ACA REPEAL: WHERE DO SURVIVORS STAND?

To our elected representatives: the well-being of millions of survivors is not some damn political football. Our president may not understand the impact that sexual harassment and assault has on communities, or the vital role that health care plays in our recovery. But we ask you not to turn your backs on victims. It might mean reaching across the aisle. It might mean sitting down and spending significant amounts of time crafting new policy. It might even mean listening to the needs of the survivors. Despite those challenges, protecting our pathway to healing, safety, and well-being is worth it. We are worth it.

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5 PEOPLE DISCUSS THEIR EXPERIENCE OF BEING SLUT-SHAMED

Slut-shaming can make a judge sympathize with a rapist and wreak havoc on one’s mental health. As women, our personal lifestyle choices should not be used as ammo against us. Our bodies are not to be sexualized by men to make themselves feel better for their intolerable crimes against us. Our voices are not to be silenced because we had sex, wore a skirt, or any other reason people come up with to guilt us for our own tragedies. With this in mind, I asked five people to share their personal experiences with slut-shaming.

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