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How Organizations Can Put an End to Sexual Harassment

Nothing’s foolproof, but there are research-proven changes companies could make. To start with, having more women employees, particularly in leadership roles, can reduce the incidence of harassment. Why? It’s not that women are somehow themselves preventing the behavior—in fact women too can be perpetrators—but that male-dominated organizations are more likely to have cultures characterized by aggressive …

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How Neuroscience Can Help Explain The Irregularities In A Survivor’s Story

Why are victims of sexual assault so often not believed? A large percentage of the disbelief may be linked to the behavioural patterns of victims themselves, which can vary widely from case to case and often include behaviours of which the average police officer or caregiver would be skeptical. To understand these patterns, it is …

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Sexual Revictimization: Repeat Assault On Victims Of Sexual Violence

One of the saddest legacies of repeat sexual violence is that survivors often feel that if it’s happened so often, they must somehow deserve it. Unfortunately, we live in a society that often agrees. While it is important not to subscribe to stereotypes that a certain “type” of people are repeatedly raped, according to research, the …

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Can Men End Sexual Violence? On Men and Masculinity

Overwhelming evidence indicates that the majority of rape and sexual assaults are perpetrated by men against women, and by men against men. However, not all men are perpetrators! In fact, the majority of men have never raped or sexually assaulted anyone. Even so, sexual violence against women has become an epidemic which has led to …

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