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It’s time to stop victim blaming

***trigger warning (sexual assault, domestic violence, abuse, rape) We live in a society that constantly blames victims. This culture of blame repeatedly silences women and is a contributing factor as to why so many victims refuse to speak out.  Abused? What did you do to provoke your significant other? Assaulted or raped? Were you drinking? […]

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Our Heroes are Victims

When you think of nurses, you probably think of intelligent, brave, and selfless people who are on the frontline risking their lives to save others. Even though more men are entering the nursing profession, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 89% of nurses are female. But what if I told you that these […]

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NEWS ROUND UP!

Read on to see what events you should be up-to-date on. News that’s free of commercials or pesky weather updates! IN HARRISONBURG: Refusal of COVID-19 Vaccine for Harrisonburg Minister In early February, Christina Rivera, a Latina senior lead at the Church of the Larger Fellowship was denied a vaccination for Covid-19 by Sentara Hospital after […]

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Schools need better sex ed.

Were any of you all taught about sexual harassment or assault in your sex education classes? Because I was not. This may sound stupid, but in turn I grew up not knowing when I was being sexually harassed and even assaulted. With the statistic being that one in five women will be sexually assaulted in […]

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#MeToo in Blue: Ending the Myth of the Sexual Violence Political Divide

The headline in Politico stated: “Franken scandal haunts Gillibrand’s 2020 chances.”  The more I read, the more the nuanced irony set in—a female politician blamed for a party’s struggles.  Because she spoke out against a male colleague credibly accused of sexual harassment by a multitude of women.  Because she spoke.  Senator Kirsten Gillibrand lost the […]

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