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So far Carolyn Sheltraw has created 13 blog entries.

‘Death by a thousand cuts’: How minor incidents of harassment create toxic environments for women

Sexually charged work environments like the entertainment industry has long made toxicity the norm. Whether you have been a victim of a sexual assault or the victim of repeated verbal harassment, the overall effect can be very similar: emotionally scarring.

What Romeo and Juliet Laws Mean for Teens

While minors may be able to lawfully engage in consensual sexual activity depending on the laws of their state, such is not the case when one of the participants is 18, and therefor considered an adult. Romeo and Juliet laws, which were named after the fictionalized young teenager lovers, are intended to provide some protection [...]

Author Examines Coercive Control as Form of Abuse in Relationships

Dr. Lisa Fontes, author of Invisible Chains, discusses Coercive Control which is form of dating violence that is often hard to see from the outside. Coercive Control occurs when a partner uses threats, isolation, manipulation and verbal abuse to maintain power and control over a partner. Read More

How 4 teens took on bullying — and won

Four women who had previously been bullying victims in high school share how they turned the tables on bullying. Each woman empowered herself by taking on the bullying epidemic with positive resources and resolutions for other bullying victims.

Set Up Two-Factor Authentication for Your Accounts Using Authy & Other 2FA Apps

Do you want extra protection on your phone when passwords just don't seem to be doing enough? Find out how you can install a 2FA (2 factor authentication) App to further protect your phone from hackers.

Karamo Brown reveals he’s been sexually harassed by women

Gay actor Karamo Brown relays his experiences with being sexually harassed by heterosexual women. He also shares his response in bringing unwanted and inappropriate advances to a halt. Read More

SEXTORTION

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children's Cyber Tipline sites extortion as the fastest growing trend in child sexual extortion. Sextortion involves online coercion and blackmail to acquire sexual content from children. Find out where, how, when and why sextortion is occurring. Read More

Sex & Consent: It’s Time To Go Beyond The Rules

Jaclyn Friedman was groundbreaking when her book Yes Means Yes redefined the rules and verbiage of sexual consent. However, it is time to delve deeper into the subject. Consent is not the green light for having sex, but rather is the ongoing conversation between partners that continues throughout a sexual interaction.

Parents of victim of deadly domestic violence unveil new facet of their mission

Having been murdered by a gunshot would by her then boyfriend, Breanna Moore was a victim of teen dating violence. With the introduction of Bree's Law and a new poster, Bree's surviving family is hoping to provide education and information on what to do if a loved one falls victim to teen dating violence.

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