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Tag: sexual violence

10 Things to Know About Consent

What exactly is consent? The word “consent” gets thrown around as if everyone understands it.  But the nuances of the concept of consent can get complicated.  Of course the basics are easy: you don’t do things to people that those people don’t want you to do.  There are lots of actions, such as a hug, or having…
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5 Tips for the Friend of a Survivor

Your friend has just told you that they have been sexually assaulted, abused, stalked or raped and you want to support them but you’re not sure what they need. Maybe it happened to them decades ago, in childhood, or maybe it was as recent as today. You want to help your friend in any way…
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What does the Catholic Church teach about rape?

The Catholic Church teaches that rape is always an intrinsically evil act. There is a note about rape in the Catechism. It reads: 2356 Rape is the forcible violation of the sexual intimacy of another person. It does injury to justice and charity. Rape deeply wounds the respect, freedom, and physical and moral integrity to which every…
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