Despite illusory notions of “law and order,” the criminal justice system has failed to truly help survivors of rape and abuse.
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Street harassment forces women to contend with unwanted male attention, and the orchestration of this attention is significant in women’s daily lives.
The realities of alcoholism often include falling off the wagon, which is both more mundane and absurd than many people realize.
In battling addiction, neuroscience offers a complementary and alternative approach to twelve-step programs.
To cut or not to cut? Circumcision is influenced by cultural forces and religious tradition, especially for secular Jews and Muslims.
After being raped in her dorm by a friend, a young woman reaches out to sexual assault survivors.
More people are talking openly about their depression, but is public perception changing?
In a society of technology-driven isolation, is the key to a more compassionate world simply taking the time to really see one another?
How one woman created her own exposure therapy “bootcamp” for her canine-phobic daughter.
From a tiny village in Ghana to a university in West Virginia, the legacy of violence against women is inescapable.
Many couples who pursue modern polygamist lifestyles find that creating the “perfect family” is more difficult than expected.
What drives young men who commit horrific crimes? It may be a simple lack of basic morality.
In response to Elizabeth Switaj’s piece on forgiveness culture, a story of abuse and survival.
Educators’ focus on language skills marginalizes kids who learn through physical, play-based activities.
Women who can’t nurse — or choose not to — shouldn’t be pressured or judged.
For trauma survivors, there are many paths to healing and moving on. Why demand that survivors forgive their abusers?
Because trauma survivors’ memories are so specific, increasingly used “trigger warnings” are largely ineffective.
Carelessness does not make sexual assault an expected outcome any more than self-protection necessarily prevents it.
Avoiding soy is complicated by its prevalence in processed foods, the food industry, and labeling laws.
In response to Deb Stone’s essay on foster care, former foster child Jaquel Pitts shares his successes.
An elegy for junior high, and how we often barely glimpse the home lives of even our closest friends.
Abused children placed in foster care face challenges greater than those who remain with their families.