Sexual Abuse

Why Rape-Related PTSD is the Ultimate Legalization Argument

Why Rape-Related PTSD is the Ultimate Legalization Argument

Trigger Warning: This article discusses rape, sexual assault, abuse and institutionalized sexism. Can you imagine sitting in a court room, answering detailed questions about your sexual assault, reliving every single detail in front of a jury who has been told to treat your story with skepticism? Can you imagine a prosecutor waving his hands dramatically, […]

Cannabis Activist Diane Fornbacher’s Journey

Cannabis Activist Diane Fornbacher’s Journey

PHOTO: Shutterboxx Photography/Toni Liu Trigger warning: This article discusses childhood abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, murder, & suicide. In a country where popular television programs receive more votes than national political elections, it seems like a miracle when anyone takes an interest in politics. How is it, then, that some people wind up caring so much […]

REVIEW: Eve Ensler’s “In The Body Of The World”

REVIEW: Eve Ensler’s “In The Body Of The World”

PHOTO: Eve Ensler in Congo, during her recovery from cancer. Eve Ensler has never been subtle, yet she has always been gently bold in the way in which she has laid out the modern feminine condition. Ensler details her gruesome battle with cancer while simultaneously working to open a center for rape victims in the […]

Why Have Most Of The Women I Have Met Been Sexually Abused?

Why Have Most Of The Women I Have Met Been Sexually Abused?

by Janelle Adamska Smoking to inhale, I try to remember to breathe. Not breathing=Not feeling. I’m really good at not breathing. See, when I was a kid I could just make myself stop, but I learned early the body is resilient and will force you to breathe again and again. Time passes and you’re back […]

To Give or Take a Flower: Life in Prison

To Give or Take a Flower: Life in Prison

The tension was high and the air stale, somehow this all seemed very ritualistic and business as usual, likely because it was. An average height man with shaggy hair and an unkempt face sat still and anxious as the defendant; the room, in agony, awaited the jury’s consensus. Their deliberation: Guilty A sick and gruesome […]