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The Rescued Women in Cleveland Were Not ‘Sex Slaves’—They Were Raped

Conflating the word “rape” with “sex” demeans sex for all of us, but most especially for survivors of sexual violence.

Conflating the word “rape” with “sex” demeans sex for all of us, but most especially for survivors of sexual violence.

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How Censorship of the Word “Vagina” by the Michigan House of Representatives Is Related to Child Sexual Abuse

By censoring Rep. Lisa Brown’s use of the word “vagina,” lawmakers in Michigan are sending a powerful message to young people that certain things (and body parts) are so shameful adults can’t even hear about them.  It is just this attitude that creates environments where years of abuse – like what is being alleged in the trial of Jerry Sandusky – can go on in silence.

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