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Surviving Justice: Realities of Reporting Rape

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Lauren of MeTooManyVoices and I discuss all kinds of things re: healing. Join us for a chat about our thoughts on forgiveness,  righteous anger, and a phrase that personally makes me want to vomit: 'Hurt people hurt people'. Like, unless you're
Zahada and Krithi  joined me to discuss their powerful perspectives on sexual assault in the Peace Corps, experiences of BIPOC with Peace Corps and generally in society, and more.  Follow them on social media: Zahada is on Instagram at Onediasp
Imagine being raped, the rapist agreeing to a plea deal and getting convicted, and then a judge "misfiling" some paperwork so that all that trauma only led to a rapist going free without a trace. Taelor tells the story of how this exact scenari
Abigail from NC shares her activism as a secondary survivor and gives us all hope for the future. Learn about BLOOM365 and other amazing local and national organizations from a youth leader! Celebrate Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month
Let's do a rape trial without using or defining the word "rape"! Sounds fair, right? Aarefah and her sister, Sayedah, are back for episode 2 of Aarefah's reporting and legal system experience. Clearly, it was amazing! Nothing sets up a fair and
Part 1 of 2: Aarefah and her sister Sayedah share their experiences with sexual harassment, discrimination based on race and religion, and Aarefah's sexual assault. Their stories exemplify how survivors are failed every step of the way while re
Kyle Richard stopped a sexual assault in progress and got shot two times for confronting the perpetrator. Now the former SUNY Cortland football player is dedicating his life to ending sexual violence and speaking out about gun violence. He has
Vasha joins me today to talk about 'I May Destroy You', the series that wins all of the Golden Globes in our hearts. Michaela Coel's incredible series depicting the aftermath of surviving a drug-facilitated sexual assault in groundbreaking and
Welcome to Season 3: Follow Up! This first episode gives a basic overview of what restorative justice is within the context of sexual violence. I'll go over the basics, some common misconceptions, and some questions asked by listeners about who
M. Colleen McDaniel discusses her research on perpetrators of sexual violence, because you can't really stop rape without addressing the root cause: rapists. Learn about the Social Norms Approach, causal factors to perpetration, and a ton of in
Mike Domitrz discusses his sexual violence prevention work that details consent, respect, awareness and education. We talk about being a secondary survivor and the impact that sexual violence has on families and communities of survivors. He als
Basketball coach Kip Ioane of Willamette University joins this week to talk about Teams of Men, his business with curriculum for athletes. Teams of Men is a curriculum made for male athletes to challenge long-held stereotypes and beliefs that u
Brenda Tracy, RN, activist, speaker, and survivor joins for a talk about a lot of things! Hear her story, hear about her national Set The Expectation Campaign, why the Tracy Rule should be implemented everywhere, thoughts of restorative justice
Welcome to Season 2! This season is different in tone and topic, focusing on sexual violence prevention, education, and awareness. The introductory episode will talk about future guests and will give an overview of what the current research is
Hear from multiple experts on how willful negligence from police to prosecutors and beyond has allowed sexual violence to persist. This is an issue of complete systemic failure. This episode is a recap on systemic failures and the people who fu
*Not a normal episode.* This is an uncertain time for everyone, but for survivors of sexual violence in the middle of their cases or in the middle of their healing, the world coming to a halt and being self-isolated can bring up all kinds of fe
Amy Morgan, MSC talks about trauma, healing, and post-traumatic growth with a great deal of wisdom. If you have questions about what healing truly is and what concrete steps you can take to start to heal, even with ongoing trauma, she has some
What are the long-term impacts/harm of both experiencing and reporting sexual assault? Dr. Rebecca Campbell walks us through the academic side, while Charlotte and Venus from the #girlslikeus podcast humanize what those impacts look like in eve
Learn about advocates and the different kinds- crisis advocates, community-based advocates, system-based advocates, as well as state sexual violence coalitions and rape crisis centers. Joined by Tasha Menaker, PhD, co-CEO of ACESDV to explain a
How are campus sexual assault investigations deficient? Is there enough time in a day to answer that question? Learn about extended investigations designed to wear students down, the many ways that investigators fail to properly investigate, th
Sexual assault on college campuses is a pervasive problem. In part 1 of this 2-parter, learn about Title IX, the Clery Act, and how the reporting process is supposed to work. We cover student-student assault, faculty-student assault, and other
The backlog is a decades-long police failure that they are now unjustly taking credit for fixing. DNA only counts when it is tied to other DNA found in CODIS after years of not arresting rapists, apparently. Victims voices are never enough unle
What happens during a Sexual Assault Examination to collect and preserve evidence? How much control does a victim have over what happens- from contacting the police to giving blood samples? According to published best practices: all of it. Dr.
We already talked about trauma and survival instincts in the moment of the assault, but what happens to the brain in the days and weeks after the assault, and long-term? In what ways might it change a person short- and long-term? How does being
What factors go into the decisions that prosecutors make about whether or not to try sexual assault cases? Less than 1% of sexual assaults are tried nationally each year. Hear all of the excuses about why that is.Support the show (https://www.p
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