News | Topic: Rape

Teens Invent ‘Smart Straw’ To Combat Date Rape

Three teenagers have developed a “Smart Straw,” which detects common date rape drugs in drinks. Read the article here.

What You Need to Know About the ‘Red Zone,’ When Campus Sexual Assaults Spike

The “red zone” is a period from the beginning of fall semester to about Thanksgiving break when sexual assaults on U.S. college campuses seem to spike. Although every student, regardless of age or gender, is at risk, freshman females are the most vulnerable.

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A Hostile System? How Colleges are Responding to Campus Sexual Assaults

As college students cope with concerns about grades and fitting in, they are also confronting one of the most painful issues playing out on their campuses every day — sexual assault.

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Rape Culture and Hookup Culture Are Two Sides of the Same Coin

The ideology of the hookup culture sets everyone up to be a victim by luring students into the vast expanse of sexual gray area, then telling them it’s black and white.

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Drink Spiking a Problem on U.S. Campuses

Drink spiking may be prevalent on U.S. college campuses, and women are at much greater risk than men, new research finds.

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What Victims Of Sexual Abuse Need to Hear From Christians

Dan Allender, in an article for Relevant Magazine explains that “the harm of sexual abuse was done in relationship, and it is only through relationship that victims regain the vision to live in freedom.” Read the full article here.

Teenager Accused of Using App to Livestream Her Friend Being Raped

An Ohio teenager has been accused of livestreaming the alleged rape of her 17-year-old friend using the social media app Periscope. Read the article here.

Virginia Looks To Bar 12-Year-Olds From Marrying

Although laws in Virginia state the minimum age to wed is 16, the fine print reveals a more disturbing picture: Much younger kids may be able to marry with parental permission and if the girl is pregnant, leading to extreme cases in which youngsters not even in their teens have been granted marriage licenses. Read the article here.

Sexual Violence Isn’t Just A College Problem. It Happens In K-12 Schools, Too.

Sexual assault has become a dominant topic on the nation’s college campuses in recent years, but it has largely remained a hidden issue in elementary, middle and high schools, where parents assume their children are supervised and safe.

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Teens, Sex And Trouble

It’s terrific that athletes and celebrities are doing their part to educate teens about the issue of sexual violence. There are others, however, that also have the attention of teens, but that are not helping the situation.

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What A Massive Sexual Assault Survey Found at 27 Top U.S. Universities

The Association of American Universities on Monday released the overall results of a survey that asked students at 27 universities about their experiences with sexual assault and sexual misconduct, drawing responses from more than 150,000 students.

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1 in 4 College Women Report Unwanted Sexual Contact, New Survey Says

A quarter of undergraduate women surveyed at more than two dozen universities say they experienced unwanted sexual contact sometime during college.

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Old Dominion University’s Sigma Nu Frat Suspended During Probe Into Sexually Suggestive Signs

Crass, sexually suggestive banners “welcoming” freshmen women to a Virginia college last week have sparked outrage and led to the suspension of at least one of the school’s fraternities.

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Rape Is Common Among Female College Freshmen, Study Shows

A new study of first-year women at a large private university in the Northeastern U.S. reveals that many freshman women have suffered some form of rape.

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1 in 3 Teen Boys Sexually Assaulted Tries Suicide, Study Finds

Among healthy-weight boys, 3.5 percent of those with no history of sexual assault attempted suicide within the past year, compared with more than 33 percent of those who had been sexually assaulted, the investigators found.

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