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Outrage Grows over Gang Rape of 4 Year Old Delhi Girl

  Everyday we have a Nirbhaya in Delhi n Nirbhaya Fund is lying unused. Pathetic. — Swati Maliwal (@SwatiJaiHind) October 10, 2015 – Swati Maliwal, chairperson of the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) Her comment comes in light of the rape case in India right now that has devastated the nation; that of a 4 year...

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#KillTheSilence Resource Guide for Survivors of Sexual and Domestic Abuse

WYV RESOURCE GUIDE FOR HELP Here is a list of 24 Hour hotlines, shelters in the Bay Area, local legal services, resources, counseling, education and more. Wear Your Voice. Speak up, Speak out. You are not alone. #KillTheSilence2015 [highlight ] 24 Hour Hot Line[/highlight] A Safe Place 510.536.7233 Alameda County Medical Center | Oakland Consortium on...

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#KillTheSilence2015: Campaign Launch to End Victim Blaming

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPXGiMBH8Ok Wear Your Voice Magazine announces the launch of #KillTheSilence2015, a yearlong campaign to end the stigma sexual assault and domestic violence survivors face when going forward with their story. Victim blaming, also called secondary victimization, exposes survivors to additional trauma after their initial assault, making survivors less likely to come forward with their...

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Processing Victim Blaming and Chrissie Hynde

  I grew up listening to a lot of rock and new wave. My parents were hippies that moved to Los Angeles in the early 80s, on the crest of the new and no wave scene. There was incredibly interesting music happening all around them, and consequentially, all around me as I was a kid....

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De-Program Yourself From Slut Shaming

Slut shaming is one of the deepest internalized prejudices that most people seem to have, regardless of gender. Even with my extremely liberal upbringing and a very conscious effort as an adult to deprogram deep-seated misogyny and macro/microaggressive racism, I still find myself judging other women and my own sexual past harshly at times. We...

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Using Art To End Sex Trafficking and #KillTheSilence

Sex workers  dance for prospective clients in a bar in the red-light district, Pat Pong, Bangkok, Thailand. Image credit: Flickr user Alex Wright via Creative Commons  Two women are making headlines throughout the Bay, using their talents to address human sex trafficking-one of the Bay Area’s largest epidemics. Tracie Collins and Regina Evans, both playwrights, have come...