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Online Sexual Assault Resources

What is a good online resource for my friend, who might have been raped? (triggers, yo) [more inside]
posted by j_curiouser on Sep 7, 2016 - 5 answers

How do I apply for a job, when the last time I did I was assaulted?

I've been self-employed for a while now, and have generally moved from contract to contract to make ends meet. Nothing lucrative and as a result of some major health issues, I've accumulated some debt. A few months ago I began to offer a particular service that has garnered steady interest. I've got a solid plan to move it forward but in the meantime, I'm trying to find part-time work to support this effort. (Some triggery events below) [more inside]
posted by A hidden well on Aug 10, 2016 - 14 answers

“Good” friends reopening old wounds

How do you deal with people you consider to be close, good friends hurting you? *Trigger warning* Rape [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 21, 2016 - 20 answers

Disabled friend was just assaulted in a store - what do we do?

Exactly like it says on the tin - I'm just as shocked as they are, and they're not quite sure what to do. I've never been in this situation before, and I really want to help them out, so I'm turning to the Green to figure out what to do next... [more inside]
posted by un petit cadeau on May 14, 2016 - 16 answers

Sexual Assault Prevention

What can/should I do to draw attention to a creepy professor? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 8, 2016 - 12 answers

Information on S.A.N.E. nurses

Hi Brilliants! Can anyone point me in the direction of a novel, article, documentary, film, tv show, etc. that is about Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners or S.A.N.E. nurses? I am doing research for a written piece. I'm mostly interested in what their lifestyle is like, any challenges they face, etc. Thanks so much for your help!
posted by sunnyblues48 on Oct 29, 2015 - 4 answers

Stories about Women who are Fighting Sexual Predators

Hey Brilliant People, happy Monday! I'm looking for film, tv, novel, play, etc. examples of women heros who are fighting against sexual predators especially ones who are doing it in secret? Like super heros! Can anyone think of a character like that? Thanks so much!
posted by sunnyblues48 on Sep 14, 2015 - 25 answers

Sexual assault in a "con" community - what now?

I went to a fan convention last week, and was groped at a bar, by someone other than my partner. I filed a police report that night, but am wondering if there's anything else I should be doing to get help. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 16, 2015 - 29 answers

How do I deal with intrusive thoughts after being mugged?

I was mugged just a few hours ago while walking to my car. The guy slammed my head against the side of a brick building multiple times, took my cellphone out of my hand and ran off. I know it's still early, but how do I keep myself sane and maybe get some sleep tonight (and upcoming nights)? [more inside]
posted by blixapuff on Dec 7, 2014 - 27 answers

Women – how do you know what you know? And what is that?

I have a daughter entering college, for a while I have been thinking of her leaving and about things that women have to look out for, which in general men don’t. Some examples [more inside]
posted by fluffycreature on Sep 2, 2014 - 102 answers

Help me deal with subclinical... everything...

Despite all my efforts and success(!) in treating myself well and recovering, I feel like my anguish over this sexual assault that happened to me over a year ago still subtly manifests itself in many aspects of my life. And it is precisely the "subtle," diffuse nature of these symptoms that makes me uncertain as to how best to proceed. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by gemutlichkeit on Jun 2, 2014 - 9 answers

Post-assault PTSD resources in NYC?

A friend of mine was physically attacked while walking to the train station in NYC a couple of days ago. Can you recommend good, affordable PTSD counselling/care in NYC? More details under the cut (trigger warning for violence). [more inside]
posted by fight or flight on Nov 21, 2013 - 4 answers

Going to a deposition for a sexual assault. Advice, please.

