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We All Know Rape Is Bad. So Why Aren't We All Saying What This Guy Says?

Let's get something out of the way up front: Sexual violence is not gender-specific. Men are victims of rape and sexual assault too — occasionally perpetrated by women but usually perpetrated by other men, especially in conflict zones and wartime. To end the stigma surrounding male rape victims, and all rape victims, we need to be able to talk openly, allow safe conversations, and do what we can to take the shame from victims and place it on the rapists, where it belongs.

We All Know Rape Is Bad. So Why Aren't We All Saying What This Guy Says?
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Eviction seemed imminent for Dasha Kelly, 32, and her three young daughters Sharron, 8; Kia, 6; and Imani, 5, on Monday. The eviction moratorium expired over the weekend and it looked like there was no way for them to avoid becoming homeless.

The former Las Vegas card dealer lost her job due to casino closures during the pandemic and needed $2,000 to cover her back rent. The mother of three couldn't bear the thought of being put out of her apartment with three children in the scorching Nevada desert.

"I had no idea what we were going to do," Kelly said, according to KOAT.

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