The Age of Consent

The Age of Consent

The age of consent varies by state, but in California, the age of legal consent is 18. This means that legally, people 17 years old or younger cannot consent to sexual acts. Generally speaking, law enforcement does not investigate sexual acts between consenting...

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Black History Month and Sexual Violence

Black History Month and Sexual Violence

From our friends at CalCASA: "The history of the rape crisis movement in the United States is also a history of the struggle of African American women against racism and sexism. During slavery, the rape of enslaved women by white men was common and legal. After...

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Sex Work vs. Sexual Exploitation

Sex Work vs. Sexual Exploitation

Sex work and human trafficking cannot and should not be conflated. Sex work can involve sex and physical touching, webcam or phone sex, dancing, and many other consensual, sexual activities. The line between sex work and sexual exploitation is that line we love to...

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LGTBQ Sexual Assault Survivors

LGTBQ Sexual Assault Survivors

Sexual violence affects every demographic and every community – including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, lesbian, gay and bisexual people experience sexual violence...

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What Is Stalking? How To Identify And Respond.

What Is Stalking? How To Identify And Respond.

You are being stalked when a person repeatedly watches, follows or harasses you, making you feel afraid or unsafe. A stalker can be someone you know, a current or past boyfriend or girlfriend, or even a stranger. Stalkers may engage in a variety of...

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