New SAAM Products NSVRC has a new online store, and it’s stocked with products for Sexual Assault Awareness Month and beyond.

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Just Rural logoEver since I was a Children’s Advocate at a local sexual assault program (SAP), I’ve been hearing about the drama that exists between us and them. I didn’t understand it very well at first, because we had a great thing going with our local Child Advocacy Center (CAC).
 

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Super Bowl XLVIII is fading off into the distance, the last bit of confetti has been scraped off the field, and the hats and jerseys tucked away until next year. Some may go into hiding until August where they will wait impatiently for preseason. However, some may use this time to turn their need for sports watching else ware.

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Like many others, I spent a good chunk of my Sunday evening eating really good food and tuning in to my first football game of the season. After very scientifically using my baby’s preference for one of two toys set out in front of her on the living room floor to pick my team, I happily cheered for this year’s champions. Go Seattle! Also like many others, I settled in to consume some very expensive media. For your reading pleasure, I now offer my feminist recap of commercials from Super Bowl Weekend.

#DidntMaketheCut but #MadeMyCut

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Did you know February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month? During a month devoted to love, it’s a great opportunity to focus on healthy relationships, especially for young people. Let's explore relevant tools for parents and teens, including SAAM 2014 materials that focus on teens and healthy sexuality. 

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I just don’t know what to think about the Grammys, Macklemore, and cultural appropriation. Every time I try to get it all down, I end up changing my mind about something. Each article I read, tweet I consider, and song I enjoy, my heart is turned in a new direction.

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shovel with dirtLast week, I was happy to see the release of the new report from the White House Council on Women and Girls, Rape and Sexual Assault: A Renewed Call to Action.  I, like man

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Library ComputerSo, now that you’ve been introduced and hopefully become inspired by the last post introducing the NSVRC library, I was hoping to take you on a tour of what you might find within the

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Picture of youth with text banner: SAAM 2014: Healthy sexuality and young peopleApril is just a few months away, and I’m very excited to share that SAAM 2014 materials are here!

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A friend recently shared an article and asked me to blog about it. Here we go!

The article, titled, “10 Celebrities Who Say They Aren't Feminists,” shared pictures and quotes of celebrities like Lady Gaga, Madonna, and Susan Sarandon who have all given statements about their choice not to identify as feminist. Susan Sarandon, an actress I really enjoy watching, was quoted:

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