This was the most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to me in my few years of life. I had been attending the birthday party of a… Read more “NO, you cannot have this Dance”
I would be lying if I didnt say I haven’t been a victim of discrimination against women. This has happened to me quite a bit to me… Read more “It isn’t so innocent anymore”
Domestic violence is not a “crime of passion” but a result of sustained patterns of psychological, sexual, and physical abuse as a means of sustaining power and control in an intimate relationship.
Going to the gynacologist is always a bit uncomfortable for me still. Even though I am almost 30 years old, I remember when I was a naive… Read more “A visit at the gynie’s”
So many pictures of black boys and black men my twelve going on thirteen year old self was overwhelmed; almost more overwhelmed by the mug shots than… Read more “Sugar Blues”
Where Is Your Line? is a campaign by The Line (based in the USA); a movement urging young people everywhere to become more comfortable setting sexual boundaries, encourage verbal consent in sexual situations, and spread the word- that consensual sex is hot sex!
WomenSpeak is all for women speaking up and standing up for themselves in their intimate and romantic relationships. Where is your line?
It was a morning like any other in 2005, except for the fact that on my way to work and as I approached Chacon Street, Port of… Read more “Abuse, molestation, sexual harassment, they haunt.”
Some women do not characterize their sexual victimizations as a crime for a number of reasons (such as embarrassment, not clearly understanding the legal definition of rape, or not wanting to define someone they know who victimized them as a rapist) or because they blame themselves for their sexual assault.
From The Sexual Victimization of College Women (see link or click photo)
Nobody Asks to be raped. Ever!
I was inappropriately touched by a farm worker when I was six. (It was my family’s farm.) I only vaguely remember the incident (including the memory of… Read more “Not My Imagination.”