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People Like Me Might Be The Reason Bill Cosby Is A Free Man

I've never met him, but I still feel like I know him. Bill Cosby may be a rapist. This is something that I am unable to comprehend. Or rather, I don't want to comprehend. I don't want to know it…

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Why Rape Victim Emma Sulkowicz Is Our Hero

No one should ever have to be afraid of speaking up. "There's a reason survivors choose not to go to the police, and that's because they're treated as the criminals ... The rapists are innocent until…

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This Kills More People than AIDS or Tuberculosis

April raises awareness for both Alcohol and Domestic Violence. Unfortunately, there is a great need for more awareness of both. My patients in and around menopause commonly discuss issues related to a…

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How One Doctor Is Giving a Voice to Victims of Rape

Bulbul Bahuguna, M.D., is a Chicago-based psychiatrist and author who has specialized in helping victims of sexual abuse for the past 22 years. She is giving a voice to the many silent victims …

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Myths & Facts About Getting Pregnant

We got so many questions about pregnancy scares in the comments of the original “Um, can I get pregnant if…?” that we decided it was time for part two. Last time we talked about specific sex acts that…

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Girl Gang-Raped in School, NY Police Do Nothing

I read a tragic story today about a 15-year-old girl who was gang-raped in her school, under her desk while one of the perpetrators smashed her head against the ground to stop her from getting away.  …

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Politics, Schmolitics

By: Melanie Bates I’m about to admit something very un-American. I hate politics. I suck at politics. I don’t understand politics. I think this began when I was five and I stood in the …

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How NOT To Pick Up A Woman

My 11-year-old nephew Zay got stood up by a 21 year old guy who was supposed to take him out on a jet ski on the lake at my mother’s house, where I was visiting with my daughter. Zay was so heartbroke…

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Jerry Sandusky & Sexual Abuse

By Mallika Chopra I was on a panel last year with four amazing women -- women who were entrepreneurs, leaders, change makers for good in their communities. I was in awe of each one as they spoke ab…

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22 Ways to Stop Violence Against Women

1. “No” means No. Not “maybe.” Not “I’m just playing hard to get.” Not “later.” Not anything but NO. This isn’t rocket science so I’m not sure why so many men aren’t getting the message. Start listeni…

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