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Rape is like a football game, Annie. If you look back on the game, and you’re the quarterback and you’re in charge, is there anything that you would have done differently in that situation?

What one UNC administrator told a rape victim after she came forward. Find out more about the complaint filed against UNC - and the sad state of affairs around campus rape in general - at my latest at The Nation.

Dear media, please call it rape

Greg Kelly, son of NYC police commissioner Raymond Kelly and co-host of “Good Day New York” on Fox 5, is being investigated for sexually assaulting a woman. Yet the headline that just came up in my news feed was this:

The media needs to call sexual assault what it is. When headlines continually conflate rape and sexual assault with ‘sex’, they contribute to a culture that ignores, and even condones, sexual violence. 

UPDATE: Look at this! Good on them.

An amazing young woman I met recently, Grace, has started a project called Unbreakable where she photographs survivors of sexual assault holding a quote from their attacker. May be triggering for some folks.
graceeileen:

This is my newest photography project. I am photographing survivors of sexual abuse with a quote from their abuser during the incident. For some reason, I am unfortunately surrounded by survivors, but it is their strength that makes me stronger. That’s why this project exists. I want everyone who was a victim to realize that they are never alone.
http://projectunbreakable.tumblr.com/

An amazing young woman I met recently, Grace, has started a project called Unbreakable where she photographs survivors of sexual assault holding a quote from their attacker. May be triggering for some folks.

graceeileen:

This is my newest photography project. I am photographing survivors of sexual abuse with a quote from their abuser during the incident. For some reason, I am unfortunately surrounded by survivors, but it is their strength that makes me stronger. That’s why this project exists. I want everyone who was a victim to realize that they are never alone.

http://projectunbreakable.tumblr.com/

(via graceeileen-deactivated20120721)