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Bystander intervention goes professional: 4 tips for stepping in on the job

Rate this article and enter to winHere’s something most of us know, and the research backs up: Small actions make a big difference, especially when it comes to preventing sexual harassment and assault. If...
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What enthusiastic consent actually looks like—and why you should hold out for it

Rate this article and enter to winWe all make requests every day—asking our friends to join us for lunch, asking our coworkers to switch a shift, asking our housemates not to leave their dirty...
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How you can change the sexual culture in your community—and why that matters

Rate this article and enter to winWe all want communities without sexual violence, but it can be hard to know where to start. In-the-moment strategies like bystander intervention are powerful tools to make our...
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What to say when your friend’s been sexually assaulted

Rate this article and enter to winNo one wants to think that our friends, family members, or acquaintances might have been sexually assaulted or abused. Yet statistics suggest that we all know survivors, whether...
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Unseen survivors: When sexual violence goes under the radar

Rate this article and enter to winMany college students experience severe loneliness, anxiety, depression, or chronic illness, or are dealing with past trauma—and most who meet this description would likely not identify as disabled....
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Quiz: What’s your bystander style?

Rate this article and enter to winBystander intervention is about the small things we all do for our loved ones and communities. When we see that someone is experiencing unwanted attention or pressure, we...
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Being stalked? 8 ways to help

Rate this article and enter to winWhat are we talking about when we talk about stalking? The word has become a reference to nosing around each other’s Facebook timelines—or to unhealthy but not persistent...
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The student guide to going out

Rate this article and enter to winGoing to an event? Or throwing one? Throwers and goers each play a vital role in shaping the culture of your community. Hosts are the social engineers who...
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How to take back the night in 6 steps

Rate this article and enter to winIf you have ever attended an event designed to raise awareness of sexual assault and abuse, what did you think of it? Did you feel shocked or moved?...
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How to rock your bystander interventions: Be subtle, be safe, be the difference

Rate this article and enter to winBystander intervention is about the small things we all do for our friends, families, and communities. When we see someone being pressured or experiencing unwanted attention, we have...