Being ‘Over It’

**TRIGGER WARNING** I just read Eve Ensler’s essay “Over It” and it really resonates with the space I’m in right now. In case you haven’t read it yet, here’s a snapshot: I am over rape. I am over rape culture, rape mentality, rape pages on Facebook. I am over the thousands of people who signed…

Violent times

*TRIGGER WARNING* Is it just me or has there been an explosion of sexual violence cases in the news lately? What the hell is going on out there?! A 15-year-old girl was raped and brutally murdered (multiple stab wounds and the body was set on fire!) while walking home in her neighborhood this week. Her…

Don’t leave home without your common sense

As a new school year starts, it’s a reminder to brush up on some common sense tips for on-campus safety. This comes courtesy of RAINN. For on-campus resources at UNLV, contact the Jean Nidetch Women’s Center and their new 24-hour CARE line for victims of violence: RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network), the nation’s…