Monthly Archives: August 2015

August 30

Before and After: A Life Shaped by Abuse

I started therapy in 2012 for…well, for a lot of things. For those of you new to the blog (welcome!), please feel free to peruse the site for the backstory. The major turning point in my ability, or rather lack of ability, to function was my rape as a 17-year-old. In order to determine the […]

August 28

My first take your child to work day, and why I side with Target on gender labels

In 1992, Bill, Hillary, Al, and Tipper were hot on the presidential campaign trail, and I was gearing up for my very first take-your-child-to-work day. My mom worked as a social worker in a school for kids with behavioral and learning problems, and I couldn’t wait to see what she did at work. I was […]

August 21

My Very First Cat-Call

I remember the very first time I was cat-called like it was yesterday.   My friend opened up her swimming pool for the season, and I went along with some other friends to swim. I didn’t really like swimming—I hated my body, and I hated the feeling of being surrounded by water. I didn’t even […]

August 13

Should campus rapists remain in the university system?

Part 1 of this blog stemmed from an article interviewing, Hanna Stotland, a college admissions consultant and lawyer who “gets students accused of rape back into school.”   When questioned about campus sexual assault, people tend to fall into two camps regarding their opinion of perpetrators: either they’re monsters who can never be redeemed and […]

August 01

Who are campus rapists and what should we do with them?

Part 1 of 2.   In the past two weeks, the media has focused a flood of attention on the perpetrators of sexual misconduct on college campuses. Who are these people? Why do they assault? What happens to them if they get caught? A long-held belief is that most sexual assailants are repeat-offenders—that a vast […]