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Men, what steps do you take to prevent being sexually assaulted?

This is often the reply, “Nothing. I don’t think about it.” Here is what the majority of women do…DAILY. The following is an excerpt from Michael Feniello. Guys ask why women are so pissed off. Even guys with wives and daughters. Jackson Katz, a prominent social researcher, illustrates why. He’s done it with hundreds of audiences. “I draw a line down the middle of a chalkboard, sketching a male symbol on one side and a female symbol on the other. Then I ask just the men: What steps do you … Continue reading

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RCMP Sgt. Karen Winthrop, women and teens role model

RCMP Sgt. Karen Winthrop “Santa Barbara Secrets” A Novel. Third in the “J” Team Series. RCMP Sgt. Karen Winthrop, sequestered to Canada’s Canadian Security Intelligence Service, CSIS, is investigating stolen radioactive material which brought down an American flight from Minneapolis to LAX. She has just left the White House where she was briefed by the head of the Secret Service and “J” Team Leader Jessica Fukishura. Secret Service Special Agent Jessica Fukishura from Toronto, Ontario Karen texted Tom Hortonn from the airport providing him with her flight number and arrival … Continue reading

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Women, can you defend yourself?

Women. Can you defend yourself against an attack? Would you? The “J” Team series portrays women struggling with violence. The characters share their successes, failures and overcoming fears and apprehensions through emotionally griping dialog and physical skills. The agents’ physical and emotional responses to antagonists draw the reader to the protagonists’ techniques and style used to overcome adversity. Jessica, Rebecca and Elisabeth encourage readers; to leave abusive situations, to change their environment and to accomplish their goals and dreams. Jackson and Jason exemplify supportive colleagues, comfortable with their sexuality/masculinity, exemplifying … Continue reading

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Rape culture unchanged in twenty-six years.

Time magazine cover 1991 “Ms. Koestner has appeared on the cover of “TIME” Magazine, The Oprah Winfrey Show, the NBC Nightly News, CNBC Talk Live, CNN, Larry King Live, Good Morning America, Later Today, Entertainment Tonight and other national television programs. She is the subject of an HBO movie and has lectured at over 1600 schools in North America. Her audiences include the incoming classes at MIT, West Point, the US Naval Academy, Brown University, Amherst College, Williams College, and many other top universities. Her testimony on Capitol Hill was … Continue reading

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“Take Back the Night” or Carry a Big Stick and Strike?

Take Back the Night “If you see something, say something.” (NYPD) “‘Take Back the Night’ is a publicly-funded, no-profit organization that seeks to end sexual violence in all of its forms including sexual assault, sexual abuse, dating violence, and domestic violence.” According to TBTN’s web page www.takebackthenight.org, Anne Pride coined their slogan at an anti-violence rally in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1977. The organization believes that “letting their voices shatter the silence……(will lead) to the end of sexual violence and be a beacon of hope.” TBTN’s mission is to allow women … Continue reading

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