Last night an acquaintance told me that she was sexually assaulted last month. She's going in to talk to the State's Attorney this Friday afternoon. It sounded like she needed a friend so I offered to go with her. What can I expect? How can I help? This is in Chicago. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 2, 2013 - 11 answers

I'm not traumatized... Am I? (Sexual assault recovery)

I was sexually assaulted a few times and stalked/harrassed by an abusive, predatory and highly manipulative man who was in a position of trust to me. (We weren't in a relationship; he is nearly three times my age.) I am confused about where I should "be" or where I amin terms of getting over the events. Counselors and websites are quick to point out things like PTSD and rape trauma syndrome; they are suggesting things like EMDR and strongly hinting that I'm traumatized. I'm not convinced. Is it possible to actually be traumatized and not realize/recognize it? Is a "trauma response"... with panic attacks, flashbacks, and such... the only possible response to rape and harassment? Secondly: Is therapy always necessary to deal with this sort of thing? Or is it possible that I have/will get over it by myself? I don't want to pathologize myself. I don't want to create new problems for myself by going to therapy that I might not actually need. I wanted to ask metafilter because the counselors I speak to are obviously going to be somewhat biased in telling me that I am "traumatized". [more inside]
posted by gemutlichkeit on Jun 1, 2013 - 26 answers

Need a Tennis Ball Gun/Shooter/Slingshot

For a High School youth Group i help moderate, we are creating an American Gladiator style event. One of the games we are going to do is the favorite/famed Assault. If anyone can help me brainstorm the following questions: What should I use for launching Tennis Balls, a Sling shot, or something else? It needs to be fairly quick. Any cheaper alternatives to Tennis balls, need to launch something in a gym (it has a stage to shoot from)? I think i can get some tennis balls on craigslist, but open to any alternative. [more inside]
posted by fozzie33 on Feb 27, 2013 - 12 answers

Recent New York assault weapons law: I need clear information.

New York enacted the Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act. Where can I find some clear, non-looney, information on how this effects me and my firearms? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 2, 2013 - 5 answers

Are women at more risk of violence than men at night?

Are women actually at more risk of violence than men at night? I'm looking for crime statistics and well supported research (such as reports and journal articles) on violence (such as muggings, assault, etc ) and gender. [more inside]
posted by ninjablob on Aug 6, 2012 - 12 answers

Keeping my chin up?

I’m going to be working with the (presumably unaware) friend of someone who sexually assaulted me in the past, and the perpetrator also has personal information on me that I’d rather not be made public. How should I interact with the friend personally and professionally? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 19, 2012 - 14 answers

Last night I was threatened by someone on my property.

Last night I was threatened by someone on my property. What should I do to get over feeling vulnerable/anxious? [more inside]
posted by brevator on Jun 15, 2012 - 21 answers

Was I sexually assaulted? Can we still have a relationship if I was?

I think I may have been sexually assaulted in the past by my best friend in the whole world. I'm conflicted about this and I'm wondering if it's possible for us to still be friends? And if so, how? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 1, 2012 - 26 answers

Don't You Touch Me

I've been sexually assaulted and heavily/distressingly harassed by a number of different men throughout my life already. Now I'm trying to break it off with a close friend because I feel like I "need a break" from even being close to men and he won't stop even mildly pushing at this. [more inside]
posted by DisreputableDog on Nov 19, 2011 - 24 answers

What should I do in the aftermath of a robbery and assault?

I was robbed and assaulted today. I'm trying to think of things I should be sure to do in the aftermath. Any advice? [more inside]
posted by Sakura3210 on Oct 5, 2011 - 20 answers

Has your dog protected you from harm?

Has your dog ever protected you when you were in serious danger or attacked by someone else? What was it like? [more inside]
posted by LittleFuzzy on Jun 10, 2011 - 53 answers

Physical sensations of a long ago assault?

Is it normal when processing an assault to get similar body sensations as the assault itself when journaling or contemplating it? [more inside]
posted by kanata on May 21, 2011 - 19 answers

Posting a video to track down attackers—good idea or no?

Question about posting a video of an attack on a bus driver in the hope that viewers might be able to identify the attackers. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 4, 2010 - 4 answers

What should I do about an assault five years ago?

I was assaulted five years ago. I was a senior in high school. I "forgot" about it until recently, and now I can't stop thinking about it. What should I do now? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 18, 2010 - 15 answers

What are these posters?

Are these awesome posters in Japanese? If so, what do they say? Found them at an estate sale and the guy there thought they were from WWII. I don't think they're that old, but not sure. [more inside]
posted by allthewhile on Sep 25, 2010 - 14 answers

Is this as illegal as it sounds?

