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Big Sis Advice: People We Love Hurt Us

Big Sis Advice: People We Love Hurt Us

Kimiya Factory

October 23, 2019

This part is tricky — the part of changing rape culture that means understanding that the people we trust can sometimes hurt us. In honor of October being Domestic Violence Awareness Month, I want this week’s column to speak the truth. Violence can easily feel, look and sound like love; how do I...

Seeing the Signs: When to leave an abusive relationship

Seeing the Signs: When to leave an abusive relationship

Gaige Davila

March 30, 2018

One hundred forty-six women in Texas were killed by a former or current partner in 2016. One in three Texans will face domestic abuse in their lifetimes. Bexar County is the fourth deadliest county for domestic violence, according to the Texas Council on Family Violence. With those statistics in mind,...

Why can’t we all just be decent?

Why can’t we all just be decent?

Justice Lovin

November 15, 2017

In the past month, news cycles have taken a break from presidential politics to present distressing reports on gun violence. The focus is on mass shootings, and the widespread sexual assault and harassment (mainly, but not entirely) of women and other marginalized people. For different reasons, both ar...

Sexual harassment uses social media for scope

Sexual harassment uses social media for scope

Enrique Bonilla

October 25, 2017

Victims of sexual misconduct tweet to identify magnitude   According to RAINN, America’s largest anti-sexual violence organization, every 98 seconds an American is sexually assaulted. Sexual assault affects millions of people across the entire spectrum of socioeconomic and ethnic classes. In ...