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Bystander intervention goes professional: 4 tips for stepping in on the job

Rate this article and enter to winHere’s something most of us know, and the research backs up: Small actions make a big difference, especially when it comes to preventing sexual harassment and assault. If...
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What enthusiastic consent actually looks like—and why you should hold out for it

Rate this article and enter to winWe all make requests every day—asking our friends to join us for lunch, asking our coworkers to switch a shift, asking our housemates not to leave their dirty...
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How you can change the sexual culture on your campus—and why that matters

Rate this article and enter to winWe all want schools and communities without sexual violence, but it can be hard to know where to start. In-the-moment strategies like bystander intervention are powerful tools to...
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What to say when your friend’s been sexually assaulted

Rate this article and enter to winNo one wants to think that our friends, family members, or acquaintances might have been sexually assaulted or abused. Yet statistics suggest that we all know survivors, whether...
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Unseen survivors: When sexual violence goes under the radar

Rate this article and enter to winMany college students experience severe loneliness, anxiety, depression, or chronic illness, or are dealing with past trauma—and most who meet this description would likely not identify as disabled....
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Sexual violence in LGBTQ communities: How we can help prevent it

Rate this article and enter to winGabe Murchisonis senior research manager at Human Rights Campaign, the largest LGBTQ advocacy organization in the US. Murchison’s postgraduate research at Yale University examined sexual assault risk factors...
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Students talk: The social & sexual pressures of being LGBTQ+

 “The name calling has to stop”“I’ve had gay friends tell me that they didn’t want God because they felt God didn’t want them. It is heartbreaking and absolutely unacceptable that we live in a...
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Quiz: What’s your bystander style?

Rate this article and enter to winBystander intervention is about the small things we all do for our loved ones and communities. When we see that someone is experiencing unwanted attention or pressure, we...
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Being stalked? 8 ways to help a friend

Rate this article and enter to winWhat are we talking about when we talk about stalking? The word has become a reference to nosing around each other’s Facebook timelines—or to unhealthy but not persistent...
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The student guide to going out

Rate this article and enter to winGoing to a party? Or throwing one? Party-throwers and party-goers play a vital role in shaping the sexual culture of your community. Party-throwers are the social engineers who...