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Giving Male Sexual Assault Survivors a Voice

Researchers estimate that one in six men have been sexually assaulted or abused before age 18. So we were gratified to read this weekend’s Washington Post Outlook section, which exposes the persistent double standard for adult male survivors of teen sexual abuse by a female. These survivors are often mocked, doubted, ignored,...

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10 Reasons We’re Excited for 2015

We begin the year with a message of hope: 2014 was the year a new national conversation surrounding sexual assault and domestic violence began, and together we’re working to sustain and gain even more momentum as we head into ‘15. It was hard to select from so many, but here’s...

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Naomi Kyle Empowers Gamers to Say NO MORE

A role model for gamers everywhere, Naomi Kyle grew up gaming in her small Canadian town, Ste-Agathe-Des-Monts. Today, the twenty-something inspires gamers as host of the award-winning news show The Daily Fix on IGN Entertainment, where she covers games, tech, and entertainment. Naomi talked to NO MORE about why she supports our...

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Eight Holiday Tips from a Domestic Violence Survivor

Before there was The Brady Bunch or 19 Kids and Counting, there was Yours, Mine, and Ours. The 1968 movie starring Lucille Ball and Henry Fonda portrayed a real-life, blended family with 20 children. (It was remade in 2005 with Dennis Quaid.) Tom North was the 11th child. Although his life...

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Let’s Focus on Respecting Survivors

One in two women and one in five men have experienced sexual violence in their lives. In the current journalistic climate of he-said, she-said—with Bill Cosby and now the UVA student “Jackie” accused of fabricating details of her gang rape featured in Rolling Stone—it’s essential to keep the focus on those...

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VIDEO: A Man’s Responsibility to Combat Rape Culture

He’s been called part Cormac McCarthy, part Woody Guthrie, and part Public Enemy. Minneapolis hip-hop activist Kyle “Guante” Tran Myhre tackles rape culture in his poem “Action.” Listen to his words and ask yourself: Why is it so tempting to stay silent? What obligation does each of us have to speak...

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Carine McCandless and the Hidden Story Behind “Into the Wild”

​Jon Krakauer’s bestselling book Into the Wild immortalized Chris McCandless, the popular, affluent young man who abandoned his possessions, trekked across the country, vanished into the Alaskan wilderness for reasons apparently unknown, and was found starved to death in 1992. His story of wanderlust and reinvention struck a chord with...

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Why They Weren’t Believed

America’s Dad is having a very bad week. A few days ago, Barbara Bowman wrote a personal essay in The Washington Post chronicling how Bill Cosby drugged and raped her 30 years ago. The story went viral and inspired several others to echo her experiences. Not so when the teenager spoke...

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Meet Beverly Gooden, The Woman Behind #WhyIStayed

It all started with a simple hashtag. Thirty-one-year-old Bev Gooden, a human resources manager on the East Coast, was tired of people criticizing Janay Rice for defending Ray Rice after video surfaced of him assaulting her in an elevator. Bev was a domestic violence survivor herself. She knew how hard...

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Abusive Relationships Can Affect Your Long-Term Health

One in three women experience violence from their partners in a lifetime. And the pain spreads far deeper and longer than the moment of impact — the punch, the slap, the kick. Living with an abuser can cause long-term chronic illnesses, too. Survivors of intimate partner violence are 70% more...

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