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Why is no one talking about male sexual abuse?
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Underneath The Shame: My Boyfriend Was Sexually Abused

I sensed M's obsession with the perfect job was less about personal preference and more about an issue burbling underneath the surface. So when he came one evening, I confronted him. "Is there something wrong you're not telling me about? I feel like you're on edge and picking on me and I don't know why." And that's when he told me he had been abused.

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Sen. Barbara Boxer: "It's hard to believe we're having this conversation in 2012."
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Why Are Republicans Attacking The Violence Against Women Act?

Senate Democrats appear to be setting up a fight with the GOP over extending the Violence Against Women Act. Republicans wary about being branded anti-woman object to the inclusion of gays and illegals, and say the Dems are trying to score political points.

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One in five women has been raped in her life, says a new survey.
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5 Shocking New Facts About Rape

A survey that came out yesterday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention presents some haunting statistics about rape, stalking and domestic violence. Over the course of a year, more than 12 million men and women are victims of these crimes, usually committed by an intimate partner, and more than 1 million women report being raped each year.

SlutWalk In Philly And WorldWide: Long Overdue Focus On The Blame
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SlutWalk In Philly And WorldWide: Long Overdue Focus On The Blame

"YOU are going to Walk with the Philly SlutWalkers on August 6th , AND dress in a slutty way?" a very good and savvy friend asked me for the second time --- her voice incredulous. "Yes, I am -- in an age appropriate slutty way," I responded. "What's that?" she continued, still incredulous. "A slinky little black dress, purple boa and long purple gloves." (I had also bought purple sneakers that I did not mention.)

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Could Porn Help Prevent Rape?

The question of whether porn is dangerous or harmless is one that society has had trouble answering for some time. A recent, rather controversial article in Newsweek suggested that men who buy sex, including pornography, are more likely to be criminals, including engage in violent sexual behavior. But the Scientific American says the opposite: porn could actually lower the amount of sexual violence.

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Opinion: Congress Should Stay Out of Students' Sex Lives

Congress has decided that it's time to regulate the college hookup (they must be out of things to do). The Campus Sexual Violence Elimination (SaVE) Act requires schools to intrude into the most intimate aspects of students' lives. In the name of preventing sexual violence, Congress, in their infinite wisdom, has decided to put their noses into everyone's business.