HOW MTV FAILED 'THE CHALLENGE' CONTESTANT, AMMO HALL

Ammo explains in his You Caring post that the reason he decided to participate in The Challenge was to prove to himself, his ex, and the world no one could tarnish his spirit. But instead of using this as part of his storyline, Ammo’s story was completely ignored. This brings up the question: if large TV networks won’t help, what can we do to change the rape narrative? Ammo and the CDC both encourage sharing the information about interrelationship violence as a way to combat and stop it.

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AN OPEN LETTER TO MY FUTURE CHILDREN

I never want you to have to experience a situation that you are uncomfortable with. Whether it is at a party or in your own home, I never want you to fear that the justice system won’t take you seriously when you need it to be on your side. I hope you never have to see your name spread through the news, or questioned, or as a trend on Twitter. I hope you never experience the cruelty of a society that sides with an attacker over their victim.

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POLITICIAN ROY MOORE JOINS THE EVER-GROWING LIST OF POWERFUL ABUSERS

It seems like it’s becoming more and more common for politicians to be caught up in scandals, and Roy Moore (R-AL) is no exception. According to an article from the Washington Post, a woman spoke out and said that the senatorial candidate “initiated sexual contact” with her when she was 14 - he was in his 30s at the time. 3 other women have also come out saying that they “dated” Moore when they were 16-18 years old. Moore, who denies any allegations, is threatening to sue the Washington Post.

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UNTIMELY JUSTICE: MACDONALD'S DELAYED SENTENCE FOR A INTERNSHIP

We want to believe that the justice system is there to ensure that there are repercussions dealt out to perpetrators of crimes. We hear stories about how, when a sentence is given, the survivors (or their families) feel a sense of closure, but in this case, that closure was held off for reasons that are unfair in the grand scheme. Macdonald got to complete his internship despite being found guilty of sexual assault. Repercussions for him were not immediate, and while the judge claimed that this was a “fork in the road” for Macdonald, that he truly believed Macdonald would not commit sexual assault again, how can that be certain when Macdonald benefitted?

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KEVIN SPACEY: KEEPING THE CONVERSATION ON SEXUAL ASSAULT

In no way should sexuality be used as an excuse or distraction for a sexual assault. In the same statement where Spacey uses the excuse of “being drunk,” he uses the situation to come out to society, therefore changing the conversation as well as linking a homosexual male to pedophilia and sexual assault. Spacey has chosen to manipulate the situation away from Anthony Rapp and the courage it took for him to come forward with the truth, and twisted it around for his own gain, refusing to acknowledge and take responsibility for his actions.

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#ROSEARMY: HOW MCGOWAN IS STANDING UP TO HOLLYWOOD

When I see women like McGowan getting angry and dragging rapists and rape apologists, I’m filled with glee. Call me cynical, but it’s not very often you see these types of people held accountable. McGowan herself said she was blacklisted from Hollywood because she dared to speak up about her rape by Harvey Weinstein. On Twitter, she even stated how she made it clear to Jeff Bezos, the CEO of Amazon, when it happened.

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