To the Opposition of House Bill 51

I’m a survivor. Not of sexual assault, not of domestic abuse, but of attempts to destroy my future and every aspect of life I hold dear: false allegations of crime. If only I was a victim of something else, because maybe then the people who set their sights on me would not have been allowed to take their shot.…

Soggy knees!

Damseling intensifies over Trump’s failure to venerate women.

Response to two recent stories coming out of the Trump campaign give an interesting look at how egalitarian statements from a candidate can clash with the public’s gynocentrism.…

Handling a wrongful “emergency” restraining order

Updated and reprinted from a Breaking the Glasses post on how to prepare to fight back against a temporary emergency restraining order, also known as civil order of protection, taken out by a vindictive or manipulative ex.

First, and most importantly, seek legal council.…

Justice Department Guidance on Identifying and Preventing Gender Bias in Law Enforcement Response to Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

In December, 2015, the US Department of Justice (DoJ), issued new guidelines to to help law enforcement agencies (LEAs) prevent gender bias in their response to sexual assault and domestic violence. The Justice Department’s Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), the Civil Rights Division and the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) collaborated to produce the guidance.…

Consent, part 1

We constantly hear talk about consent, usually in reference to YES means YES. As most of you reading this probably know YES means YES is terrible standard for consent. We are just in our criticism of it. But if we are to effect positive change in relation to rape & sexual assault we should discuss consent and the different standards of consent.