Part 11, Blood craving

Hey faithful readers! The contents of this post has been removed because of recently signing a contract with a publisher :) Thank you so much for the support everyone!!! Stay tuned for more details. <3-River Rei Hayden"The night is long that never finds the day." - Shakespeare...more

EMDR, a treatment for sexual assault

EMDR, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing is a treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.  It has been used effectively for veterans coming back from war and for others who have experienced trauma, including survivors of childhood sexual abuse and sexual assault at any age. It is a process that stimulates opposite sides of the brain (my therapist tapped alternately on my right and left knees), and breaks up the neural pathways that go from the trigger to the reliving of the trauma....more

Real Life Law & Order: 400,000 Unprocessed Rape Kits in the US

Across the United States, hundreds of thousands of rape kits are still sitting on shelves unprocessed, years after the crimes are reported. In 2009, 11,304 of these kits -- with some dating back to the 80s -- were found sitting in a Detroit police storage facility. ...more
I only recently became fully aware of this form of social media. I hope in my time lapse that ...more

Iconic Sexual Assault

Many moons ago, Crates and Ribbons posted a blog about the iconic Kissing Sailor photograph. It was a fairly simple message: now that people know the kiss was nonconsensual, shouldn’t that be mentioned in articles about the kiss rather than let it continue to be mythologized as exuberant romance? This simple message caused people to lose their collective shit. ...more
Rawr!  Such an important post, thank you for sharing.more

Occidental College Faculty Vote "No Confidence" in High Level Administrators

At about 1:00 Monday, a quorum of the Occidental Faculty overwhelmingly voted No Confidence in the campus attorney, Carl Botterud, and the Dean of Students, Barbara Avery. I was among the faculty in attendance....more

Federal Complaints Say Occidental College Failed to Protect Students from Sexual Assault

A group of Occidental College students and faculty are turning to outside forces to impel their college to reform its policy and process for addressing sexual assault. ...more
I'd guess the problem runs deeper in terms of attitude. We've seen things like Steubenville (and ...more

Sexual Assault and Social Media: What You Need to Tell Your Kids

That social media and sex are intertwined is no surprise....more

Sexual Assault Watch-Texas Lege

(previously published on juliegillis.comTexas State Rep. Dawnna Dukes has sponsored a bill to create a statewide task force to learn how to better respond to sexual assaults on campuses across the state.The Daily Texan presented testimony of a Texas Tech student as she spoke about her assault at at Fraternity Party which involved GHB and rape as initiation rites for members.It's harrowing and horrible....more

Sexual Attack: Not Just Pretty Girls

There has been much talk about rape, and with good reason: It happens, sadly, with dizzying frequency, in all kinds of circumstances and to all kinds of people. It's difficult to talk about, and it's certainly difficult to live through, but there's more to the conversation of rape than simply the four-letter word itself. I'm not sure whether I'm one of the lucky ones (i.e....more
Your post really moved me. I absolutely agree that your sexual assault was trauma. You went ...more

Fight Back- Against Sexual Assault

Last Sunday I posted about how we had a scare when we thought someone tried to break into our house.Luckily it was our drunk neighbor. ...more