Tag: Sexual Assault

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The Fragility of Hope: Resisting a Culture of Sexual Violence

It begins when I hear a new story of sexual violence. I become angry; I join the outcry of other advocates. I listen to administrative grandstanding, I want to believe in the promises made. I […]

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The Casings of Our Hearts: Talking Honestly and Angrily about Campus Sexual Assault

By Bridget O’Brien

I am a human adult, living in the United States, with female and male friends and loved ones. One in six US women and one in 33 US men is a survivor of rape or attempted rape.

I am a resident minister, living and working in a women’s undergraduate residence hall. One in five female college students has been sexually assaulted during their undergraduate years.