Furthermore, about one-third of women report having 'unwanted sex' with their partners. So, what exactly is marital rape? Simply put, marital rape or spousal rape is forced sexual intercourse without the partner's consent. Consent is the primary element to be considered to call an act of marital rape, even though there is no violence... Read More

Can Child Sexual Abuse lead to schizophrenia?

Studies suggest that incidents of sexual abuse can increase the vulnerability of survivors to mental health conditions like schizophrenia. Throughout the years, research has demonstrated the strong relationship between schizophrenia and child sexual abuse. Males who have gone through some kind of sexual abuse are said to be 1.3 times, and females with sexual abuse experiences are 1.5 times more likely to develop symptoms of schizophrenia than the general public.Exposure to sexual abuse gives... Read More

5 Parent Factors that Can Increase the Risk of Child Abuse

Child sexual abuse affects children with detrimental effects on their mental and physical health. The survivors of child sexual assault are 4 times more likely to develop symptoms of drug abuse and PTSD as adults, as per RAINN's statistics. Furthermore, 1 in 9 girls and 1 in 53 boys under 18 years of age experience sexual assault. Although child sexual abuse can happen to any child, several factors can increase the risk of the crime, and the parent factor is one such in the list.... Read More