An Industry Update: First Quarter

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The first quarter of 2018 has passed quickly, and with it came quite a few incredible steps to fight trafficking. Similarly, the support for sexual assault and rape survivors has increasingly gained traction as more people continue to come forward to tell their stories. In early April, the site most known for its facilitation of …

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Please [DON’T] Stand By

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We need to talk. There's a certain human tendency that is allowing people to continually prey on the vulnerable and exploit them in every way. It's subtle, and it's so often subconscious that we rarely consider the tremendous impact it can have. Picture this: You're walking down the road and see a man lying on …

It All Adds Up: The Relationship Between Pornography and Sexual Assault

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The culture we live in today is one where people are encouraged to express themselves freely — in their art, their work, and their thoughts. This translates pretty quickly into the individual sexuality of us all. However, a dilemma exists — though personal freedom becomes more available, we see what seems like every day, a …

Loverboy

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He's handsome. He's charming. He's everything you never even dreamed you could have. He buys you nice things and cares for you in ways nobody else ever has. He pays a lot of attention to you, and it may be a little overbearing at times but he cares and that's what matters. He's a little …

The Effect of Porn on Our Relationships

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Everyone watches it. It's normal. It's not hurting anyone. Let's be real. When it comes to our relationships there may be nothing more destructive than the porn industry. Between unrealistic expectations, normalizing the objectification of women, and insinuating that men are nothing more than sexual predators, porn is rapidly killing the humanity that is necessary …

Identity Crisis

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I recently overheard a conversation between two young girls (about 12 or 13) in Target. They were pointing out all the things they loved and hated about whatever celebrity was on the front of a certain magazine, and occasionally they threw in a side note about the things that magazine suggested you can do to …