News.com.au today had an article about a site in Britain selling pubic lice for... revenge purposes. How is purposefully giving someone crabs not breaking the law? [more inside]
posted by disillusioned on May 11, 2010 - 8 answers

What's going on?

Why am I relapsing on my healing from a previous sexual assault? [more inside]
posted by sickinthehead on Feb 5, 2010 - 19 answers

Lesbian assault help

My first lesbian experience quickly became assault. What do I do to take care of myself now? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 3, 2009 - 18 answers

So much for negative reinforcement...

Why do creepy/obnoxious guys (talked about at great length in a couple fantastic recent threads) keep hitting on girls if they never have any success? [more inside]
posted by frankly mister on Nov 9, 2009 - 78 answers

Sexual Assault in NYC: how to address medical incompetence and find better resources for women?

Awful Filter: What are the best women's crisis centers in NYC who address rape survivors? How can I locate affordable therapy in New York for a rape survivor? How do I call attention to hospital incompetence and unqualified social workers? Much, much more inside. [more inside]
posted by zoomorphic on Aug 3, 2009 - 25 answers

Assaulted on a bicycle, what should I have done?

I go cycling about 3 times a week for about an hour to hour and a half for exercise. Sunday I was riding my bike through probably the best neighborhood in town, in the bike lane, when some kid threw a plastic water bottle at me from a passing car. [more inside]
posted by lordrunningclam on Jul 28, 2009 - 46 answers

How did Kyle Payne get caught?

How did Kyle Payne get caught?
posted by TigerCrane on Apr 10, 2009 - 13 answers


My mother was just assaulted a few moments ago. I am in VA, she is in DC. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by guniang on Jan 31, 2009 - 10 answers

How to help a parent and her adult children cope with an assault that happened 40 years ago?

How to help a parent and her adult children cope with an assault that happened 40 years ago? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 17, 2008 - 8 answers

How can I fight crime?

If I witness a crime in the subway, what is the best way to intervene safely and productively? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 4, 2008 - 23 answers

Are the following sexual assault sentences typical?

This New York Times article about an INS agent's alleged coercion and sexual assault of a green card applicant brings up several past cases. All ended in relatively lenient sentencing. And so, I have to ask: Can you even be sentenced to "weekends in jail?" [more inside]
posted by evidenceofabsence on Mar 21, 2008 - 8 answers

why aren't violent sportsfolk charged by police?

why are sportsfolk who deliberately and maliciously injure their fellow sportsfolk not charged by the police? (i'm not really talking about incidental injures... more the kind of stuff that's... um, er assault) [more inside]
posted by taff on Nov 28, 2007 - 23 answers

How to Prevent Media from Reporting a Child Victim's Name

Is there any law or regulation that prohibits the media from reporting the name of a child victim of sexual assault? Is there any way to prevent the media from disclosing such information? The issue is in California. [more inside]
posted by metawabbit on Jul 18, 2007 - 17 answers

Assault by Emmy

MovieFilter: I'm sure I've seen at least one film where a character was assaulted with an Emmy award. Help me with a bet, please? [more inside]
posted by maryh on Apr 15, 2007 - 9 answers

Grandpa attacked me at work!

My office manager/grandfather verbally and physically attacked me recently. Can my boss/father expect me to work in the same office with gramps? We have a sales meeting next week we both are to attend but I am refusing to go if gramps attends as well. Do I have the right to refuse to go to this important meeting or be around my grandfather in the office? [more inside]
posted by 4Lnqvv on Mar 19, 2007 - 33 answers

how can i find out about a minor UK court case?

I'm trying to find out about a conviction for assault. The case was in the 1980s in a UK magistrates court. Would I be able to get access to the records? Would it show up on a criminal record check? The local newspaper doesn't look like a good bet. Are there other ways I could check? Thanks.
posted by Flitcraft on Feb 27, 2005 - 2 answers

What is this statue at the Hollywood Forever cemetary?

Is there a sculpture of a "winged man sexually assaulting a woman" at the Hollywood Forever cemetary? [More inside] [more inside]
posted by mragreeable on Apr 3, 2004 - 13 answers

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