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Sexual Abuse

Sexual abuse is a serious problem, both in North America and all around the world. Read the blog post from Jim Burns of HomeWord here.

I Was Sold On Backpage.com: The Story Of Jane Doe

Backpage has been shut down in a collaborative effort between the FBI and other government agencies. However, to give this victory meaning we need to understand how child sex trafficking impacts all of us. Read the article here.

Fifty Shades Of Abuse: 5 Lies Every Girl Needs To Recognize And Reject

Normalize the exploitation of women, rake in the money, and ignore the social consequence! It’s a pattern that’s been used by the porn industry since Playboy was first introduced. Read the entire article here.

Talking To Your Young Athletes About Sex Abuse

With abuse occurring at such an alarming rate, parents must remain vigilant, educating themselves and their children about the danger signs. Read the article here.

What Teen Sexting Reveals About Women And Sexual Coercion

Many girls feel pressured to comply with requests to send naked photos of themselves to boys who demand them. Read the article here.

For Some With Intellectual Disabilities, Ending Abuse Starts With Sex Ed

In the sex education class for adults with intellectual disabilities, the material is not watered down. Read the article here.

5 Ways You Can Help Fight Human Sex Trafficking In Your Daily Life

While there are plenty of awesome organizations around the world fighting sex trafficking, from governmental agencies to non-profits, it’s easy to wonder, “What can I do?” Read the article here.

Posters Promising ‘Jobs’ Used To Lure Teens Into Human Trafficking

A St. Louis group that shelters homeless and at-risk teens is warning the public about a new human trafficking recruitment tool appearing in the city. Read the article here.

Same-Sex Attraction And Me

Tammy Perlmutter shares her experience in this blog post from Harvest USA. Read it here.

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.

Sex Abuse Linked to Early Puberty

Numerous studies have linked maltreatment to negative psychological developments in kids, but the latest research published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, reveals that abuse may also affect physical growth and sexual development.

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Teens Who Have Casual Sex ‘Are More Likely To Sexually Harass Others’

At least half of middle and high schoolers have experienced some form of harassment. Read the article here.

Abuse Among Dating Teens Is Tough To Detect, Adults Warned

Teenage abuse and assault victims tend to be less likely than adults to ask for help, said Annette Scott, director of advocacy at S.A.F.E House in Henderson. 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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Some Poor U.S. Teens Trade Sex For Food Because They’re So Desperate For A Meal

A new report on U.S. teens who don’t get enough to eat finds that, in the most extreme cases, youths may engage in sex with older, wealthy adults in exchange for food.

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Nudity and Social Media Harm Girls

Celebrities routinely appear in compromising and salacious photos, and the tabloid press rewards them with adoring attention. Read the article here.

Online Pornography Warping Adolescent Brains

Addiction, unhealthy relationships and rising levels of sexual abuse in youth is the reality of easy access to pornographic material. Read the full article here.

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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Websites Connect College Students With ‘Sugar Daddies’ Willing To Pay The Bills

Some students say it allows them to get education without the crushing debt, critics say the arrangements smack of prostitution and could be unsafe, others argue that it takes advantage of women in vulnerable situations.

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