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Porn: The Gateway Drug to Sexual Violence

Pornography: The Gateway Drug to Sexual Violence I have been disturbed by recent research that links repeated viewing of pornography to sexual violence and assault. While I am concerned about these studies, I am not surprised by them. I know this can be a sensitive subject, but I want to face it head on. I…

sexual assault its on us

Sexual Assault – It’s On Us

It’s time to do something One in five college women will be sexually assaulted this year unless something changes. And it’s not just females, one in 16 guys will be sexually assaulted while in college as well. (National Sexual Violence Research Center) This is no joke For too long we have not done enough to…

Jade

Sexual Assault

I was raped while taking the garbage out, right outside of my own house. I never saw who, but I’m hoping he will be caught soon.  I came to TheHopeLine because I was feeling alone and overwhelmed with everything.  Despite the support from my family and friends, I felt like I needed more. So we…

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#PTSD What is it and do I have it?

Have you ever wondered, “What is PTSD?” And maybe you have asked yourself, “Do I have it?” On my radio show I so often hear these types of statements: “I keep re-living the time I was raped.” “I don’t feel anything anymore, I have no emotions. I’m just numb after all the abuse I went…

Tips to protect yourself from Sexual Assault

Sexual Assault: 15 Tips to Protect Yourself

Let me be real clear from the beginning of this post if you have been sexually assaulted, IT IS NOT YOUR FAULT.  PERIOD.  No matter what you did or did not do the choice was 100% the decision of the perpetrator.  They could have chosen to not violate you, but they did not make that…